Since its inception in 1974, the Canadian Foundation has had a primary focus of providing academic scholarships to outstanding undergraduates.
While awarding scholarships will continue to be a priority, the Canadian Foundation has the opportunity to broaden its focus and help recognize the cultivation of undergraduate leadership all across Canada. The mandate of the Canadian Foundation has been expanded to target three core areas:
• Education and scholarship
• Personal development and leadership
• Developing and improving the foundations for personal growth
The Canadian Foundation recognizes that scholastic achievement is not the only hallmark of a well-rounded University/College man, and that it is important to recognize strong leaders alongside our outstanding scholars. Starting in 2016, the Canadian Foundation introduced Leadership Awards that are awarded annually to Canadian undergraduates who demonstrate leadership skills on and off campus at their respective Universities.