CASE-CCAE Survey of Charitable Giving to Canadian Higher Education
CASE, in partnership with the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education has released the first authoritative report on charitable giving to Canadian colleges, universities, and polytechnics.
The data outlined in this report fills a critical need, providing a comprehensive overview of the important role philanthropy plays in supporting Canadian higher education and demonstrating the impact advancement has on students, researchers, and institutions.
The forty-eight institutions that participated in the survey secured over CAN$1.5 billion in private support from over 320,000 individual and institutional donors. Read the full report for more information.
- Raises the profile of higher education advancement in Canada and increase public understanding of the role of philanthropy in support of education;
- Provides data to help measure the impact of public policy and inform advocacy initiatives supporting educational advancement in Canada and globally;
- Enables participating institutions to measure and benchmark fundraising progress year-over-year and among peer institutions;
- Helps institutional leaders set goals, assess performance, build capacity, and make informed, strategic decisions regarding investments in advancement.
CCAE and CASE have collaborated to frame and review the survey and associated reporting definitions with input from an advisory group of Canadian advancement leaders. The survey has been adapted from models used by CASE in the U.K. Europe, Australia, and New Zealand that have become the authoritative source of data on philanthropic support of higher education in the those regions and helped to demonstrate the impact of higher education fundraising.
Survey participants will be able to access data and benchmark against peer institutions using the CASE Benchmarking Toolkit.
CASE and CCAE are grateful for the guidance and support of our project advisors who have contributed their time and expertise to this initiative.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or suggestions regarding the survey or reporting guidelines.