We know that we are only as successful as the communities we operate in and the people who power our team.

Delivering world-class aircrew training and support for Canada’s military requires engaged employees and strong communities.

We foster strong ties with communities by investing directly in them and supporting their charitable efforts. By giving back to Canadians coast to coast to coast, we are doing our part to protect Canada’s interests and build our common future.

In October 2020, CAE became Canada’s first carbon-neutral aerospace company, achieved by reducing its own emissions and by making investments in projects that offset its remaining annual carbon emissions.

Donations to local and regional charities worldwide in 2020
CAE’s worldwide net carbon emissions as of Oct 2020

KF Aerospace Community/Donation Highlights:

  • KF is a presenting sponsor of the annual Manitoba Air Show at Southport, MB, annual Farmer Appreciation Day and the bi-annual RCAF Gala.
  • A one-time $25,000 donation to the Portage General Hospital Foundation in support of their funding drive for a new helipad (2017)
  • KF is a long-time supporter of STARS Air Ambulance in Portage la Prairie, donating funds and donating the use of a helicopter for testing and during the annual CEO Rescue on the Island fundraiser
  • 2018 ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Community’ nomination by the Portage Chamber of Commerce
  • 2020 charitable donations/fundraisers went to benefit Soldier On, the Frontline Fund, Central Okanagan Foodbank and the Hamilton Food Share.

CAE Community/Donation Highlights:

Learn more in the CAE FY20 CSR Report.

  • Raising more than $1 million in its 2019 CAE-Centraide (United Way) fundraising campaign. During the month-long campaign, CAE employees participated in everything from bake sales to soccer tournaments and a karaoke competition to raise funds to fight poverty and isolation.
  • Partnering with the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Foundation including a $500,000 donation to the Foundation’s Dream Big Campaign.
  • Sourcing CAE’s supply chain to secure 600,000 n95 masks for front-line workers amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • CAE gives $250 to support the cause of employees who volunteer 50+ hours per year. In FY20, this amounted to $14,000 in donations.
  • Partnering with Indspire to offer scholarships over the next three years to Indigenous students across Canada ($60,000 total to be awarded to 15 students).


CAE Canada’s first carbon-neutral aerospace company

CAE President and CEO Marc Parent held a live virtual discussion with CAE employees and their children to celebrate the announcement of CAE’s carbon neutrality achievement. 

On September 29, 2020, CAE proudly became the first Canadian aerospace company to achieve carbon neutrality.

CAE accomplished this feat by combining aggressive efforts to reduce its own emissions and by making investments in projects that offset its remaining annual carbon emissions.

“This is a bold achievement and we hope that CAE’s commitment in the fight against climate change will inspire other companies to take tangible actions today,” said Marc Parent, President and CEO at CAE.

Mr. Parent highlighted CAE’s commitment to engage with Canada’s future generations, including working with industry towards the development of electric aircraft.

Says Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry:

“I am pleased to see Canadian companies demonstrating their leadership in the fight against climate change by working towards the green recovery of our aerospace industry. I would like to congratulate CAE for taking up this challenge. It is inspiring for both Canadian industry and future generations.”