Biological Survey Foundation

The Biological Survey Foundation was originally established to help develop and fund selected publications of the Biological Survey and to ensure that they become widely available.

Over several years, the Foundation published items relevant to the fauna of Canada in three series: a Monograph Series of major works (e.g. Insect Dormancy, Insects of the Yukon); a Taxonomic Series (keys to families of terrestrial arthropods in Canada); and a Document Series of miscellaneous publications (certain briefs, bibliographies, etc.). It also supported the electronic Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification.

Following a motion approved by the Board of Directors and the membership on November 7th, 2012, the Biological Survey Foundation was dissolved as a separate entity. An application to revoke its charity status with the Canada Revenue Agency was submitted on June 26th, 2014 and the charity’s registration was officially revoked on December 20th, 2014.

The totality of its assets were transferred to the Biological Survey of Canada and the funds will continue to be used “to support the preparation, publication and dissemination of materials that serve the advancement of knowledge, comprising items relevant to projects supported by the Corporation that enhance understanding of the organisms of Canada.”

Page updated on May 19, 2020