Keeping Good Company: The Future of Corporate Philanthropy11:30am-1:30pm | Fairmont Royal York - 100 Front Street West, Toronto
Our region is home to corporate citizens who are breaking new ground in Canada — leading innovation across all sectors of our economy. But today’s corporate leaders are about much more than advancing bottom lines. They’re also the engine that drives community building and social change that benefits the entire GTA.
Join Daniele Zanotti, the CEO of United Way Toronto & York Region for an engaging panel discussion on philanthropy, social responsibility, and workplaces that are leading the way in building a stronger community for us all.
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Toronto Litigation Group, McCarthy Tétrault
Christine Lonsdale is a partner in our Toronto Litigation Group in Toronto. Ms. Lonsdale is an experienced commercial litigator who also acts in defamation, privacy, professional negligence and discipline. Ms. Lonsdale has appeared as counsel at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada in major cases in both Ontario and British Columbia.
President & CEO
United Way Toronto & York Region
President and CEO of United Way Toronto & York Region, Daniele Zanotti is an effective and inspiring leader. With more than 20 years of experience in the public and non-profit sectors, Daniele’s previous role as the CEO of United Way York Region was pivotal to the historic merger of United Ways across Toronto and York Region in 2015.
Leading resource development of the first combined United Way Toronto & York Region fundraising efforts, he spearheaded a record-breaking achievement of raising $100-million to strengthen United Way’s impact across the region, reducing the gaps in inclusion, income and infrastructure.
Deeply involved in the community, Daniele sits on the Board of Directors for CivicAction, and has volunteered on the boards of the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council, the Human Services Planning Board of York Region and the Vaughan Community Health Centre.
Daniele has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Toronto and Bachelor’s Degree from York University. He lives in Vaughan with his wife and two children.
Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer, PwC Canada
James Temple leads Corporate Responsibility strategy at PwC Canada and provides oversight to ways the firm is embedding social, environmental and economic integrity into the fabric of its business.
He’s considered one of Canada’s leading voices on corporate social innovation and speaks internationally about how businesses and communities can work together to use their skills, voices and relationships to become catalysts for change.
James has presented workshops at venues like the World Volunteer Forum and the International Corporate Citizenship Conference, and has been featured in articles and videos for TED, the Globe and Mail, Forbes, Strategy Magazine and Canadian Business. In 2012, he was named one of the world's top CSR practitioners by the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence and was an inaugural Notable.ca Young Professional of the Year.
He currently sits on the not-for-profit committee of the Risk Oversight and Governance Board for CPA Canada and advisory groups for the United Way of Canada and the Gardiner Museum in Toronto.
James holds a degree in Geographic Analysis from Ryerson University, a Certificate in Advertising and Media from the Canadian Marketing Association.
Talk to James on Twitter about corporate social responsibility and community leadership by following him at @CSRjames.
Senior Executive Vice-President, Technology and Operations
Kevin heads up Technology and Operations, the group that manages the systems and operations that keeps our bank running and helps our business partners deliver an excellent client experience. He has been with CIBC his entire career, starting in a branch in 1984. Kevin is also co-chair of our bank’s United Way campaign.
Assistant Vice-President, Philanthropy & Sponsorships, Global Marketing
Sun Life Financial
Paul joined Sun Life Financial in 2010 as Director, Sponsorship & Marketing. In 2014, Paul was appointed to his current position as Assistant Vice-President, Philanthropy & Sponsorships. He has 20 years of sponsorship marketing experience and worked in the agency world developing sponsorship, activation and community relations strategies and programs for well-known Canadian companies and numerous arts & entertainment, sports and not-for-profit organizations. Paul holds an honors degree from the University of Guelph (Psychology major, Music minor) and an MBA from the University of Alberta.
During his tenure at Sun Life, Paul has had significant achievements leading our national sponsorship and philanthropy strategies and has enhanced Sun Life’s reputation and profile across the country. Here are a few highlights: Paul led the development of our signature Team Up Against Diabetes strategy, and as part of its activation introduced inventive new tactics such as physical and online diabetes screening clinics at Sun Life sponsored events, leveraged key sports properties such as the Canadian Football League (CFL) and Maple Leafs Sport and Entertainment (MLSE) as platforms to communicate Sun Life’s diabetes giving priority , and launched a diabetes prevention pilot program with our Group Benefits team.
On the arts front, Paul has significantly increased awareness of Sun Life’s award-winning Making the Arts More Accessible™ program. He was instrumental in Sun Life’s support of the Sarah McLachlan School of Music, part of a larger corporate vision to support music schools, and the creation of the Sun Life Financial Musical Instrument Lending Library program which provides Canadians with the opportunity to borrow an instrument from their local library. Paul has also helped increase our profile in Waterloo – home of Sun Life’s Canadian headquarters – through initatives such as the Sun Life Financial Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival and Sun Life Financial Waterloo Busker Carnival.
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