Resource Library

Welcome to our Resource Library! Our most recent and relevant resources for community foundations and other philanthropic organizations are organized in the sections below. Hover over each box for more information.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Our older resources have been archived, but can still be accessed using our advanced search functionality.  Use the search bar above to locate a resource by keyword – you can filter further by selecting the type of resource or category it falls under.

Foundation Essentials

Community Foundation 101, Administration and Finance, Governance and Policies, Fund Development, Marketing and Communications

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Planning for Impact

Grantmaking, Vital Signs, Community Fund for Canada's 150th, Smart & Caring Communities, Evaluation

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Talent and Leadership

Community Knowledge, HR Management

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Latest Resources

Vital Signs – Communications (2017)

Webinars - Communications strategies for community foundations participating in Vital Signs.

Community Foundation Regulatory Checklist (2017)

Manuals - A guide to legal and fiscal requirements for community foundations under Canada’s Income Tax Act.

Snapshot of Canada’s Community Foundation Movement (2015)

Fact Sheets - A 2015 overview of facts and figures about Canada's community foundation movement

Popular Resources

Five Questions to Ask Your Investment Manager (2016)

Webinars - From our partner at Mawer Investment Management.

Community Fund for Canada's 150th Fact Sheet (2016)

Fact Sheets - A fact sheet for organizations interested in applying to the Community Fund for Canada's 150th.

Hosting a community conversation for Canada’s 150th (2016)

Guides - A series of tools and resources that will help you host a community conversation around Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation.