Bold Ideas with Big Impact®

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We support

Innovators to improve the health of their communities

Global Health Innovation

We support

Innovators to improve and save the lives of people affected by conflict

Humanitarian Innovation

We support

Indigenous innovators and communities to identify and solve their own challenges

Indigenous 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



Lives Improved

Maternal, Newborn & Child Health


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Saving Brains


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Other health challenges


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Humanitarian Grand Challenge


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Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights


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Global Mental Health


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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.

>1,400 innovations

supported globally.

203% leverage rate

for every $1 of Government of Canada funding invested, $2.03 has been leveraged from investors and partners.

96 countries

where innovative projects or services are being implemented.

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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.

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