August 21, 2019

 — August 24, 2019


4:00 pm ET

 — 1:00 pm ET


Wasan Island, Muskoka

New to the community foundation movement? Join us on beautiful Wasan Island in the Muskoka Lakes for a signature CFC event that will help you build your skills, accelerate your onboarding and connect you to peers in our pan-Canadian movement.

What you can expect from this unique event:

  • Meet and learn from experts in the fields of community leadership, organizational development and philanthropy
  • Focus on setting goals and mapping your unique professional and leadership journey
  • Develop deep connections and create tools to bring “it all” back to your own community foundation      

Our time on Wasan will provide an opportunity for all participants to build their network, play a part, try something new, and have a bit of fun!

Feedback from previous participants

“The experience at Wasan Island last year was transformative. You could not ask for a more iconic Canadian setting than a stunning island on Lake Rosseau in the Muskokas. If the scenery were not inspiring enough, my 20 new friends from across Canada provided rich encounters and provocative conversation. The “ice” was broken immediately on day one as we were led through creative exercises and activities that prompted big picture questions about the future of community philanthropy and the work that lies ahead.”

-Stuart Reid, Community Foundation Grey Bruce

The Rookie Retreat was wonderful. The experience helped me better understand the important and changing role of community foundations. It was a safe place to ask the little questions and explore the bigger ones with the Community Foundations of Canada staff and other participants — and I still do! Plus, Wasan Island was lovely and the food was fantastic!

-Karen Henders, South Saskatchewan Community Foundation


To save your spot, please contact Cindy Lindsay ( We will follow up with a more detailed agenda, travel details and logistical information in July.