Fundraising Pharmacy invites you to join us in Vancouver for the third annual WCFC -- the only award-winning, multi-day, annual professional development opportunity for fundraisers in western Canada.
Thursday, May 31 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Closing Fireside Chat: #MeToo and sexism in our sector LIMITED

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We can talk about harsh subjects. And, doing so, we can make them better. 2018 has been the year of the #MeToo movement. Women are feeling safer telling their stories of sexual harassment, abuse, misconduct and assault. Unfortunately, the social sector is not free of these stories.
In the last six months alone, revelations of misconduct and abuse have been shared about many organizations you and I hold dear – from local children’s charity fundraisers here in Canada, to abuse of vulnerable populations by staff of some of our planet’s leading international aid agencies, to resignations of the leaders of huge non profit organizations in the US.  Recently the AFP has launched a study revealing that ¼ female fundraisers have experienced sexual harassment in their fundraising careers.
We now know that our sector is not safe from abuse and sexism.  And we know that the time for this truly is up.  Because it’s the right thing to do – and because our organizations exist solely because of the trust the public has in us.
So we want to start this conversation.  We pose you the questions: does sexism exist in the non-profit sector?  In your organization?  Are you prepared for your own charity’s #MeToo moment?  And what can we do to weed sexism out for good?

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Lynne Boardman

Managing Director, Harvey McKinnon Associates
Lynne Boardman has been working in fundraising for nearly 20 years in both Canada and the UK, starting with an animal welfare charity in Vancouver who really did keep their donor records on recipe cards! She’s worked with a myriad of causes as a fundraiser and a consultant, from... Read More →
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Sam Laprade, CFRE

Marketing Director, Gryphon Fundraising
Sam loves to connect people!As a professional fundraiser Sam works closely with generous donors to impact some of the most vulnerable people in her community.Sam’s extensive experience, for close to three decades, in fundraising, media and municipal politics has created an impressive... Read More →
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Simone Joyaux, ACFRE, Adv Dip

Board development. Fund development, Joyaux Associates
Colleagues describe Simone as one of the most thoughtful, inspiring, and provocative leaders in the NGO sector. In January 2019, she began her 32nd year as a full-time consultant specializing in fund development, boards/governance, and strategic planning.Simone presents around the... Read More →
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Jas Jhooty

Philanthropy Officer, BC Children's Hospital Foundation
Jas Jhooty holds a Masters in International Relations with a focus on women’s rights.  She currently leads the multi-million dollar DRM, Foundations, and Hospital Family Fundraising programs at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver.Her expertise includes monthly giving, direct... Read More →
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Beth Ann Locke

Director of Advancement, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - ‎Simon Fraser University