Resource Library

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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SDG Guidebook and Toolkit

This package provides a detailed introduction to the United Nations…

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This package provides a detailed introduction to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the context of community foundation engagement and philanthropy. It provides practical, real-life examples of SDG-based work in local community foundations, as well as ideas and steps for aligning current community foundation work with the SDGs.

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IRP Program Guidelines: Round Two (2)

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The following document is intended to help Social purpose organizations interested in applying to the IRP through the steps of preparing and submitting their application.

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IRP Application form for non-profits, coops, and companies: Round…

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Interested in preparing your IRP application form in advance? These sample application forms feature the same questions as the application portal. Once the portal is open on Sept. 8, 2020, you can transfer your answers and submit your application.

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IRP Application form for Charities: Round Two (2)

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Interested in preparing your IRP application form in advance? These sample application forms feature the same questions as the application portal. Once the portal is open on Sept. 8, 2020, you can transfer your answers and submit your application.

Webinar
Beyond Diversity: Let’s Talk Intersectionality

This is the first of a two part series that…

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What is intersectionality? How does it apply to me and our work at the community foundation? In this interactive webinar we explore the foundational concepts behind intersectionality and how power shows up in our everyday lives and work. This is the first of a two part series that supports our learning and work on gender equality and is open to all staff, board members and volunteers of community foundations. Presenter: Mai Ngo, Gender Consultant Mai Ngo is a Gender, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist with extensive experience in applying gender-based intersectional frameworks to improve programs, policies and procedures.

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Feminist Grantmaking: The Power of Purpose

Come engage with experts to learn about feminist grant making…

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COVID 19 has exacerbated gender equality in Canada. Women are facing more job losses, doing more essential work and doing more work at home. Community Foundations can play a role, now more than ever, in closing the gender gap. In 2019 the Canadian Foundations of Canada and its partners launched The Gender Equality Fund, a national effort to deliver new momentum for women’s movements in Canada. In the pilot phase more than 35 projects were funded with an innovative gender lens. Come engage with experts to learn about feminist grant making and the power of its impacts. Facilitator: Mai Ngo Mai Ngo is a Gender, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist with extensive experience in applying gender-based intersectional frameworks to improve programs, policies and procedures.

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ECSF Equity Lightning Talks: COVID-19 & Black Communities in…

In this 30 minute ‘Lightning Talk’ we will hear stories…

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In this 30 minute ‘Lightning Talk’ we will hear stories and perspectives from leaders in the Black community of how COVID-19 is impacting Black Canadians. We will hear from: Agapi Gessesse, Executive Director of Careers Education Empowerment Centre for Young Black Professionals Evelynl Myrie, President, Afro Canadian Caribbean Association of Hamilton and District Amanuel Melles, Director, Network for the Advancement of Black Communities (NABC)

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ECSF Equity Lightning Talks: The Gendered Experience of COVID…

This ‘Lightning Talk’ will share the gendered impact of COVID-19…

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This ‘Lightning Talk’ will share the gendered impact of COVID-19 through first-person perspectives. We will hear from: Anuradha Dugal, Senior Director, Community Initiatives & Policy, Canadian Women’s Foundation Nadine Sookermany, Executive Director, Women’s Health Clinic Deepa Mattoo, Director Legal Services at the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic

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ECSF Equity Lightning Talk: The Impact of COVID-19 on…

In this 30 minute ‘Lightning Talk’ we will hear stories…

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In this 30 minute ‘Lightning Talk’ we will hear stories and perspectives from leaders in the Indigenous community of how COVID-19 is impacting Indigenous peoples. We will hear from: Kris Archie from The Circle on Philanthropy Jessica Bolduc from 4Rs Youth Movement