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Come join us for a coffee connection where light breakfast and coffee will be provided. For the first coffee connection of 2024, you will have the opportunity to meet new people, network, and also hear a webinar from Liz Chornenki and Alison Hughes regarding Including Disability in Fundraising – From Inclusive Language to Accessible Events, a very relevant topic during National Disability Awareness Month.
As the fundraising sector continues to reflect on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access, it’s an important time to talk about disability and accessibility in fundraising. This webinar will focus on helping us understand how disability is tied to the origins of fundraising, language and ableism, hiring and internal accessibility, creating accessible events and digital accessibility. In addition to the webinar, you will have access to a toolkit to help you navigate creating a more accessible and inclusive fundraising plan.
About the speakers
Annual Giving Officer, YWCA Toronto
Liz is a Disabled fundraiser, who spends her non-work time educating the field on ableism, accessibility, and inclusion. She believes strongly in community centred fundraising, and takes her cues from other marginalized people. Outside of fundraising she is a passionate believer in the power of camp for Disabled children, youth, and young adults to discover their true selves while surrounded by the things we're told we cannot do, and volunteers her time at an outdoor leadership program. She is also a graduate of the Humber Fundraising Management program.
Senior Stewardship Officer, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation
Alison Hughes is a Disabled fundraising professional and senior officer, stewardship at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation. Alison sits on the hospital’s Accessibility Committee and was part of a group that developed Holland Bloorview’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee many years ago. Alison graduated from the 2018–2019 AFP Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy and her contributions and project focused on ableism and language, specifically in the fundraising sector. When she isn’t fundraising, Alison enjoys spending time with her husband and two small kids.