Ways to Give
Become a Friend of the Centre
We invite you to join a very special circle of donors known as Friends of the Centre, which aims to raise $500,000 for the Centre’s immediate needs. When you contribute to the Friends of the Centre, you join dedicated people committed to tackling the most pressing issues in child and family nutrition. All donation amounts are welcome, and you may pledge over a period of time or make a one-time only gift.
Matching Gift Opportunity
Through the generosity of its inaugural donors, Joannah and Brian Lawson, recent contributions were matched dollar-for-dollar during the 2015 holiday season, doubling your donations and increasing your impact immediately.
What Your Donation Funds
Giving to Friends of the Centre will fund:
Public Education and Outreach
Your gift will support the Centre's knowledge translation team. Led by researchers Mike Evans and John Sievenpiper, the team's mission is to convey complex but important nutrition research in creative, accessible, innovative ways that engage and educate the general public.
Students and Future Innovators
Your gift will support the Centre's students and trainees. Medical education, research training, and health education are essential for preparing future health care leaders who can ask the right questions, design interventions, and build relationships among government, corporations, and community groups.
Friends of the Centre will also fund priority research areas, including:
- Gene and diet interactions in chronic disease
- Regulation of metabolism and feeding behaviour in children and adults
- The impact of omega-3 fatty acids on brain development and behaviour
- Insulin resistance, cell function, and metabolism in childhood obesity