Janine Manning (She/Her)

Abundance Auntie & Advocate | Philanthropic Leader | Community-Centric Fundraiser & Grantmaker

Janine Manning (she/her) is Anishinaabe and a member of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation (Neyaashiinigmiing, ON), and lives and works in her maternal traditional territory, Saukiing Anishinaabekiing (Owen Sound, ON).

Janine is driven by a personal social impact mission of promoting wise practices in philanthropy, grant-making, and fundraising with Indigenous people and communities, her professional experiences, and Indigenous values, in particular, humility, abundance, and reciprocity, guide her work.

For over a decade, Janine has been in the not-for-profit and charitable sector in a range of leadership roles supporting Indigenous-led charities, Indigenous-serving organizations and programs advancing Indigenous community prosperity and relationship building. Organizations including Anishnawbe Health Foundation, United Way Greater Toronto, Ontario Arts Council, and Teach for Canada. As a consultant, Janine supported a myriad of organizations to build healthy programs, policies, and practices to achieve their equity and reconciliation commitments.

As the Chair of the Laidlaw Foundation, Janine is the first Indigenous person to chair a private family foundation in Canada. As such, she is outspoken about diverse governance leadership in the philanthropic sector and the inclusion of Indigenous people in building community abundance through decolonizing and redistributing wealth. Janine is a community-passionate fundraiser, who prioritizes building reciprocal relationships with funders and donors.

Janine has a Hons. BA in Environmental Studies (Politics) from York University, and a Certificate in Social Sector Management from Schulich School of Business.

Connect with Janine on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/manningjanine/