Grand Challenges Canada is a not-for-profit organization created, in part, with funding from the Government of Canada. We adhere to strict controls and oversight. We fund and provide support to not-for-profit and charitable organizations, academic institutions and socially-minded small- and medium-sized businesses in Canada and low- and middle-income countries.
The Investment Committee comprises experts in health, science and business who together guide Grand Challenges Canada investment decisions. The Committee reviews and approves all investments made at Transition to Scale.
Partner, Teralys Capital
Independent Researcher and Adviser in Humanitarian Action, Global Health and Health-Related Human Rights
Director, Research Capacity Strengthening, African Population and Health Research Center
School of Population and Global Health, Director, Global Health Programs, McGill University; National Coordinator, Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research
Abdul Malik Al-JaberCanada & Jordan
Angel investor; Founder and Chairman of MENA Apps; Chairman, PalGaz/United, Khan El Omdan and Hasad; Board member, Injaz, Massayef and Golden Mills
Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UBC; Canada Research Chair, Global Control of HPV-Related Disease and Prevention; Assistant Director, Women's Health Research Institute; Senior Public Health Scientist, BC Centre for Disease Control
Chair of Grand Challenges Canada’s Investment Committee; Managing Partner and CEO, Sarona Asset Management Inc.
Managing Partner, Intellectual Property-Backed Financing, Business Development Bank of Canada; Board Member, Innovation Asset Collective; Associate Fellow, Creative Destruction Lab
Tracey WebsterSouth Africa
CEO, Oppenheimer Memorial Trust