SOURCE: Scotiabank


October 13, 2016 14:00 ET

Accountability and Measuring Impact for B.C. Charities

Experts Offer Charities Strategies and Best Practices at the 8th Annual Scotiabank Philanthropic Advisory Forum

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - October 13, 2016) - On Monday, October 17, more than 350 representatives from local charities will come together to receive expert advice at the Scotiabank Philanthropic Advisory Forum. The theme of the free forum, "Accountability and measuring impact", will explore ideas and best practices for charities in B.C. This is the 8th time that Scotiabank has hosted this popular event. Engage in and follow the conversation by using the hashtag #spaf on Twitter.


FREE public service forum presented by Scotiabank as part of its commitment to supporting the community. This forum brings together charities from a number of service areas to discuss current issues facing the sector as well as to share best practices and solutions.

More than $950,000 in funds raised through the 2016 Scotiabank Charity Challenge will be presented to charities in attendance. Scotiabank will also donate six $1,000 door prizes to charities in attendance.

Monday, October 17, 2016

7:30 - 8:45 a.m. - Networking
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Presentation followed by a Q&A period

Scotiabank Theatre (900 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC)

Malcolm Burrows, Head, Philanthropic Advisory Services, Scotia Wealth Management
Fred Lee, Director, Alumni Engagement, Alumni UBC
Jennifer Johnstone, President, Association of Fundraising Professionals (Vancouver Chapter) and President & CEO, Central City Foundation
Sarah Marsh, Partner, Assurance, PwC

About Scotiabank
Through our global community investment strategy, Scotiabank and its employees support causes at a grassroots level. Recognized as a leader for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, in 2015, Scotiabank contributed $67 million to help our communities around the world.

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