PFC Issues a Statement to the Report of the Consultation Panel on Political Activities

On May 4, the Canada Revenue Agency made public the Report of the Consultation Panel on the Political Activities of Charities. This Consultation Panel of five experienced sector leaders and regulatory experts has called for changes to the federal administrative and legislative framework governing the charitable sector. PFC strongly supports all four of the recommendations made to the Minister of National Revenue.

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PFC 2017 Symposium

Listen. Learn. Act.
The Opportunities for Canadian Philanthropy

October 17-18 in Montréal
at the Omni Mont-Royal

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Special Feature: Studying Philanthropy in Canada: from benevolence to impact

Hilary Pearson and Dr. Jean-Marc Fontan discuss the state of philanthropic research in Canada and the three forces that are catalyzing more philanthropy scholarship and training in Canada today: digitization, demographics and diversity.  This piece is in a special issue of Alliance Magazine on Philanthropy Scholarship and Practice – Bridging the Divide.

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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.

May 3, 2017
Rethinking Philanthropic Strategy: An Innovative Voice

April 11, 2017
Uncertainty and Proximity: A Challenge for Philanthropy

February 28, 2017
Raising Philanthropy’s Voice

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Upcoming Events Calendar

May 23, 2017, 1:00-2:15 pm
Webinar: The U.N. Sustainable Development Goals: Priming the Pump for Philanthropy Here at Home

June 1st, 2017, 1:00-2:15 pm
Webinar: Grantmakers and Government: The Possibilities for Partnership

June 14th, 2017, 12:15-1:15 pm
PFC Annual General Meeting – Toronto

June 15th, 2017, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Grantmaking Roundtable, Toronto

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What’s Happening in Philanthropy

GUIDE: Heartwired: Human Behavior, Strategic Opinion Research and the Audacious Pursuit of Social Change

This guide examines how emotions, values, beliefs, identity and lived experiences affect the capacity to make social change.

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Social Innovation: Latest Thinking in Canada

Is there a distinctly Canadian approach to social innovation? Read a comprehensive reflection on the evolution of social innovation thinking and practice in Canada over the last seven years and a paper that outlines practical strategies and tactics.

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PhiLab Conference Presentations now Available

A range of viewpoints from philanthropy, the community sector and government were expressed during the PhiLab (the Montreal Research Laboratory on Canadian Philanthropy) Conference in Montreal on April 20th and 21st, on the theme of Socioeconomic and environmental crises challenges: role and responsibilities for grantmaking foundations?

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Investing in our Democracy – A Legacy for Canada 150

Is the millennial generation in Canada disengaged from our democratic processes? Caro Loutfi of Apathy Is Boring reviews new research and shares strategies to create conditions that support young people in becoming active citizens.

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Why Evaluation is So Difficult for Funders and Communities

Kate Frykberg, a voice from the funder community in New Zealand, shares wise observations on why evaluating impact is so difficult and how communities, NGOs, funders and evaluators can work together better.

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RESOURCE: Advocacy Funder Collaboratives

Grantcraft has issued a new set of resources authored by Cindy Gibson that aims to put advocacy funder collaboratives in perspective through the candid, practical wisdom of seasoned grantmakers.

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