What is Grand Challenges Canada?

Grand Challenges Canada is dedicated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact® in global health. We are funded by the Government of Canada and we fund innovators in low- and middle-income countries and Canada. The bold ideas we support integrate science and technology, social and business innovation – we call this Integrated Innovation®. We focus on bringing successful innovation to scale, catalyzing sustainability and impact. We have a determined focus on results, and on saving and improving lives.

Grand Challenges Canada works closely with Global Affairs Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Grand Challenges Canada is hosted at the Sandra Rotman Centre at the University Health Network.

Grand Challenges Canada is a platform for outcomes-based innovation to save and improve lives in low- and middle-income countries.  We put a strong focus on outcomes measurement, to understand the current impact of our projects, and outcomes projection, because most of the outcomes from innovation occur in the future.