October 17, 2007: Charitable Sector and the Media

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The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) and Imagine Canada invite you to join us for an insightful and provocative discussion:

The Charitable Sector and the Media: Accountability and Reporting

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Reception: 5:30 p.m.
Presentation: 6:00 p.m.
Location: East Commons Room, Hart House, University of Toronto
7 Hart House Circle, main floor

Canadians are among the most generous on the planet, donating $8 billion to 80,000 registered charities across the country each year. These contributions represent a growing proportion of the revenue base required to feed the hungry, keep communities safe, educate and maintain the health of our citizens, sustain the nation’s ecosystems and preserve its cultural identity. While public confidence in the charitable sector remains high, wrinkles are beginning to appear and are being reported increasingly in the media.  

• How is the sector responding to issues that threaten to erode the public’s confidence?
• How should it improve accountability?
• Why should the public care?
• What is the role of the media?

Join Toronto Star investigative editor Kevin Donovan, United Way CEO Frances Lankin, Imagine Canada chair Donald S. McCreesh, Toronto Community Foundation chair Martin Connell, and moderator and Toronto Life editor John Macfarlane for a discussion about these and other issues surrounding the charitable sector.

There is no cost to attend the event, but guests must register online at http://cjf-fjc.ca/programs.htm or e-mail info@cjf-fjc.ca prior to October 12, 2007.