PFC Biennial Conference

Looking Outward: New Horizons for Canadian Philanthropy

Resources available soon. 

Thank you to all the participants for making our conference a success! Visit the site for reading materials. Videos and slides of the plenaries and various sessions will be added shortly.

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Snapshot of Foundation Giving in 2014

Publication date: October 2016

PFC's annual snapshot of Canadian Grantmaking Foundations is now available. This snapshot provides a data portrait of Canada's grantmaking foundations, which gave collectively close to $6 billion to Canadian charities in 2014.

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Small Foundations, Outsized Impact

Commissioned by Burns Memorial Fund, Mindset Social Innovation Foundation and Philanthropic Foundations Canada in September 2016, the report is intended to draw out consistencies in the practices and philosophies of high impact but small scale foundations.

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What’s New?

President’s Blog

Hilary Pearson, President of PFC, writes periodically about what’s happening in Canadian philanthropy. Visit the blog and get caught up.

November 9 , 2016
The Room Where It Happened: Lessons from Vancouver

September 27, 2016
An Agenda for Canadian Philanthropy

September 7, 2016
Reflections on “More Than Money” Grantmaking

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Upcoming Events Calendar


Nov 28 – 29 2016
PFC Workshop: Directors of Family Foundations, Toronto

More Events

What’s Happening in Philanthropy


JOB POSTING: Executive Director – Rozsa Foundation

If you are passionate about the arts, this new opportunity might be what you have been looking for. The Executive Director is responsible for leading and managing Rozsa Foundation’s overall operations in pursuit of its philanthropic mission.

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REPORT: Giving Around the Globe: 2016 Edition

Are you interested in corporate giving programs? CECP has released Giving Around the Globe: 2016 Edition a valuable source for guidance on the global expansion of corporate community engagement.

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RESOURCE: Collaboration Case Studies from GEO

Collaboration allows grantmakers to leverage the contributions of multiple players to make more progress toward shared goals. These case studies from GEO even if focused on American funders can provide insights to Canadian foundations looking to work more collaboratively.

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REPORT: Unpacking Impact

Examining the concept of common impact measurement frameworks and standardization globally, and identifying specific opportunities to strengthen impact measurement practices for the social enterprise ecosystem.

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Introducing the First Philanthropy Fellow in Canada

Launching the CKX Canadian Philanthropy Fellowship to map and compare the Canadian philanthropic ecosystem with European systems of philanthropy.

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Five important discussion questions to make evaluation useful

“Evaluation should be about accountability to communities where work happens, and not only to funders,” outlining important questions to make evaluation more useful to all stakeholders.

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