The Essential Campaign

About the Campaign

"The campaign was publically launched in 2014 with the goal of raising $100 million in support of students, applied research and facilities."

—Mike Meldrum, NAIT Associate Vice President of Advancement 

Celebrating $125 Million

As a leading polytechnic, NAIT’s hands-on, technology-based learning and industry services play a key role in advancing science, technology and environmental initiatives, health and safety, trades, and business. We’re recognized at home and around the world. Essential: The NAIT Campaign wrapped up in June 2018, raising $125 million. Thanks to your continued support, we are essential to Alberta and beyond.

Watch the Video Case for Support

Our Priorities

We aspire to be the most relevant and responsive post-secondary institution in Canada and one of the world's leading polytechnics.

Student Success

Through education that encompasses mental, emotional and physical well-being, NAIT prepares students for meaningful careers in their chosen fields.

Campus Development

NAIT’s world-class facilities provide students and faculty the opportunity to experience state-of-the art learning environments.

Applied Research

Applied research that supports NAIT industry partners and Alberta business community

Join our Community

The Essential Campaign has over 4,200 supporters

66%
New Donors

35%   
Alumni & Staff

33%  
Industry Partners

32%   
Friends of NAIT

Our Supporters

Our Essential Effect 

NAIT delivers on its promises to students, industry and the province every day.

Through specialized training from highly-qualified faculty and staff, NAIT students graduate with real skills, relevant skills and knowledge, and are prepared for quick entry into rewarding careers. A NAIT education offers It’s the kind of a return on investment that positions one for life, while contributing to a better future world for the next generation and those to come.

Why your gifts matter

We create real impact. Inspired by the people who believe in our students, and who create opportunities on our campus and in our community.  

Our Promise

Create your future NAIT

Help us keep the Essential Campaign going strong. If you have questions or would like to learn more about how to get involved, please contact us.

How to Give

See the Impact

Check out what our  community of supporters are doing to make a difference for our students.

NAIT receives national award for donor relations

The award recognizes celebration of record-setting fundraising campaign

Ashif Mawji honoured for supporting entrepreneurship

Mawji Centre founder inducted into the Alberta Business Hall of Fame

Student mental health gets a hand up

Donors help students access anxiety reducing fitness program

Scholarships support best in class

NAIT hospitality instructor gives back to her profession with scholarships

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