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Navigating Settler Philanthropy

Navigating Settler Philanthropy

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A conversation on reconciling changemaking within the settler-designed nonprofit industrial complex.

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Please join us on Wednesday, May 18th from 2-3:30pm for 'Navigating Settler Philanthropy: A conversation on reconciling changemaking within the settler-designed nonprofit industrial complex'.

(A recording of the event will be emailed to all registrants afterwards).

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Germaine Catchpole (Panelist)

Germaine is Anishinaabekwe from Lac Seul First Nation in Treaty 3 territory, with relations in Serpent River First Nation. She currently works as the Director of Finance and Fundraising for Sovereign Seeds. After graduating from the Indigenous Community and Social Development program at Georgian College, she continued her studies in a post-graduate Fundraising and Resource Development program. She has been working as a professional fundraiser since 2017. Germaine also serves as a board member and Indigenous Advisory Circle member at FoodShare Toronto. Her interests include Indigenous Food Sovereignty, Indigenous Philanthropy initiatives, and managing her small food business, Mnopgwad Preserves.

Janine Manning (Panelist)

Janine Manning (she/her/kwe) is Anishnaabe and a member of the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation (Neyaashiinigmiing, ON) who lives and works in Toronto with her son, Tarquinius.

Janine is the Manager of Annual Giving & Donor Relations at Anishnawbe Health Foundation and has spent the last decade dedicated to supporting Indigenous relations & community development in managerial and director roles in provincial and national organizations including United Way Greater Toronto, Ontario Arts Council (OAC), and Teach For Canada. Janine holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Environmental Studies (2013) from York University and a Certificate in Social Sector Management Program from Schulich School of Business (2013).

Janine became an accidental grant maker as the Manager of the Indigenous Culture Fund (OAC) and has since supporting grant reviewing efforts as a volunteer with Ontario Trillium Fund, Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund, and Laidlaw Foundation Granting Committee. Janine is an Indigenous Advisor to the Toronto Public Library, FoodShare Toronto, BCG Canada, and is the current President of Laidlaw Foundation, which funds youth-led organizations and initiatives in Ontario supporting young people impacted by the justice, education, and child-welfare systems. Janine is the first Indigenous person to serve as President of a private philanthropic foundation in Canada (non-Indigenous-led).

Kris Archie (Panelist)

Kris Archie is the Chief Executive Officer of The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada (The Circle). A Secwepemc and Seme7 woman from Ts’qescen, a mother, aunty and engaged community member.

Kris is passionate about heart-based community work and facilitating positive change. In all of her roles, Kris works to transform philanthropy and contribute to positive change by creating spaces of shared learning, relationship-building and centering Indigenous wisdom.

She is a PLACES Fellow Alum of 2015 with The Funders Network, a board member with Environment Funders Canada and JUMP! Canada and a newly appointed Dialogue Fellow with Simon Fraser University focused on Indigenous ways of knowing and Philanthropy.Twitter: @WeyktKris

Yonis Hassan (Host)

Yonis Hassan is the Co-Founder and CEO of Justice Fund Toronto, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting communities in conflict with the law. He serves as board member of UKAI Projects, Foodshare Toronto and a handful of community committees across Toronto. He previously served as a board member for Social Planning Toronto, CP Planning, and fellow of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship.

Yonis Hassan is a community builder and champion of organizations that are committed to social innovation, transformational change, and providing equitable solutions for strengthening communities across both Toronto and Canada.

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