With transformation as a narrative framework, we are able to address a variety of topics and analyze them on different scales, at the level of individuals, organizations and ecosystems.  

Since the cohort is intended to be a safe space for learning, reflection and inspiration, we are favouring a variety of approaches: exchanges, case presentations, co-development and occasional interventions by actors from the field. Since experimentation is also our watchword, new learning activities will be developed with the participants with the intention of not only supporting them in their personal reflections but also in their change processes within their organizations.

Registration for the 9th cohort is now closed!

Over a period of 8 months, a dozen NPO executive directors meet to deepen and exchange their knowledge on various issues they encounter in their daily professional lives. New models of management, storytelling, financing, communication, governance, impact… the topics are diversified and adapted to the expressed interests and needs of each cohort.

Participants à la 8e cohorte
The participants of the 8th cohort (the best)

Organizations wishing to initiate a reflection in a changing and complex environment or who would like to facilitate the implementation of new ways of doing things within their team.

The sessions and teaching supports are mainly in French. 

The activities offered through Philagora are usually free of charge. However, to underline the investment of time and energy required of participating organizations, a contribution to the fees, as well as a resolution from the Board of Directors, are requested. 

  • $500 for organizations with revenues* of $300,000 or less
  • $1,000 for organizations with revenues between $300,000 and $2 million
  • $1,500 for organizations with revenues over $2 million

*According to the most recent financial statements.

These registration fees include:  

  • The sessions of training
  • Fees for external speakers and trainers 
  • Teaching materials 
  • Meals and meeting rooms
  • Personalized support, according to the needs of each organization

Various actors contribute to the cohort.

The Foundation’s philanthropic activities team acts as host, co-facilitator and liaison with the various stakeholders who share their knowledge.

The meetings will be held in person at the Centre St-Pierre, 1212 Panet Street, in Montreal.

A 2-day retreat will be held at Orford Musique premises (Estrie), Thursday 21 and Friday 22 September 2023.

  • Friday, October 27, 2023
  • Friday, November 24, 2023
  • Friday, January 19, 2024
  • Friday, February 23, 2024
  • Friday March 22, 2024
  • Friday April 26, 2024

The application period will be from June 1st to June 16, 2023 at noon: 
– Fill out the form here
– Attach a resolution from your Board of Directors supporting your participation

You need to convince the members of your Board that your participation in the cohort is a well-worth investment?
We thought of you! Here is a series of arguments that convinced us to launch the cohort! (available in French only)

For more information, please contact us at 514-876-4555 or at

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