The CIC is an independent, non-partisan membership organization and think tank dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civil society leaders and other interested citizens to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing Canada and other countries.

One way the CIC maintains its independence is through a diversity of funding sources. These include member dues; donations by members, individuals, corporations and foundations; corporate membership; International Journal (subscriptions); and project funding from government agencies and foundations.

Key Funders

CIC’s Funding Policies

Funding Breakdown

The CIC is committed to independent, non-partisan research and scholarship. The institution does not take positions on matters of policy. A wide range of views are presented in our website, publications and events.

Donors may not direct the outcome of any research or event, and those who fund fellowships are not involved in the selection of candidates to fill those posts.

The CIC is a registered charity in Canada and all contributions are fully deductible within the limits of the law. A full list of donors is published each year in conjunction with the CIC’s annual report.

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Your tax-deductible gift will help enable the CIC continue to be a trusted resource for policy makers, the media and others who care about foreign policy and international relations.