Post-Election Economic Update & Tax Effective Year-End Charitable Giving


Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

During this session, you will receive an update on the Jewish Foundation, a community update, an economic post-election update, and a discussion on tax effective year-end charitable giving.


Register by 4:00 PM on November 30



Adam Minsky, President & CEO, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto 

Benjamin Tal, Deputy Chief Economist, CIBC Capital Markets

Malcolm Burrows, Head of Philanthropic Advisory Services, Scotia Wealth Management


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Adam Minsky, President & CEO, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto

Adam Minsky is the President and CEO of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. He is a leader who is a product of the Canadian Jewish Federation movement.

Adam’s leadership extends well past Toronto’s borders, as he played an integral role in the founding of many important national initiatives including the creation of the Canada Israel Experience and its Birthright Israel programs.

For more than a decade, Adam has dedicated himself to strengthening the strategic impact of UJA Federation through its network of local, national and international agencies. Most recently, Adam led the development of UJA Federation’s Strategic Plan which outlines an exciting vision for the future of UJA Federation.

In 2013, Adam was honoured to receive the Gordon Wolfe Award for Professional Leadership in recognition of his ability to lead with vision, integrity, Jewish values and humility.

Adam is married to Heidi Brown, a Toronto lawyer, and they have three children.

Benjamin Tal, Deputy Chief Economist, CIBC Capital Markets

Mr. Tal is responsible for analyzing economic developments and their implications for North American fixed income, equity, foreign exchange and commodities markets. He also acts in an advisory capacity to bank officers on issues related to wealth management, household/corporate credit and risk.

Well-known for his ground-breaking published research on topics such as labour market dynamics, real estate, credit markets, international trade and business economic conditions, Mr. Tal not only contributes to the conversation but also frequently sets the agenda.

He has close to 20 years of experience in the private sector advising clients, industry leaders, corporate boards, trade associations and governments on economic and financial issues.

National and global media regularly seek him out for his insight and analysis on economic issues that impact financial markets, consumers, corporations and public policy. He is also a frequent lecturer in the economic programs of various Canadian universities.

Mr. Tal is a member of the Economic Committee of The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, The Economic Development Committee of the Toronto Board of Trade. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of Junior Achievement of Central Ontario, and a board member of the Toronto Financial Services Alliance.

Malcolm Burrows, Head of Philanthropic Advisory Services, Scotia Wealth Management

Malcolm Burrows is a nationally-known philanthropic advisor and gift planner.

He spent 13 years with three Toronto charities before assuming his current role in 2004. Scotia Wealth Management is the largest national service provider to private foundations and operates Aqueduct Foundation, a public foundation with donor advised funds.

Malcolm is active as a speaker, writer and volunteer in the charitable sector. He has worked extensively as a volunteer on tax and policy issues relating to the charitable sector. As past-chair and member of the Government Relations Committee of the CAGP he has contributed to the development of new charitable tax incentives, including the elimination of capital gains on gifts of public securities.