Looking for resources to support your great idea for improving health and healthcare? This page lists a range of opportunities available to Ontario innovators and innovation champions, as well as recently published information and thinking related to health innovation. We focus on health technology, including digital health solutions, innovative medical devices, and more. Tectonic’s has taken on a role previously held by the Health Innovation Broker of providing support to what was originally called the “Office of the Chief Health Innovation Strategist“. Follow @tectoniconline and subscribe to our email digest for regular information updates.





These opportunities have been posted since the last weekly Tectonic 3iOntario update. A full list of current opportunities is available below, as are a selection of on-going opportunities available to Ontario’s health innovators and innovation champions.

We primarily source these listings by reviewing research grant opportunity databases/portals; procurement portals; and the websites, newsletters, and twitter feeds of organizations that frequently post relevant opportunities. In some cases, we receive information about potential postings directly or identify them opportunistically. Spot something that we missed? Please share it with others by tweeting @TectonicOnline #3iOntario


RFP        Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance – Tissue Processors Bid #: T-349

Closing Date: 08/02/2019 2:00:00 PM (ET)


 RFP        Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences; Government Relations Consulting Services Bid #: 2020-07-03

Closing date: 08/07/2019 12:00:00 PM (ET)


RFP        UHN Facilities Staffing Review – Bid #: 1920-034

Closing date: 08/12/2019 2:00:00 PM (ET)


RFP        UWORFPSR-1473 – P-type Coaxial High Purity Germanium (HPGe) Gamma-Ray Detector

Western University requires for The Supply and Install of a P-type Coaxial High Purity Germanium (HPGe) Gamma-Ray Detector. CLOSING DATE: 2019/08/01 12:00:00 PM EDT


 RFP        UTMBIO20190715 – Biology Flow Cytometer

The University of Toronto Mississauga is conducting an RFP for Biology Flow Cytometer. CLOSING DATE: 2019/08/07 02:00:00 PM EDT


RFSO     TOH-CPF-2019-017 – Temporary and Permanent Staffing Services

The Ottawa Hospital is seeking proposals for the provision of Temporary and Permanent Staffing Services, as listed in the RFSO for a period of two (2) years. CLOSING DATE: 2019/08/13 02:00:00 PM EDT


RFP        Project: tender_11718 – CW#557348 Fixed Urology System

Via Plexxus. Closing Date: 31/07/2019 14:00



Via Plexxus. Closing date: 13/08/2019 14:00


 RFP        Project: tender_11703 – Visioning & Clinical Service Review (Phase 1) & Master Program & Plan (Phase 2) – RFP# CW557317

Via Plexxus for Sinai Health. Closing date: 23/08/2019 14:00


RFP        Project: tender_11675 – CW557146 RFP for IDC Program – LH

Via Plexxus. This RFP is for Assisted Peritoneal Dialysis under an Integrated Dialysis Care (IDC) model for Lakeridge Health patients in the home setting. Closing date: 09/08/2019 14:00


RFP        HSN-MM-296Operating Room Integration Consulting Services

Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord (HSN) HSN invites formal Proposals from qualified Respondents to provide Operating Room (OR) Consulting Services to the Surgical program. Closing date: 08/07/2019 4:00:00 PM (ET)


RFP        MMNCL Nursing Sundries 2020 Bid #: CW15580 – RFP

Via Mohawk Medbuy. Closing date: 08/26/2019 2:00:00 PM (ET)


RFP        Ultrasound Systems for Diagnostic Pediatrics and Anaesthesia Bid #: 1920-52-000

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) issued RFP. Closing date: 08/21/2019 11:59:59 AM (ET)


Partnership        Students in France and Canada to experience research and professional development

Mitacs is partnering with Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes (ComUE UGA) to enable French and Canadian students to take part in research internships in the other country through Mitacs programs.


Call for Applications      

Ministry of Health – Call for Applications to create a Patient Digital Identity, Authentication and Authorization (IAA) service. This Call for Applications provides an opportunity to submit applications to fulfill requirements for establishing a patient digital identity, access and authorization (IAA) service.

There will be an information conference call during the week of July 22-26, please RSVP interest by July 19. Closing date for applications: August 9, 2019, 12:00 PM (Noon, EST). Questions about the Call for Applications and the application process must be submitted by email to DigitalHealthSecretariat@ontario.ca.



University of Ottawa – The proposed instrument is a Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Benchtop Sequencer. The requested NGS Desktop Sequencer will be used for whole genome sequencing of yeast, to identify mutations induced by carcinogen exposure. The requested NGS Desktop Sequencer system must be suitable for sequencing 12 megabase yeast genome.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/07/22 03:00:00 PM EDT


RFSQ     Request for Supplier Qualifications – Prequalifications; RFSQ-WR#39032 – RFSQ FOR ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING CONSULTING

This RFSQ is an invitation by the University of Waterloo (UW) to prospective Respondents for Submissions indicating their organization’s capability, experience and qualifications to submit non-binding responses for the provision of Architectural and Engineering Consulting Services for RFSQ-WR-OPT-39032, Building 033, C.O.R.E Lab Upgrades. Respondents must have relevant experience in Research Laboratories.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/07/30 02:00:00 PM EDT


RFP        2019-13 – High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometer

This RFP is an invitation by Carleton University to prospective Proponents to submit non-binding proposals for the provision of the supply, delivery and installation of a High Performance Liquid Chromatograph-Tandem Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer (HPLC-MS/MS).

