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Giving to the Canadian Mathematical Society

If you are visiting this page, you are thinking about donating to the Canadian Mathematical Society. Thank you! The CMS is a charitable organisation whose mission is to promote the advancement, discovery, learning and application of mathematics in Canada, and this is only possible with your support and generosity. By becoming a donor, you are also becoming a CMS partner, we love to keep in touch with our supporters, share with them our successes, ask them for their input and feedback and let them know that they are appreciated. If you wish to remain anonymous, we respect that wish and are humbled by your humility. If not, we will publish your name in the list of our donors in our annual report every year.

If you are a returning donor and you want to learn more about where your donations went last year click here. If you are interested in knowing where we will be applying your donations this year click here. Or, if you don’t need any more convincing here is how you can contribute.

Here are some of the things the CMS was able to achieve thanks to the generosity of its members, its friends and its supporters:

Yukon Camps- In summer 2019, CMS held its first camp for Northern and Indigenous students in the Yukon. Students took part in many friendly and entertaining math activities such as bridge building competitions and math challenges. 90% of participating students said the camps increased their interest in mathematics. All and all, the camp was a huge success and the CMS will continue organising it in the years to come.

CMS All-Girls Training Camps- The CMS also held its first ever all girls’ training camp for the Canadian Team participating in European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad.
“This goes well beyond being just “encouraging”; it is seriously inspiring and motivating to see people who share that experience with you excelling, and to be in an environment of female contestants sharing this passion for math where your gender is not a very small minority, or even being the only girl in the room.” – Anna Krokhin, 2019 EGMO contestant

CMS Childcare Initiative- The CMS believes that children and family life should not hinder a mathematicians’ career. But the reality is that often times the women are the hardest impacted by maternity and family situations. The CMS has ratified its Meetings protocol to provide childcare at its Semi-Annual meeting. This initiative was first implemented at the 2019 Summer Meeting in Regina, and will continue, with the support of our sponsors, partners and donors, to be a constant part of the Meetings.

LGBTQ+ Lunchtime Discussion-Another new addition to CMS Meetings program is the LGBTQ+ Lunchtime discussion, held for the first time at the 2019 CMS Winter Meeting in Toronto. The LGBTQ+ Lunchtime Discussion is an occasion to socialize in an accepting and supporting environment and an opportunity to learn about different resources available to LGBTQ+ STEM community.

Where We Need Money

The CMS has been able to sustain its activities thanks to support from its partners and generous donations from its sponsors, members and general public. We also are constantly working to realise new initiatives to make mathematics more accessible and to advance math education, research and innovation. Here are some of the new and old initiatives for which the CMS needs your support.

COMC Indigenous Initiative-Following the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action, the Canadian Mathematical Society is taking initiatives to facilitate the engagement of Indigenous students in mathematics and educational activities. That is why, starting 2020, the CMS will be subsidizing the participation of Indigenous students in the Canadian Open Math Challenge.

New Camps for Indigenous and Northern Communities-Given the success of the new CMS Yukon camp, the Society is organising two additional camps, one in the Yukon and another in the Northwest Territories in order to better accommodate Indigenous and Northern communities and incite a greater interest in mathematics and STEM among students.

New EGMO Training Camp- The success and reception of EGMO training camps by participating students exceeded the Society’s expectations. The Society believes young female mathematicians deserve the opportunity to develop their talent, shine on the international stage, and pave the way for other girls.

Subsidised Registration Fees for Graduate Students-CMS hold two semi-annual meetings every year. These meetings are the largest mathematical events in Canada and are attended by over 500 aspiring mathematicians, established researchers and educators, offering over 40 sessions in pure and applied mathematics, actuarial sciences, and other pertinent subjects. With your generous donations, the CMS can continue to offer lower registration fees to graduate students and offer them various travel grants and have a more economically democratic meeting.

Receipts will be issued for all donations greater than $10.00.

Donating by phone: Call Gosia Skrobutan at (613)733-2662 ext. 785

Donate online: You can donate directly or by creating an account or using an existing account on our portal by proceeding below.

Does your employer offer a gift-matching program? If your employer is present on Benevity, you can search for our profile and donate there. If not, you can let your employer know of your donation and inquire about the procedures to follow. You can also present our cause to your colleagues.

Planned Giving

Through planned giving, you can make a contribution which expands beyond the present, changes lives, and helps build a better society for generations to come. Members can use a variety of different planned options. The planned giving brochure (click here) describes the various options.

For further information, or if you have questions, please contact the CMS Fundraising and Communications Officer at:

Fundraising and Communications Officer
Canadian Mathematical Society
209 - 1725 St. Laurent Blvd.
Ottawa ON  K1G 3V4

Tel: (613) 733-2662 x728

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