Future of Charity, Non-Profit and Volunteering In Canada

Date: March 10, 2020

Speaker: Grant Monck


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 After being called to the law societies of British Columbia and Ontario, Grant’s fundraising career began in 1995 when he developed the planned giving program for the Canadian Cancer Society. Grant then headed the gift and estate planning program for the University of British Columbia and was Director of Development for Pearson World College for eight years on Vancouver Island. He became the National Director of Ducks Unlimited Canada in 2011 and oversaw their $500 million campaign in Canada to restore natural wetlands. 

Grant established a private consulting firm in 2014 providing services to a wide range of charities in the areas of fundraising, government relations and overall strategic planning. Grant is also a Coach with Gerard Search and Senior Counsel with PGgrowth for BC.

Grant is currently Chair of the National Government Relations Committee for the Canadian Association of Gift Planners and was named a Friend of CAGP in 2016 for his advancement of strategic charitable giving on a national scale. He is a Life Member of the Vancouver Estate Planning Council and speaks across Canada on a regular basis on topics of interest to the charitable sector.

The future of the charity, not-for-profit and volunteer sectors in Canada.

In June 2019, the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector tabled its report entitled Catalyst for Change: A Roadmap to a Stronger Charitable Sector. The Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP) played a vital role in submissions to the Committee. Leading these discussions was the National Government Relations Committee (GRC) of CAGP. GRC Committee Chair Grant Monck will give an overview of the Senate Report. The report’s recommendations present an action plan on how charities, donors and their professional advisors can play a vital role to advocate for strategies and regulatory reforms needed to maximize the impact of our sector in communities across Canada and around the world.

Future of Charity, Non-Profit and Volunteering In Canada


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