La Fondation de l’Université de Sherbrooke

The Université de Sherbrooke Foundation’s mission is to support the development of the Université de Sherbrooke by soliciting, administering and distributing the funds raised. For more than 60 years, the Foundation has invested more than $ 240 million towards its mission.

The Corporation (Fondation de l’Université de Sherbrooke) contributes to the growth and influence of the Institution. It carries out fundraising activities in close collaboration with the management of the Institution, the faculty directorates, the other university directorates of the Institution, the department of relations with the graduates and its volunteers. The Corporation has optimal and responsible policies in managing the funds entrusted to it by the donors and the Corporation allocates the funds raised in accordance with their wishes and the priority needs identified by the Institution.

The Corporation intends to be recognized as a leader in Quebec, Canada and elsewhere in the world of university philanthropy, notably by its Vision and Values:

The Foundation is recognized as an essential contributor to the realization of university research and teaching projects with positive impacts on society. It helps strengthen the pride and commitment of students by supporting projects that enrich their campus life.
Its community and partners can count on its innovative approach and practices.

• Commitment
Commitment as a lever to support the great human university that is the University of Sherbrooke. Partnership, at the heart of collaborations essential to the realization of projects at the University of Sherbrooke.

• Acknowledgement
The Foundation encourages and recognizes those who take small and large actions that have an impact on the daily life of the university community and that of society.

• Belonging and pride
Building on the sense of belonging and extraordinary pride of the UdeS Family, the Foundation contributes to promoting the innovation and creativity that characterize the University of Sherbrooke.

• Trust
The Foundation generates trust through its rigor and transparency, while responding in an exemplary manner to sound governance and integrity practices. It is committed to ethical and responsible management linked to the impact of its investments.


Consult the 2021-2026 strategic planning document of the Foundation and the Alumni Relations Department :

Consult our Responsible Investment section on our website :

Through concrete actions in terms of responsible investment, the Foundation is effectively participating in Université de Sherbrooke’s 2023-2026 responsible investment strategy:

University of Windsor

With a rich history dating back to 1857, the University of Windsor is a comprehensive, student-focused institution with more than 17,000 students enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs in the faculties of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Education, Engineering, Graduate Studies, Human Kinetics, Law, Nursing, Odette School of Business and Science. UWindsor’s mission is to empower positive change through regionally and globally engaged inquiry, learning, scholarship, creative activity and advance bold and impactful research.

Tapestry Community Capital

Tapestry Community Capital is on a mission to make investing directly in your community the norm. For over a decade, they have been instrumental in assisting social purpose organizations in Canada in raising funds through the use of community bonds, an innovative social finance tool. To date, their efforts have resulted in over $100 million being raised in community bonds, with the support of more than 4,000 community investors. These funds have been instrumental in driving forward 61 impactful projects across sectors such as affordable housing and sustainable energy.

Community bonds not only provide a means to unlock capital for projects with a positive impact but also offer investors a tangible opportunity to drive change while earning a fair return. Tapestry actively collaborates with organizations throughout the entire process, guiding them in planning, raising, and managing community bonds. Their commitment to providing an exceptional experience ensures that investors are fully supported and engaged every step of the way.

Shift Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health

Shift Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health is a charitable initiative that works to protect pensions and the climate by bringing together beneficiaries and their pension funds on the climate crisis. We help Canadians understand where their retirement wealth is invested by tracking the climate-related investments, strategies and policies of Canada’s largest public pension funds. And we educate and empower Canadians to engage constructively with their pension managers to address the climate crisis and invest in a prosperous zero-carbon future. Shift is a project on MakeWay’s shared platform, which provides operational supports, governance, and charitable expertise for changemakers. MakeWay is a national charity that builds partnerships and solutions to help nature and communities thrive together. is a environmental non-profit advocacy organization working to deliver large-scale solutions to climate and environmental problems worldwide. We utilize cutting-edge research, build equitable power with frontline communities, and leverage mass movements to make a real impact on the health and wellbeing of our planet.

Investors for Paris Compliance

We work with investors to hold Canadian publicly-traded companies accountable to their net zero promises.

We represent investors or take financial positions in select Canadian companies ourselves. We do a deep dive analysis of their net zero plans.

We engage those companies and other investors to improve accountability, including filing shareholder resolutions where appropriate.

We believe that a just transition to the net zero economy can unlock shareholder value while giving our kids a better future.

World Animal Protection

World Animal Protection is the global voice for animal welfare, with more than 70 years’ experience working to protect animals from cruelty through practical, sustainable and science-based solutions that help people and animals alike.

We have offices in 12 countries and collaborate with local communities, the private sector, civil society and governments across 47 countries.

We have General Consultative Status with the UN and are members of Canada’s National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC).

We address the two biggest causes of animal suffering today – industrial farming and the wildlife trade. Our goals are to give wildlife the right to a wild life and to build a sustainable, equitable and humane food system. Our work to protect animals will play a vital role in solving the climate emergency and public health crises.

Trinity Centres Foundation

The Trinity Centres Foundation is a new Canadian charity; its aim is to see 100 historic church buildings converted into community hubs for the charitable and community sectors.

Our model is to partner with the owners of historic church buildings to provide project development and building management which retains ongoing worship space usage on Sundays. Various government and charitable partners are then invited to be part of a new “community hub” concept, attractive to new categories of impact lending. Heritage buildings will first be made safe and usable and later sensitively developed to a modern, world-class standard also suitable for conference, event, concert and wedding activities that will lead to local centres becoming financially self-sustainable.

The Foundation’s Board of Advisors is a team of 50 professionals from across the social innovation, urban planning, property, finance, management, accounting, legal, government and faith sectors.

Simon Fraser University

As Canada’s engaged university, SFU works with communities, organizations and partners to create, share and embrace knowledge that improves life and generates real change. We deliver a world-class education with lifelong value that shapes change-makers, visionaries and problem-solvers. We connect research and innovation to entrepreneurship and industry to deliver sustainable, relevant solutions to today’s problems. With campuses in British Columbia’s three largest cities—Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey—SFU has eight faculties that deliver 193 undergraduate degree programs and 127 graduate degree programs to more than 37,000 students. The university now boasts more than 165,000 alumni residing in 143 countries.