September 11, 2020

Virtual Gathering Sessions Unveiled


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

Given the COVID crisis, PFC has postponed its Quebec City conference to October 2021. Instead, PFC is hosting a 2020 gathering on Attendify on November 17-19. By adapting to the new normal, this event will serve PFC members and the broader philanthropic community to pause, reflect, and plan ahead. For the very first time, PFC will offer a Young Professionals Pricing to encourage a new generation of change-makers to be part of the conversation today. The overarching themes of this 3-days programming will be as follows:

Day 1:

  • In conversation with Senator Ratna Omidvar
  • Anti-Racism at The Heart of the COVID-19 Response: Tools and Approaches For Foundations
  • Philanthropy and COVID-19: The Urgency of Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion From The Inside Out

Day 2: 

  • Foundation Investing 2.0: Impact Aligned Portfolios, Director’s Questions Answered (Sessions offered in both official languages)
  • Sustainable Finance – Accelerating The Transition To a Sustainable Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery 
  • Using a Climate Lense as a Multiplier Effect For Positive Philanthropic Impact 

Day 3:

  • Reflecting On The Canadian Landscape: Re-shaping The Future of philanthropy in Canada
  • Philanthropy in Motion: Towards The Goals of Agenda 2030
  • Trust-Based Philanthropy: A Tool For Systemic Change

If you have any questions, please contact Jihane El Atifi at



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