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

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.

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