Partner With Us

The Gairdner Foundation is on a mission to showcase the value of scientific achievement and inspire generations to be engaged citizens and future leaders in science. We hope you will join us.

There are many ways to get involved with the Gairdner Foundation whether it’s through events like our annual Gairdner Science Week in October, or research symposia and student outreach programming throughout the year.

Our team would appreciate the opportunity to connect with you and discuss the partnership opportunities that align with your organization.

Sponsor a Community Event

Get involved in your community and help raise the calibre of conversation about science that matters. Sponsor a public lecture, an outreach event or even our annual Gairdner Science Week.

Gairdner Partner Students Event

Support an Event for Students

Inspire the next generation of researchers by sponsoring the Gairdner Student Outreach Program. Give high school students the opportunity to hear from and interact with the world’s leading researchers. Build confidence, commitment and drive to pursue science as a career in today’s young people by exposing them to important research that is changing lives.


Contact Sommer Wedlock at to learn more

Donate to Gairdner

A donation to Gairdner is an investment in an informed and inspired society. Your support helps cultivate the next generation of scientific innovators and entrepreneurs capable of shaping the response to global issues like the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Please note: when using the donation form, tax donation receipts can only be issued to those in Canada.

If you are in the US and would like a charitable donation receipt for your contribution, please contact Sommer Wedlock to discuss giving options


Donate by Cheque

Make a donation to Gairdner with a cheque made out to the Gairdner Foundation. Include your full name, address, phone number and mail your cheque to:

Gairdner foundation
MaRS Centre, Heritage Building,
101 College St, Suite 335,
Toronto, ON, Canada, M5G1L7

Attn: Sommer Wedlock

Impact of your support

An inspired generation of future researchers

Support our interactive speaker series that brings current and past Canada Gairdner Award laureates to Canada to speak to students from coast to coast about the importance of scientific research.

A vibrant scientific community

Support opportunities for the Canadian public to engage with science in their communities through outreach programs and public lectures.