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Fact Sheets

Snapshot of Canada's Community Foundation Movement (2015)A 2015 overview of facts and figures about Canada's community foundation movement

Five Questions to Ask Your Investment ManagerFrom our partner at Mawer Investment Management.

Community Fund for Canada's 150th Fact Sheet (2016)A fact sheet for organizations interested in applying to the Community Fund for Canada's 150th.

Community Philanthropy Fellowship: Backgrounder (2016)A backgrounder on the new Community Philanthropy Fellowship, in partnership with The Carold Institute.

Election Tip Sheet (2015)A resource for community foundations interested in engaging political candidates in Vital Signs.

150Alliance: Our Promise to Canada (2015)An overview of 150Alliance principles and values.


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Guides

Professional Advisors eResource (2016)An online guide for professional advisors to help with charitable giving.

Tools and Resources for Vital Conversations (2016)A guide for community foundations to help with planning a Vital Conversation, part of the Vital Signs program.

Better Together: A Guide for Charity / Non-Charity Partnerships (2016)This handbook seeks to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of charity and non-charity partnerships.

Guide for Community Foundations (2016)A guide to the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th for participating community foundations.

Hosting a community conversation for Canada’s 150th (2016)A series of tools and resources that will help you host a community conversation around Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation.

Smart & Caring Communities: Guide for starting a community foundation or fund (2015)A guide for starting a community foundation or a community fund, using British Columbia as an example.


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Manuals

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.

Canada 150 Conversation Kit (2013)A guide to imagining Canada's 150th anniversary

Policy Guidelines and Template Manual (2009)Ensure good governance practices with this comprehensive list of policies and template forms

Impact Investing: Responsible Investing Questions for Fund Managers (2009)Common questions for community foundations to ask fund managers about responsible investing.

Key Policies for Canadian Community Foundations (2016)If you are looking to update or review policies this is the resource you need to ensure good governance. Each policy includes reference to Imagine Canada's accreditation process.


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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

Belonging: Exploring Connection to Community, Vol. 2 (2016)This year’s report focuses on one side of Belonging Street – using the lens of social participation to better understand how we as individuals feel that we belong.

Sustainable Food Systems - A Landscape Assessment for Canadian Philanthropy (2016)This report explores the current Canadian food system and highlights key opportunities for funders to support work to drive significant and systemic impact in this field.

Taking the pulse of community foundation food activity across Canada (2015)A follow up to our national 2013 Vital Signs report "Fertile Ground".

Belonging: Exploring connection to community (2015)Our 2015 Vital Signs report looks back over the past 50 years at our sense of belonging and where we as communities and a country are going next.

150Alliance: Founding Meeting - Ottawa (2015)An overview of activity and engagement at the inaugural 150Alliance event in Ottawa.

150Alliance: Meeting Summary - Halifax (2015)An overview of activity and engagement at the 150Alliance roadshow event in Halifax.


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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

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.

Deed of Gift Template (2016)Formally known as Creating a Good Fund Agreement, this template provides the key clauses needed to establish a fund.

Fundraising Tips for Board Members (2014)Strong leadership and active participation by Board members are key to making a difference locally.

Role of the Board Chair (2011)


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Toolkits

CFC Logos and Guidelines (2017)Community Foundations of Canada's logo in various formats and brand guidelines

Communications Toolkit for Community Foundations (2016)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.

Smart & Caring Communities Toolkit for Community Foundations (2014)This toolkit provides community foundations with a series of five modules of tools to discuss, plan, promote and activate Smart & Caring Communities in your hometown.


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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

Vital Signs - Communications (2017)Communications strategies for community foundations participating in Vital Signs.

Vital Signs - Community Engagement and Collaboration (2017)A webinar on engaging your community in the Vital Signs program.

Vital Signs Orientation (2017)An overview of the Vital Signs program.

Five Questions to Ask Your Investment Manager (2016)From our partner at Mawer Investment Management.

Vital Signs Report Template

Managing People and Their Work (2016)The final webinar in our 3 part series will explore the nuts and bolts of managing foundation staff.


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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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