Partners & Academic Programs


The SEARCH Foundation was formed in 1997 to assist event, meetings and hospitality professionals faced with a life threatening illness. Since that time it has expanded to include not only illness, but also any catastrophic occurrence.

Crisis means many things to many people. Your entire neighborhood washed away in a flood, being ravaged by wildfires, or lost in a tornado. A routine check-up coming back with the dreaded words “you have cancer.” A car accident that leaves you impaired or hospitalized for an extended period of time.

The events industry is a group of passionate professionals made up of many small business owners. Who do you turn to when you are faced with a disaster or unable to perform your job and keep your business open?

Academic Partners

The following academic institutions are members of ILEA Canada.

When investigating a program that is right for you make sure you do your research – get started with this checklist.