CLOSING DATE: 2019/07/30 03:00:00 PM EDT


RFP        HealthPRO – Request for Qualification (RFQ) For 02393 Masks, Surgical 02394 Masks, Procedural 02396 Respirators, N-Type

Closing Date & Time: 08/28/2019 12:00:00 PM (ET)


RFP        HealthPRO Request for Qualification (RFQ) for Monitoring Contracts (Oximetry, Hemoglobin Monitoring, Thermometers, Blood Pressure Cuffs)

Closing Date & Time: 08/28/2019 12:00:00 PM (ET)


RFP        HealthPRO – Request for Qualification (RFQ) for Medical Surgical Contracts (Irrigation, Mortuary Bags, Pillows , I.D. Bands, Bandages, Tapes, Data Chart Paper)

Closing Date & Time: 08/28/2019 12:00:00 PM (ET)


RFP        HealthPRO – Request For Qualification (RFQ) for Chest Tubes, Wound Evacuators, Penrose Drains, Drainage Containers, Chest Drainage System & Indwelling Pleural and Peritoneal Catheters.

Closing Date & Time: 08/28/2019 12:00:00 PM (ET)


RFP        HealthPRO Pharmacy Services – July 2019 Market Response RFP for Off-Patent, Hospital Specific Items

Closing Date & Time: 08/07/2019 12:00:00 PM (ET)


RFP        Pre-Issue Vendor Conference 2019-05 – 2019-05 IV Infusion Pumps

St. Joseph’s Health System GPO – CAPsource for IV Infusion Pumps

PREBID CONFERENCE: 2019/07/17 11:00:00 AM EDT;

CLOSING DATE: 2019/07/17 12:00:00 PM EDT


RFP        1000203995 – Analysis of Value-Based Payment for Physicians (1000203995)

Health Canada (HC) Health Care Programs and Policy Directorate (HCPPD) Strategic Policy Branch (SPB) has a requirement to undertake a jurisdictional comprehensive review and analysis of current physician fee schedules and provide evidence-based considerations to support the development of options at a pan-Canadian level for modernization of value-based payment.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/08/14 02:00:00 PM EDT


RFP        RES202003a – Supercritical Fluid Extraction System

Lambton College RFP – This unit will be used for extraction of Cannabis and other leaf and flower flavours, aromatics, oils and other products. This is CFI funding and must have a CFI discount line.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/08/02 11:00:00 AM EDT


RFI          2019-BM-001 Patient Pagers

Shared Support Services, Southeastern Ontario 3SO – This RFI is being issued by 3SO on behalf of Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) for the purpose of obtaining information regarding Patient Pagers only.

Closing Date: 07/23/2019 2:00:00 PM ET


RFP        165717b Development and Implementation of Data Platform

SSW, on behalf of the Institute for Better Health (“IBH”) at Trillium Health Partners (“THP”), has issued this Request for Proposal (“RFP”) in order to obtain proposals from qualified Proponents for the development, and implementation of a data platform, including hardware, software, robust knowledge transfer, testing and maintenance & support.

Closing date: 08/30/2019 12:00:00 PM ET


RFP        Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) – 2019-002 Online Training Materials for Workshop Facilitation

CIFAR is seeking qualified vendors to submit proposals that articulate a clear set of deliverables, a timeline and evidence of the resources and expertise required to develop digital assets, video and web pages for the facilitation methods and materials that comprised CIFAR’s AI Futures Policy Labs workshop series.

Closing date: 08/16/2019 5:00:00 PM ET


RFP        Shared Services West (SSW) 166699 HIS Advisory and Professional Services

THP looks to implement the new HIS they have identified the need to partner with up to three (3) firms for the provision of contingent HIS Advisory and Professional Services that may be required as a result of the HIS initiative.

CLOSING DATE: 08/05/2019 12:00:00 PM ET


RFP        Reena RFP-2019-01 Strategic Planning Services

CLOSING DATE: 07/25/2019 4:00:00 PM ET
RFP        Ontario Institute for Cancer Research 1920OICR-2 Expense Management Software

This RFP is an invitation by the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (“OICR”) to prospective proponents to submit proposals for the provision of Expense Management Software.

CLOSING DATE: 08/01/2019 2:00:00 PM ET


Grant    2019 CIHR Institute of Aging Betty Havens Prize for Knowledge Translation in Aging

The CIHR Institute of Aging (CIHR-IA) will recognize an individual, team or organization that has advanced the translation of research in aging at a local or regional level. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $20,000, enough to fund one prize.

Application Deadline: 2019-07-23


Fellowship         Fall 2019 Priority Announcement (Specific Research Areas)

CIHR Research Priority Areas- Gastroenterology (FGA); HIV/AIDS and/or STBBI (HIV); Infection and Immunity (FII); Research and Knowledge Translation on Urban Housing and Health.

Funding varies due to Priority Areas.

Application Deadline: 2019-10-01


Grant    Canadian Institutes of Health Research: IHDCYH Talks Video Competitions

The CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH) is launching its sixth round of the IHDCYH Talks Video Competition, a unique opportunity to submit short videos (5 minutes or less) sharing evidence-based messages in the area of maternal, reproductive, child and youth health. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $ 5,500, enough to fund four prizes.

