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.

#Webinar Wednesday

Reducing inequality: commitments and contributions that foundations can make


Wednesday September 22nd 2021, 2 – 3: 15PM EST

Most foundations aim to contribute in positive ways to the welfare of their community. However – and despite the best of intentions — the sum of their choices and actions don’t always work together to reduce social and economic inequality.

Save the date for PFC's Annual Conference!

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


November 4th – 5th and November 9th – 10th from 1 PM (ET)

PGSAG Monthly Rendez-vous. Exclusive to PFC Program and Grantmaking Staff.

Friday, September 17, 2021, 1:00 PM (ET)

Join us and reconnect with your peers during this first rendez-vous of the season! Open to all program staff of PFC member foundations. See you there!


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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Past Events

JEDI Accelerator

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


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

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).