Updated: Sep 9, 2021
Dear CSECS members,
We hope this message finds you well in the early weeks of 2021, despite the upheaval we have all been experiencing over the past year. We are writing to announce an important initiative CSECS has been planning to mark its golden anniversary, a fundraising campaign that looks forward to the Society’s next fifty years. The CSECS Executive has identified some important goals for the Society’s future that this campaign will support. These goals include graduate student research and travel, as well as various initiatives the Society has undertaken over the past two years to align CSECS with the goals of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Money raised would make it possible, for instance, to sponsor indigenous scholars and students as plenary speakers and conference participants, or to sponsor research in such areas as indigenous language, history, and culture.
Senior members of CSECS have already made their pledges and we now ask you to consider participating in a matching funds campaign. Your contribution will be matched by those pledges, up to a total of $10,000. We recognize there are many worthy causes competing for your attention but welcome a gift in any amount.
Our campaign will culminate with an evening of celebration after the banquet at our annual meeting in Winnipeg this fall (if circumstances allow) or in Ottawa in the fall of 2022.
We invite you to complete the and to return your gift to Kathryn Ready, the Treasurer of CSECS, by e-transfer or cheque, by May 31. We would like to recognize your generosity in a list of donors to be included in the programs of our upcoming conferences, but if you would like your gift to remain confidential your wishes will, of course, be fully respected.
With gratitude, Frans de Bruyn and Alison Conway Campaign Co-Chairs