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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

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


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Fact Sheets

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

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.


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Guides

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

Balanced Investing 2.0A look at a new investing option for foundations

Impact Investing Guidebook for Canadian FoundationsA resource to help community foundations build out their impact investing practice

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.


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Manuals

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.

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


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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

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.

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.


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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

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.

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

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

Communications strategies for community foundations participating in Vital Signs

Engaging the next generation of philanthropistsJoin Aneil Gokhale and Nicole Lilauwala of the Toronto Foundation to learn about their Vision 2020 initiative

Using data and research for your Vital SignsThis webinar will elaborate on the different types of data collection you can use for your Vital Signs

Working with professional advisorsThis webinar features strategies for building a strong advisor network for your foundation

Engaging your community in Vital SignsThis webinar will go over best practices and how you can engage your community through all phases of Vital Signs.

Taking the pulse of your community: An introduction to Vital Signs for community foundationsA look ahead at what's in store for community foundations participating in Vital Signs in 2018.


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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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