Director, Board of Directors, Philanthropic Foundations Canada

Position: Volunteer

Philanthropic Foundations Canada’s (“PFC”) Nominating Committee urges its members to consider making a nomination for the Board of Directors (“Board”) of PFC. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, April 2, 2024.The newly-elected Directors will be expected to join the in-person Board Meeting in Calgary June 17 –18, 2024. 

The nomination process aims to ensure that the Board reflects PFC’s diversity, equity, and inclusion policy, and that it is populated with the necessary expertise to advance philanthropy and PFC’s mission. A good understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing philanthropy is required. 

We have three (3) vacancies to fill. Both self-nominations and nominations of others are welcome. For this particular Call for Nominations, we are especially interested in attracting nominations for individuals  who are in the category of: 

  • Foundation CEOs, or
  • Board trustee of a Family Foundation, and
  • Francophones.


Nominees must be a Board Director or a staff member (at any level) from a PFC member organization. 

Each candidate will bring experience or expertise in one or more of these key functions:

  • Governance
  • Finance/audit
  • Investment strategy
  • Strategic communications
  • Public policy/government relations/advocacy
  • Legal
  • Grantmaking
  • Philanthropic issues and practice

In order to maintain consistency with PFC’s mission and values, the Nominating Committee will strive to keep the Board as representative as possible by seeking to elect Directors who: 

  • Draw from all regions of Canada. 
  • Represent foundations of all sizes and types (family, corporate, public). 
  • Represent a diversity of age brackets. 
  • Bring perspectives from other forms of diversity (Indigenous peoples; racialized Canadians; new Canadians; disabled Canadians). 
  • Welcome all genders and sexual orientations 
  • Have French as their mother tongue or are fully bilingual (at least 20% of the Directors). 

Some things to keep in mind when submitting your nomination:

  • The Board term is three (3) years, renewable for a second term.
  • The Board meets four (4) times a year, two (2) times annually in person and two (2) times virtually; with occasional special meetings as required. 
  • The in-person Board meetings are held in different cities across the country (Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver), in rotation, in June and November. Travel costs are incurred by PFC with an opt-out option should a member or their employer be willing to assume these costs themselves.
  • Board members will serve on one of the standing committees which meet virtually between Board meetings. 
  • Should your Board candidacy not be successful, PFC will launch a nomination process to serve on a committee in June (i.e. Finance and Audit, Public Policy and Member Services). PFC members can serve on these committees without being a Board director.

If you would like to submit a nomination, please complete the nominations form by clicking on the button below by Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024 

The Nominating Committee will consider all nominations received and recommend a slate of Directors to the Board and members for election in June.

Thank you for supporting PFC.

2024 Board Director Nomination Form EN

Name of individual being nominated(Required)
Note: Self-nominations are welcomed. If nominating another member, please seek their agreement to serve in advance and attach a note to this effect.
Max. file size: 50 MB.
Name of person making the nomination(Required)
Max. file size: 50 MB.