Help IPIC’s Educational Foundation win $20,000!
In June 2022, IPIC is kicking off a concentrated fundraising effort in support of IPIC’s Educational Foundation, the Patent & Trademark Institute Educational Foundation (PTIEF) – and you can help the Foundation receive an extra $20,000 to help with its objectives of supporting education and scholarship in the field of IP law. Your timing couldn't be better, because June 2022 is also the Great Canadian Giving Challenge!
What is the Great Canadian Giving Challenge?
Glad you asked. Organized by trusted fundraising partner CanadaHelps.org, the Great Canadian Giving Challenge is a month-long contest during which participating charities have a chance to win a $20,000 donation. Each dollar that is collected in June, via the CanadaHelps.org platform, becomes an entry on behalf of the Foundation in the draw to win $20,000. Your donation, of $50, $75 or $100 could be the source of the Foundation's winning entry – and the impact of your donation will be amplified.
Just in case you forgot what we're fundraising for, the Foundation’s current focus for the Fund is to promote diversity and inclusion in the IP profession in Canada by removing barriers to access and providing financial support for IP-related educational pursuits. Administered by the trustees, and with support from IPIC volunteers on the Foundation Committee, the Fund would be used to provide educational grants to deserving individuals from historically under-represented groups in IP so that they can pursue educational opportunities in IP and achieve their professional goals. Ultimately, the goal is the creation of a robust and self-sustaining Fund that will go on to support IP educational pursuits and promote diversity in our profession for years to come – and you can help!
Your donations are always helpful and appreciated, but donations made during the Great Canadian Giving Challenge have the possibility of being amplified. The more you contribute during this time, the greater the chances the Foundation has to win!
All donations made through Canada Helps are eligible for a tax receipt and each dollar donated is an entry for the Foundation to win the $20,000 contribution.
If you have questions, or need further information about the Foundation please contact the IPIC Foundation Committee Chair Nicole Mantini (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Vice-Chair Kevin Shipley (email@example.com)
About the PTIEF:
The Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) is committed to giving back to the Canadian IP community through its Patent & Trademark Institute Educational Foundation (PTIEF). The PTIEF is a registered charity with the main objective of encouraging education and scholarship within the field of IP law. Currently, the PTIEF awards prizes to students or professionals who achieve the top marks in the Patent Agent and Trademark Agent exams each year. The PTIEF also administers the Gordon Henderson Fund. Its mission is to promote diversity and inclusion by helping remove barriers to access and offer financial support to deserving individuals from under-represented groups that wish to pursue educational opportunities in the field of IP.
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