Pre-conference Program

There are a host of pre-conference learning events and activities happening prior to the 2017 Community Foundations Conference in Ottawa-Gatineau.

Please note that pre-conference program activities must be registered for separately from the 2017 Community Foundations Conference.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Peer Gatherings

Community Foundations of Canada’s 2017 Peer Gatherings will provide professional development opportunities for community foundation staff along with a chance to reconnect and share knowledge about specific areas of practice. Open to community foundations staff only.

Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: The Westin Ottawa Hotel
Registration fee: $75

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If you are interested in helping to curate the discussions for the peer gatherings, please contact us.

Francophonie Summit

A meeting of francophone philanthropic leaders from Canada and around the world to discuss key issues in community philanthropy and opportunities for collaboration. This meeting will take place entirely in French.

Please note that this meeting intended for grant-makers and networks of grant-makers, to support their collaboration. Thank you for your understanding.

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (lunch included)
Location: The Westin Ottawa Hotel

If you are interested in attending the Francophonie Summit please email Sara Lyons for more information.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Master Classes

As part of the pre-conference program during the morning of May 11, the 2017 Master Classes will offer participants a deeper dive into important areas of community foundation work.

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Registration: $25

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Site Visits

As part of the pre-conference program during the morning of May 11, the 2017 Site Visits will offer participants an opportunity to tour a variety of locations unique to the community of Ottawa. Space is limited for each Site Visit so please register early.

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Registration: Free for conference participants

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Experience Ottawa Tours

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Registration: Free for conference participants (except for the Indigenous Walking Tour and ByTown Museum visits)

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