Webinars & workshops

CEGN holds learning webinars and members’ briefings throughout the year. Through our Shared Learning Series, a partnership between CEGN and the Sustainability Network, a number of our webinars are  open to all interested participants. Other webinars are for funders only. For more info and to register, contact Pegi_dover@cegn.org.

Upcoming Regional Gatherings and Webinars for Members: 

Growing Investments for a Sustainable Canada: A CEGN Members’ Briefing- May 3rd (Noon to 2:30 PM)

On May 3rd, a special members’ briefing will take place at CEGN’s Toronto office to explore the opportunities and challenges for the sustainable investment of your foundation’s endowment. The event will start at noon with an informal lunch and the briefing will commence at 12:30 p.m. EST.

Moderated by Andrea Moffat, Vice-President of the Ivey Foundation and a CEGN Board Member, the briefing will include the following components:

Clarifying the Confusion: What do We Mean by Sustainable and Responsible Investing? John Cook, Greenchip Financial

What are the Trends?
Dustyn Lantz, Responsible Investment Association:

Learning from Early Adopters and Moving Forward: Moderated discussion with Guy Burry, Midloch Foundation, and Desmond Wilson, The Catherine Donnelly Foundation and Sophie Mechin, The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation.

This briefing is a first step in realizing a key goal of CEGN’s new strategic plan: “to grow investments for a sustainable Canada”. By this we mean, encouraging members to use the power of their endowments to advance a sustainable future for Canada and beyond.

The participation of senior foundation leaders, financial staff and Board Members is encouraged. As our capacity is limited at CEGN’s office, in-person attendance is limited to two individuals per foundation. There is no cost to attend but we ask you to contact us (sandy@cegn.org) to secure your spot.


The U.N. Sustainable Development Goals: Priming the Pump for Philanthropy Here at Home – May 23rd at 1 PM EST.

On September 25th 2015, 193 member countries of the United Nations adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aimed at ending poverty, protecting the planet, and ensuring prosperity for all by 2030. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 13 years. The new Goals are unique in that they call for action by all countries, poor, rich and middle-income to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. Governments, civil society, the private sector and others are all expected to contribute to the realization of the agenda, with partnerships among these players seen as vital to the success of the goals.

This webinar, co-hosted by Philanthropic Foundations of Canada, Community Foundations of Canada, and the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network, will shine a light on the SDGs and explore their potential role in providing targets, context and cohesion for the work of funders and broader civil society in Canada.

Moderated by J.P. Bervoets, Vice-President, Community Foundations of Canada, the webinar will feature the following presenters:

Helle Bank Jorgensen, President, Global Compact Network Canada

Scott Vaughan, President and CEO, International Institute for Sustainable Development

Michael Alberg-Seberich, CKX Philanthropy in Canada / Mercator Fellow

Funders are welcome to join the webinar. To register, click here.

CEGN webinars are restricted to funders. Information on these webinars will be posted in this section.

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