PFC Webinar: Working with Indigenous Partners: Essentials

Thursday, April 28, 2016

1:00 – 2:30pm ET


On June 1, 2015, a group of umbrella organizations and individual funders presented a collective Declaration of Action to the closing session of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada in Ottawa. The signatories of this Declaration included The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, Philanthropic Foundations Canada, Community Foundations of Canada and the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers Network, as well as over 20 of their members.

As part of our commitment to this work of reconciliation, PFC is offering information around how foundations can partner with indigenous organizations and communities.

Please join us on April 28th, 2016, from 1:00 – 2:30pm ET, when Wanda Brascoupé Peters, Executive Director of The Circle, Susan Manwaring, National Chair of Miller Thomson’s Charities and Not-for-Profit Group, and Laird Hunter, an Edmonton-based charity and non-profit lawyer and partner with the firm Richards, Hunter, Toogood, will detail the essential considerations when embarking on this work and in building these new partnerships. How can we ensure that funding can get into these communities? If they are not registered as qualified donees, what can foundations do to help them obtain necessary legal status to qualify for funding? We will examine these questions and more! Register today to secure your spot and feel free to send your questions for the presenters ahead of time to

This webinar is being offered in collaboration with The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada and the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network (CEGN). Members of The Circle and CEGN are welcome to register free of charge.

Non-members must pay a fee of $51 in order to confirm their registration. If you are unable to attend but wish to access the materials (including a recording of the webinar itself), please register and pay and these will be sent to you by e-mail following the webinar.

For those interested in cultural bridge building and becoming an ally to indigenous peoples, there was an interesting series of interviews conducted by Rosanna Deerchild on CBC on this topic, accessible here.

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