NOW ON DEMAND: Watch the Recording of our 20th Anniversary Event!

March 15, 2021

For 20 years, CanadaHelps has remained committed to supporting and advancing Canada’s charitable sector. Thousands of charities rely on our technology to raise critical funds to support their mission and millions of Canadians have connected to their favourite charities and causes through CanadaHelps.

To mark this milestone, we hosted a virtual event on March 11th to celebrate 20 years in Canada’s charitable sector. Viewed live in communities across the country, you can now watch the on demand recording of the event below. On behalf of the team at CanadaHelps, we thank all those who joined us in celebrating this momentous event. We look forward to the next 20 years!

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WATCH NOW: 20th Anniversary Video Series

Premiered during our live event, watch our video series produced in honour of our 20th anniversary to celebrate Canadian charities. These charities share a connection to the environment—one of the most pressing issues of our time and impacts all of our lives and everything we do. Watch these short, 3 to 5-minute videos to see how these charities make a difference every day and impact animals, food security, land use, mental health, culture, and so much more.

KEYNOTE: Paul Taylor, Executive Director of FoodShare Toronto

Watch Paul discuss the growing food insecurity crisis in Canada, and how it’s informed by anti-Indigeneity, anti-Black racism, and land use policies rooted in colonialism and exploitative capitalism. Paul shares ways we can all participate in the dismantling of structural inequalities that cause and perpetuate food insecurity and poverty.

PANEL: The Profound Disruption of COVID-19: The Challenges and Opportunities for charities in a Post-COVID-19 World

The pandemic has exposed huge gaps in the way charities are funded and operate. Moderated by Bruce MacDonald, President and CEO at Imagine Canada, hear how two charities have adapted the way they are doing business to sustain operations and program delivery while challenged with COVID-19. This panel features: Paresa Jensen from Camp Oochigeas and Josh Hourie from Saskatchewan SPCA.

PANEL: Future-proofing the Charitable Sector by Cultivating an Innovation Mindset

Moderated by Teresa Marques, President and CEO at the Rideau Hall Foundation, hear how four charities have responded to COVID-19 in very different, but equally innovative, ways that are helping to position them for the future, connect with their communities and ensure their lasting relevance. This panel features: Karen Aglukark and Rebecca Bisson from Northern Compass (Northern Youth Abroad); Gideon Arthurs of the National Theatre School; Sara Austin of Children First Canada; and Ikem Opara from Rideau Hall Foundation.

FULL RECORDING: Watch Our Entire 20th Anniversary Event

Watch the full 20th anniversary event from start to finish! See the full event, including the keynote and panel discussions above, in the full event recording featured below.

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