The Council of Canadian Academies received an initial endowment of $30 million from the Government of Canada in 2005. In 2015, this commitment was renewed with an additional endowment of $15 million over five years. Conditions on the use of these funds, including the Council’s arms-length status, are set out in a formal funding agreement between the Council and the Government of Canada as represented by the Minister of Industry. In return for this funding, the Council conducts up to five assessments each year for the Government of Canada on topics proposed to the Assistant Deputy Minister Science and Technology Committee by various government departments and agencies.
The Council may also conduct assessments outside of the Federal government agreement. These assessments could be referred to the Council by foundations, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, or any level of government.
For information on how to propose or fund an assessment, visit the Sponsor Information page