The Governor General's Conference on Giving: Detailed Programme

OTTAWA, April 25, 2017 /CNW/ - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will host Working Together for the Common Good: Governor General's Conference on Giving at Rideau Hall, on Thursday, April 27, 2017, starting at 9 a.m.

This national conference will bring together non-profit sector leaders, fund development professionals, representatives of corporate and government charitable initiatives, and members of academia focused on giving behaviour. It will provide them with the opportunity to share their views on current trends in giving and how this behaviour can best be encouraged. It will also focus on increasing connectivity among sectors, and explore and inform on the development of a national approach to encourage giving behaviour through the Giving Behaviour Project, an initiative of the Rideau Hall Foundation.

Canadians from coast to coast to coast are invited to follow the conference live online at www.gg.ca/commongood and to submit questions to the panellists via Twitter by using #GGCommonGood. 

Below is the sequence of events (approximate timings).

 

OPEN TO MEDIA



9 a.m. 

Conference Opening



9:05 a.m. 

Speech by Governor General David Johnston



9:10 a.m. 

Introduction by Moderator Tim Brodhead, Former President and CEO
of The J. W. McConnell Family Foundation



9:15 a.m. 

State of the Nation on Giving




Panellists:
Marina Glogovac, President and CEO, CanadaHelps
Nicole Nakoneshny, Vice President, KCI – Ketchum Canada
Lili-Anna Pereša, President and Executive Director, Centraide of Greater Montréal
Conrad Sauvé, President and CEO, Canadian Red Cross



10:30 a.m. 

Millennials, Values and Giving Behaviour




Panellists:
Ilona Dougherty, Managing Director, Youth & Innovation Research Project, University of Waterloo
Kirk Kristofferson, Assistant Professor, Marketing, Arizona State University
Krishan Mehta, Executive Director, Campaign, Ryerson University
Sarah Roberton, Senior Research Associate, Environics Research Group



11:30 a.m. 

The Journey of My Giving Moment: A Social Marketing Campaign
Governor General
David Johnston
Annabelle Cloutier, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Office of the Secretary to the Governor General



CLOSED TO MEDIA



12:30 p.m.

The Personal Philanthropy Project: The Untapped Potential of Affluent Canadians




Speakers:
Michèle Benoit, Manager of the Personal Philanthropy Project,
IMAGINE Canada
Bruce MacDonald, President and CEO, IMAGINE Canada
Mike Pedersen, Group Head U.S. Banking, TD Bank Group and Board
of Directors, IMAGINE Canada



12:45 p.m. 

Launch of Giving Behaviour Project
Scott Haldane
, President and CEO, Rideau Hall Foundation
Teresa Marques, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Rideau Hall Foundation



1 p.m. 

Workshop: Behavioural Insights & Giving
Elspeth Kirkman
, Head of Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) North America
Michael Sanders, Chief Scientist and Head of Research, Evaluation and Social Action, BIT



3:25 p.m. 

Conference Closing Remarks by Moderator Tim Brodhead

 

Short biographies of the panellists are available online at www.gg.ca/commongood. For a sneak peek at the day's events, watch His Excellency's video message online at https://youtu.be/fqKLqhJPsts.

 

Media wishing to cover the morning session are asked to confirm
their attendance with the Rideau Hall Press Office in advance.

 

SOURCE Governor General of Canada

For further information: Media information: Marie-Ève Létourneau, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-998-0287, 613-302-0912 (cell), marie-eve.letourneau@gg.ca, Follow GGDavidJohnston and RideauHall on Facebook and Twitter.


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