PFC hosts a yearly gathering of leaders in the philanthropic sector from Canada and across the world to exchange ideas, learn from each other and discuss important issues facing our communities.



EFC Annual Conference in Kelowna CANCELLED

Dates to be confirmed, May 2021

Environment Funders Canada had to make the tough decision to cancel their annual conference. The plan is to reconvene with members and other philanthropic funders, still in Kelowna, in May 2021, dates to be confirmed.

Here’s additional information.



Conservation Finance Conference in Toronto

June 4th to the 5th, 2020

In light of the current situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and in an abundance of caution, the Nature Conservancy of Canada is temporarily suspending all in-person events, including Conservation Finance Conference June 4 & 5, 2020, until April 30.


Save the Date! #PFCVirtualGathering  

The Philanthropic community is stepping up in addressing both the urgent and systemic needs revealed by the crisis facing Canadians. Still, are foundations doing enough? How can we improve our collective impact and relevance working with our partners in governments, civil society, and the private sector? What have we learned in recent months?

We are taking the opportunity of National Philanthropy Day on November 15 to organize a virtual gathering powered with Attendify between November 17 and 19, to press pause, and reflect. What have we learned in recent months? And how can we build back better? 

 Stay tuned for more details to come!

Sharing knowledge

PFC would like to thank all those who contributed and participated in the 2019PFC Symposium. We have provided access to full plenaries videos as well as articles and resources to keep the conversation going.

Past Conferences

PFC holds an annual conference for members and other grantmakers. For issues and themes covered in the past four years, click on the images below.


October 16-18, 2018
Toronto, ON