The Essential Campaign

Celebrating a milestone campaign

In 2018, we celebrated the success of Essential: The NAIT Campaign. The largest fundraising campaign in the polytechnic’s history supported student success, applied research and campus development.

Thanks to the support of community and industry leaders, we exceeded our goal and raised $125 million!

Our donors’ impact

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

The Essential Campaign

Thank you for your generosity

Over 4,200 supported the Essential Campaign!

66%
New Donors

35%   
Alumni & Staff

33%  
Industry Partners

32%   
Friends of NAIT

Some of our Supporters

Your continued support makes a real difference

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

You can make a real difference for students and Alberta. Through specialized training from highly-qualified faculty and staff, NAIT students graduate with relevant skills and knowledge and are prepared for the workforce. Your support today can change students’ lives, which inspires them to pay it forward by contributing to a better future for the next generation.

Jesse Swaruk

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
business students

Create your future NAIT

Keep the NAIT community 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.

May. 15, 2020

Working together to overcome challenges

When NAIT cancelled in-person classes to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the entire campus united in inspiring ways

May. 15, 2020

Sowing the seeds of social entrepreneurship

Scholarship recipient Jonathan Mui is making a difference in his community - one plant at a time.

May. 15, 2020

A challenge inspires students to think creatively

Students pitch ideas to reimagine home buying

May. 15, 2020

Emergency bursary gives student hope and a home

Willow Shelley is thankful to donors for helping her when she needed it most

More stories of impact