An ever-growing group of both public and private supporters have helped make Perimeter what it is today: a world-leading centre for fundamental research, scientific training, and educational outreach.  We couldn’t do it without their vision and support.


Mike Lazaridis ($170M)


Doug Fregin ($30M)

Jim Balsillie ($10M)


BMO Financial Group Isaac Newton Chair in Theoretical Physics ($4M)

John Templeton Foundation – Templeton Frontiers Program at Perimeter Institute ($2M)

Krembil Galileo Galilei Chair in Theoretical Physics ($2M)

Krembil William Rowan Hamilton Chair in Theoretical Physics ($2M)



SPONSORS ($100,000+)
RBC Foundation
Sun Life Financial

PARTNERS ($10,000+)
Drake Entertainment Inc.
Linamar Corporation
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.

SUPPORTERS ($1,000+)


The Hellenic Heritage Foundation
The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation
- The John A. Pollock Family Fund
- Musagetes Fund
The Savvas Chamberlain Family Foundation
The Scott Griffin Foundation



Corinne Squire and Neil Turok


Joanne Cuthbertson and Charlie Fischer
Jon and Lyne Dellandrea
Brad and Kathy Marsland
Margaret and Larry Marsland

Don Campbell
Michael and Kathy Duschenes
Cosimo and Christina Fiorenza
Carol A. Lee

Savvas and Christine Chamberlain

Dave Caputo
Catherine A. Delaney
Ginny Dybenko
Richard and Donna Ivey
Robin and Robert Ogilvie
Reid Family
Maureen J. Sabia
Renée Schingh and Robert Myers
Alex White

Dorian Hausman
John Matlock

Ian and Debbie Adare
Greg Dick
Edward S. Goldenberg
Frederick Knittel
Kevin Lynch

Jerome Bolce
J. DesBrisay and M. Cannell
Ben and Mona Davies
... plus 3 anonymous Director's Circle donors

FRIENDS (up to $999)
Amy Aitchison
John Attwell
Jeremy Bell and Sunny Tsang
Diana Blackmore
Jonathan Braniff
Jill Cameron
Duncan Campbell
Piyush Chugh
David Cook
Gheorghe Curelet-Balan
Dimitrios Dimitrakoudis
Marguerite Doyon
James Facey
Mike Flynn
Vaishali, Vithushan, and L. Ganesh
Lorne Glazer
Peggy Hagen
Colin Hunter
Don Kissinger
Sharon Lazeo
Yvonne Norton Leung
Mario Lourenco
Joy Macdonald
Yuri Markarov
Melanie Marsland
Catherine Martin
M. W. McRae
John Moore
Ron Motz
Jan Narveson
Joseph Peter
Dan Petru
Mark Pritzker
Julia Rickert
Neil Rieck
W. Michael Roche
T.J. Scoble
Andrew Smith
Peeranut Visetsuth
… plus 12 anonymous Friends donors


Founding Donor $105,000+
The Bluma Appel Community Trust

Foundation Donor $250,000+
The Ira Gluskin and Maxine Granovsky Gluskin Charitable Foundation

Foundation Donor $10,000+
Beatrice Snyder Foundation

Corporate Donors $35,000+

Corporate Donors $10,000+

Individual Donors

Maria Antonakos
Dr. Scott and Sherry Vanstone

Andrea K. Grimm
Jennifer Scully

Patrice Merrin

Vicki Saunders
Suzan Snaggs-Wilson and Steven Wilson

Up to $999
Nyla Ahmad
Mercedes and Kevin Geimer

Carolyn Crowe Ibele, in memory of Dr. Richard A. Crowe
Catherine A. Delaney in honour of Bob and Linda Krembil
Ann Leese and Irwin Rotenberg in honour of Bob and Linda Kembil
Jagan Sivakumaran, in honour of Dr. Thiru Sivakumaran

Steinway Piano Gallery
The Record Community Partnerships Program

This list reflects outright gifts and multi-year pledges received or ongoing between August 1, 2013 – October 3, 2014.

To download the most recent PDF copy of the Donor List, please click here

Government of Canada

  • Industry Canada
    • $50 million (2011)
    • $50 million (2007)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
    • $25 million (2002)
    • $92,000 PromoScience (2009)
    • $59,900 PromoScience (2005)
    • $50,700 PromoScience (2006)
    • $10,000 Michael Smith Award (2007)
  • Canada Foundation for Innovation
    • $10 million Leading Edge Fund (2009)
    • $5.6 million Innovation Fund (2002)
    • $1.7 million Infrastructure Operating Fund (2004)
  • Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
    • $1.73 million Youth in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (2012)

Government of Ontario

  • Ministry of Research and Innovation
    • $50 million (2011)
    • $50 million (2006)
    • $10 million Ontario Research Fund (2009)
    • $560,000 Early Researcher Awards (2014)
    • $140,000 Early Researcher Awards (2012)
    • $130,000 Early Researcher Awards (2009)
    • $53,000 Ontario Research Fund (2007)
    • $50,000 Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program (2011)
    • $50,000 Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program (2010)
    • $50,000 Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program (2009)
    • $50,000 Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program (2008)
    • $23,000 Ontario Research Fund (2008)
  • Ministry of Economic Development and Trade
    • $15 million (2002)
    • $150,000 Youth Science and Technology Outreach Program (2005)
    • $120,000 Research Performance Fund (2005)
  • Ontario Innovation Trust
    • $5.6 million Innovation Fund (2002)
    • $400,000 (2009)
  • Ontario Research and Development Challenge Fund
    • $5.95 million shared equally with the Institute for Quantum Computing (2002)
  • Ministry of Tourism
    • $300,000 Celebrate Ontario Fund (2009)
    • $40,000 Celebrate Ontario Fund (2011)
    • $40,000 Event Marketing Partnership Program (2009)
  • Ministry of Culture
    • $50,000 Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund (2009)
    • $20,000 Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund (2011)

“Perimeter is philanthropy re-imagined: philanthropy as a long-range strategic investment.”

Mike Lazaridis,

Perimeter Founder and Board Chair