Monthly Archives:: September 2021

Orange Shirt Day: Turning our collective grief to action

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Calling on all Canadians to invest in Indigenous innovation as a way to help Canada move closer to reconciliation By: Sara Wolfe (Anishnawbe), Director of the Indigenous Innovation Initiative at Grand Challenges Canada, and Jocelyn Mackie, Co-CEO of Grand Challenges Canada. September 30th is Orange Shirt Day—a day to “commemorate the residential school experience, to […]

Prioritizing innovation for youth mental health

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By: Nicole Bardikoff and Nicole Toole, members of the Grand Challenges Canada Global Mental Health team Only about 0.1% of global development assistance for health is targeted towards youth mental health. This figure illustrates the dearth of youth mental health funding, of particular importance considering that 75% of mental health challenges are established by 25, […]