This conference had our highest ever number of participants, speakers, and diversity all around – for over 50% of participants it was their first PFC event, and of the 80+ speakers, 62% self-identified as women and 38% as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Colour).

All 25 sessions touched on the undercurrent theme of “reconnection” from a range of angles, such as reconciliation, generational leadership, diversity, equity, inclusion, climate, impact investing, and public policy change. Speaking to one of the main lessons from the pandemic – that systems are always connected – the conference aimed to address how philanthropy’s response to the pandemic can serve as a blueprint for future interconnected crises and challenges.


For over 50% of participants the conference was their first PFC event

62 %

62% of our 80+ speakers identified as women

38 %

38% of our 80+ speakers identified as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Colour)

From conference goers

  • Touched and impressed by the quality of First Nations leaders in the opening plenary session.

    Conference attendee
  • The opportunity to meet in person was phenomenal... I loved the Day 2 discussion on capacity-building and the fishbowl style that invited participation from the room. It allowed for a very engaging conversation and for expertise and knowledge to emerge from the room

    Conference attendee
  • Loved how integrated French was. It was really great to see and very inclusive.

    Conference attendee
  • Thanks for the wonderful opportunity to learn more about the philanthropy landscape and make relevant connections. Great conference.

    Conference attendee