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 WORKSHOP

Promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in Canadian Philanthropy

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Foundation House, Toronto

Rgistration is for program staff from member foundations only.

This workshop will introduce you to the tools that PFC has developed on DEI and Gender Lens Philanthropy. It will be an opportunity to share your experience and insight on the challenges and opportunities of incorporating DEI into your work. It will be facilitated by Juniper Glass of Lumiere Consulting and Hanifa Kasam, former board chair of Laidlaw Foundation.

PFC WORKSHOP – BILINGUAL EVENT (PRIORITY TO PFC MEMBERS)

Workshop: Philanthropy & Agenda 2030: The SDG framework in Montreal

January 23rd, 2020, from 8 to 10:30 am; 3575 Boulevard St-Laurent, 1st floor, Suite #130

This collaborative workshop will explore how the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) present an opportunity to act as an integrated and transversal framework for the Canadian philanthropic sector. Speakers include John Fullerton, Founder & President, Capital Institute and expert in systemic philanthropy, Ugo Thérien, Director of Canada’s new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Unit within Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), and Jessica von Farkas, Regional Network Organizer at BMW Foundation. Please note that PFC members will be given priority to this event.

PANEL CONVERSATION

Arctic Inspiration Prize: Connect, Inspire, Learn in Ottawa

February 5th, 2020, from 4 to 5.30pm, Ottawa, Shaw Centre

Join the Rideau Hall Foundation and the Arctic Inspiration Prize before the Awards Ceremony for a conversation on the transition, challenges and learnings on the pathway from start-up to sustainability. Learn from a panel representing AIP laureates, the charitable sector, government and business. Then engage with AIP Laureates one-on-one in World Café-style table discussions.

AWARDS CEREMONY

Arctic Inspiration Prize: Awards Ceremony in Ottawa

February 5th, 2020 at 8pm, Ottawa, Shaw Centre

Honouring the 2019 Laureates of the $3 million Arctic Inspiration Prize that encourages, enables and celebrates the inspiring achievements of Northerners.

PFC MEMBER NETWORKING MEETING (BY INVITATION ONLY)

Member Networking Meeting in Calgary

February 11th, 2020, 12 to 2pm (MST)

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 by invitation only.

WEBINAR (FOR MEMBERS ONLY)

NCFP webinar – Family Philanthropy: Tying grantmaking practices to shared value

February 13th, 2020, 12 to 1.15pm (EST)

Through this co-designed webinar, join NCFP and PEAK Grantmaking to learn more about the first Principle for Peak Grantmaking: Tie Practices with Values and hear examples from family voices in NCFP’s network that have worked diligently to tie their own family values to their grantmaking.

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.

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 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