The Actuarial Foundation of Canada (AFC) became a Kirkness Foundation sponsor in 2019. The mission of the AFC includes promoting awareness and education in mathematics, actuarial science and financial matters. First Nations, Metis and Inuit people are very underrepresented in the actuarial profession and other mathematics-related careers and the AFC has established scholarships to help change this. In 2021, the AFC established its Equality of Opportunity Fund (EOS) to promote diversity in the actuarial, mathematics & statistics, data management and computer science professions. The EOS Fund will provide scholarships to eligible Black, Indigenous and People of Colour Canadian students who are facing financial and societal barriers to attending their intended university or college program. The AFC also sponsors the Memorial Actuarial Aboriginal Scholarship to First Nations, Metis and Inuit students studying actuarial mathematics at the University of Manitoba.
Click here to learn more about the AFC Equality of Opportunity Scholarship and other AFC education funding.