Dec 03, 2020 | 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

If philanthropy is an expression of love for humans and the desire to improve their lives, then philanthropy is fundamentally about trust. The philanthropist’s trust in a foundation and confidence that through them the chosen cause will benefit.

However, it is not enough to simply say that a donation or an action is ethical and presume it will be so. Fundamentally, we need to understand what ethics are and how they can build philanthropic trust. Unfortunately, ethics are sometimes ignored and are too often reduced to an overreliance on a general code of ethics.

René Villemure will offer you guidance and a path for how to act ethically, and will pull aside the veil that sometimes obscures the borders between donations, patronage and sponsorship.

René Villemure is a world leader who is recognized for his in-depth knowledge of the world and of the power of social change. In 2019, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières in recognition of his achievements in ethics. As a strategist and speaker, Mr. Villemure has worked in more than 850 organizations across America, Europe and Africa, has presented more than 700 conferences, and has trained more than 75,000 people. He has also been featured in more than 400 national and international media interviews. He is the author of the book Ethics for All … Even you! (2019).

Session offered in French, Q&A in French and English.


Presented by

René Villemure




In videoconference (zoom)


AFP MEMBER: $35 plus tax per person
NON-MEMBER: $55 plus tax per person

Additional information

Conference from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Q & A until 1:30 p.m.

The zoom link will be sent the day before the conference.

One registration per participant.