Strengthening the Building Blocks of Democracy.

The Manning Foundation directs charitable dollars into publicly available research and education to strengthen the basic building blocks of democracy - ideas, education, mentorship and communications - to ensure that anyone who chooses to play an active role in politics is adequately prepared to do so.

Preston Manning

Poll of Current and Former Politicians

Politicians are largely unimpressed with their peers.
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Ideas Generation

Our goal is to generate and communicate fresh ideas in policy areas where Canada's political participants are perceived to be inadequately equipped.
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Course Development

The Foundation develops courses designed to sharpen the knowledge, skills, ethical foundations and leadership capacities of political participants.
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