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Connect. Create. Change.

October 16th to 18th, 2018
Marriott Eaton Centre in Toronto

Join PFC and leaders from the philanthropic sector across Canada for its biennial conference at the Marriott Eaton Centre in Toronto in 2018.

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Listen. Learn. Act. New Opportunities for Canadian Philanthropy

PFC’s biennial symposium provides philanthropic leaders with a unique opportunity to learn from and exchange with colleagues from across the country. If you missed it, we put together this short video that makes it seem like you were there.

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Snapshot of Foundation Giving in 2015

This snapshot provides a data portrait of Canada’s grantmaking foundations in 2015. The snapshot also takes a more detailed look at the largest grantmaking foundations by asset size and by annual grants. It provides a picture of the significant impact and contribution of the largest foundations in the country.

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Impact Investing Guidebook

PFC, in collaboration with Purpose Capital and Community Foundations Canada has launched a new Impact Investing Guidebook that contains practical information to help executive directors and board members, in Canada, who are interested in joining the growing number of foundations investing their capital for greater impact.

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Philanthropy and Reconciliation

Reconciliation is not an indigenous issue, it is a Canadian issue. PFC has curated resources to help you take action regardless of whether indigenous philanthropy is incorporated in your funding priorities.

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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.

February 1, 2018
Philanthropy and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

January 16, 2018
Canadian Philanthropy: The Year Ahead

December 11, 2017
Where Next with Listening?

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Upcoming Events Calendar

PFC 2018 Conference
Toronto – October 16th to 18th, 2018
Connect. Create. Change.

More Events

PFC In Action

December, 2017
NEW RESOURCE: Snapshot of Foundation Giving in 2015

October, 2017
RESOURCE: Impact Investing Guidebook

September, 2017 
RESOURCE: A Portrait of Canadian Foundation Philanthropy

May, 2017
PUBLICATION: Grantmakers and Governments: The Possibilities of Partnership

What’s Happening in Philanthropy

Montreal Collective Impact Project (CIP) Study from PhiLab

This study focuses on The Collective Impact Project (CIP) is a collaborative philanthropic initiative that describes itself as an accelerator of community change in Montreal.

Canadian Innovation in an Age of Acceleration

A special supplement in the Stanford Social Innovation Review highlights innovative social programs, collaborations, and movements underway among Canada’s diverse communities.

Reflections on Philanthropy Infrastructure

As the world changes, how can infrastructure organizations help organized philanthropy navigate and keep pace with that change?

RESOURCE: Relationships Matter: Program Officers, Grantees, and the Keys to Success

This new report from The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) focuses on the crucial relationship between funders and their grantees and provides answers to the age-old questions: What constitutes a strong funder-grantee relationship?

RESOURCE: Participatory Grantmaking: Has Its Time Come?

This new report from the Ford Foundation in the U.S. documents how foundations around the world are experimenting with new approaches to philanthropy that engage people from outside their institutions.

Mowat NFP: Challenging our Thinking

The hub has been generating much interesting evidence and thinking this year about key pillars of non-profit regulation and practice.