As a professional program, we want to ensure that we stay informed of emerging trends and issues and that we can connect our curriculum to professional practice and networks. Our Advisory Committee of highly experienced professionals and creative leaders in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector act as a sounding board and assist with external relationships in building the program. (Note: The Advisory Council has no control over curriculum decisions or other academic matters.)
- Keith Sjögren – Chair
Keith Sjögren is the Senior Consultant and Managing Director, Consulting at Investor Economics, a leader in the provision of research and advisory services to the Canadian financial services industry. The strategy consulting practice is focused on working with clients to realize revenue opportunities in the area of markets, products, customer segments and new businesses.
Before joining the consulting profession in 1995, Keith held a number of executive positions at CIBC, including President, CIBC Securities Inc. Keith’s career spans retail banking, wealth management and international banking. He has lived and worked in the United States, Iran, the United Kingdom and Singapore.
Keith was educated at Carleton University and the University of Toronto. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers, and has lectured on a variety of financial topics at a number of Canadian universities. Keith is a frequent speaker on financial services at industry conferences and has authored articles which have appeared in publications in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.
A former Director of the Canadian Opera Company, Keith currently serves on the Investment Committee of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. He has also sat on the capital fundraising committee of the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Keith chaired an award jury for Carleton University’s Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs and is currently the Chair of the Advisory Committee to the Masters in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership.
- Michelle Campbell
Alumna; President, St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation, London, ON
- Cornelia Duck
Collaborating closely with her husband whose business success she credits with their good fortune to be active philanthropists, Cornelia Duck draws on her hands-on experience in two privately-held businesses to inform and support her work in the community. A lifelong learner, she has applied herself to be well-informed about the critical work many agencies carry out to maintain and to improve the quality of life in Ottawa. Her passion is for the common good tapping all available resources in the city. This, coupled with her uniquely compassionate approach, has made Cornelia a knowledgeable funder in a number of cross-sectoral initiatives in Ottawa.
- Heather Howe
Heather Howe is a corporate lawyer who was a partner at McCarthy Tetrault until 2000, and more recently worked at the Ontario Securities Commission. She has chaired and had senior board roles on a number of charitable and non-profit organizations including The Arthritis Society, The Bishop Strachan School, the Art Gallery of Ontario Foundation, the Conference of Independent Schools and the Canadian Arthritis Network. She has had extensive experience on committees for governance and nominating, audit and finance, senior employee search, and fundraising. She lives in Toronto.
- E.H. Guy Mallabone
Guy Mallabone is President/CEO of Global Philanthropic Canada. He has served as Vice-President of External Relations for SAIT Polytechnic (1999-2010) and Chief Development Officer for the University of Alberta (1995-1999), as well as senior fundraising positions at the Canadian Red Cross Society and cultural non-profit organizations.
Guy has served as a former member of the International Board of Directors for AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) and CFRE Professional Certification Board, member of the Board for the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, past member of the Board of Directors for the Council for Advancement & Support of Education, District VIII, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Calgary Chamber for Voluntary Organizations.
Guy has taught Fundraising Management at Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton and is currently an Adjunct Professor for the Master in Fundraising program at the University of Bologna, Italy, as well as serving on a number of charity advisory committees. He is a regular speaker and presenter on fund development and has presented keynote and workshop sessions at numerous international conferences. Guy was recognized as one of Alberta’s most influential citizens (2009) by Alberta Venture Magazine, one of Calgary’s 20 most compelling citizensby the Calgary Herald (2009), and Outstanding Fundraising Executive by both AFP Edmonton Chapter (1999) and AFP Calgary Chapter (2011).
Guy has Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and a Masters of Arts degree in Philanthropy and Development from Saint Mary’s University in Minnesota. He obtained his Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential in 1995.
- Paul Nazareth
VP, Education and Development, CAGP, Toronto
- Hilary M. Pearson
Hilary Pearson has been President of Philanthropic Foundations Canada, a national member association for family, independent and corporate grant makers in Canada since 2001. Her career has spanned the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. She spent over 12 years in the Canadian federal government as a policy analyst and senior manager in central agencies such as the Department of Finance and the Privy Council Office. In 1993, Ms. Pearson became Vice-President, Strategic Development, at Royal Bank of Canada. In 1996, she turned to management consulting with the Montreal firm Sector, and in 2000 launched a practice in the non-profit sector, with a wide range of clients, from national membership organizations and operating charities to local organizations in the health, cultural and social services field.
Ms. Pearson has been a director and member of several nonprofit boards, including Imagine Canada, the United Nations Association in Canada, the Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada, Centraide of Montreal and ECS School. She also serves on the Advisory Board of the Coady Institute at St Francis Xavier University
Ms. Pearson holds a BA and an MA in Political Economy from the University of Toronto and an honourary doctorate from Carleton University.
- Jo-Anne Ryan
Jo-Anne Ryan is Vice President, Philanthropic Advisory Services at TD Waterhouse Canada, Executive Director and architect of the Private Giving Foundation (PGF). PGF was the first donor-advised fund program launched by a financial institution in Canada that provides a structure to leave a lasting legacy in a simple and effective manner. Jo-Anne develops strategies within TD Waterhouse that help clients in corporate philanthropy in their overall financial and estate planning. She is a past member of the executive of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners GTA and is currently a member of the government relations committee which lobbies the department of finance to improve tax incentives related to charitable giving. Jo-Anne is also a member of the Estate Planning Council of Toronto. She is an active volunteer on several gift planning committees for charities. In addition, she is a recipient of the “Friend of CAGP Award” in 2002 which was awarded to her for her significant contribution to gift planning in Canada. She is also a member of the Board and audit committee for Bishops University Foundation.