What We Do

The Institute for Liberal Studies (ILS) was founded in 2006 to offer a non-partisan venue for the discussion of economics, philosophy, history and public policy in Canada. Last year we hosted more than 30 events across Canada that were attended by over 1,000 people. Our mission is to spread the ideas of liberty in Canada. If you would like to see the ILS visit your city or campus – and especially if you represent a university centre or student club that would like to partner with us – please contact us.

Our educational seminars aim to teach students about the classical liberal foundation of Canadian society and the application of these ideas to current issues and challenges. In addition to our on-campus events we also host short conferences and conduct occasional contests for students which offer cash prizes and trips to attend conferences.

Our events range from one-hour lectures to week-long seminars.