Why Fund CERI?

CERI is an independent, registered charitable research organization funded by government, industry, associations, academic supporters and by individual donations.

There are several ways that you or your organization can support the Institute:


Charitable Donation

A donation to CERI helps to improve the quality of energy information available to Canadians. In a country weighed down by opposing views on critical energy issues, CERI research enriches conversations by providing fact-based research and analysis which serves as a legitimate, trustworthy source of information.


Fund Contribution

Organizations who fund CERI recognize the value an independent source of Canadian energy information provides. CERI is dedicated to producing unbiased, transparent analyses that aid decision-makers in business, government, academia and the public. Through a funding contribution to the Institute, your organization is helping to ensure that fact-based research is publicly available to all Canadians.



Sponsoring a CERI event showcases your business, gets you in front of your target market, raises your brand awareness and connects you with new and existing clients, customers and businesses. Sponsorship for specific projects is also available.


In-Kind Support

All contributions to the Institute are encouraged. General financial contributions are needed to meet ongoing operational costs. However, contributions can be made for specific use, including research collaboration, staff secondments, data supply and other types of partnerships.


Current Funders

The Institute's funding structure is designed to encourage support from the Canadian Government at the Federal and Provincial levels as well as a broad cross-section of private sector energy interests in order to minimize dependence upon any single source of funding from within the business community. Public sector support from across Canada contributes to the assessment of energy issues from both national and regional perspectives.

CERI is not influenced by funding or sponsorship bias, which refers to the tendency of a scientific study to support the interests of a study's financial sponsor. All research conducted by the Institute, and the core studies produced, are independent of funding influence.

Core Funders

Government of Canada (Natural Resources Canada)
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)

Funding Support

Alberta's Industrial Heartland Association
Canadian First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF)
Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC)
S.M. Blair Family Foundation


Alberta Energy Regulator
Bow Valley College
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB)
JWN Energy
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
Petroleum Services Association of Canada

Interested in supporting CERI? Please contact for more information.