Become a Donor

Canada’s role in the world has never been more important. Neither has yours.

Why Donate?
A stronger role for Canada on the world stage, fuelled by bold ideas and an engaged public. This is the vision of the CIC and we invite you to join us in realizing it. As a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, the success of the CIC depends on the generosity of our members and supporters. Your tax-deductible donation will allow the CIC, one of Canada’s oldest and most respected think tanks, to continue its mission to raise awareness of critical foreign policy issues and advance innovative Canadian-made solutions to global problems.
Individual Donations
The Century Circle

Our objectives are to spearhead innovative, policy-driven research, support promising Canadian analysts and academics, raise citizen awareness of critical global issues, and nurture Canada’s most promising future foreign policy leaders. It has never been more important for us to understand the world and to engage with it. We urge all Canadians interested in foreign affairs to join our efforts to foster greater awareness of Canadian foreign policy issues at home and amplify Canada’s voice on the global stage by supporting the CIC and becoming involved in our activities. Building Canadian foreign policy capacity is good business, and good citizenship.

Your support at the $500 donation level or higher enrolls you in CIC’s newest giving circle. Find out more about the benefits, including opportunities to shape the future of the CIC.

The Stewards’ Circle

Donors who contribute at the $5000 donation level or higher are enrolled in CIC’s newest giving circle and join Chair Emeritus the Honourable Bill Graham as Stewards of the Canadian International Council.

Corporate Donations
Since the CIC was founded in 1928, corporate Canada has played a vital role in sustaining the organization and its mission. In turn, the CIC helps to equip our corporate sponsors with the sophisticated and nuanced understanding of international affairs necessary to navigate in a constantly evolving global economy. Through the CIC’s various activities that bring together national and international leaders, our sponsors can influence high-level discussions and play a role in shaping Canada’s foreign policy. There are many ways for the corporate community to contribute to the CIC.

Thank you for your interest in supporting the CIC. Your tax-deductible gift will help support CIC’s activities, including our:

  • events program, featuring more than 150 events per year across Canada;
  • research agenda and major research-focused events such as our 2021 Foreign Policy By Canadians deliberative democracy exercise that is continuing to explore the ways and means to address the most pressing challenges facing Canada;
  • publications program, featuring timely analysis from some of the country’s best analysts and commentators;
  • online engagement, for example through our foreign affairs magazine Open Canada and numerous public outreach activities

Your gift to CIC will help ensure its availability as a trusted resource for policy makers, business leaders, civil society groups, the media and interested citizens who care about foreign policy and international relations. Donors may earmark funds to support a branch or particular research program. We make it easy to donate to support CIC’s mission. Individual tax-deductible charitable contributions to the CIC can be made by credit card online or by phone (+1 – 416 – 946 – 7209), or by cheque payable to the Canadian International Council.