Application Deadline: 2019-10-15


RFP     LL 06-19/746 – Multiplexed Ion Beam Imaging System

McMaster University RFP issued for a Multiplexed Ion Beam Imaging System.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/08/02 02:00:00 PM EDT


RFP        TOH-CPF-2019-029-OHRI Service Contract for Laboratory Equipment

The Ottawa Hospital (TOG) in behalf of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is seeking proposal for the provision of service contract on the equipment for a period of 2 years.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/08/09 02:00:00 PM EDT


RFP        19-075 TT Flow Cytometer

University of Waterloo – Provision of a flow cytometer – The instrument will be used by the research groups of 7 different principal investigators.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/07/22 02:30:00 PM EDT


RFI          SMH 2326-001 Laboratory Chemistry Automation Line System

Unity Health Toronto RFI for Laboratory Chemistry Automation Line System.

CLOSING DATE: 09/05/2019 3:00:00 PM (ET).


RFP        Project: tender_11615 – CW557208 ULTRASOUND UNITS & PROBES

Plexxus RFP for medical ultrasound and doppler and echo imaging products;

Listing Expiry Date: 24/07/2019 14:00


RFP        Project: tender_3707 – HMMS02473 – Doppler Probes and Couplers

HMMS, on behalf of the London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s, is looking to establish a long term partnership with a preferred Proponent for the supply of Doppler Probes (and wires), and Couplers, to a minimum of 80% of the requirements.

Listing Expiry Date: 26/07/2019 12:00


RFP        UOT201916014 – Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorter (FACS)

The University of Toronto – St. George Campus – Procurement Services is conducting an RFP for Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorter (FACS).

CLOSING DATE: 2019/07/18 02:00:00 PM EDT


RFP        1920-45-000 IV Smart Pumps

Hospital for SickKids issued RPF for IV Smart Pumps.

CLOSING DATE: 08/02/2019 11:59:59 AM (ET)


Funding Grant   Pre-announcement: Data Analysis of Existing Databases and Cohorts Grants

The CIHR Institute of Human Development Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH), Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), and the Healthy Cities Research Initiative (HCRI) are pleased to pre-announce an upcoming funding opportunity: Data Analysis Using Existing Databases and Cohorts. This funding opportunity is to highlight and encourage use for research of previously funded cohort, administrative and survey data.

Anticipated Funding Opportunity Launch: July 2019

Full Application Deadline: October 2019


Internship           Mitacs Globalink Research Internships 2020

Mitacs Globalink is seeking the world’s best senior undergrad students. Sign up to learn when the call opens.


RFP        19-060 TT – Liquid Chromatography System

The University of Waterloo invites qualified companies to submit Proposals for the supply and delivery of Liquid Chromatography System.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/07/17 02:30:00 PM EDT



University of Ottawa Notice of intent to enter into a contract with Ionplus AG to procure: One Mini Carbon Dating System (MICADAS) Accelerator Mass Spectrometer complete with IT package, gas interface system (GIS), elemental analyzer (EA), carbonate handling system (CHS) and isotope ratio mass spectrometer (IRMS).

CLOSING DATE: 2019/07/22 03:00:00 PM EDT


RFI          Request for Information – Medical & Office Supplies, Ontario Medical Association

CLOSING DATE: 07/31/2019 12:00:00 PM (ET)


RFP        Bid #:2019-04 Nurse Call Upgrade

Queensway Carleton Hospital issued RFP for Nurse Call Upgrade.

CLOSING DATE: 07/19/2019 2:00:00 PM (ET)


RFP        Project: tender_11581 – OPPA Integrated Mental Health and Wellness Program

Ontario Shared Services – The OPPA is seeking a service provider to implement an integrated Mental Health and Wellness Program to provide resources and support to Ontario Provincial Police Association.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/07/29 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Saving Time EDT.


RFP        HM_NRFP_2019-20-0004 – Safety Alert Solution

Hôpital Montfort is looking to purchase a Safety Alert System and Devices for Mental Health and Emergency Departments.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/08/26 04:00:00 PM EDT


Funding Grant       Open Research Area (ORA) for the Social Sciences 2019

To fund integrated joint research projects in social sciences by researchers in at least three of the four subscribing countries, Canada, France, Germany and the UK. Up to $400,000/project, $135,000/year for 24 to 36 months.

Deadline for the submission of proposals is 16:00 (UK time) on 11 September 2019


Funding Grant      Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s fall research competition is designed to support leading research into the understanding, management and treatment of, and cure for, cystic fibrosis (CF).

Notice Of Intent: July 31, 2019; Final applications: October 1, 2019


Grant    The Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) Innovative Clinical Trial Multi-Year Grant

Research Areas – Comparative effectiveness research; Implementation science research. The total amount available is $21,000,000, enough to fund approximately seven (7) grants.

201908MYH (Letter of Intent): 2019/08/28; 201911MYG (Full Application): 2019/11/12


Grant    CIHR Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) – Women’s Health Clinical Mentorship Grant

The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are to: Provide women’s health specialists, researchers and trainees with operating funds to perform clinical research; Support capacity building in women’s health among the next generation of health researchers; and Start positioning Canada as a leader in women’s health research. The total amount available is $ 600,000, enough to fund approximately twelve (12) mentorship grants.

Application Deadline: 2019/10/22


Grant    International CoEN Initiative in Neurodegeneration 2019

(Network of Centres of Excellence in Neurodegeneration (CoEN): Pathfinder 2019)

 This funding opportunity seeks to support world-class research on dementia, contributing to the global pursuit of finding a cure or disease-modifying treatment for dementia by 2025.The total amount available for the Canadian portion is Can$666,666, enough to fund approximately two (2) grants.

