Be Ready. Be Brave. Begin.
This year’s summit invites subject matter experts in the fields of engagement, anti-racism, equitable grantmaking, and fund development to lead conversations and presentations that will lead to a greater understanding of the actions required for social change. Alongside these presentations, we are excited to be working with partners across a diversity of sectors to bring you key information and updates on the tools and technology working to improve your internal management, organization and communications, so that you can support your staff, board and grantees, while also working towards your overarching goals.
Where We Stand.
As a national organization, Community Foundations of Canada operates across the land traditionally known as Turtle Island. The first Community Foundation in Canada was founded and established in 1921 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Treaty 1 territory, and the traditional land of the Michif Piyii (Métis), the Anishinabewaki, and the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ.
The reality is not all, and likely not most, of CFC’s ancestors built this movement with reconciliation, equity, or justice in mind. As an organization, we have continued to benefit from their individual decisions, despite the fact that these choices have historically marginalized and negatively affected Indigenous and other racialized communities across Turtle Island. In order to better understand the space we occupy, we must look into our history, the history of the land we operate on, and how our work has affected, and continues to affect, racialized or otherwise marginalized communities in different, potentially adverse ways.
Relentlessly Pursuing a Future Where Everyone Belongs.
Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) is the national leadership organization for Canada’s 191 local community foundations. Together with 191 community foundations across the country, we help drive local solutions for national change on the issues that matter most to Canadians. We’re building a movement that connects community foundations, Canadians and partners to create a just, sustainable future.