Started in 2016, ELD Canada has a charitable donor funding program, the President's Council, which provides some of the financial resources to support its operations. Donors are invited to support ELD Canada and are recognized as Members or Patrons.
These supporters ensure that ELD Canada will continue to be an effective, growing organization, dedicated to elevating the capacity of young leaders, from Commonwealth countries and Canada, to create positive outcomes for their organizations, communities and nations.
The role of the President's Council is to provide examples of ethical and accountable leadership to Alumni, and to be active as speakers, hosts and panelists at programs and events.
President's Council Members and Patrons are recognized annually at the Leadership Forum and Recognition Dinner.
In In 2017, the reception and dinner was held at St. James's Palace, and guests had the opportunity to dine with HRH, The Princess Royal, Princess Anne and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence. In 2018, the event was held at Buckingham Palace with HRH, The Princess Royal, Princess Anne in attendance.