Application Deadline: 2019/11/06


Scholarship        Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS)

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) program helps Canadian institutions attract highly qualified doctoral students. Valued at $50,000 per year for three years during doctoral studies

Considers three equally weighted selection criteria: Academic Excellence, Research Potential, and Leadership. For nominating institutions:

Deadline: November 6, 2019 (20:00 EST).


Collaboration    CFHI Advancing Frailty Care in the Community Collaborative

To improve care for older people with frailty and support their caregivers, CFHI and the Canadian Frailty Network invite you to join the Advancing Frailty Care in the Community (AFCC) Collaborative. This initiative will help you enhance your capacity to partner with patients and family/friend caregivers to improve the identification, assessment and implementation of tailored evidence-informed interventions that address frailty in primary care.

Deadline: August 21, 2019 



UK-Canada Diabetes Partnership Initiative: UK-Canada Diabetes Research Team Grants)

CIHR’s Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD), Institute of Infection and Immunity (III) and the Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA), in partnership with the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

This initiative is being run under the umbrella of the UK Fund for International Collaboration (FIC). The FIC aims to enhance the UK’s excellence in research and innovation through global engagement. It focuses on bilateral and multilateral partnerships with global research and development leaders and is administered by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The total amount available for this funding opportunity is approximately 3,600,000 GBP* (* $2.7M CAD converted @ 0.5748 = £1.6M).

Registration Deadline:   August 28, 2019

Application Deadline:     September 25, 2019


RFP        TOH-2019-009 – TOH-2019-009 – PillCam

The Ottawa Hospital intends to establish a contract for the procurement of PillCam Capsules. The PillCam™ SB 3 system allows for direct visualization of the small bowel, supporting greater confidence when monitoring lesions that may be related to Crohn’s disease, obscure bleeding, or iron deficiency anemia. Project timeline: two years.

Deadline: July 17, 2019 02:00:00 PM EDT


Grant      Understanding Disease Prevention and Risk Factor Modification. CIHR’s Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH), in partnership with the Institute of Aging (IA), the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), the Institute of Infection and Immunity (III), the Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH), and the Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH)

This funding opportunity will support projects relevant to the following research areas:

Non-communicable diseases (ICRH, ICR, IA, IPPH): For research projects focused on the prevention of multiple non-communicable diseases, including cancer, circulatory and respiratory diseases; Communicable diseases (III, IA, IPPH): For research projects on communicable diseases Non-communicable diseases for Indigenous health (ICRH, IIPH): For research projects directly relevant to risk modification for Indigenous Peoples; Communicable diseases for Indigenous health (IIPH): For research projects directly relevant to risk modification for Indigenous Peoples. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $1,400,000, enough to fund approximately fourteen (14) grants. The maximum amount per grant is $100,000 for up to one (1) year.

Registration Deadline: August 28, 2019; Application Deadline: September 24, 2019


Grant      Pathways to Health Equity for Aboriginal People – Implementation Research Team Grants – Component 3 – The CIHR Roadmap Accelerator Fund (RAF), under the scientific leadership of the Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH), Institute of Gender and Health (IGH), Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA), Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD) and Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH) in partnership with Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

This funding opportunity will support projects relevant to the following research areas: Mental Wellness; Diabetes/Obesity; Tuberculosis; Oral Health. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $3,000,000, enough to fund approximately 2 grants. The maximum amount per grant is $300,000 per year for up to 5 years for a total of $1,500,000, per grant.

Deadline: September 05, 2019


Grant        Upcoming funding opportunity—Canada-UK Artificial Intelligence Initiative

The Canadian and UK applicants will develop a common research plan and jointly prepare the full proposal. Proposals will be required to demonstrate a significant degree of, or novel approach to, interdisciplinary, with research that cuts across at least two of the following research domains: social sciences and humanities; health and biomedical sciences; and natural sciences and engineering (including computational and/or mathematical sciences). In addition to promoting interdisciplinary AI, this call will support the development of responsible AI while establishing new partnerships and enhancing infrastructure and training between researchers in Canada and the UK. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is about C$14 million (£8.2 million), enough to fund up to approximately 10 projects. Canadian funding agencies: The maximum amount available for Canadian researchers is C$173,333 (£102,000) per year for up to three years, for a total of C$520,000 (£305,000) per project.

Launch: June 2019

Intention deadline: August 2019

Application deadline: September 2019


RFP        2019-02 – Diagnostic Imaging Equipment

St. Joseph’s Health System GPO – CAPsource RFP is being issued to obtain proposals for the supply and installation of Diagnostic Imaging Equipment for the Hospitals from qualified vendors(s). Mandatory site visits.

Deadline: July 25, 2019 12:00PM EDT


RFP        SickKids Hospital RFP 1920-23-000 Fast Automated Desktop X-Ray Microtomograph

This SickKids RFP is for the purchase of a Fast Automated Desktop X-Ray Microtomograph

Deadline: July 23, 2019 11:59:59 AM ET


Grant    2019 Early Career Investigator Awards in Circulatory and Respiratory Health –

The CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (CIHR-ICRH) in partnership with the CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity (CIHR-III), the CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (CIHR-IIPH), Canadian Blood Services (CBS) and Cystic Fibrosis Canada (CF Canada)

The 2019 Early Career Investigator Awards in Circulatory and Respiratory Health provide recipients with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their independence in initiating and conducting research in ICRH mandate areas. These awards are designed to provide protected time for early-career investigators to undertake research by contributing to both salary and research allowances. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $2,415,000, enough to fund approximately seven (7) awards. The maximum amount per award is $ 115,000 per year for up to three (3) years for a total of $345,000 per award.

