The Government of Canada
Funded by the Government of Canada, Grand Challenges Canada is dedicated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact® in global health.
Global Affairs Canada
Grand Challenges Canada’s programs are undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada.
Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
The International Development Research Centre draws on decades of experience managing publicly funded research projects to administer the Development Innovation Fund. IDRC is responsible for accountability to the Government of Canada, disbursing funds to Grand Challenges Canada, and managing evaluations and audits of the Development Innovation Fund.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is responsible for the administration of international peer review of applications in response to Grand Challenges Canada’s grant calls. The results of CIHR-led peer review guides the awarding of grants by Grand Challenges Canada according to international standards of excellence.
Sandra Rotman Centre
Grand Challenges Canada is hosted at the Sandra Rotman Centre at the University Health Network. The Sandra Rotman Centre develops innovative global health solutions and helps bring them to scale where they are most urgently needed.
Saving Brains supports bold ideas to improve early brain and child development globally. The portfolio focuses on three areas of healthy development (health & nutrition, enrichment and protection) that, when addressed together, set up a child to reach his or her full potential.
Saving Lives at Birth
Grand Challenges Canada, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) have joined together to support Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development. Together, we call for groundbreaking prevention and treatment approaches for pregnant women and newborns in poor, hard-to-reach communities around the time of childbirth.