RCI Foundation Canada
Welcome to the RCI Foundation Canada
The RCI Foundation Canada's mission is simple, to support research, education and the dissemination of information for issues important to the building envelope industry. With your help, we can make a difference for the industry, its professionals, students and the world at large. Thank you for visiting!

To advance education by providing scholarships, bursaries, awards, and research grants with emphasis on persons or students, who, without financial assistance, might not otherwise be able to continue their education and/or research.
To educate the public by providing courses, seminars and workshops about improving sustainability and environmental performance within the construction industry; and
To conduct research into developing and improving sustainable and environmentally friendly construction practices, construction materials and building techniques to assist in the preservation of the environment.

Foundations Golf Tournament

Friday, March 3, 2023

Wildcat Golf Club Lakes Course

Houston, Texas

The RCI Foundation Canada and RCI-IIBEC Foundation will be hosting the annual golf tournament at the 2023 IIBEC International Convention & Trade Show in Houston. The tournament is now a charitable fundraising event where all the proceeds will support student programs through the RCI Foundation Canada and RCI-IIBEC Foundation.

The golf outing will be on Friday, March 3, 2023, at the Wildcat Golf Club Lakes course in Houston, Texas. The format will be a four-person scramble with 120 players maximum. The $250 cost per golfer will include golf fee with cart, range balls prior to golf, breakfast taco bar, BBQ lunch buffet, drinks, and beverage cart service. Performance Roof Systems (formerly Derbigum) and Soprema will be the title sponsors of the event, which will include cash prizes for the longest drive and longest putt.

Register HERE.

Foundation Offer Student Sponsorships for 2023 IIBEC Convention and Trade Show

The RCI-IIBEC Foundation and RCI Foundation Canada are pleased to announce that they will be providing funding for up to 40 full-time college students to attend the 2023 IIBEC Convention and Trade Show, March 3-6 in Houston, Texas. Through the Hale Student Sponsorship Fund, registration, hotel, and up to $750 in travel expenses are covered for students.

To qualify, an applicant must be a full-time student (at least 12 credit hours per semester) enrolled in architecture; architectural, structural, or civil engineering; construction management; building sciences; or other related areas of study. Up to 40 students are eligible to receive this funding, with priority going to undergraduate students. Up to three students from the same university may be selected.

The sponsorship includes registration, up to four nights’ lodging (single occupancy) at the conference hotel, cost of travel up to $750 USD (receipts required) and one year student membership in IIBEC.

Sponsorship recipients will be required to:

  • Attend a minimum of ten hours of educational presentations and devote three hours to the trade show floor
  • Interact informally with assigned mentor, staff, committees, and the Foundation Board of Directors during the convention
  • Participate in marketing efforts by sharing your experience of the convention and the knowledge gained
  • Attend Foundations Auction and Reception event on Monday night

Students interested in receiving a sponsorship should submit a completes application, a letter of recommendation from a professor, and an essay explaining their field of study and what they hope to gain by attending the 2023 IIBEC Convention and Trade Show.

Application and all supporting documentation must be received no later than Tuesday, January 31, 2023. The application can be found HERE.

For more information, please contact Foundation Development Officer Rick Gardner at Rgardner@iibec.org.

Investing in the Industry
If you would like to solicit funding for a purpose within the Foundation's mission download the Funding Request Form (.pdf)  or Educational Scholarship Request Form (.pdf) and submit the information to rcifinfo@rci-online.org. Funding requests are reviewed upon receipt.  Please do not hesitate to call us with any questions at 800-828-1902.