PFC Conference 2022: Let’s Reconnect

3 - 4 October 2022 / Registration at capacity

PFC’s annual conference has become a key meeting point for philanthropic leaders from Canada and across the world. Our 2022 conference will be a two-day event designed specifically for funders, including private grantmakers and philanthropists, public foundations, donor advised funds, corporate donors and government funders.

PFC brings over two decades of national and global learnings about philanthropy. As a uniquely Canadian institution and charitable organization, we support our network through local, national and global engagement with their philanthropic leadership peers.

Everything is connected. If there is one lesson from more than two years of the pandemic, it is that social, economic, political and environmental systems interact and influence each other at all times. In meeting the needs of our communities, especially in times of crises, what has philanthropy learned from constantly having to adapt and respond?

Today’s philanthropic response to the pandemic can be a blueprint for future responses, including for emergencies such as the refugee and climate crises. But are the community-focused philanthropic practices that grew during the pandemic here to stay? How can the philanthropic sector foster more partnerships and increase collaboration to tackle global emergencies? How can Canadian philanthropy support the next generation of philanthropists who are calling for stronger climate action? How can philanthropic leadership step-up further and use its power to advance change in our increasingly inequitable society?

These are some of the questions that will guide our discussions to help leaders go deep on the issues that matter most in their communities.

Registration Closed

Registration is at capacity and is now closed

Health & Wellness


PFC is committed to going the extra mile to help ensure the health and safety of everyone in attendance, some of whom may be immunocompromised.

First, the conference is scheduled earlier than usual to avoid possible new COVID waves later in the fall, and to allow for some events (e.g. reception) to take place outside. After an exhaustive search of options, the only dates available were October 3 and 4 (that, we apologise, immediately precede Yom Kippur. However the program ends midday on October 4 to help allow for travel home for those who observe the holiday).

Second, our conference will, at a minimum, adhere to provincial guidelines.

However, in addition:

Consistent with Quebec’s public health guidelines, PFC encourages all conference attendees to:

– Do a rapid COVID test before attending the conference each morning. Please bring your own tests if possible. We have a limited supply of tests for those who need them.

– Wear a mask at the conference.

– Keep a distance of at least 1 metre (about 3 feet) from other participants, where possible.

– Have received at least two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine, along with the recommended boosters.

To learn more about the Québec COVID-19 recommendations, see:

PFC staff and volunteers will wear masks and are fully vaccinated.

We ask that anyone who develops COVID-19 symptoms kindly not attend the conference, and that if you develop symptoms during or shortly after the event, to let organizers know (we will of course respect your privacy).

We will continue to closely monitor developments on the local situation, and will communicate any changes as necessary.


The 2022 Annual Conference is being held at the

1001 Pl. Jean-Paul-Riopelle,
Montréal, QC  H2Z 1H5
(514) 871-8122

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  • Air Canada

    Air Canada is the official airline carrier for the 2022 PFC Conference, to be held at the PALAIS DES CONGRÈS DE MONTRÉAL from Monday, October 3, 2022, to Tuesday, October 4, 2022.

    You can enjoy instant online registration and a reduction of ten percent (10%) on eligible fares for flights. To make a reservation using the promotional code, visit and enter the following code below into the search tool.

    Promotional Code: V6XETYB1

    Applicable Rules:
    • The reservation is for the following destination: Montréal Trudeau, YUL (QC)
    • The travel period begins Monday, September 26, 2022, and ends Tuesday, October 11, 2022.
    • Travel is valid on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
    • No discount will apply to bookings made at standard fares for travel within Canada or between Canada and the United States. In the case of travel international (destinations outside of North America), discounts apply to all fares, including the standard fare.
  • VIA Rail

    VIA Rail Canada has offered PFC Conference 2022 discounted fare.

    Applicable Rules:

    • VALID: October 1, 2022 to October 6, 2022
    • TERRITORY: From any station in the VIA network to Montreal, Quebec and back.
    • RESTRICTIONS: Fare applies to a maximum of two travelers per booking.
    • STOPOVERS: One free stopover is permitted at no additional cost. For all Business class fare plans, the first stopover en route is permitted at no additional cost, as long as this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montreal or Ottawa only.
    • DISCOUNT: 10% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class.
    • EXCEPTION: The discount is not valid for Getaway Economy fares and Prestige Class.
    • IDENTIFICATION: Participants must indicate the discount code: 14257.

Registration Rates

* Please note that online fees will be added to the registration rates.
There are limited quantities for each tier rate – please reserve early to save!


Categories Tier 1

Limited Quantity
(extended until July 22)
Tier 2

Limited Quantity
(until Aug. 30)
Tier 3

Limited Quantity
(until Oct. 3)
Including The Circle, CFC and EFC members
$1,000.00 $1,100.00 $1,200.00


Non-member private or public grantmaking foundations or charitable organizations must be registered with the Canada Revenue Agency
Government, Wealth and Philanthropic Advisors, Legal Counsel, Philanthropists
$1,300.00 $1,400.00 $1,500.00
Non-grantmaking Charities, Non-profits and Academics
$875.00 $975.00 $1,075.00
Less than 30 years old and actively involved in the philanthropic community
$375.00 $375.00 $375.00
Registration to the conference includes participation in one of the site visits offered on the Tuesday afternoon. Registration at capacity and is now closed.
  • Substitutions of attendees are allowed at any time, but only one substitution is permitted per registration, in accordance with PFC’s eligibility policy. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for ensuring that all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that registration and substitution are met and that contact information for the new registrant is updated with PFC’s registration team. Requests for substitutions must be submitted in writing by email to Luc Pinsonneault.
  • Refund fees are scheduled as follows:
    • Cancellation before September 23 – full refund minus a $60 processing fee
    • Cancellation on or after September 24, or for no shows – no refund available
    Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing by email to Luc Pinsonneault.
  • The Conference is not intended to be an opportunity for solicitation of any kind, including solicitation for business, fund development or grants. Participants are asked to adhere to our policy of non-solicitation of conference attendees.

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