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.


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 Co-hosted Event

National Philanthropy Day: Panel Discussion
The Role of Foundations in the 21st Century

November 19, 2019, 4 PM until 6 PM EST, Le Gesù – 1200, de Bleury st., Montréal

The Foundation of Greater Montreal is pleased to invite you to its 7th National Philanthropy Day celebration, organized in collaboration with PFC. This year’s topic, the role of foundations in the community in the 21st century, will be discussed by a panel of philanthropy experts and professionals.

What is the role of foundations in our society? How can they better intervene to answer the most pressing issues? Does the traditional philanthropic model need to change?


PFC 2020 Conference in Quebec City

 October 20th to the 22nd 2020

Save the Date

Join PFC and your colleagues for its biennial Conference in Quebec City. More info to come, but you will not want to miss it.


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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