PFC is a member association of Canadian grantmakers, including private and public foundations, charities and corporations.
Advocacy for Early Childhood Education
Eight PFC members have come together to publish an open letter to Canada’s political leaders to make the case for public investment in early childhood education. They argue that early childhood education is a must-have element in building a more prosperous country. Two of these members, the Atkinson Foundation and the Lawson Foundation published an opinion piece in the Toronto Star on July 17.
PHILANTHROPIC COMMUNITY DECLARATION OF ACTION – TRUTH & RECONCILIATION
On June 1, PFC joined with the philanthropic community to make a Declaration of Action to the final session of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In this Declaration several organizations and foundations have committed ourselves to building better more positive relations with Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples in the wake of the tragedy of the Indian residential schools. The Declaration is evergreen and open for further signatories. Please go to the Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada to sign on.
April 29, 2015, 1:00 – 2:30pm ET
Webinar: Digital Data: The Possibilities for Philanthropic Collaboration
What’s Happening in Philanthropy
Learning Together: Actionable Approaches for Grantmakers, is a new publication from Grantmakers for Effective organizations (GEO) that explores how grantmakers can practice learning and evaluation together with their grantees, other funders, community members, or government agencies.
A new report Exploring The Potential of Social Finance in Canada has been released by a federal parliamentary committee (the Human Resources, Skills and Social Development Committee) after extensive public hearings over the winter and spring.