Ryerson readies Generous Futures series
By Adnews Staff
TD Bank Group has signed a sponsorship agreement with Ryerson University of Toronto to support a webinar series called “Generous Futures.” The series is intended to “bring together prominent activists, philanthropists and business leaders to discuss the role of equity in giving.” According to the school, the series will focus on the “diverse identities, experiences and perspectives of philanthropists and community leaders.” It will begin on Feb. 24 with a presentation called “Black Voices Leading.” Other webinars will focus on women of colour, newcomers to Canada, LGBT communities and Indigenous communities. Additional promotion for the series will be provided by the Toronto chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Canadian Association of Gift Planners, CanadaHelps and Imagine Canada. The webinars will take place at <https://www.ryerson.ca/alumni/lifelong-learning/generous-futures>.
“The ‘Generous Futures’ series delves into the changing face of giving,” said Krishan Mehta, assistant vice-president of engagement at Ryerson University. “What problems can we solve together? Who needs to be at the table? What stories are not getting told? What does an inclusive culture of philanthropy look like? This series tackles these important questions. The purpose of the series is to illuminate the nuances, perspectives and identities of giving based on issues that are important to all of us: justice, equity, leadership, transformation and belonging. This series marks the beginning of many more conversations that we must have.”