June 4, 2021

Last Updated

September 27, 2023


The Muttart Foundation, Université du Québec à Montréal, Philanthropic Foundations Canada

Practice Area

Intersections and Innovations

Jean-Marc Fontan, Université du Québec à Montréal

Jean-Marc Fontan, PhD, is professor of sociology at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). His fields of specialization are economic sociology, local development, social innovation, partnership research on poverty, social mobilization, and philanthropy.

Hilary Pearson, formerly, Philanthropic Foundations Canada

Hilary Pearson is the former president of Philanthropic Foundations Canada, the national member network for grantmaking foundations in Canada. After stepping down from PFC in 2019, she became co-chair of the federal Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector and continues to serve on several national nonprofit boards. She is an active observer and commentator on philanthropic trends and foundation practices in Canada and elsewhere, contributing frequently to The Philanthropist, appearing at conferences, and speaking on webinars about philanthropy, public policy, and governance in the nonprofit sector.