PFC Events

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 MEMBER NETWORKING MEETING (FOR MEMBERS ONLY)

Member Networking Meeting in Toronto

February 26th, 2020, from 12.15 to 2.00pm (EST), at Foundation House

We are pleased to invite you to attend our upcoming PFC member networking event in Toronto. Come share with your colleagues the most recent developments in your foundation and exchange with Jean-Marc Mangin, PFC, on the burning issues facing the sector. He will also take this opportunity to share some of the issues the Board is exploring in shaping a renewed path for PFC. Note that this event is for members only.

PFC MEMBER NETWORKING LUNCH (FOR MEMBERS ONLY)

Member Networking Lunch in Montreal

March 11th, 2020, from 8.00 to 10.00am (EDT), Location TBD

We are pleased to invite you to attend our upcoming PFC member networking event in Toronto. Come share with your colleagues the most recent developments in your foundation and exchange with Jean-Marc Mangin, PFC, on the burning issues facing the sector. He will also take this opportunity to share some of the issues the Board is exploring in shaping a renewed path for PFC. Note that this event is for members only.

PFC WORKSHOP, in collaboration with The Counseling Foundation of Canada. For PFC members.

Make your data work for you!

March 12th, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Foundation House, Toronto

Learn how to make the most of your organization’s data and maximize effectiveness at our next PFC workshop for members. This year we are proud to present world leading experts on data evaluation, Julia Coffman and Tanya Beer of Washington D.C’s Center for Evaluation Innovation (CEI). The CEI is a world leading non-profit that works with philanthropic foundations and other evaluators to advance the practice of evaluation. They specialize in areas that are challenging to assess, such as advocacy and systems change. During this session, Julia and Tanya will pass on practical tips on how your organisation can use evaluative thinking to learn quickly from your work, bringing timely data to the table for reflection and use. Book now as these sessions are sure to fill fast!

YOUTH AT-RISK (FOR MEMBERS ONLY)

Knowledge Sharing For Funders

March 16, 2020 from 1.00pm to 2.30pm (EDT), at Centre des conférences, 1000 Rue de la Gauchetière Ouest, Salle de la Gauchetière, Montréal, QC H3B 4W5

Clinical researcher Gabriela Gomez will share the findings of her 2019 study, commissioned by the Pathy Family Foundation (PFF), on the most pressing issues faced by at-risk youth in Montreal. Come and have a conversation with funders interested in supporting successful transitions to adulthood for at-risk youth and addressing service gaps in Montreal and beyond. The presentation will be in English, with questions and discussion following in French and English.

PFC CONFERENCE

PFC 2020 Conference in Québec City

 October 20th to the 22nd 2020

Save the Date

Join PFC and your colleagues for its biennial Conference in Québec City. We will be exploring the theme of Philanthropy and Democracy. More info to come, but you will not want to miss it.

WEBINAR

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.

For information or questions, contact lgoulet@pfc.ca

Sector, partnership and members’ events

INVESTOR SUMMIT

SHARE Investor Summit in Vancouver

February 19th to the 21st, 2020, Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, 1133 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

The SHARE Investor Summit offers foundations a chance to participate in a timely, thoughtful and action-oriented agenda alongside other allies and leaders to design solutions and amplify investor voices to address key issues including: the climate crisis and just transition, inequality, the future of work and reconciliation. The Summit includes a master class designed for Foundations looking to get started or further develop their approaches to impact and responsible investing.

Digital SDG Forum

March 20, 2020, from 8.00 am to 5.30pm at Hôtel Delta de Montréal, 475, ave du Président-Kennedy à Montréal

The Digital SDG Forum will focus on the theme of ”Joining forces to accelerate the SDGs”. The event organized by CEFRIO, will be held in the context of the International Francophonie Day and will bring together 169 participants: political and business decision-makers, federal and provincial government representatives, academics, philanthropists and social organizations. By invitation only.