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


Shira Herzog

SHIRA HERZOG 1953-2014

Chair of the Board of Directors PFC 2009-2011
Executive Director of the Kahanoff Foundation, 1987-2012

We are very sad to note the untimely passing of Shira Herzog on August 25, 2014. Shira was a remarkable woman. As a leader of the Kahanoff Foundation, a director and Chair of PFC, and in so many other areas, she distinguished herself by her vision, her incisiveness, her deft management of issues and people, her piercing intelligence and her deep commitment to philanthropy. We and all her colleagues in the world of Canadian philanthropy will miss her deeply.

What’s Happening at PFC


2013 Annual Report, released at the Annual General Meeting of Philanthropic Foundations Canada on June 11th, 2014.



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From the President

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

July 14, 2014
Collective Impact: A Road Not Taken (Yet)

Jun 11, 2014
The Canadian Landscape for Social Investing

Jun 6, 2014
Philanthropy in a Complex World

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What’s Happening in Philanthropy


GrantCraft: Practical Wisdom for Funders

GrantCraft: Practical Wisdom for Funders has re-launched its web site GrantCraft has been a source of practical shared experience and tips on grantmaking for grantmakers around the world since 2001.

Grantmakers Roundup

The Global Movement for Impact Investing

Among G8 countries the interest in building an impact investing marketplace has been accelerated by the work of a G8 working group initiated by the United Kingdom.

Grantmakers Roundup

Impact Investing: A Really Useful Canadian Primer

Written at just the right level of analysis and detail for the foundation board that is interested in understanding social or impact investment in Canada, a new primer was issued in June by RBC.

Grantmakers Roundup

Learning from Family Foundations in the US

The May 7-9 National Forum on Family Philanthropy in Cambridge, MA, sponsored by the National Center for Family Philanthropy, featured several sessions on topics of interest to Canadian family foundations.

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A Holistic Approach for Youth Mental Health

When it comes to serving the needs of youth with mental illness, Canada is falling short. In Canada, more than 70 per cent of people with a mental health problem or illness are struck when they are young – in adolescence and early adulthood.

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