Innovators to improve the health of their communitiesGlobal Health Innovation
Innovators to improve and save the lives of people affected by conflictHumanitarian Innovation
Indigenous innovators and communities to identify and solve their own challengesIndigenous Innovation
Together We Have Impact
We invest in ideas that not only apply science and technology, but also integrate social and business approaches, to generate transformative impact.
11.76 million lives improved since 2010
Maternal, Newborn & Child Health
Other health challenges
Humanitarian Grand Challenge
Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights
Global Mental Health
The Innovations We Support Are Producing Results
We anticipate even more impressive outcomes as innovations scale
Grand Challenges Canada estimates up to 1.78 million lives saved by 2030
57,800 lives saved to date through the use of innovative products and services
Grand Challenges Canada estimates up to 64 million lives improved by 2030
11.76 million lives improved to date through the use of innovative products and services
317 policies influenced
through engaging government officials, decision-makers, and other local stakeholders, which will play an important role in catalyzing the scale and sustainability of supported innovations.
203% leverage rate
for every $1 of Government of Canada funding invested, $2.03 has been leveraged from investors and partners.
where innovative projects or services are being implemented.
Funding opportunities to support
your bold idea
Grand Challenges Canada seeks bold ideas from the best and brightest innovators to save and improve lives in low- and middle-income countries and Canada.Discover open funding opportunities