The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada and Mackenzie Investments are teaming up to offer Canadian fundraising professionals working for charitable and non-profit organizations, the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in fundraising. Financial scholarships, up to a maximum of $1000, are being offered to cover registration and travel costs for educational programs at the local, national and/or international level.


If you are thinking about writing your CFRE in the next 12 months, you may want to consider joining a study group.  Becoming CFRE-certified increases credibility, improves career opportunities, develops skills and knowledge, demonstrates commitment and enhances professional image.  All the upcoming application and testing dates are listed at the bottom of this message but for more information on the application process, testing and just general information about obtaining your CFRE, you can visit



If your organization needs advice about social media, communications tactics, fundraising, or volunteer management, come out to this Lunch ‘N’ Learn on Wednesday, March 19th from 12pm to 2pm to receive an expert opinion. Our experts will answer your questions and help solve your challenge over a savoury meal.



Building Your Peer Network

Fundraising is all about relationships – relationships with donors, volunteers, and colleagues. But, building relationships with industry peers can be equally as important although many of us don’t devote nearly enough time in networking.
There are countless reasons to build a peer to peer network and plenty of opportunities to do so.

Membership Has Its Privileges

Being an AFP Golden Horseshoe member has its privileges. It offers you many opportunities to connect, engage, and grow within the profession. It also offers a wealth of information on a “members only” resource centre that you can find on

The AFP Resource Center features a comprehensive "Hot Topic" section of key fundraising areas that members have identified as being most in demand. Recently added to the site are two of the biggest issues in fundraising today: industry benchmarking and diversity.

Welcome to your AFP Golden Horseshoe Chapter web site

This is your website. If you are a development professional, fundraising volunteer or passionate philanthropist, our chapter welcomes you. We exist to serve our members and fundraising community.  We are committed to providing you with the tools that you need to advance your charity's mission or propel your career and knowledge forward. Through our events, job listings and professional development offerings, we give you many opportunities and ways to connect with your colleagues and peers in our wonderful sector, from your neighbourhood to the corners of our chapter. Thank you for visiting.