Generous Futures: Unpacking Food Insecurity & Access
- June 07, 2023
- 1:00 PM EDT - 2:00 PM EDT
- Online via Zoom webinar
- Laura Greflund, Alumni Relations Officer, email@example.com
Recent conversations about food security are beginning to look at the wider issues of injustice, poverty and systemic inequality. What role does philanthropy play in shifting these narratives from food to equity? This panel will shed light on how charitable giving is trying to go deeper on the topic of food security in Canada.
Juniper Locilento is a thought leader and expert in fundraising. As a practitioner and a consultant, she has led development initiatives that have raised over $150M for arts, healthcare, education and human services. She currently serves as Chief Development and Communications Officer for Community Food Centres Canada.
A champion for the profession of fundraising, Juniper is an instructor in the Fundraising Management Program at Toronto Metropolitan University. She has also served on the Boards of AFP Greater Toronto Chapter, AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and AFP Canada and is currently a member of Rogare’s Critical Fundraising Network and The Charity Report’s Literary Circle Review Panel.
Juniper holds a Master’s of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership from Carleton University and is a Certified Fundraising Executive.
Janine Manning (she/her/kwe) is Anishinaabe and a member of the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation (Neyaashiinigmiing, ON). She is the Manager of Annual Giving & Donor Relations, Anishnawbe Health Foundation, Chair of Laidlaw Foundation, and Consultant to Edkaagmik Nbiizh Neyaashiinigamiingninwag Edbendaagzijig Trust. She has dedicated the last decade to Indigenous relations & community development and revitalization efforts through the public granting, private trust and philanthropy, and charitable sector. Janine also serves on FoodShare Toronto Board of Directors and is an Indigenous Advisor to the City of Toronto, Toronto Public Library and BGC Canada. Janine is a passionate, community-centric fundraiser, grant maker, and trust-based philanthropic leader.
Ava-Dayna is a business and public policy professional with extensive experience working across the private, public and non-profit sectors at organizations including the World Bank and CPP Investments. In her current role as Vice President, Social Impact at Generation Capital (a private wealth firm in Toronto), she manages the philanthropic and impact investing activities of two foundations and individual clients. Ava-Dayna is passionate about applying market-based approaches to address pressing social issues. She holds a Master of Global Affairs from the Munk School at the University of Toronto, and an undergraduate degree in English and Political Science from McMaster University. Ava-Dayna also serves as a Board Director for Toronto Foundation and Options for Homes.
Laura Arrell is the managing director of the Arrell Family Foundation, which works to improve human and planetary health through food. A director of her family’s foundation for many years, she has been running it since 2015.
Prior to working at the foundation, Laura worked at US investment bank, Raymond James. She was at Raymond James for 15 years, working most recently as Managing Director, US Institutional Equity Sales. She is also mother to three children, and is passionate about cooking and anything related to food and travel.