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From Charity to Social Justice

September 23, 2021 at 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Location:Virtual event

The Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership Program, Carleton University, and TD Bank Group invite you to join The Annual TD Lecture on The Future of Philanthropy

From Charity to Social Justice:
Philanthropy is being transformed – to help advance a most inclusive, just, and equitable world.  How is it doing?

Liban Abokor, Executive Director, Youth LEAPS
Joanna Kerr, President and CEO, MakeWay
Kristen Perry, Organizer, Resource Movement

Moderated by  Susan Phillips, Professor, School of Public Policy & Administration, Carleton University

September 23, 2021
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. (EDT)

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Please note: This is a virtual event and the zoom link will be sent to registered participants a few days prior to the event date.

Panelist Bios:

Liban Abokor is the Executive Director of Youth LEAPS, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving educational and employment outcomes for Black youth in Toronto. Liban was a founding member of Ontario’s Premiers Council on Youth Opportunities, which assisted in the development of the province’s Youth Action Plan and Youth Opportunities Fund. Liban is a dedicated volunteer who has served on the boards of the Laidlaw Foundation, Central Neighbourhood House, and the Catherine Donnelly Foundation. He is now a member of the Foundation for Black Communities, Shoot For Peace Board of Directors and a member of the Program Advisory Committee for the Economic Development and Culture Division of the City of Toronto.

Joanna Kerr is the President and CEO of MakeWay that builds partnerships and solutions to help nature and communities thrive together. She has dedicated her career to advancing social justice and women’s rights, a healthy environment, and strong civil society. Prior to joining MakeWay in 2019, Joanna led Greenpeace Canada from 2013 to 2019. Prior to that she was the first female Chief Executive of ActionAid International based in South Africa working across 50 countries on people-powered poverty eradication. She also transformed and led the international Association for Women’s Rights in Development for 7 years. She currently serves as the Chair of the Equality Fund, Canada’s global fund for women and the International Board Chair of World Animal Protection.

Kristen Perry (she/her) is a Japanese-Canadian woman carrying her passion for justice and community-building into all aspects of her life, and supporting others in doing the same. Aside from working in urban agriculture and food security, she prioritizes nurturing spaces for connection, healing, and growth, and moving resources towards BIPOC-led groups and movements.