The context for Canadian philanthropy is changing rapidly. Funders are connecting through digital, personal, local, and global channels, leading to creative collaboration among funders and with community partners. And these collaborations are accelerating change in communities.

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The 7th biennial PFC conference will explore these themes of connection, creativity and social change, bringing together communities of shared goals and practices to learn together.

The conference program will feature a mix of session formats,with plenty of time for discussion, informal conversation and networking with peers.

  • Breakout Sessions: An intensive program of interactive breakout sessions during the two days of the conference will give you a chance to hear from other members of the PFC community, on topics such as civic engagement, policy change, public benefit journalism, generational leadership, gender, and diversity, and many others…
  • Plenary Sessions: Leaders from Canada, Europe and elsewhere will provoke your thinking on power, gender, generational change and impact.
  • Table Talks: Short table talks will offer informal exchanges and fresh perspectives from thought leaders within and outside philanthropy.

Schedule at a glance

PFC Conference 2018, October 16 – October 18, 2018
at the Marriott Eaton Centre in Toronto

Tuesday, October 16th 
9:00 to 5:00 pmConference Registration
9:00 to 5:00 pmPre-conference Meetings
5:00 to 6:30 pmOpening Conversation
6:30 to 8:00 pmWelcome Reception
Wednesday, October 17th 
8:00 to 9:00 amBuffet Breakfast
9:15 to 11:00 amPlenary Session
The World of European Philanthropy
11:00 to 11:30 amNetworking
11:30 am to 12:45 pmLunch
1:00 to 2:15 pmPlenary Session
Philanthropy’s Work: Empowering Women and Girls
2:15 to 2:45 pmBreak
2:45 to 4:00 pmBreak-out Sessions (6)
4:00 to 4:15 pmShuffle Time
4:15 to 5:30 pmBreak-out Sessions (6)
6:00 to 7:00 pmReception
7:00 to 9:00 pmDinner and Entertainment
Thursday, October 18th 
7:45 to 9:15 amPlated Breakfast and Plenary Session
The possibilities and pitfalls of evidence-based philanthropy
9:15 to 9:45 amBreak
9:45 to 11:00 amBreak-out Sessions (6)
11:00 to 11:30 amBreak
11:30 to 12:45 pmPlenary Session
New Perspectives on Making Social Change
12:45 to 2:00 pmLunch and Table Talks
2:15 to 3:30 pmPlenary Session
Debate on Private Philanthropy and Public Good

Contact: Ines Chaalala, Manager of Learning and Knowledge Mobilization