Halifax 2014 Conference
October 20-22, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Working Together: Philanthropy and the Challenges of a Changing Canada
The social and environmental issues facing Canada in the 21st century are complicated and multi-faceted. Climate change, population shifts, aging, homelessness, youth engagement, immigrant integration and aboriginal community development – these are just some of Canada’s “grand” challenges. Inspired by scale and urgency, Canadian funders today are searching for ways to make a bigger difference sooner.
Co-chaired by well-known Atlantic philanthropists David and Donald Sobey, the 2014 PFC national conference in Halifax will provide an outstanding opportunity for funder learning and exchange on these grand challenges. Over 200 participants are expected to attend, representing private and public foundations, charitable grantmakers and corporate giving programs from all across Canada.
Building on the themes of collaboration and philanthropic innovation, the 2014 conference will feature two full days of exploration, learning and debate. In Halifax, we will bring together leading practitioners and thinkers in the philanthropic field to share ideas with us and provoke us to think more deeply about the impact of Canadian philanthropy in the 21st century.
More details about the program, accommodations, special events and speakers will be available in early 2014.