Deadline: September 25, 2019


Funding Grant   Ontario Research Fund: Research Excellence

The Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (MEDJCT) has officially launched Round 10 of the Ontario Research Fund -Research Excellence (ORF-RE) program. ORF-RE provides research institutions with funding to support the operational costs of major projects of strategic value to the province. The fund provides up to one third of the total value of a project, with the remaining two thirds coming from a combination of private sector and institutional contributions.

Deadline: September 20, 2019


Awards                 The Canada Gairdner International Awards

The Canada Gairdner Awards celebrate the world’s best biomedical and global health researchers through seven annual awards. The Gairdner Foundation was established in 1957 with the main goal of recognizing and rewarding international excellence in fundamental research that impacts human health. Annually, seven awards are given: five Canada Gairdner International Awards for biomedical research, one John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award, specifically for impact on global health issues, and one Canada Gairdner Wightman Award, reserved for a Canadian.

Nominations for the 2020 awards are due by October 1, 2019.


Funding Grant   Early Researcher Awards

The Early Researcher Awards program gives funding to new researchers working at publicly funded Ontario research institutions to build a research team. Each award to a leading researcher is a maximum of $100,000 and must be matched by an additional $50,000 from the researcher’s institution and/or partner organization.

Deadline: October 10, 2019


Grant    CIHR Grant: Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR)

Patient-oriented research refers to a continuum of research that engages patients as partners, focuses on patient-identified priorities and improves patient outcomes. This research, conducted by multidisciplinary teams in partnership with relevant stakeholders, aims to apply the knowledge generated to improve healthcare systems and practices. The aim of this Catalyst Grant program is to provide seed money to support patient-oriented research activities which represent a step towards the pursuit of more comprehensive applications to funding opportunities (e.g., Operating Grants). The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $3,500,000, enough to fund approximately 35 grants. The maximum amount per grant is $100,000 per year, for up to one year.

Registration deadline: June 25, 2019

Application deadline: September 10, 2019


Grant    CIHR: Operating Grant – Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR)

The purpose of the NEIHR Program is to establish a national network of centres focused on capacity development, research and knowledge translation (KT) centred on Indigenous Peoples. This funding opportunity is expected to: Support Indigenous community-based health research that reflects the priorities and value s of Indigenous Peoples; Develop an Indigenous community-based health research network environment that will support Indigenous leadership and research-related organizations with existing and new research infrastructures and platforms; etc. $10.5 million is available to fund at least one (1) individual NEIHR grant from Ontario. The maximum amount per grant is $700,000 per year for 5 years, with the possibility for up to a maximum of two (2) renewals, pending successful outcomes of individual and independent evaluations conducted every five years.

Deadline: September 04, 2019


Grant    CIHR: Clinician-Scientist Salary Award – Phase 2

The Clinician Scientist program has two phases: Phase 2 provides a contribution to the salary of the recipient for up to six years (initial three-year award followed by a possible three-year renewal award). This opportunity provides funding for the Phase 2 component of the program and is designed to provide outstanding Clinician Scientists the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their independence in initiating and conducting health research through provision of a contribution to their salary. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $360,000, enough to fund approximately two awards. The maximum amount per award is $60,000 per year for up to three years, for a total of $180,000 per award.

Deadline: October 01, 2019


Grant    CIHR: Network Catalyst Grants

This funding opportunity will provide support for the creation of six networks. The aim of these networks will be to provide research leadership in its focus area, to foster innovative research and practices, to build capacity and provide a forum that engages the research community and its partners (including but not limited to industry, charities, and patients and their carers). This opportunity will provide funding for networks in the priority research areas of the funding partners. The total amount available from CIHR and partners for this funding opportunity is $8,900,000, enough to fund six (6) networks. This amount may increase if additional funding partners participate.

Registration Deadline: July 09, 2019

Application Deadline: August 06, 2019


Challenge/Grant        The Healthy Neighbourhoods Data Challenge

Identify and create novel data sets, data sources, and analytical methodologies to better understand the physical environment so that we can design healthier neighbourhoods. Phase 1 (up to five $10,000 awards).

Deadline: October 24, 2019


Grant    CIHR: Standardization Platform on Age and Sex as Biological Variables in Basic Science Research

The overarching goal of this initiative, which is part of CIHR Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) greater Sex and Gender Science Strategy, is to support the establishment of a multidisciplinary platform that includes researchers with expertise in studying sex and age as biological variables in basic science across different levels of analysis (i.e., cells, tissues, and animals).

The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $2,075,000.

Competition 201909SPL Deadline: September 04, 2019

Competition 202010SPB Deadline: October 08, 2019


RFI          tender_11518 – Pre-solicitation Notice: SHS Visioning, Clinical Review, Master Program & Plan

Solicitation Description: Part A – Visioning and Clinical Service Review & Part B -Integrated Master Program and Master Plan for Sinai Health System. This is a pre-solicitation notice only; the actual solicitation is not ready to be issued as of this date. The tentative date for issuing solicitation: July-August 2019. Please note the solicitation description is subject to change. The intent of the upcoming Request for Proposals (RFP) is to attract world-class service providers that are experts in leading-edge global knowledge, best practice and emerging trends in the programming and planning stage of large, multi-site, academic medical centres for the provision of a Sinai Health System-wide Integrated Master Plan.

