PFC Symposium 2017

Listen. Learn. Act.
The Opportunities for Canadian Philanthropy

October 17, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm and
October 18, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hotel Omni Mont-Royal, Montreal

PFC’s biennial symposium provides philanthropic leaders with a unique opportunity to learn from and exchange with colleagues from across the country. The 2017 PFC symposium will be held in Montréal, Québec at the Omni Hotel on October 17-18.


Through roundtable discussions, interactive breakout sessions and panel conversations, the symposium will bring together foundations leaders and funders from across Canada. Some of the questions we will discuss:

  • How can Canadian philanthropy listen more effectively to our community partners?
  • How do we hear the voices of those most affected by injustice in our community?
  • How do we question our own assumptions and overcome imbalances in power and privilege?
  • And how do we find and share what works in community?

Our Goals

  • To initiate an open conversation among Canadian funders about the processes, practices, assumptions and biases that shape their listening and their learning about diverse perspectives on current social and community issues.
  • To introduce Canadian funders to some current examples of approaches and practices that foster more open and inclusive listening and learning.
  • To generate insights and to share specific ideas that can be taken back to share with colleagues and to apply locally.

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