DANIEL H. LANTEIGNE
Consultant in philanthropy, governance and humain resources
Moving philanthropy forward with authenticity and goodwill
Several years of volunteer involvement gave Daniel a special connection to organizations, made him realize their impact on people’s lives, and led him to make an even greater contribution by pursuing a career in philanthropy. He then worked for the War Amputees Association and the REA Foundation [for physical rehabilitation] in development, communication and senior management positions.
In 2020, wanting to extend his focus to relevant hands on work with organizations, Daniel joined BNP Philanthropic Performance. His projects have allowed him to witness accomplishments that have reduced inequality, improved living conditions, and promoted investment in a better future. Daniel is motivated by difficulties: if a client organization feels blocked, Daniel shifts into high gear, unravelling complex situations and looking at them from every possible perspective. An ardent champion of philanthropy professionals and the vital contribution they can make, Daniel is a lecturer in the certificate in philanthropy management program at the Université de Montréal, and has supported professionalism in philanthropy in numerous articles, interviews and talks. While the role of philanthropy and careers in this field are not yet well understood, they are essential in ensuring effective intervention with the public and better management for organizations and their boards of directors.
LIVING PHILANTHROPY MEANS
consistently injecting a human approach, and having the conviction
that our collective efforts will be an engine for change.
An active philanthropist starting at age 4
Following an accident, Daniel was registered with the War Amputees Association, an organization that has supported him throughout his life and helped make him the person he is today. Starting at age 4, Daniel became an ambassador for the War Amps, encouraging people to support this cause and to take care to avoid an accident like the one that happened to him. That promotion marked the start of his philanthropic activity, which has continued to grow ever since.
Today, Daniel continues to support the War Amps and several other organizations including the Fondation Émergence, of which he is a governor. He also sits on a number of committees, including the National Advisory Committee to Canada’s Volunteer Awards Program. An active member of the Association of Professional Philanthropists, Quebec Chapter, he is slated to become the chair of its board of directors in 2021.
Daniel is moved by outpourings of solidarity. He is consistently impressed by the resilience and fighting spirit of communities in emergency situations. Initiatives such as the Detroit Grand Bargain encourage Daniel to believe that philanthropy isn’t just a band-aid solution, but has the power to change the world.
Daniel is proud to live in a world where, despite self-absorption, goodwill never gives up and never gives in. While tragic, game-changing events have marked recent years, philanthropic response remains constant. That is why we can hold on to hope: hope that the most vulnerable will be protected, that inequities will be attenuated, that injustices will be remedied, and that everyone will have the right to equal opportunity.
Daniel’s three ways to a better world:
- Make co operation more than just a theoretical concept. Without co operation, societies, organizations and individuals are bound by their own limitations and blinded to sharing their strength, creativity and resources for the common good.
- Become individually more aware of our privileges, our duties and our responsibilities to ourselves, others, society’s most vulnerable members, and future generations.
- Take our share of responsibility so that fearfulness, bias, prejudice and inequality are history.
Daniel's professional certifications
- Holder, Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation
- Member, Quebec’s Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés (CRHAs) [certified human resources advisors]
- Human resources
- Philanthropic strategy
Daniel's awards and distinctions
- Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2012
- Quebec; Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award, 2015
- Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers, 2017
- Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Exceptional Merit (gold), for outstanding volunteer and philanthropic achievements, 2018
- Prix de reconnaissance en ressources humaines, governance category, Quebec’s Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés, 2020