Canadian Provinces

Regional Programs in the Canadian Provinces

This signature series features professional development opportunities on timely and relevant advancement topics in the Canadian Provinces. These programs are designed to offer professional development to our colleagues from independent schools, community colleges, and all colleges and universities.

Events are held at various times and locations, enabling you to engage with colleagues from neighboring institutions.

Recent Canadian Provinces regional events

Professional Development & Networking Event
Monday, March 6, 2017
Concordia University, Montreal

Colleagues in Montreal: Come hear from Susan Cruse, Emory University’s Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations. We will gather on the Concordia campus for Susan’s keynote—making sure to reserve plenty of time for networking with friends old and new.

Learn for today, prepare for the future: Leading advancement professionals share keys to success

Monday, March 6, 2017

7:45 – 8 a.m.: Registration
8 – 9 a.m.: Networking breakfast
9 – 10:30 a.m.: Fireside chat with Susan Cruse
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Hosted round table discussions

Plus: Hear from Ashleigh Manktelow, one of our round table discussion hosts, why you should join us on March 6!

Grey Nuns Residence, Concordia University
1190 Guy St., Montreal

Susan Cruse, senior vice-president of Development and Alumni Relations at Emory University in Atlanta, will share her experience as the leader of a $1.7-billion fundraising campaign.

Engaging roundtable topics and hosts include:

New challenges and opportunities in donor relations
Hosted by: Ashleigh Manktelow, senior advisor, Volunteer Summit, McGill University Advancement

Communicating the value of an unrestricted gift to donors
Hosted by: Barth Gillan, executive director, John Abbott College Foundation

Major gifts: Donor engagement — moving beyond the invites, e-mails and newsletters
Hosted by: Michelle Miatello, principal director, Lead Gifts, Concordia Advancement and Alumni Relations

Data-driven fundraising
Hosted by: Tarek ElChaarani, director, Annual Giving and Business Intelligence, McGill University Advancement

Best practices, best results: the art of collaboration for alumni relations professionals
Hosted by: Yanick Dahan, alumni officer, External Partnerships, Concordia Advancement and Alumni Relations

Comment joindre adéquatement nos diplômés, déjà sur-sollicités de toutes parts
Marie-Hélène Dionne
Directrice, Alumni HEC Montréal

Normand Lalonde
Directeur, Fonds de développement de l’ÉTS
École de technologie supérieure

More roundtables will be added. Plusieurs tables rondes seront organisées en français.

$25 | includes breakfast

To learn more, contact Derek Linetsky at

Note: When you click the Register Now button, you will be taken to a registration form on the Concordia University website. Along with McGill University, Concordia University is hosting this CASE District I event, and will gather event registrations as a part of their hosting the district.