Jennifer Johnstone

President & CEO

Jennifer Johnstone, President & CEO of Central City Foundation, an organization that has been working to improve the lives of people in need in Vancouver’s inner city since 1907. Today, CCF pursues this agenda through community-centered philanthropy rooted in a commitment to truth, justice and reconciliation.

Jennifer’s background is in non-profit management and community resource development. Over the past 30+ years, she has held key leadership positions with organizations including Vancity Community Foundation, Battered Women’s Support Services, Vancouver Status of Women, and Ballet British Columbia. An in-demand speaker and teacher of non-profit management and innovation, philanthropy and fundraising ethics, social purpose real estate, and inner-city issues, Jennifer is also a leader in the community for her continued mentorship of women and youth. Jennifer has long served as a Board member with several local organizations and AFP Greater Vancouver and is currently the Chair-elect of the Board of AFP Canada.

All Sessions by Jennifer Johnstone

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Day 1: May 3, 2023

Day 2: May 4, 2023

4:15 pm

4:15 pm


Central City Foundation: Towards a New model of Stewardship in pursuit of Truth, Justice and Reconciliation.

Organisations are rethinking their mission related and beyond impact of mission alignment. A deep divide review may be needed to assess the value of the stewarding legacy and understanding origins of your wealth and legacy. A case study takes you critical new evaluation:

  • Reflecting the importance of land back movement as part of your goals exploring approaches to reparations and community investments aligned with your mission
  • Divesting of land as part of investment decision making implications and opportunities
  • Assessing with social & cultural implications and objectives a deeper look at impact

Re-evaluate and re-invigorate your investment objectives.