The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) was founded in 1960. AFP represents over 30,000 members in more than 240 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs across the world.

The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession.

The AFP Canada South Chapter was incorporated in 2001. The Chapter is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors that offers education sessions on a monthly basis, networking opportunities and organizes the National Philanthropy Day Awards Celebration.