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Snapshot of Canada's Community Foundation Movement (2017)This resource presents an overview of the work of community foundations across Canada.

Community Foundations of Canada website beginner's guidePutting together a website for your foundation? Start with this blueprint and template content.

Suggested chart of accounts packageThis resource will help with your T3010 Charity Return.

How community foundations can engage with the Sustainable Development GoalsThis document presents an overview of the SDGs and what they mean for our movement

Working with a community foundationA one-page overview of how community foundations can work with donors

Types of charitable fundsThis document presents an overview of types of funds available to a prospective donor.


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Fact Sheets

Snapshot of Canada's Community Foundation Movement (2017)This resource presents an overview of the work of community foundations across Canada.

Types of charitable fundsThis document presents an overview of types of funds available to a prospective donor.

Supporting your charitable organizationThis resource explains to donors how funds can support the charity of their choice.

What is a community foundation?This is the “elevator pitch” to explain what a community foundation does.

How can we fund our operations?Community foundations all have multiple sources of revenue, but what is the right mix for your size?

Snapshot of Canada's Community Foundation Movement (2016)A 2016 overview of facts and figures about Canada's community foundation movement


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Guides

Community Foundations of Canada website beginner's guidePutting together a website for your foundation? Start with this blueprint and template content.

Suggested chart of accounts packageThis resource will help with your T3010 Charity Return.

Providing a gift in your willIncluding a charitable bequest in a will is a simple way of making a lasting gift.

How can we fund our operations?Community foundations all have multiple sources of revenue, but what is the right mix for your size?

When Disaster Strikes: A guide for community foundationsThis resource details the different ways foundations can be prepared for natural and human-made disasters that may affect their communities.

Vital Signs Brand GuidelinesSee how to properly reference Vital Signs in your published material


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Manuals

Community Foundations of Canada website beginner's guidePutting together a website for your foundation? Start with this blueprint and template content.

Suggested chart of accounts packageThis resource will help with your T3010 Charity Return.

When Disaster Strikes: A guide for community foundationsThis resource details the different ways foundations can be prepared for natural and human-made disasters that may affect their communities.

Identifying the true donorHow to properly identify true donors for the Canada Revenue Agency

Community Foundation Regulatory Checklist (2017)A guide to legal and fiscal requirements for community foundations under Canada’s Income Tax Act.

Community Foundation Start Up Manual (2014)The steps to help you get a community foundation started and launched in your community.


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Podcasts

Podcast: “Yellowstone to Yukon” with Harvey Locke - Part 2 (2013)Speech by Canadian conservationist Harvey Locke on community and the environment.

Podcast: “Yellowstone to Yukon” with Harvey Locke - Part 1 (2013)Speech by Canadian conservationist Harvey Locke on community and the environment.

Podcast: What's Next For Community Philanthropy with Gabriel Kasper (2013)Gabriel Kasper of the Monitor Institute discusses the future of community philanthropy.


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Reports

Annual Report 2017Explore our Year in Review!

Financial Statements (2017)Community Foundations of Canada's 2017 financial statements

The Next 150: A national conversation on Canada and the Sustainable Development GoalsA report on the National conversation on Canada and the SDGs (Part II)

Bringing society together around the Sustainable Development GoalsA report on the National conversation on Canada and the SDGs

Bringing Canadian Civil Society Together around the Sustainable Development GoalsA summary report of the first national conversation on Canada and the SDGs, hosted by CFC and CCIC.

Financial Statements (2016)Community Foundation of Canada’s 2016 financial statements.


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Stories

Smart & Caring Stories in ActionA collection of smart & caring stories from communities across the country.

Smart & Caring True Sport in Action (2014)Stories of how community foundations and sport organizations are working together.


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Tips and Tools

Suggested chart of accounts packageThis resource will help with your T3010 Charity Return.

What is a community foundation?This is the “elevator pitch” to explain what a community foundation does.

Providing a gift in your willIncluding a charitable bequest in a will is a simple way of making a lasting gift.

Gift of Securities (2016)An overview of the guidelines in accepting a gift of securities for your foundation.

Directors and Officers Liability (2016)Outlines the components of insurance for board members and the foundation.

Acknowledgement Guidelines (2016)Acknowledgement guidelines for community foundations and grant recipients of the Community Fund for Canada's 150th.


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Toolkits

Community Foundations of Canada Logos and Guidelines (2019)Community Foundations of Canada's logo in various formats and brand guidelines

When Disaster Strikes: A guide for community foundationsThis resource details the different ways foundations can be prepared for natural and human-made disasters that may affect their communities.

Vital Signs communications toolkit and webinar for Community foundations (2017)A communications package for community foundations participating in Vital Signs 2016.

Sport and Belonging: A “how-to” for community foundations (2016)In conjunction with our Vital Signs report on Sport and Belonging, we have developed this guide to help community foundations explore this approach in your community.

Sport & Philanthropy Toolkit (2016)This resource is a playbook for sport organizations and community foundations that are interested in working together to unlock funding for community benefit.

HR Toolkit (2015)An online resource to help managers, employees and Board members manage HR in nonprofits.


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Videos

You Make Your Community: National TV Ad (2014)CFCs first national television ad, produced as a part of the #YouMakeYourCommunity awareness campaign.

Message from Rideau Hall (2013)Recorded specially for community foundations, this template address can be used in presentations, on websites, or live at events.

Fertile Ground video (2013)A visual look at community knowledge from CFC’s national 2013 Vital Signs report.


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Webinars

Data collection for your catchment area 101This webinar helps you identify best practices to accurately describe your catchment area for the Vital Signs national data collection.

The role of artificial intelligence in the philanthropic sectorArtificial Intelligence: What is it? How do we embrace it for transformative social potential?

Develop a winning digital engagement & social media strategyThis webinar explores a few essential steps for developing a winning digital and social media strategy.

Critical financial internal controls for community foundations (Part 5 of 5)The final webinar in our financial stewardship series provides an overview on the importance of internal financial controls necessary for all community foundations.

Reading and understanding community foundation financial statements and reports (Part 4 of 5)This webinar focuses on strengthening your financial understanding by reviewing the various components of audited financial statements, key financial health metrics and internal financial reporting.

Tips for preparing your T3010 charitable tax returns — 2019This screencast is an updated version of what hat you need to know to successfully complete your foundation’s charitable tax return.


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Websites

Annual Report: 2015 Year in Review (2016)Annual Report and Financial Statements (2015)

HR Resource Centre (2015)HR tools and resources for nonprofit management and performance.

Labour Market Information (2015)Labour market information about Canada’s nonprofit sector and labour force.

Career Explorer (2015)Interactive tool to explore career opportunities in Canada’s nonprofit sector.


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