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Redefining trickle-down philanthropy


Philanthropy’s role in deploying capital in the new economy

Join Andrew Chunilall, CEO, Community Foundations of Canada at the hybrid ‘State of the Island’ Economic Summit, taking place October 27th & 28th at the Vancouver Island Convention Centre and online.

Andrew will lay out how trickle-down philanthropy has been perpetuating economic inequality through its business models and culture of donor centricity. We will examine how philanthropy can adopt the principles of equitable, sustainable, just and inclusive to help deploy capital to resolve economic inequality.

Andrew joined Community Foundations Canada in 2013 and became CEO in 2017. Now at the head of the community foundation movement, Andrew is working closely with the Community Foundations of Canada Leadership team, Board and foundations in Canada and abroad to help the philanthropic sector transform, innovate and meet the new challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. An increasingly active public speaker, Andrew is helping raise awareness for how the philanthropic sector’s convening power, leadership and action around targets such as the Sustainable Development Goals can help Canadian communities reach their full potential.

Thank you to Array Web & Creative for sponsoring this session.


Dr. Sylvain Charlebois on Island food systems opportunities


“The Food Professor” Dr. Sylvain Charlebois will speak at the Summit on the continuously changing Canadian agri-food landscape and what this means for Vancouver Island. Thank you to Export Development Canada for sponsoring Dr. Charlebois’ presentation.  

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