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Thank you to our 2017-2018 Innovation Champions!


Arthur J. E. Child Foundation



Freedom Mobile

Google Cloud Canada

Pegasystems Inc.

RBC Foundation


Suncor Energy Foundation

Geof Auchinleck

Jennifer and Gary Diakiw

David and Sheryl Kerr

Dr. Francis E. LeBlanc

Preston and Sandra Manning

Dr. Jim A. McEwen, O.C.

Don Pether

John and Sandy Read

Lisa Samson

Harry Schulz

Kathleen Sendall

Dick and Nancy Wilson


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Become an Innovation Champion

Since our first ground-breaking award, we have relied on the generosity of Canadians and corporations that value innovation to foster the imagination to innovate and the stamina to succeed.

By becoming an INNOVATION CHAMPION you will help Canadians build a prosperous future, and celebrate the innovators that get us there. Together we will experience a future beyond our imagination, fueled by the innovators of tomorrow. To find out more, click here or call us at 403-930-4334.

You can influence a nation!

By joining together with other Canadians you have the power to influence the future of our country. We are on the threshold of another global transformation driven by innovation that reverberates in all areas of our lives. Innovators are at the forefront of this transformation and we are committed to finding ways to support them and to inspire a nation of emerging innovators. You can help, with a financial contribution to:

  1. Elevate the pride of our nation, by supporting the discovery of Canada’s outstanding innovators. You will help nurture the regional grassroots movement of discovering and celebrating Canadian innovation heroes and fuel the spark for innovators of tomorrow.
  2. Celebrate innovators, by supporting the awards that announce to the world that Manning Laureates are Canada’s elite innovators. Your gift will help enhance Canada’s reputation as an innovation nation.
  3. Encourage the next generation of innovators, by funding engagement with post-secondary students. By giving, you will foster new skills, interest and connection to peers and mentors who have provenmethods to grow ideas and entrepreneurship.

Each step we take relies on people like you. People with passion, knowledge, and belief in our cause. A gift is an encouragement to those we discover to do more, and know that their hard work is valued.

By making a personal gift of $1,000 or more, or a corporate gift of $5,000 or more annually, you can help secure your place as an Innovation Champion along with others, like you, who believe so passionately in Canada’s ability to innovate. A gift of any amount is a welcome investment in the future of Canada's innovation culture.