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We are grateful to our donors and government supporters.

Our sincere thanks to our donors and government supporters for enabling groundbreaking interdisciplinary research that is addressing the most important questions facing science and humanity.

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We are pleased to recognize the extraordinary philanthropic commitments of donors whose cumulative giving exceeds $1 million.

$20,000,000 AND ABOVE

The Azrieli Foundation

$10,000,000 - $14,999,999

Anonymous (1)

$5,000,000 - $9,999,999

RBC Foundation

$1,000,000 - $4,999,999

Arthur J.E. Child Foundation

BMO Financial Group

Canadian Pacific Limited



General Motors


Gerald G. Hatch

Gerald Heffernan

Henry White Kinnear Foundation

Ivey Foundation

Richard M. and Beryl Ivey

Richard W. and Donna Ivey

Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Charitable Foundation

J.W. McConnell Family Foundation

Michael and Sonja Koerner

LAC Minerals Limited

Lawson Foundation

Manulife Financial

Max Bell Foundation

Margaret and Wallace McCain

MD Robotics

Bruce H. Mitchell

Molson Foundation

Power Corporation of Canada

R. Howard Webster Foundation


The Lawrence and Judith Tanenbaum Family Foundation

TD Bank Group

Vale Inco Limited

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We are grateful for annual contributions and multi-year commitments made between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.


$10,000,000 AND ABOVE

The Azrieli Foundation

$1,000,000 - $4,999,999

BMO Financial Group


Gerald Heffernan

Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Charitable Foundation

Bruce H. Mitchell

Power Corporation of Canada

RBC Foundation

The Lawrence and Judith Tanenbaum Family Foundation

$500,000 - $999,999

Michael and Sonja Koerner

R. Howard Webster Foundation

$100,000 - $499,999

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Arthur J.E. Child Foundation

Canada Life

Chisholm Thomson Family Foundation

David A. Dodge

George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation

Ivey Foundation

Céline and Jacques Lamarre

Nancy and Jon Love

Magna International Inc.

Manulife Financial

Max Bell Foundation


$50,000 - $99,999

Arrell Family Foundation

Flair Foundation

The Jarislowsky Foundation

McLean Foundation

Barbara Stymiest

The Young Fund at Hamilton Community Foundation

Anonymous (1)

$25,000 - $49,999

Peter Bentley

Alan Bernstein and JoAnn Breitman

BlackBerry Limited

Val and Dick Bradshaw

Olivier Desmarais

Fiera Capital Corporation

Richard W. and Donna Ivey

Donald K. Johnson

Jacqueline Koerner

McLean Group

Patricia Meredith and Stephen Karam

Dr. Molly Rundle and Stephen Lister

Knowledge Circle

$10,000 - $24,999

John Abele

The Alvin and Mona Libin Foundation

Bealight Foundation

Suzanne Ivey Cook

Brenda Eaton

Anthony R.M. Graham

Nancy and Richard Hamm

Charles Hantho and Eileen Mercier

Joan and Clifford Hatch Foundation

David and Sheryl Kerr

Gilles Ouellette

Lawrence Pentland and Nora Aufreiter

William L. Young and Ruth T. Dowling

Anonymous (1)

$5,000 - $9,999

James C. Baillie

Frank and Julie Barker

Bill Blundell

Pierre Boivin

Scott Bonham

Peter Bowie

Barnie and Bill Cowan

Charlie Fischer and Joanne Cuthbertson

Derek and Adrienne Fisher

Morten N. Friis

Richard F. Haskayne

Barbara L. Jackson and W. Robert Keyes in memory of E. Sydney Jackson

Trisha Jackson in memory of Syd Jackson

A. Anne McLellan

Midloch Foundation

Allan R. Taylor

Daniel Trefler

$2,000 - $4,999

Bristol Gate Capital Partners

Clairvest Group Inc.

Dominic D'Alessandro

Mark Daley

Rebecca Finlay

John Hepburn

Carol Kirsh

Claude Lamoureux

The Linda Judith Reed Foundation

John C. Madden

Mitchell Family Fund

Krishnan K. Puri

Dr. Ananth Seshan

Brian Shaw

Michael and Renae Tims

Alfred G. Wirth

Anonymous (2)


$1,000 - $1,999

Beverley Brennan

Pierre Ducros

Elizabeth Gerrits and Gordon Evans

Janet Halliwell

David H. Laidley

Antonia Maioni

Troy and Rosalyn Manthorpe

Leslie McCarley

Roger Parkinson

Dr. Howard Pentland

Catherine Riddell

Ann Rooney

Susan Schafron

Elissa Strome

Damon and Stevi Williams

Pauline Yick

$500 - $999

Craig Barlow

Michael Bregman

The Brooks Family Charitable Fund

David Hartwick

Joseph Heitman, MD, PhD

Russell Hiscock

Joan Johnston

Catherine Letendre-Perreault

Ronald E. Pearlman

Elizabeth and Hugo Sonnenschein

Anonymous (2)

UNDER $500

David Angell

Patricia A. Baird

Larissa Bezo

Shiraz and Nurjehan Bharmal

Amy Cook

Lesley Evans

Kate Geddie

Dr. Peter Glynn

Laurie Goad

Dr. David Goldbloom

Heather Gordon

Nancy Howe

Institute of Corporate Directors

Julia Jaysan

Dr. Eva M. Jokay

Najat El Kouhail

Margaret Lefebvre

Robert Lewis-Watts

Jennifer Marczak

John and Eva Marczak

Gail Martin

Jennifer Mauro

Jerry Benjamin McIntosh

Lucie Mirandette

Josh Pekarsky and Marla Guralnick

Pat and Lloyd Posno

Donald Rickerd

Kelly Rubin

Carole Salah

Carol Smart

T. Ann Smiley

Michèle Thibodeau-DeGuire

Leigh Valliere

Dr. Allan A. Warrack

Marion York

Kelly Zorzi

Anonymous (11)

The Fraser Mustard Legacy Society

CIFAR thanks the following donors for sharing their intention to leave a Legacy gift in their will.

George A. Fierheller

Elizabeth Gerrits

Richard W. Ivey

Lawrence Tanenbaum

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$25,000,000 AND ABOVE


Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

$2,000,000 - $9,999,999


Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation

Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies

Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé

Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture

$100,000 - $499,999


Ministry of Jobs, Economy and Innovation


Ministry of Colleges and Universities



Centre national de la recherche scientifique


UK Research and Innovation

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