Learning Institute

Preparing community foundations for the future

Whether you are a seasoned board member, staff person or new to the work of community foundations, Community Foundations of Canada’s Learning Institute provides ongoing educational experiences and resources tailored to you and your community foundations’ needs.

Through a combination of useful and timely research, practical tools and knowledge and  training and experiential learning, our goal is to support leaders in the community philanthropy sector in anticipating new trends, seizing emerging opportunities, addressing risks, technological changes and more.

The Learning Institute has three main orientations :

Building Skills

You will discover practical tools, resources and ideas that ground you in the essentials of running and leading a community foundation including governance, communications, financial administration and fund development. Explore some of our upcoming events.

Accelerating Impact

Are you looking to deepen your learning on a particular topic or issue? In addition to our regular workshops, webinars and learning communities, we’re pleased to introduce two workshop series. Our Leadership Learning Community, a six-part series from December 2018 to June 2019 is a deep dive into current best practices, emerging trends and new ways of approaching challenges and opportunities in the ever-changing world of community philanthropy. Our new Rural Philanthropy Learning Community takes place from November 2018 to May 2019, and is entirely focused on the unique opportunities and challenges of the rural philanthropy landscape.  

Building Strong Communities of Tomorrow

Through information-sharing, new data hubs, workshops and learning communities, we provide opportunities to exchange information, leverage collective intelligence, and in turn strengthen Canadian communities. For example, visit our new Data Hub, a self-serve data visualizations for faster, smarter decision-making.

Other Ideas and Suggestions for Us?

The Learning Institute is designed as a responsive and evolving program and suite of offerings. We are always happy to take your suggestions and requests for programming you feel would be beneficial and engaging. Reach out to us or connect with us via social media!


Proudly supported by our Learning Institute partner:

Foundant Technologies has specialized in helping to maximize the impact of the philanthropic community through intuitive technology solutions since 2007. Through a company-wide dedication to honest, lasting relationships, Foundant strives to ensure success for its grantmaker, grantseeker and community foundation clients above all else.