Working Together:
Philanthropy and the Challenges of a Changing Canada

Find session resources, presentation slides, select video clips and conference report on our conference website.

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2014 Foundation Salary
& Benefits Report

This 108-page report (in collaboration with CFC) is available exclusively to PFC members in the member area of the website only and will be useful as a good governance and human resources tool.


New Data Shows Canada’s Largest Foundations give over $1 Billion Annually to Canadian Charities

The first-ever report by PFC and Imagine Canada about the assets and giving trends of Canada’s largest grantmaking foundations. This report demonstrates the growing contribution made by grantmaking foundations across the country.

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Profiles in Philanthropy


The Lupina Foundation

A Small Foundation with a Big Idea

Peter Warrian and his wife Margret Hovanec established the Lupina Foundation of Toronto in 2000, in part, to address this "creativity gap" in social science research funding.

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More Profiles in Philanthropy

Musagetes Foundation
Imagining What’s Possible in Rijeka, Croatia

Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation
Philanthropy for Sustainable Change

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A Guide for Directors of Canadian Foundations

This 2014 revised version of the popular PFC governance guide has been redesigned as a user-friendly workbook for current and new directors of Canadian charitable foundations. The updated version features checklists and a new Resource Map to help you find the resources that are most useful to your needs.

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PFC is a member association of Canadian grantmakers, including private and public foundations, charities and corporations.

President’s Blog

Hilary Pearson, President of PFC, writes periodically about what’s happening in Canadian philanthropy. Visit the blog and get caught up.

March 11, 2015
The Trick of Balance

February 16, 2014
Thoughts on A Sector in the Fog

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Event Calendar

March 25, 1:00 – 2:30pm ET
Webinar: Planning for Impact and Strategic Clarity

April 29, 2015, 1:00 – 2:30pm ET
Webinar: Digital Data: The Possibilities for Philanthropic Collaboration

PFC 2015 Symposium, Oct 27-28, Toronto

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What’s Happening in Philanthropy


The Philanthropist

The Philanthropist has a new website. Since its inception in 1972, The Philanthropist has been a forum for thinking about the charitable and non-profit sector in Canada.

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Integrating Capacity and Strategy, A Handbook for Next-Generation Grantmakers and Grantees

Integrating Capacity and Strategy, A Handbook for Next-Generation Grantmakers and Grantees by C.R. Hibbs, The Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, is a free handbook that focuses on how to help you think about organizational capacity (OC) in a new and helpful way: as part of organizational (and grantmaking) strategy, not as an afterthought that somehow happens, more often than not, haphazardly.

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Supporting Grantee Capacity: Strengthening Effectiveness Together

A new guide from Grantcraft looks at how funders can build capacity with grantees and strengthening organizations.

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Family Philanthropy Transitions: Possibilities, Problems, and Potential

Even if your family foundation or fund is very new, chances are you have already experienced at least one transition in the lifecycle of your giving program. What have been the keep turning points in the life of your fund from the founders’ initial concept to the present?

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PFC on Twitter

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