The CIC is supported by its dues-paying members and donors, through such programs as the Century Circle, who share our mission to engage citizens in shaping their country’s foreign-policy direction. We have, and also continue to receive, financial contributions from the many organizations noted below, whose support is essential for our day-to-day operations and for which we are most grateful.

It’s easy to donate and support the CIC’s mission and your tax-deductible gift will help us continue to be a trusted resource for Canadians, policy makers, the media and others who deeply care about foreign policy and international relations. Your donations also help us support numerous student-focused programs including Model United Nations conference delegations and mentorship programs, all with a view to developing Canada’s future leaders.

Thanks to this presence, Canadians from all walks of life, all ages, political opinions, and professions can discuss and learn about international affairs and contribute their views. In reflecting on the ideas and interests of a broad constituency of Canadians, the CIC demonstrates that our country’s foreign policy is not an esoteric concern of experts but benefits from direct citizen involvement.

As thousands of people join in an ongoing series of events and online discussions, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The result is a national conversation on our country’s role in the world.

We engage our members and the public to join the conversation through three types of activity: they can attend events, read our research and can share their opinions online.

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The CIC is committed to independent, non-partisan research and scholarship and we do not take positions on matters of policy. Indeed, a wide range of views are presented on our website, in our publications and at our 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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