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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Impact Investing Guidebook

PFC, in collaboration with Purpose Capital and Community Foundations Canada has launched a new Impact Investing Guidebook. This new resource contains a wealth of 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 issues, 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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A Portrait of Canadian Foundation Philanthropy

Have you wondered about broader trends and practices in the Canadian foundation landscape?

PFC, in collaboration with Community Foundations of Canada (CFC), has prepared a profile of the practices of philanthropic foundations in Canada. The study is part of a collaborative global effort led by researchers at the Harvard Kennedy School at Harvard University. Through this study, we are becoming better informed about Canadian foundations and their comparisons with peers across the world.

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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 15, 2017
Listen. Learn. Act: Further Reflections on Philanthropic Practice

Ocotber 24, 2017
Listen. Learn. Act.

September 18, 2017
2017: The Year We Talk About Listening and Belonging?

August 14, 2017
Thoroughly Modern Charities

July 4, 2017
Summer 2017: Time To Read!

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Upcoming Events Calendar

PFC Member Networking Events

Calgary – Wednesday, November 15th (3:00 pm – 4:30 pm)
Kahanoff Centre (105 12 Ave SE #200, Calgary)

Montreal – Wednesday, December 13th (3:30 pm – 4:45 pm)
PFC Office (615, boul René-Levesque O, Montréal)

Seasonal  Cocktail
Montreal – Wednesday, December 13th (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm)
PFC Office (615, boul René-Levesque O, Montréal)

Impact Investing Workshop (en français)
MontréalThursday, November 23rd (12:00 – 1:30 pm)
2001, Avenue McGill College #1000

PFC Member Lunch & Learn
MontréalThursday, November 30th  (12:00 – 2:00 pm)
2075 Boul. Robert Bourassa, #606

More Events

PFC In Action

October, 2017
NEW RESOURCE: Impact Investing Guidebook

September, 2017 
NEW: A Portrait of Canadian Foundation Philanthropy

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

What’s Happening in Philanthropy

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.

Is Anybody Listening? One Funder’s Foray into Social Media

This blog post by Malcolm Macleod, president of the Johnson Scholarship Foundation, explores his foundation’s experience with social media and its effectiveness.

Engaging Millennials as Leaders

This article is the third in a series about intergenerational leadership, published as a collaboration between The Philanthropist and Connect the Sector (CTS) addressing how the non-profit sector in Ontario is attracting youth talent.

Could modernizing charity legislation be Trudeau’s greatest stand for Canadian democracy?

In an important opinion piece published in the Hill Times, Dr. Roger Gibbins argues that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau now has the ‘guidance and public support’ necessary to modernize federal charity legislation.