Let’s Keep the
Conversation Going

The 2021 PFC Conference, held on November 4-5, 9-10th, 2021 was an annual opportunity for the philanthropic community to come together, learn from one another, and better understand what’s next for philanthropy. The past two years have transformed us, both individually and collectively. 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. What are the impacts on philanthropy? How are foundations operating in the context of calls for increased accountability, transparency and more giving? How has philanthropy stepped up to better serve diverse communities? What have we learned about funder collaborations? And where is Canadian philanthropy at with climate action and how can it increase the scale and impact of measures to address the climate crisis? These are some of the questions we tried to collectively answer during the 2021 conference. 

Below you will find video recordings, daily recaps, and curated resources, including two articles covering the conference from our collaborator Future of Good.  

PFC would like to thank everyone once again who contributed and participated in our 2021 virtual conference, including our principal supporter: RBC Foundation, our partner: the Lucie et André Chagnon Foundation, and our collaborators: Community Foundations of Canada, Foundation for Black Communities, Environment Funders Canada, Millani Inc., The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, The Philanthropist Journal, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Future of Good, and le Collectif des fondations québécoises contre des inégalités.

We look forward to connecting with you in 2022! 


Explainer: Non-Qualified Donees and the Push to Fund Them Anyway

November 3, 2021

Future of Good (English Only)

What You Missed: Seven Actionable Tips for Funders From PFC’s Annual Conference

November 18, 2021

Future of Good


Find us on Youtube


Day 1: Highlights

Day 2: Highlights

Day 3: Highlights

Day 4: Highlights


2021 Conference Resources

Categorized by Session

Investment & Disbursement Survey


Snapshot of Foundation Giving in Canada in 2018 and Trends 2013-2018


Philanthropic Foundations and Commitments to Fight Inequality

Reimagining Philanthropy’s Footprint

Climate Pledge

The Canadian Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change

Towards a Shared Data Strategy for the Philanthropic Sector

Philanthropic Foundations Canada, Ontario Trillium Foundation

The Philanthropic Community’s Declaration of Action

The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, Community Foundations of Canada, Philanthropic Foundations Canada, The Counselling Foundation of Canada

Calls to Action

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Journalism Trust Initiative

What’s Next for Philanthropy in the 2020s

Monitor Institute by Deloitte

The Unfunded Report

Foundation for Black Communities