Deadline: August 31, 2019 14:00 ET


NPP       Notice – 001 – Buying Groups Notice for The Ottawa Hospital

NPP – Notice of Proposed Procurement (Formal) – The Ottawa Hospital is a member of Champlain Health Supply Services (CHSS) shared service organisation. As a member of Champlain Health Supply Services, The Ottawa Hospital (independently and/or on behalf of its affiliates (the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and the Ottawa Hospital Foundation) participates or may participate on Procurement Initiatives and/or existing Agreements with the buying groups identified in NPP documents.

Deadline: August 09, 2019 02:00:00 PM EDT


RFP        HealthPRO – Request for Vendor Record – Pandemic Management 2019

HealthPRO, healthcare procurement services, issued Request VOR for pandemic management. Full product/service details available online.

Deadline: July 19, 2019 12:00:00 PM (ET)



Grant    CIHR Sex and Gender Science Chair

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support in-depth investigations in the field of sex and gender science by promoting a cadre of discipline-specific Chairs to increase visibility and drive innovation in their respective fields. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $13.3M, enough to fund approximately 19 Chairs.

Deadline: October 10, 2019


Grant    Government of Canada – Strategic Innovation Fund

Government of Canada is now accepting applications to fund large-scale, collaborative innovation initiatives under Strategic Innovation Fund. The SIF provides financial support to projects that will improve Canada’s innovation performance while providing economic, innovation and public benefits to Canadians. The government’s share of funding for a given project usually varies from 10% of project costs up to 50% in exceptional cases.


Grant    2019 CLA/CIHR-ICRH/AZ Canada Emerging Clinician Scientist Award

Sponsor(s)CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health, in partnership with AstraZeneca Canada and the Canadian Lung Association

Priority areas include basic and translational research programs in chronic respiratory disease, including but not limited to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, cough, chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, interstitial lung disease, and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $400,000 enough to fund approximately two (2) awards. This amount may increase if additional funding partners participate. The maximum amount per award is $100,000 per year for up to two (2) years, for a total of $200,000 per award.

Registration deadline: June 26, 2019

Application deadline: July 31, 2019


Grant    Medical Research Council – Pre-call announcement: UK-Canada Diabetes Research Team Grants

The objective of this funding opportunity is to accelerate diabetes research into mechanisms and translational solutions to improve the lives of people with diabetes in Canada and the UK through research funding for internationally competitive and innovative UK-Canada diabetes research teams that will enable the pursuit of shared research interests. The total amount available from CIHR for the Canadian component of this funding opportunity is $2,700,000, enough to fund approximately six grants. The maximum amount per grant is $150,000 per year for up to three years for a total of $450,000 per grant.

Launch: June 2019

Registration Deadline: August 2019

Application Deadline: September 2019


Fellowships       Black Innovation Fellowship

Ryerson DMZ has joined forces with a community of Founding Partners to develop the Black Innovation Fellowship (BIF). The first in Canada fellowship program will provide start-ups led by Black entrepreneurs with the strengthening support of a top university-based incubator network, as well as additional programming, mentorship, events, and connections to industry, capital and an alumni network, to support their success and growth.


Grant    Introducing NSERC Alliance grants: Canada’s Research Partnerships Program

Alliance grants encourage greater collaboration in Canada’s R&D system by providing support for projects that include both generators and users of research results and knowledge. Alliance is designed to be more responsive and flexible for our research community and to accommodate a broader range of partners. It also includes incentives for collaborations with small and medium-sized enterprises and multi-sectoral partnerships, and offers an accelerated means for projects to scale and grow. Funding $150,000 or more from one to five years.

Deadline: Various deadlines


Grant    Weston Brain Institute – Big Ideas: Canada

To support a large-scale, pivotal project that will significantly and sustainably advance research in the field of translational research on neurodegenerative diseases of aging. Available funding from $5,000,000 to $20,000,000.

Deadline: Now accepting applications on a rolling basis


Grant    Weston Brain Institute – Early Phase Clinical Trials: Canada

Funding for clinical trials and clinical trial sub‐studies that accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging. Maximum $1,500,000 over up to 4 years.

Deadline: Rolling applications.


Grant     CIHR – SGBA+ Health Policy-Research Partnerships 2019; The Institute of Gender and Health, in partnership with Health Canada

In response to the Canadian government’s renewed commitment to gender equality, in 2017 Health Canada approved a department-wide Sex and Gender Action Plan. A key activity within this action plan is a partnership between the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health (IGH), and Health Canada’s Gender and Health Unit (GHU). The aim of this collaboration is to fund Policy-Research Partnerships, which will help bridge the gaps between research knowledge and policy development, and support the rigorous application of SGBA+ to ensure Health Canada’s outward facing activities address the diverse needs of women, men, girls, boys and gender-diverse people to maximize positive health outcomes and improve the health of Canadians. This funding opportunity will support projects relevant to the following research areas: Applying a SGBA+ lens to prescription drug lifecycle management; Applying a SGBA+ lens to medical device lifecycle management. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $150,000, enough to fund approximately two (2) grants, one (1) grant for each research area listed above. The maximum amount per grant is $75,000 for up to one (1) year.

