Victoria Forum

November 17-19, 2017   |   University of Victoria

Develop public policy solutions with philanthropists and thought leaders to foster a future of inclusion and diversity in Canada.

Private philanthropy: lack of transparency and accountability – or creative and entrepreneurial solutions to persistent social issues?

Join NGO leaders, philanthropists, business and political leaders in an exploration of philanthropy’s role in strengthening community capacity for social innovation in the face of complex challenges, including:

  • Economic inequality
  • Climate change
  • Increasing migration and asylum-seekers
  • Reconciling with Indigenous communities

Share your ideas to shape public policy – and create a better future for all Canadians.

Victoria, BC


Where: University of Victoria
When: November 17-19, 2017
Cost: Starting at $445 CDN for students and NGOs

Collaborate with Canada’s top philanthropic thought-leaders

Hilary Pearson


President & CEO

Philanthropic Foundations Canada

Hilary Pearson is President of Philanthropic Foundations Canada, a national network of family, independent and corporate grant makers in Canada, representing many of the largest private charitable foundations in the country.

Ms. Pearson has a particular interest in nonprofit governance, and has served on several national non-profit boards of directors, including those of Imagine Canada, the Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada, CARE Canada and Indspire. She also chairs the Advisory Body of the Coady Institute at St Francis Xavier University.

Dr. Donald Kaberuka


High Representative

African Union Peace Fund

Dr. Donald Kaberuka is former President of the African Development Bank Group and Chairman of the Board of Directors. During his tenure as President of the African Development Bank, Kaberuka bolstered its franchise value, tripled its capital from USD 30 billion to USD 100 billion, and doubled the bank’s portfolio to USD 12 billion per annum. Between 1997 and 2005, Kaberuka was Minister of Finance and Economic Planning for the Republic of Rwanda where he led the economic team with the government of Rwanda. In that capacity, he served as Governor for Rwanda for the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. He is considered as one of the most transformational leaders at the Bank.

Jointly organized by

University of Victoria
Global Affairs Canada

In partnership with

Canadian International Council