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Imagine Canada

Strong Charities. Strong Communities.

Bridge Forward | Building Our Future

November 2, 2016 - 9:30am4:30pm

Build your Knowledge. Build your Network. Build your Bridge Forward.

Now is an important moment for Canada and for communities. If the social good sector is to sustain and prosper, we must explore all opportunities: new forms of philanthropy and financing, new voices in conversations, and new ways to collaborate with eachother.

This November, join us at the Delta Brunswick for a day of networking and learning. This full day event will be a meeting ground for leaders and do-gooders wanting to drive change in their community and collaborate on strategies for success. Sessions will examine change in our sector, community impact, and practical ideas for your financial sustainability.

To continue the momentum, Imagine Canada is proud to provide each participating organization with a free starter subscription to Grant Connect, Canada’s most trusted fundraising resource. With your subscription you’ll be equipped to apply your learning from Bridge Forward to find new opportunities for funding and partnerships.

Discover the Speakers and their Sessions

The finer details

Each organization that registers for Bridge Forward and does not already have a Grant Connect subscription will receive a 6 month Grant Connect Essential Plan to start in the 30 days following the event.

Tickets purchased may be transferred but not refunded.


9:30 am - 10 am: Registration

10 am - 10:50 am: Keynote Speaker Bruce MacDonald
11:00 am - 12:30 pm: MORNING SESSION OPTIONS

  • Workshop 1: Common Grantseeking Mistakes – and How to Avoid Them!
  • Workshop 2: Social Enterprise: Balancing Charitable Work with Commercial Strategies

    12:30 pm - 2:00 pm: LUNCH - Keynote Speaker David Hughes

    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm: AFTERNOON SESSION OPTIONS

  • Workshop 3: Let’s think differently: Building a Movement
  • Workshop 4:The Personal Philanthropy Project: Untapping The Potential of Affluent Canadians

    3:30-4:00 pm: CLOSING REMARKS


    Want to learn more about the workshops? Take a look by clicking on the links below:

    Keynote Speakers

    Morning Sessions

    Afternoon Sessions

    Event Sponsors

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  • Our National Partners

    • great west life
    • Lawson Foundation
    • Muttart Foundation
    • RBC Foundation
    • Suncor
    • TD Bank
    • investors group

    Learn more about our National Partners and other supporters.

    Charitable Registration Number: 119218790 RR0001