The work of Prince’s Charities Canada (PCC) is focused on The Prince of Wales’s core interests which have been well-established in the UK for more than 30 years. These include improving the lives of disadvantaged youth, education, responsible business, improving the built environment, regeneration of heritage, environmental sustainability and support for the armed forces. PCC works with existing Canadian charities already connected to The Prince and facilitates new opportunities for charitable organizations in Canada and the U.K. to work together.
The organization’s objectives are guided by the work of The Prince’s Charities, a group of 16 non-profit U.K. organizations, of which The Prince of Wales is President. These charities collectively work in 38 countries and form the largest multi-cause charitable enterprise in the U.K., raising nearly $200 million each year. Initiatives are focused on The Prince’s main areas of work and are delivered by our partner organizations.
Our Canadian Partners
The Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF)
The Canadian Institute of Forestry/l’Institut forestier du Canada (CIF/IFC) is the national voice of forest practitioners. Formed in 1908, the Institute represents foresters, forest technologists and technicians, ecologists, biologists, geographers, educators, scientists and many others with a professional interest in forestry. The Institute’s mission is to provide national leadership in forestry, promote competence among forestry professionals, and foster public awareness of Canadian and international forestry issues.
Visit them at: www.cif-ifc.org
Futurpreneur Canada (formerly The Canadian Youth Business Foundation) champions youth entrepreneurship across Canada by providing pre- and post-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing and mentoring to empower young Canadians, aged 18 to 34, to start and grow a business that contributes to sustainable economic development in their communities. Futurpreneur Canada is an international affiliate of The Prince of Wales’s Youth Business International charity.
Visit them at: www.futurpreneur.ca
The National Trust for Canada
The National Trust for Canada is a national membership-based, non-profit organization and registered charity established in 1973. Based in Ottawa, the National Trust is the only national organization working to protect Canada’s historic places for future generations. The National Trust is dedicated to promoting the conservation, understanding and appreciation of our nation’s heritage buildings, historic places and cultural landscapes.
Visit them at: http://www.nationaltrustcanada.ca/
The Royal Conservatory of Music
The Royal Conservatory is one of the largest and most respected music education institutions in the world. Providing the definitive standard of excellence through its curriculum, assessment, performance and teacher education programs.
Visit them at: www.rcmusic.ca
Enactus Canada is a community of student, academic and business leaders enabling progress through entrepreneurial action.
Guided by academic advisors and business experts, the student leaders of Enactus Canada (formerly Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship – ACE) create and implement community empowerment projects and business ventures in communities coast to coast. Beyond transforming lives, this experience also helps students develop the talent and perspective essential to leadership in our ever changing world.
Visit them at: www.enactus.ca
The Wellesley Institute is a Toronto-based, non-profit and non-partisan research and policy institute. It focuses on developing research, policy and community mobilization to advance population health. The Institute’s work is conducted through four core pillars: housing, healthcare, economics and immigrant health.
Visit them at: www.wellesleyinstitute.com
U for Change
U for Change provides youth with the opportunity to nurture their creative passion through hands-on arts workshops led by a team of talented mentors, including actors, playwrights, filmmakers, photographers, fashion designers and DJs. They also work with youth to support their ultimate goals by providing educational and career mapping, assistance applying to higher education and various internship programs.
Visit them at: www.uforchange.org
Royal patronage is granted by a member of the Royal family in order to help bring recognition to the group’s achievements and to the contributions of different sectors of public life.