Submission deadline: September 10, 2019


Grant     The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) in partnership with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

Innovative interdisciplinary research projects involving collaborations between the natural sciences or engineering community together with the health sciences community, with a strong focus on knowledge translation (KT) and training leading to health and economic benefits for Canadians, more effective health services and products, and/or a strengthened health care system will be considered relevant to the overall funding opportunity. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $20.4 million. This amount may increase if additional funding partners participate. The maximum duration of support for any one grant is three years.

Submission deadlines: Letters of Intent (201906CPL) – June 25, 2019

Full Application (201910CPG) – October 29, 2019


Grant     Elevate with Mitacs

Build your career through this competitive annual fellowship for up to two years. Elevate includes a research management training program and a postdoctoral fellowship. Your partner organization’s financial contribution starts at $30,000. Spring 2019 call for proposals is open now with the following deadlines:

Intent & COI declaration June 19, 2019

Application deadline: July 17, 2019


Grant    Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) – Innovation Fund via Innovation.ca

The Innovation Fund provides investments in infrastructure, across the full spectrum of research, from the most fundamental to applied through to technology development. Projects funded through the Innovation Fund will help Canada remain at the forefront of exploration and knowledge generation while making meaningful contributions to generating social, health, environmental and economic benefits and addressing global challenges.  The CFI will invest up to $400 million in research infrastructure funding and will fund up to 40 percent of a project’s eligible infrastructure costs. The CFI will provide up to $120 million for associated operating costs through the Infrastructure Operating Fund.

Deadline for submission of Notices of Intent: September 16, 2019

Deadline for the submission of Proposals: January 20, 2020


Grant     PFSI – New Investigator Grant

The PFSI Foundation – The New Investigator funding stream offers researchers the ability to apply for three years of funding, as opposed to the standard two years, and a total amount of $250,000 (maximum of $100,000 in any one year). This funding stream is only available to clinical fellows or clinician researchers within the first 5 years of his or her first academic appointment. The Foundation’s support of health research is offered in the following four areas, in order of priority:

  1. Clinical research
  2. Medical education research at the post M.D. level
  3. Health systems research
  4. Healthcare research by community physicians

Deadline: The PSI Foundation no longer has deadlines. You may submit an application at any time.


Grant     CIHR Institute of Genetics (CIHR-IG) – Knowledge Synthesis Grant: Socio-Economic Burden of Inherited Disease

The Knowledge Synthesis of Socio-Economic Burden of Inherited Disease Grants are expected to: Identify and synthesize existing data about the cost of managing inherited diseases to clearly identify future research needs. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $200,000, enough to fund 2 grants. The maximum amount per grant is $100,000 per year for up to 1 year.

Deadline: September 17, 2019


Grant     Ontario Brain Institute – Growing Expertise in Evaluation and Knowledge Translation (GEEK)

The GEEK program provides funding, evaluation expertise, and support to community-led programs and services for people living with brain disorders. GEEK supports the sustainability, scale or spread of these programs, to improve the quality and quantity of evidence-based care in the community. Over the course of the GEEK program, GEEK seeking to fund a cohort of programs that represent a range of brain disorders and challenges, and represent diverse regions and groups in Ontario. The GEEK program will allocate up to $200,000 per year. The program or service is brain and/or mental-health related.


Scholarship Grant     CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (2019-2020)

The Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) program supports high-caliber Canadian graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences abroad. By accessing international scientific research and training, CGS-MSFSS recipients will contribute to strengthening the potential for collaboration between Canadian institutions and other research institutions outside of Canada. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $270,000, enough to fund approximately 45 awards.

Deadline: June 06, 2019 (1st intake); October 10, 2019 (2nd intake)


Fellowship     2019-2020 Banting Doctoral Fellowships

CIHR/Government of Canada – $70,000 per year (taxable) 2 years (non-renewable). Areas of research:

Health research; Natural sciences and/or engineering; Social sciences and/or humanities.

Deadline: September 18, 2019 (20:00 EDT)


Grant     Team Grant: Next Generation Networks for Neuroscience (NeuroNex)

(Next Generation Networks for Neuroscience (NeuroNex) – Technology-enabled, Team-based Neuroscience) sponsored by CIHR Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA) and Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ), in partnership with the NeuroNex Collaboration Partners. To support collaborative networks comprised of international teams of disciplinarily-diverse researchers working on a common foundational question in neuroscience. A Network must be composed of international teams (IRGs) that include disciplinarily-diverse experimentalists and theorists working to obtain mechanistic insights into foundational questions in neuroscience.

The total amount available from this opportunity is $5,000,000 enough to fund approximately 4 grants for the Canadian Component of an interdisciplinary research group (IRG).  The maximum amount per grant is $250,000 per year for up to 5 years for a total of $1,250,000 per grant.

Preliminary Proposal to NSF and Preliminary Proposal to CIHR deadline June 14, 2019 17:00 PM EDT

Application deadline: Oct 8, 2019 (by invitation only)


CDL Health Stream [NEW – Access to Mentors and Investors]

Creative Destruction Lab ~ August 12

Early-stage companies aiming to bring health innovations to market are offered 5 in-person objective-setting sessions between October and June. Note: there are no fees for participation and the Creative Destruction Lab does not take any equity.



