An investment in the Centre for Initiatives in Education is an investment in accessible education. Your critical support will help ensure that the Centre has a strong foundation for the future – to continue to provide students, who might not otherwise have access to a university education, with the confidence and support to succeed and achieve their goals.

CIE has charitable status

If you are interested in donating to the Centre for Initiatives in Education, or to specific programs within the CIE, please contact:

Kylie Patrick, CFRE
Senior Development Officer
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Dr. Ottawa, ON
510 Robertson Hall
(613) 520-2600 ext. 1230

Current Initiatives

Merkley-Haight Student Bursary

Harvest House has been a turning point for many addicts in their journey to recovery. With your support, the Merkley-Haight Student bursary fund can help a Harvest House grad start university in Carleton’s Enriched Support Program next fall. Please consider contributing to this life-changing opportunity. Please visit:

Allen B. Clarke and Dennis Forcese CIE Access Endowment Fund

The CIE Access Endowment, founded by Allen B. Clarke, is designed to provide funding for operational requirements to support the Centre for Initiatives in Education (CIE) and its students. Funds raised help support the hiring and training of peer mentors, workshop facilitators and academic coaches among other program supports. Please visit:

Centre for Initiatives in Education

Carleton’s Centre for Initiatives in Education (CIE) provides unique opportunities like the Enriched Support Program (ESP) to recruit non-traditional students and help current students to reach higher. The CIE is an example of Carleton’s commitment to giving students who might not otherwise have a chance to succeed in a university environment an opportunity to learn and study. Please visit:

Enriched Support Program Mentors, 2019