On behalf of the Board of Directors of the AFP Central Ontario Chapter, welcome to our new Chapter Website and information resource.

AFP Central Ontario has been an active Chapter for 3 years with 40 plus active members, representing charities of all sizes and services through the County of Simcoe, Districts of Parry Sound and Muskoka, Greater Sudbury and beyond.

Our goal is to provide education, information and networking to the fundraisers in our communities. We believe that as fundraisers we all have the ability to change our communities for the better through the work we do. We don’t raise dollars; we provide the opportunity to have a positive impact, through our work to shape the lives of the people, families, children we serve.

AFP believes that to grow our communities, we need in invest in our fundraisers, to grow their skills and confidence to have this positive impact. AFP is about you! We host quarterly lunch and learn education sessions, a celebration of National Philanthropy Day, networking sessions, and in partnership with the Planned Giving Council, the annual Symposium focusing on how our sector and donors are changing lives.

If you are interested in learning more about how AFP can support your growth, please join us at one of our sessions, or feel free to contact me directly.


Jeanette Heywood, President AFP Central Ontario


  • 2021 Board Recruitment

    It is the time of year where we call for nominations for our Central Ontario Chapter Board representatives for the coming year. Please see the list of positions below. We have some current board members who will be running for re-election and we are also seeking new members. 

    Our chapter is strongly committed to diversity and especially welcomes interest from racialized persons / people of colour, women, Indigenous People, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. 

    If any of the following positions are of interest to you, please submit your nomination form to current President-Elect Janet Fairbridge by Monday, April 19th at afpcentralontario@gmail.com.  

    Roles for Election for 2021-22:




    IDEA Chair

    Membership Chair


    Education and Events

    National Philanthropy Day Committee member

    Every Member Campaign Chair


    Website/Job Board

    Government Relations

    Directors at Large

    If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us afpcentralontario@gmail.com

    Board Position Descriptions:

    Nomination Form:

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