Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute is a nonprofit group established in 1974 under federal charter with offices in Vancouver (headquarters) and Toronto. The institute, which has been noted for its conservative views, operates as a research and educational organization that supports free enterprise. It typically recommends policies that increase reliance on markets to solve the economic and social problems of society. The institute attempts to influence public policy through publication of studies by staff economists and academics; the publication of a monthly magazine, Fraser Forum, and a bi-monthly newsletter, Canadian Student Review; placement of materials in schools, universities and churches; media interviews; and speeches and symposia. The Fraser Institute makes special efforts to reach university students through seminars and an internship program. It is funded by private donations, fees and sales of publications.