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.

psag-monthly

PGSAG Monthly Rendezvous

Evaluation in trust-based philanthropy

March 18, 1-2pm

Are you program or grant-making staff for a PFC member? Join us for our member-led group get-togethers where participants learn about and discuss different topics relevant to our work as program and grantmaking staff.

In March, we are planning a session on evaluation in trust-based philanthropy, as a follow-up from our January session. You are more than welcome to attend even if you were not there in January, as it will be relevant to everyone.

webinar-march-23-en

PFC webinar in partnership with Imagine Canada on the Effective and Accountable Charities Act: Bill S-216 and why funding groups without charitable status matters

Wednesday, March 23, 1-2:30pm

Bill S-216 aims to enable charities to establish more equal partnerships with non-charities (or non-qualified donees) while still ensuring accountability and transparency. Join Imagine Canada and Philanthropic Foundations Canada on March 23 for a webinar to learn more about the bill, the issues it seeks to address, and what it might mean for our work in the nonprofit sector. Speakers include Bill Mintram, Rideau Hall Foundation; Jacqueline Lee-Tam, The Climate Justice Organizing HUB and Susan Manwaring, Partner, Miller Thompson LLP as moderator.

webinar-arrows

Webinar in partnership with Public Policy Forum – Perspectives on the Disbursement Quota: how much should charities been mandated to allocate?

Wednesday, April 13, 12:15 -1:00 pm ET

As part of their Member Event Series, PFC has partnered with PPF to host a discussion on increasing the disbursement quota from its current rate of 3.5%. The disbursement quota is the minimum percentage of assets charities are required to grant out or spend on charitable programs each year. While it applies to all charities, the policy is a predominant concern for foundations, whose typical operating models endow charitable assets, with a portion of the earnings granted out each year.

Please join us for a discussion with Jean-Marc Mangin, CEO, Philanthropic Foundations Canada and Yonis Hassan, Chief Executive Officer, Justice Fund Toronto, moderated by Jehad Aliweiwi, Executive Director, Laidlaw Foundation. A third speaker will be announced shortly!

You are invited to submit questions and comments ahead of time to Chelsea Berry.

psag-monthly

PGSAG Monthly Rendezvous

Best exit strategies: ending funding, continuing partnership

April 29, 1-2pm

Are you program or grant-making staff for a PFC member? Join us for our member-led group get-togethers where participants learn about and discuss different topics relevant to our work as program and grantmaking staff.

In April, we are planning a session on best exit strategies: ending funding, continuing partnership.

save-the-date-2022-en

SAVE THE DATE!

2022 PFC conference

October 3-4, 2022

In person + online
Palais des congrès de Montréal
Montréal, QC

Registration will be available in June. More details coming soon.

Past Events

black-leadership

Black Leadership in Social Impact Summit

PFC Members get special access to the event – tickets are limited!

February 24 – 25

What will it take to build anti-racist grantmaking, programs and services, and organizations that go beyond diversity and representation? How can we shift capital and narratives?

On Feb 24-25 PFC is supporting Future of Good and Foundation for Black Communities in hosting hundreds of changemakers from across the country to celebrate and explore Black leadership in social impact and how we can build an anti-racist social impact sector.

With sessions on topics like Black access to capital and building anti-racist grantmaking and social finance, this is a deeply relevant conversation for our sector, and an event not to be missed.

Event is in English, with French interpretation available for ‘Black Capital Keynote: Shifting Capital’ on Feb 24 and the concurrent panel session ‘Building anti-racist grantmaking & social finance’ on Feb 25.

PFC members get special access to the event, but tickets are limited.

psag-monthly

PGSAG Monthly Rendezvous

Program and Grantmaking Staff Affinity Group – Speed-dating meet and greet!

February 18th 2022, 1-2pm

Are you program or grant-making staff for a PFC member? Join us for our member-led group get-togethers where participants learn about and discuss different topics relevant to our work as program and grantmaking staff.

In February we’ll be hosting colleagues using a speed-dating format around some of the emerging topics in the field. It’s a great way to chat one-on-one, network, and get to know more about the emerging issues in our sector.

PFC's Annual Conference!

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

November 4th – 5th and November 9th – 10th, online

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.

PGSAG Monthly Rendez-vous

How to best support Indigenous-serving organizations?

Friday October 22nd, at 1pm ET

During this casual meet-up, we will discuss the ways in which your foundation is supporting Indigenous-serving organizations.
Are you a program officer or grantmaking staff for a PFC member? Brew yourself a nice cup of coffee/tea and join us at our next rendez-vous.

JEDI Accelerator

Move your foundations’ JEDI strategy forward in 2021 with our Peer-Learning Opportunity

PFC CONFERENCE

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