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Put it on your agenda! The 3rd National Philanthropy Day on November 12th!

For the third year in a row, the FGM will host an event that celebrates National Philanthropy Day. Join us for presentations and discussions about innovative projects and organizations that are receiving support from the FGM. Here is a preview of the schedule for the event:


4 pm: Building Resilient Communities by Engaging Youth

John Cawley
Vice President, The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation

John Cawley
works at the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, where he is the Vice President.  John has 25 years of work experience in the community sector in Canada and in developing countries as a front-line practitioner, program evaluator, senior leader and board member.  He has graduate degrees in a range of disciplines from history, to agricultural economics, and management but believes that most of the mysteries of the universe can be understood by the practice of curling. 

4:30 pm: Innovative technology as a force for initiatives in philanthropy.

Speaker: Dominic Gagnon, new media and IT entrepreneur

5 pm
: Young people as a source of new ideas in philanthropy
Fonds Julie Thorn
Fusion Jeunesse

5:20 pm: Philanthropy in action
A look at some of the projects being supported by the FGM

Doctors of the World Canada
Montréal Danse - Danse contre la violence
L'Ancre des jeunes

5:50 pm: Cocktail party