As a registered Canadian charity, the C.D. Howe Institute accepts donations to further its mission from individuals, private and public organizations, and charitable foundations.
Commitment to Independence
Analytical rigour, independence and nonpartisanship are core Institute values that inform its approach to the types of donations it will accept. The Institute will not accept donations that stipulate a predetermined result or policy stance, or otherwise inhibit its independence, or that of its staff and authors, in pursuing scholarly activities or disseminating research results. Learn more about the C.D. Howe Institute’s Commitment to Quality.
Donations to policy councils (18%) support work in major research areas, such as international economic policy, healthcare, and pensions. Endowments and research grants (15%) support work in the areas to which they are directed, such as monetary policy. These sources combined accounted for 33% of the Institute’s income in 2015.
Events (20% of the Institute’s income in 2015) represent income from attendee fees and sponsorships.
Annual Philanthropic Support
Institute members make tax-receiptable donations to support the Institute’s mission. Academic, corporate and individual donations (39%) and public sector subscriptions (6%) together accounted for 45% of the Institute’s income in 2015.