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 – your gifts inspire students of all ages and all walks of life with the confidence and support to succeed and achieve their goals.

CIE has charitable status

ESP Student Leadership Funding

CIE Educational Initiative Funding

Lifelong Learning Access Funding

Coming soon!

Make your gift count!

Support Student Leadership Development by contributing to the Allen B. Clarke and Dennis Forcese CIE Access Endowment Fund

The CIE Access Endowment, founded by Allen B. Clarke, provides funds to develop the leadership capabilities of Carleton students working as peer mentors, workshop facilitators and academic coaches among other program supports.

  • With the revenue from this endowment, we prioritize supporting former ESP students as they continue with their degree studies at Carleton.

DONATE TODAY to give leadership & professional development opportunities to ESP students and alumni!

Support Transformative University Access at the Centre for Initiatives in Education

For 25 years, Carleton’s Centre for Initiatives in Education (CIE) has provided innovative and evidence-based university opportunities to students of all ages and all walks of life.

  • The Enriched Support Program (ESP) is an alternative admissions first year program with access AND support for those who might not otherwise have been admitted to university.
  • Lifelong LEArning (LLeaP) provides vibrant community engagement through affordable non-credit courses taught by experts to adults of all ages.
  • New projects in response to the pandemic include an in-development School-Within-a-University at Carleton for at-risk high school students, outreach to students in vulnerable communities with ESP Community Mentoring, and Carleton’s Academic Prep Course for incoming first year students in all faculties.

DONATE HERE to support innovative educational programming at the Centre for Initiatives in Education.

Enriched Support Program Mentors, 2019

Claire Lewis, CFRE
Senior Development Officer
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Dr. Ottawa, ON
4104 Human Computer Interaction Building
(613) 520-2600 ext. 3053