March 26, 2020 | 4 to 5 p.m.

A voluntary accreditation recognized worldwide, CFRE stands for ethical and confident fundraising professionals.

This is how today’s fundraising executives demonstrate responsibility, service and commitment to the profession. CFRE credential is vital both for the growth of the fundraisers but also for the standards of ethical best practices.

More than 6,800 fundraising professionals from more than 20 countries are currently CFRE’s. They work in all sectors of philanthropy, like health care, education, arts, social services where they bring rigorous standards to all aspects of their work.

Want to join their ranks?

Alexis Gaiptman and Chantal Gélinas will present

  • Training prerequisites
  • Steps to follow
  • Getting ready for the exam
  • Benefits for the employee and employer
  • The personal benefits they have collected.

Session and Q&A will be bilingual.

Presented by

Chantal Gélinas, CFRE

Director of Principal Gifts and Special Advisor to the Rector
Université de Montréal


Alexis Gaiptman, CFRE

Associate Director – Major Gifts, Development
The Neuro –  McGill University


Chantal Gélinas, CFRE

At the University of Montreal since 1999, Chantal Gélinas is Director of principal gifts and special advisor to the rector.

Recipient of the Award for Outstanding Career in Philanthropy of AFP Québec Chapter in 2019 and CFRE certified, Mrs. Gélinas made the loop into the world of philanthropy in 1989 while coordinating the fundraising campaign of the Quebec Cerebral Palsy Association, Montreal Chapter. Since then she has worked with different organizations in the health sector such as the Quebec Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society and the Arthritis Society just before joining the higher education community.

Member of the Committee on Directorship of AFP Canada in 2019, member of the board of directors of AFP Quebec Chapter from 2016 to 2018 and 2002 to 2010, member of the Committee on Directorship of AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada in 2016, member of the Canadian Diversity and Inclusion Committee in 2015, member of the CFRE committee of AFP Québec Chapter from 2015 to 2018, of the Canadian Council of AFP from 2011 to 2015, President of AFP Québec Chapter in 2007 and 2008, member of the Canadian Government Relations Committee and AFP’s Education Committee.

Her involvement has led her to play an active role on several other committees and professional associations, including the Association des professionnels en gestion philanthropique (APGP), where she served as vice-chair from 1999 to 2001 and at the Conseil québécois de la philanthropie.  In addition, she supported the organization of several training courses, seminars, conferences, conventions like the Fundamentals of fundraising course, APGP conventions, the annual conference of Working Group in Institutional Advancement for the Association of Canadian Medical Colleges (ACMC) and the annual conference (2006) of the Council in Advancement for Support in Education (CASE) – Disctrict I.

Alexis Gaiptman, CFRE

Alexis Gaiptman, CFRE is the Associate Director of Development at Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (McGill University). She is a proven leader with over 14 years of fundraising experience in healthcare. Her background is in Political Science, Women’s Studies and Community Economic Development. She is driven by her passion for growth, ability to embrace new challenges and desire to better our local communities. Alexis is the Secretary on the AFP Quebec Board, is a Director on the AFP Canada Board, is a dedicated volunteer with AFP GTA and AFP Global and is currently pursuing her Executive MBA with McGill-HEC Montréal.



JMSB building, Concordia University, Room MB 2.130

1450 Guy St Montreal, QC H3H 0A1


40 $ plus taxes par personne
(30 $ par personne si 2 participants ou + du même organisme)

60 $ plus taxes par personne
(50 $ par personne si 2 participants ou + du même organisme)

Additional information

$40 plus tax per person
($30 per person if 2 participants or + from the same organization)

$60 plus tax per person
($50/person if 2 participants
or + from the same organization)