Each year, we offer a wide variety of events for members and non-member grantmaking organizations to assist with professional development and peer learning opportunities.

In addition, 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.

PFC 2019 Symposium in Calgary

Wednesday, October 16 and 17th, 2019

Join PFC and your colleagues for its biennial Symposium in Calgary at the Hyatt Regency. In this symposium we want to look at the future of philanthropic practice in collaboration across sectors.  How are foundations working with partners in the community, government and business sectors?

PFC Member Networking Meetings

CEO Roundtables

September 27, 2019, 12:00 PM until 1:30 PM EDT, Foundation House, Toronto
October 3, 2019 at 8 AM until 9:30 AM EDT, PFC Office, Montreal (en français)

For Members Only

Meet PFC’s new CEO and share your insights to inform PFC’s new strategic plan. Tell us what is working and what isn’t and how PFC can better meet your needs.


Funders and Public Policy: What You Need To Know 

Monday, September 23, 2019 , 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM EDT

In this webinar, we will outline the new CRA rules and regulations, describe the opportunities and strategies for foundations, and tell stories about the many ways that Canadian funders engage in public policy with creative and meaningful results.


A Just Transition: Making Climate Action Inclusive

October 7, 2019, 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM EDT

The Just Transition framework looks to place the voices of affected workers and other impacted communities at the centre of conversations on the transition to a low carbon economy. This webinar will look at the role that investors can play to ensure that the social dimensions of the low carbon transition are considered in efforts to tackle climate change.

CEGN Conference

Maximizing Philanthropy’s Impact for a Sustainable Future

May 7-9, 2019
Kingbridge Conference Centre and Institute, King City, Ontario

CFC Conference

All in 2019

June 6-8, 2019
Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, BC

CEGN, an affinity group of PFC, is holding its 2019 annual conference from May 7th to 9th in Ontario. The event is open to all philanthropic funders and government organizations with funding programs. PFC Members are invited to register at the CEGN Member rate and the early-bird discount ends April 1st!

NCFP Webinar

Relationship Between the Board Chair and CEO

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 12:00 PM until 1:30 PM 

How do board chairs and CEOs develop and maintain their partnerships? How do family foundation board chairs and CEOs build a relationship of trust and bridge the divide between physical distance, differences between staff and family member roles, and continue the work of the foundation during times of transition?

Reserved for PFC family foundation members.

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