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Welcome to our Resource Library! Whether you are a seasoned staff member or a new board member, our Learning Institute offers ongoing educational experiences and learning resources tailored to your — and your Community Foundation’s — needs.

We help leaders in the community philanthropy sector to identify important trends, seize emerging opportunities, strategically address risks, capitalize on new technologies and more. We provide useful and timely research, practical tools and tips and experiential learning opportunities designed to help you and your Community Foundation work better and achieve more.

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COVID-19 Webinar Recording: Best practices for engaging in virtual…

As we swiftly adapt to working remotely, staff are distributed…

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As we swiftly adapt to working remotely, staff are distributed and we are engaging in more virtual meetings, this webinar shares key practices that will help your next meeting run smoothly. Grantbook also shares some tips and ideas on leveraging tools available through Zoom and other platforms.

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COVID-19 Webinar Recording: Giving to Non-Qualified Donees

This webinar discussed the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requirements for…

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This webinar discussed the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requirements for working with non-registered charities and other non-qualified donees. It explored how to meet the CRA requirements in a practical way, as well as in a way that protects your foundation and supports the on-the-ground organizations working directly with those in need. This event was hosted by Philanthropic Foundations Canada (PFC), and featured speakers Troy McEachren and Susan Manwaring from Miller Thomas.

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A COVID-19 Statement from CFC, PFC, EFC, and The…

With input from the charitable and nonprofit sectors, we’ve outlined…

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A statement from Philanthropic Foundations Canada, Environment Funders Canada, Community Foundations of Canada and The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. With input from the charitable and nonprofit sectors, we’ve outlined five guiding principles to assist foundations in supporting their grantees through this time. We invite foundations across the country to adapt these to their context and join us in their implementation so that the organizations we fund can carry on their important work in our communities throughout and after the crisis.

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The COVID-19 Pandemic: Key considerations for charity and non-profit…

This article discusses key governance considerations that should be top…

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As coronavirus spreads, registered charities and non-profit organizations (“NPOs”) that help the needy and vulnerable are likely to face unprecedented demands. Thus, it is critical that operations continue to the extent possible. This article discusses some key governance considerations that should be top of mind for management and boards of directors in the coming weeks, if not months.

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COVID-19 Webinar: Managing Investments in Volatile Markets

Approaches and strategies around managing your investments during these challenging…

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Approaches and strategies around managing your investments during these challenging times. Featuring Andrew Johnson from Mawer Investment Management and Lars Boggild from Vancity Community Investment Bank.

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COVID-19 Webinar (Slide Deck): How are community foundations responding?

An online conversation bringing together stakeholders from community foundations across…

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An online conversation bringing together stakeholders from community foundations across Canada to share information and examples of emerging strategies and responses to the pandemic.

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COVID-19 Webinar: How are community foundations responding?

An online conversation bringing together stakeholders from community foundations across…

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An online conversation bringing together stakeholders from community foundations across Canada to share information and examples of emerging strategies and responses to the pandemic.

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Vital Conversations Powered by Leith Wheeler (Program Overview)

Community Foundations of Canada’s national Vital Signs partner, Leith Wheeler…

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Inspired by the value that Vital Conversations are bringing to communities across the country, Community Foundations of Canada’s national Vital Signs partner, Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd. is providing $10,000 in both 2020 and 2021 to support Vital Conversations as part of their multi-year commitment to the Vital Signs program.

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Guidelines for Hosting Vital Conversations

Key tips for organizing Vital Conversations, both in connection with…

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A Vital Conversation is a facilitated conversation with members of your community. Vital Conversations can collect insight and data from the community that can be used to guide future granting priorities, to guide conversations with new donors, or to raise awareness of your community foundation and its leadership. Key tips for organizing Vital Conversations, both in connection with the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge and for other community convening efforts.

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SDG 101 Webinar for Community Foundations

As we start the new year, learn why the SDGs…

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The UN Sustainable Development Goals are a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. As we start the new year, learn why the SDGs are important to our work as community foundations and discover how community foundations are connecting their local efforts to a broader and ambitious global agenda to improve the world around us. Presenter: JP Bervoets, VP, Community Foundations of Canada