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.

Philanthropy and the Common Good


Philanthropy and the Common Good: Renewing Our Practices, Strengthening Our Impact

Canadian philanthropy is undergoing a major shift against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic that has changed the way we work, the organizations and people we work with, and what we choose to focus on. As we are slowly moving from emergency response to recovery and rebuilding, the challenges that lie ahead of all of us are complicated and diverse in nature.

How are foundations operating in the context of calls for increased accountability, transparency and more giving? How has philanthropy stepped up to better serve diverse communities? What have we learned about funder collaborations? And where is Canadian philanthropy at with climate action and how can it increase the scale and impact of measures to address the climate crisis?

These are some of the questions we will try to answer during this year’s virtual conference!

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.


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

November 17-19, 2020

The Future of Philanthropy: Working Across Boundaries

October 16-17, 2019
Calgary, AB

October 16-18, 2018
Toronto, ON