About Us


The mission of the Canada–UK Foundation is to foster a greater understanding of Canada in the UK through education. We have a broad strategic focus and work to create partnerships linking the academic and non-academic worlds to foster an understanding of Canada and its contributions across a wide range of subjects.

Our main three programme areas are Arctic Alive including the soon to be launched in the UK Students on Ice in partnership with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, our academic awards programme and the Canadian Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fellowship with the University of Cambridge. In addition we assist ad hoc projects such as supporting First Nations musicians to perform in the UK and indigenous designers exhibit their creations at London Fashion Week. Arctic Alive has reached thousands of primary students in the UK and teaches British pupils about Canada’s North while shedding light on British Arctic exploration and climate change developments.

For ways to get involved please contact admin@canadaukfoundation.org

Canada-UK Foundation (number:1168630) and The Foundation for Canadian Studies in the United Kingdom (number:267927) both having UK and Canadian Charitable Tax Status

Our Story

The Canada-UK Foundation, then known as the Foundation for Canadian Studies in the UK, was established in 1975 to support teaching, research and publishing about Canada in the United Kingdom, and to promote academic links and student exchanges between Canadian and British universities. We support these activities through grants, travel awards and the funding of academic posts and scholarships at British universities. In turn, we are supported by companies and individuals who donate or raise money to finance our activities.


Canada-UK Foundation and the High Commission of Canada in the UK

The High Commission of Canada in the UK has, throughout the Canada-UK Foundation’s 40-year history, supported and encouraged the Foundation to meet its charitable mission.  We maintain a mutually supportive relationship and have co-operated in supporting their educational needs while pursuing our own individual priorities within these areas.


Annual Report and Accounts are prepared annually as at 31st July.

Please download the report below to read more about the work we’ve been doing this past year!

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