Save the Date. PFC Biennial Conference

Looking Outward: New Horizons for Canadian Philanthropy

Nov 1st-3rd, 2016 in Vancouver
Registration opens soon!

Canadian philanthropy is lifting its sights, and looking outward. The 6th biennial PFC Conference in Vancouver is focusing on this theme of new horizons. Find out more.






(Angela Johnston/CBC)

(Angela Johnston/CBC)

Syrian Refugees
and How Funders Can Help

In response to this humanitarian crisis and The Government of Canada's plan to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees (#WelcomeRefugees), you may be wondering...
what can my foundation do to help?

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The Philanthropic Conversation: A Guide For Professional Financial Advisors 


This guide is based on a series of ten articles originally published by in 2015. and inspired by a unique Canadian research study: The Philanthropic Conversation: Understanding Financial Advisors’ Approaches and High Net Worth Individuals’ Perspectives. The articles have been edited and condensed into this review of Canadian facts, insights, and advice for professional financial advisors.

Read the guide

Resources from our 2015 symposium available now

Close to 170 participants came together at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel in Toronto for the 2015 PFC Symposium. Resources, videos, photos and other materials are posted on the symposium site.






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.

January 5, 2016
Hopes (Not Predictions) for 2016

December 8, 2015
What is Philanthropy For?

Visit the Blog

Upcoming Events Calendar

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016, 3:00 PM until 4:00 PM EST
PFC Webinar: Charities and Non-Charities: Better Together

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016, 11:45am – 1:00pm MT
PFC Member Lunch: Calgary

Thursday, March 17, 2016, 12:00pm – 1:30pm ET
NCFP Webinar:
Changemakers: National networks engaging next gen philanthropic leaders

More Events



What’s Happening in Philanthropy


How Can A Foundation Share Knowledge Better?

Foundations are not in the business of raising money or selling products or services. So what good can a foundation website do? The Rockefeller Foundation re-imagined its website in 2015 and shares some insights.

Interesting Reading

Engaging Youth in Philanthropy

The Foundation Center has launched a special resource collection on engaging youth in philanthropy. This collection, part of their larger platform which will launch in 2016.

Interesting Reading

Listening To Philanthropy

catch up with the selected philanthropy podcasts offered to us by the Center for Effective Philanthropy.

Interesting Reading

The Unique Importance of Foundation Boards

The Center for Effective Philanthropy is posting commentaries on the importance of foundation boards and good governance, based on its research publication Benchmarking Foundation Governance, released in October 2015.

Interesting Reading

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