October 2016

Canada's Looming Social Deficit: Charities, Sustainable Funding and Smart Growth

11:30am-1:30pm | Fairmont Palliser - 133 9th Avenue Southwest, Calgary

Join the EC in Calgary as Brian Emmett reports on the changing environment affecting Canada's charitable and nonprofit sector.

A rapid increase in demands and slower economic growth will stress Canada’s ability to financially sustain the sector’s efforts. It points to a challenging future for social good driven services including those combating poverty, caring for aged, providing arts and culture, encouraging sports and recreation and more.

Emmett's revenue projections show a growing gap between what will be expected from charities and nonprofits and what they will be able to do.
To meet the challenge of a social deficit will require broad structural reforms both in the way governments fund and regulate the sector and in the tools charities and nonprofits use to fund themselves.

Member price:
Individual seat: $89 +GST
Table (seats 10): $800 +GST

Regular price:
Individual seat: $110 +GST
Table (seats 10): $990 +GST

Keynote followed by a fireside chat.

- Lunch will be served -

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Canada's Looming Social Deficit: Charities, Sustainable Funding and Smart Growth

Brian Emmett

Chief Economist for Canada’s Charitable and Nonprofit Sector

Brian Emmett

As Chief Economist for Canada’s Charitable and Nonprofit Sector, Brian Emmett is tasked with measuring the impact of the sector and bringing economic issues facing charities and nonprofits to the forefront of public policy decision makers.
Mr. Emmett is an economics graduate of the University of Western Ontario and the University of Essex in England, and has enjoyed a long and distinguished public service career.

He was Canada’s first Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development in the late 1990s and worked extensively on Canada’s Green Plan. He also served as Vice-President of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) in the early 2000s and has been an Assistant Deputy Minister in a number of federal government departments.

The office of the Chief Economist for Canada’s Charitable and Nonprofit Sector is made possible through funding received by Bank of Montreal, The Counselling Foundation of Canada, The Muttart Foundation, and an anonymous donor.

James Temple

Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer, PwC Canada

James Temple

As PwC Canada's Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer, James oversees a team that designs and implements social and environmental strategies that are scalable and aligned with PwC’s Purpose and strategic business priorities, helping to activate employee engagement, drive operational efficiencies, elevate stakeholder engagement and differentiate PwC’s brand in the marketplace.

His portfolio oversight includes leadership of the PwC Young People Project – the firm’s commitment to addressing the issue of Youth Unemployment in Canada by harnessing its time, talent and treasure to help to prepare 10,000 young people for the future of work by 2020.

A committed volunteer, James currently sits on the not-for-profit committee of CPA Canada's Risk Oversight and Governance Board and has provided his expertise on fundraising committees for organizations including the World Wildlife Fund, Gardiner Museum and the Homes First Foundation. Combined, he has helped to raise over $1M for important social causes in the community over the past five years.

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