Reasons to Give

Join The School of Public Policy’s community of donors to help us fulfill our mission to get public policy right in Canada. Your donation will help fund our research programs, publications, outreach and student support as well as to shape policy education and research in the years to come. Committed to relevant and accessible research on issues that matter most, The School provides policy advice that is practical, global and focused. A gift to The School of Public Policy is a contribution not just to a student, but to Canada’s future.

Giving Opportunities

Student Awards: Building Capacity for Canada’s Future Leaders

The Master of Public Policy program strives to ignite the minds of tomorrow’s business, thought and community leaders, in an environment rich with passion, energy and ambition. The School of Public Policy Graduate Scholarship is an incredible opportunity for our students to gain access to an elite education. The School of Public Policy plays a significant role in informing policy dialogue. In such a crucial time of global transformation, it is more important now than ever before to continue to build capacity for Canada’s future policy makers. This is why we believe so strongly in our Master of Public Policy program and are grateful for the support of our community, for not only our programs, but for the future of Canadian policy.

To learn more, please contact Catherine Scheers, Director of Development at or 403-210-6213.

The Mintz Family Scholarship in Policy Excellence

As the founding Director of The School of Public Policy and first James S. and Barbara A. Palmer Chair in Public Policy, Dr. Jack Mintz set a standard of excellence for the foundation of Canada’s leading policy school. In recognition of his dedication to The School and his impact on public policy in Canada, “The Mintz Family Scholarship in Policy Excellence” has been created to assist future Master of Public Policy students with tuition support.

Join us today in recognizing the contribution of Dr. Mintz with a generous donation to support Canada’s future policy leaders. To make your donation, please click here.

Master of Public Policy Scholarship Fund

Each year, thanks to our generous donors, The School of Public Policy is able to support future leaders by awarding scholarships to our Master of Public Policy students. This financial support removes economic barriers to postsecondary education and assists The School in attracting the brightest minds from across the world.

We invite you to join us in advancing the future of public policy through a gift to a student. This meaningful support will foster a supportive learning environment and assist The School in attracting strong and diverse students who will be future leaders in business and government.

To donate, please click here

For more information about the Master of Public Policy program, please contact For more information about contributing to scholarships at The School of Public Policy please contact

The School has challenged me and tested my abilities, but it has also given me the freedom to explore issues that are important to me and to pave the way for a successful career.
Eden Vaknin, MPP ‘17

Ways to Give

By Mail

Cheques made payable to the University of Calgary, accompanied by a letter stating where you wish your donation to be designated, may be directed to:

Development Office
The School of Public Policy
University of Calgary
Downtown Campus
906 8th Ave., SW, 5th floor
Calgary, AB T2P 1H9

By Phone

Make a secure gift using your Visa, MasterCard or AMEX by contacting any of our team members directly via phone.

By Shares

Donating publicly traded stocks and securities to The School of Public Policy holds many benefits that include:

  • Receiving a tax receipt for the full, fair market value of the shares valued at the closing price on the day the securities are transferred
  • Receiving a zero capital gain inclusion rate when eligible stock or securities are directly transferred to the University
  • Providing financial support that will enrich programs and student experiences at The School

For more information, please contact your broker who can complete the necessary forms to transfer your securities to The School of Public Policy, or feel free to contact us directly for more details.


A planned gift, known as a bequest in your Will, provides you with the opportunity to support The School of Public Policy once your needs and the needs of your loved ones have been met.

Your donation through a planned gift can be a specific dollar amount or item, or a residual amount like a percentage or share of your estate.

A bequest can reduce the taxes owed by your estate. As well, bequests are revocable and can be modified if your financial situation changes over time.

For more information on giving, please contact us:

Catherine Scheers
Director of Development
Phone: 403-210-6213

Jessika Anderson
Donor Relations Advisor
Phone: 403-210-7968

Development Office
The School of Public Policy
University of Calgary
Downtown Campus
906 8th Ave., SW, 5th floor
Calgary, AB T2P 1H9


CRA Charitable Number (BN) 108102864 RR0001