Grand Challenges Canada’s Annual Report presents our financial statements and results. It also profiles Grand Challenges Canada-funded innovators, and highlights key projects and achievements. Our Annual Reports from 2010 to 2020 are available at the links below.
The challenges of the global pandemic have more deeply impacted women and children, rolling back progress towards the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, in particular, those relating to sexual and reproductive health and rights.
But we have also seen the power of innovation to change lives—vaccines have been developed, tested and deployed, new medical devices and interventions have emerged, and new business innovations to deliver products, like life-saving oxygen, have been implemented. Despite, and because of, COVID-19, Grand Challenges Canada—together with innovators, funders and partners—continued to invest in innovations that address critical global health, humanitarian and Indigenous community challenges, both here in Canada and in low- and middle-income countries.