About Us

The Laurier Institution's first Board of Directors

From left to right:

Back Row (standing): Felix Ts'o, Maurice Copithorne, Orest Kruhlak, Carole Taylor, Peter Maddocks, Brian Williams

Front Row (sitting): Ken Georgetti, Bev Nann, Milton Wong, Les Little

Mission Statement


Canada's strength is in its unity and diversity. The mission of The Laurier Institution is the advancement and dissemination of knowledge concerning the economic and social implications of cultural diversity.

About Us


The Laurier Institution was founded in 1989 by business and community leaders to advance and disseminate knowledge about the economic and social implications of Canadian diversity.

The Laurier Institution is a national, non-profit, non-partisan organization. Our research and educational activities are funded by membership fees, donations, sponsorships, and project-based funding.