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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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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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.

August 14, 2017
Thoroughly Modern Charities

July 4, 2017
Summer 2017: Time To Read!

June 7, 2017
Matching Our Dance Steps: Philanthropy and Government

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What’s Happening in Philanthropy

Reconciliation in Philanthropy: Learning by Doing

In this article published in The Philanthropist, Itoah Scott-Enns, Director of the Arctic Funders Collaborative, urges funders to follow commitments to reconciliation with action and to not let fear of doing it “wrong” thwart progress.

VIDEO: National Thought Table on Reconciliation

On May 10, the National Thought Table on Reconciliation gathered several leaders for an open and engaging roundtable discussion on the challenges and opportunities for reconciliation in Canada.

Federal Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy

The Government of Canada bringing together 15 leaders, practitioners and experts from multiple fields to develop a Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy to support the social enterprise sector and the social economy in Canada.

RESOURCE: A Philanthropist’s Guide to the Future

This report, presented by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, summarizes and reflects on the results of a survey and interviews with social impact professionals about how philanthropy is changing.

3 Things I Wish Funders Would Ask Nonprofits

What questions might a funder use to have a more productive and candid conversation with a grantee about what it takes to achieve social change?

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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