Starting a Foundation
Looking to set up a private foundation? PFC offers a guide to help you and your family through the most important questions that you may have. Once a decision is made, the registration and incorporation steps can be handled with assistance from lawyers specializing in nonprofit law.
If you are interested in starting a charity that functions as a fundraising foundation, we suggest that you consult the information available from Imagine Canada, the organization for charities and nonprofits in Canada, or the CRA website.
Starting a Foundation: A Guide for Philanthropists
3rd edition, revised 2015
This popular guide addresses personal and practical questions for would-be philanthropists to help them decide on the option of starting a foundation of their own.
The Philanthropic Conversation: A Guide For Professional Financial Advisors
This guide provides advice for professional financial advisors to guide them in their philanthropic discussions with clients. Based on a series of articles inspired by a unique Canadian research study: The Philanthropic Conversation: Understanding Financial Advisors’ Approaches and High Net Worth Individuals’ Perspectives.
Looking to register a charity or foundation? Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) charities and giving section on their web site contains information and resources for applying and managing a registered charity as well as resources for donors.