The Canadian Academy of Engineering is funded primarily through Membership Dues. Unlike many national engineering academies, we are not funded by government. This allows the Academy to remain independent and non-partisan. As a charity we avoid activities that would fall under the Lobbying Act.
Institutions that donate at the Gold ($10K), Silver ($5K) and Bronze ($2K) levels receive a number of benefits that are outlined in our Sponsorship Package (link to a pdf that does not yet exist).
The Academy will also work with Companies and Foundations to develop targeted support programs for specific activities or projects. An example is the work that the CAE did with the Trottier Family Foundation to develop the Trottier Report on Energy Futures. The report, an outcome of detailed modelling of the Canadian energy ecosystem, and took two years to develop, was an important contribution at COP22 in Marrakesh, Morocco.
All targeted sponsorships are reviewed to ensure that they conform to CAE policy and guidelines.