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.



Fast Forward: Harnessing the Power of Philanthropy to Build a Better Tomorrow

The event will serve PFC members and the broader philanthropic community to pause, reflect, and plan ahead.  PFC will offer a Young Professionals Pricing to encourage the change-makers, innovators of tomorrow to be part of the conversation today. The overarching themes of this 3-days programming will be as follows:

Day 1:

  • In conversation with Senator Ratna Omidvar 
  • Anti-Racism at The Heart of the COVID-19 Response: Tools and Approaches For Foundations
  • Philanthropy and COVID-19: The Urgency of Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion From The Inside Out

Day 2: 

  • Foundation Investing 2.0: Impact Aligned Portfolios, Director’s Questions Answered (Sessions offered in both official languages)
  • Sustainable Finance – Accelerating The Transition To a Sustainable Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery 
  • Using a Climate Lense as a Multiplier Effect For Positive Philanthropic Impact 

Day 3:

  • Reflecting On The Canadian Landscape: Re-shaping The Future of philanthropy in Canada
  • Philanthropy in Motion: Towards The Goals of Agenda 2030
  • Trust-Based Philanthropy: A Tool For Systemic Change

If you have any questions, please contact Jihane El Atifi at

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