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Current Initiatives

Discover Our Impact, Shape the Future

Welcome to the heart of our mission at RCI Foundation Canada – our current initiatives.

In the first moments on this page, we want you to grasp the essence of our work and the profound impact it has on the building envelope industry, education, and research.

Our primary efforts are channeled into two pivotal programs:

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General Research & Education Fund

This cornerstone initiative supports a broad spectrum of activities aimed at advancing the building envelope sector. From groundbreaking research projects to enriching educational endeavors, this fund is the lifeblood of innovation and knowledge dissemination in our field.

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IIBEC Convention Student Participation Fund

This unique initiative opens doors for students in architecture, engineering, and construction management, offering them unparalleled opportunities to engage with industry leaders, partake in professional development, and immerse themselves in the IIBEC community through our annual conventions.

Why Your Support Matters

Your contributions empower us to sustain these initiatives, fostering a more informed, skilled, and innovative industry. We understand the significance of choice and respect your desire to allocate your donation where it resonates most with you. Whether your passion lies with nurturing future professionals through the Student Participation Fund or driving industry advancements via the General Research & Education Fund, your donation propels us forward.

Engage with Our Cause

Explore the gallery below to witness the tangible impacts of your support. From breakthrough research findings to the bright, aspiring faces of students we’ve sponsored, see the difference your contribution makes.

For any inquiries or to share your preference for the use of your donation, please reach out to Rick Gardner at Your generosity is the cornerstone of our progress, and together, we are building a better future.

Scholarship Program

RCI-IIBEC Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist students currently enrolled in an accredited program of architecture, construction, building sciences, or engineering related to building sciences.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age,  gender, disability, or national origin.

Download the Full Report

This comprehensive report is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in the procurement, design, and management of building projects. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or new to the industry, the insights contained within can help inform better practices and decision-making.

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Make Your Mark – Donate Today

Deciding where to allocate your support can be challenging. If you’re uncertain, consider the General Contribution Fund, ensuring your donation benefits where it’s most needed. Ready to contribute? Your journey to making a lasting impact in the building envelope industry begins here. Donate Now