Your go-to knowledge hub for all matters related to charitable giving

As one of the largest community Foundations in Canada, the JCF is committed to be a leading partner in building philanthropy, sharing knowledge, and investing in the broader community. In this spirit, we are proud to be launching the Centre for Philanthropic Learning (CPL) this spring, the only centre of its kind in Canada.

The Centre for Philanthropic Learning will be accessible to JCF fundholders, Canadian charities, and the professional community in Montreal and beyond—free of charge and year-round. Stay tuned for bespoke training, inspiring speaker series, tax-efficient tools and charitable resources. Plus, engaging forums to share topics of interest, experiences and incubate innovation.

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CPL Launch Event

An inspirational opportunity to learn how to change the world through philanthropy


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Scott Harrison

Keynote Speaker

Founder and CEO of Charity: Water, Scott spent almost 10 years as a nightclub promoter in NYC before leaving to volunteer on the coast of Liberia as a volunteer photojournalist. Returning home to NYC two years later, he founded the nonprofit organization turning his full attention to the global water crisis and the world’s 785 million people without clean water.

Anne-Marie Boucher

Guest Speaker

Acclaimed lawyer and prominent philanthropist, Anne-Marie has been actively involved in various charitable organizations and causes in both Montreal and abroad. She brings a wealth of experience in strategic philanthropy and how to make the right choices that yield the greatest impact.

Save the date for a wide variety of engaging in-person and virtual sessions throughout the year

Whether you are a philanthropist, charity or a professional interested in learning more about assisting your clients in their philanthropic endeavors, prepared to be inspired, enlightened and empowered.

Upcoming Speakers for Donors

Tal Ben-Shahar

June 8, 2023

Positive Philanthropy: Applying the science of happiness


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Dan Pallotta

October 19, 2023

How restraints on non-profits undermine their potential


Sara Lomelin

March 14, 2024

Your invitation to disrupt philanthropy

In Person

Upcoming Speakers for Professionals

Jeremy Hampson

April 19, 2023

WHY and HOW to have the philanthropic conversation with your clients


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Shlomi Levy

May 11, 2023

Tax, Estate Planning & Ownership
Needs in the U.S.

In Person

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Mark Halpern

November 2, 2023

How to effectively use Life Insurance, RRSP’s / RRIF’s in strategic philanthropy


Upcoming Speakers for Organizations

Serena Hak

May 30, 2023

Why your story is your superpower

In Person

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Paulanne Jushkevich

October 12, 2023

Ethics & Stewardship:
A crucial role in fundraising


Danielle Poulin

January 25, 2024

Gouvernance en philanthropie (En Français)


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