CIFAR is accountable to its public and private supporters, and to this end, makes its financial reports publicly available at the end of each fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).

In addition, the Institute posts performance reports published by CIFAR and third-party reviewers. The CIFAR Annual Performance Report covers the Institute's goals, activities and outcomes from each fiscal year (July 1 to June 30.)

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

CIFAR is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We recognize that bringing together individuals from multiple backgrounds, perspectives and experiences is integral to advancing excellence and increasing the impact of our organization. Ensuring that every person feels valued and welcome is vital to achieving our mission, and embodies our values of diversity, excellence, respect and collaboration.

Privacy Policy 

The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research is committed to protecting the privacy of our supporters. We value their trust and recognize that maintaining this trust requires that we be open and accountable in our treatment of the private information that is shared with us.

The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, or CIFAR, enlists the support of our community to fund innovative programs that enable the brightest and most talented minds across Canada to collaborate with each other and with their international peers on questions of global significance.

Privacy Practices

The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research respects the privacy of our donors and members; we do not sell, rent or trade our lists. We collect, use and disclose personal information only for the purpose of processing donations, keeping our supporters informed about events, lectures and news, and to ask for support in our mission to advance and disseminate knowledge, and to explore big questions and tackle global concerns.

Anyone from whom we collect information can expect that it will be carefully protected and that any use of this information is subject to consent. We offer our supporters numerous privacy options, including the option to limit or opt-out of future contact.

Individuals may access their personal information at any time to ensure that it is correct and current or to edit it.

Website and Electronic Commerce

We use password protocols and secure websites to protect personal and other information we receive online. Our software is routinely updated to maximize protection of such information.

Updating of Privacy Policy

We regularly review our privacy practices for our various activities, and update our policy. Information on our website is updated regularly.

Contact Information:

If at any time you wish to be excluded from future contacts, or to discuss our privacy options, call us at 416.971.4145 and we will accommodate your request.

If you have questions, concerns or complaints relating to our privacy policy, please call 416.971.5066 or email: