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Our chapter represents fundraising professionals across Vancouver Island and we are your one-stop shop for information, education, certification, job-postings and networking events for professional and volunteer fundraisers.  It is our mission to support you in your professional fundraising journey and help you feel supported, connected and educated about the philanthropic process so that you can create a culture of philanthropy in your organization!

We are a completely volunteer led chapter. If you are interested in getting more involved with AFP VI please attend our events and reach out to our board members and learn more about our committees and areas of activity. We are always welcoming new committee members to support us with our strategic objectives. We can be reached at afp.vancouverisland@gmail.com.

National Philanthropy Day

Each year, National Philanthropy Day (NPD) on Vancouver Island provides an opportunity to gather to celebrate the generosity of our community and learn new skills to apply to the philanthropic sector. In the past, we have shared in our celebration and professional development through three events: the National Philanthropy Day Awards Ceremony, Masterclass, and Youth Session.

Virtual Philanthropy Café Masterclass
This Virtual Masterclass celebrates philanthropy through two interactive learning sessions: Courageous Conversations with Diane Lloyd and Amplifying Voices within BIPoC Communities with Asiyah Robinson. The event will conclude with facilitated virtual networking session. Ticket price includes a lunch option that will be provided in advance.

Giving Hearts Honour Roll
Join us on November 15th , 2020 to celebrate this year's Giving Hearts Honour Roll Recipients nominated by the Vancouver Island community for their outstanding acts of generosity. They will be features in the Times Colonist, a celebratory video, one our website, and through other media channels.

Coast Capital Savings Power of Youth: Giving Hearts Workshop
This year over 55 groups of youth participated in our Coast Capital Power of Youth: Giving Hearts workshop. These 400+ youth completed a do-it-yourself philanthropy toolkit that will gave them skills to help people in their community. Thanks to the generosity of the Andrew D. Beckerman Fund and Viveka Foundation at the Victoria Foundation, each youth group was given the opportunity to select a charity of their choice to receive up to $1250 through CanadaHelps.

TEN Star Gold Award

AFP Vancouver Island is proud to be a recipient of the 2019 Ten Star Gold Award, honouring AFP Chapters that have accomplished many of the key objectives outlined in the strategic plan.

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