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.

#WebinarWednesday – Are Charities Ready for Social Finance?

Wednesday, September 16, 2-3:15 PM (ET)

#WebinarWednesday – COVID-19: interventions et innovations auprès des personnes immigrants (Webinar in French)

Wednesday, September 23, 2-3:15 PM (ET)

#WebinarWednesday – La réponse communautaire à la COVID-19 à Montréal (Simultaneous English Interpretation Available)

Wednesday, September 30, 2-3:15 PM (ET)

#WebinarWednesday – COVID-19 and Philanthropy’s Response: Preparing for the Second Wave

Wednesday, October 7, 2-3:15 PM (ET)

#WebinarWednesday – Black Canadian Philanthropic Foundations

Wednesday, October 14, 2-3:15 PM (ET)

#WebinarWednesday – Data and the Philanthropic Sector

Wednesday, October 21, 2-3:15 PM (ET)


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!


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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Sector, partnership and members’ events


Get the first detailed overview of work and funding at the intersection of climate change, health, and equity

March 26th, 2020, 2pm-3pm EST / 11am-12pm PST

Funders from many different areas are increasingly funding at the intersection of climate, health, and equity. Learn what seven funder affinity groups found when they surveyed their members and NGOs in the field—almost 200 foundations and organizations from around the country—about this rapidly growing and changing area of critical work. Speakers include Jalonne White-Newsome (Kresge Foundation), Michael Painter (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation), and Shalini Gupta (Health and Environmental Funders Network).