MaRS Innovation Launches New Drug Discovery Program Targeting Rare and Disabling Developmental Disorder

$150M from Health Canada for Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres network

Government of Canada invests close to $101M in Indigenous health research across the country

Project Grant: Spring 2019 Competition Results

Government of Canada – Infographic: Make your impact on childhood cancer

St. Joseph’s connects clinicians with post-op patients via ‘virtual visits’

 Krembil Brain Institute acquires revolutionary laser ablation system for brain cancer, epilepsy

 $1.4 M boost in funding for patients with essential tremor to be treated with focused ultrasound

 Online Depression Treatment Gives Patients Courage and Hope


 Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association’s Conference from September 19-21, 2019 is being held in Ottawa. Learn and network with fellow professionals and organizations.

Industry Insights – Startups and Intellectual Property: An informal discussion with two prominent entrepreneurial thought leaders for entrepreneurs and innovators looking to learn more about IP in terms of growing a successful business. Event date: Thurs. June 20th 2019

National Conference on Frailty September 26-27, 2019: Learn, network, brainstorm new ideas, address key questions and challenges at Canada’s only conference on the complex and critical issue of frailty.


For the fourth time after 2011 in Zürich, 2015 in Valencia and 2017 in London combining four reputable international conferences in the field of rehabilitation technology for RehabWeek 2019. The event takes place in Toronto, Canada, from June 24-28, 2019

Call for Nominations for the 2020 CIHR-ICRH/CTS Distinguished Lecturer Award in Respiratory Sciences

The CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (CIHR-ICRH) and the Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) partner on an annual Distinguished Lecturer Award in Respiratory Sciences in recognition of an individual’s outstanding contribution to the advancement of respiratory sciences both in Canada and internationally. Deadline for submission: 4:00 pm MST on Monday, September 09, 2019


Mental Health is Focus of New High-Potential Anti-Depression Project from MaRS Innovation and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

It is estimated that 5% of the global population is affected by Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) at any given time. While there are many antidepressant drugs on the market, most of these drugs need weeks to take effect, if at all. This exciting new project hopes to develop a novel rapid-acting antidepressant that has the potential to provide patient relief much faster than conventional treatments.

Trudeau government investing $300-million in women’s equality in Canada and developing countries

Canada’s minister of gender equality has announced a new initiative aimed at creating a sustainable model to fund women’s rights organizations in developing countries and at home. Maryam Monsef said the Equality Fund brings together 11 organizations from the philanthropic, non-profit and financial sectors, including the Canada-based Match International Women’s Fund, the African Women’s Development Fund and Oxfam Canada.

Peter Gilgan Foundation donates $100 million – largest single gift ever to SickKids

An unprecedented gift of $100 million donated by the Peter Gilgan Foundation, was announced at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). This is the largest single gift ever to SickKids. This $100 million gift will support the SickKids VS Limits campaign, a key element of which involves redevelopment of the SickKids campus, including building a new patient care tower on University Avenue, which will be named the Peter Gilgan Family Patient Care Tower.

Government of Canada invests $10 million in research to eliminate cervical cancer

The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, announced an investment of $10 million over 5 years from the Government of Canada through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

HealthTO 2019 – HealthTO is on June 05th!! HealthTO is the best way to expand your knowledge and network within Toronto’s technology and health community.

OneEleven Tech Summer Social – OneEleven is hosting its sixth annual Tech Summer Social on July 18th. Connect with Toronto’s most innovative startups, iconic founders and influential investors over drinks, food, music and carnival-style games.

True North Waterloo – On June 19–20, Communitech hosts the world at True North, a conference for big conversations about big problems — and technology’s role in fixing them. Join the world’s foremost creators and thinkers as they descend on Waterloo Region to discuss the present and future of tech and humanity.

Apply for Financial Support to Attend AdvaMed, September 22-25 – Medtech Canada (formerly MEDEC) received assistance from Global Affairs Canada to provide financial support for 10 Canadian medtech companies to participate at the AdvaMed MedTech Conference in Boston. Deadline: June 21, 2019

Hamiltonians Charles And Margaret Juravinski Create $100M+ Endowment To Fund Health Research In Perpetuity

Hamilton philanthropists Charles and Margaret Juravinski will create an endowment of more than $100 million to support researchers across Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. Their estate gift is one of Canada’s largest ever legacy gifts and will provide up to $5 million a year to the institutions, in perpetuity.

MEDEC Rebrands to Medtech Canada

MEDEC, the association representing Canada’s medical technology companies, is very pleased to announce that it has rebranded to become Medtech Canada. This new brand identity reflects the ever-evolving nature of the medical technology industry, which is contributing to enabling the digitization of health care, providing more connected care and providing opportunities for more patient-centred care in community settings.

Dr. Alexa will see you now……

Can we trust digital assistants with our health data?

Robotic Glove Improves Function

At the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, KITE researchers have developed a light-weight and easy-to-use robotic glove to help improve hand function in stroke survivors.

Cutting edge heart surgery at Sudbury’s Health Sciences North – For the last several months, the hospital in Sudbury has been offering heart surgery without cracking open your ribs to get to your heart. Instead, this surgery involves a small puncture in your leg, and you can be awake the whole time.

New electromagnet guidance for brachytherapy aims to improve targeting

Sunnybrook researchers have created — and are now testing — a guidance system for people undergoing brachytherapy treatment for gynecological cancer. The goal: to improve treatment by targeting tumours with unprecedented precision.

Waterloo region health merger will create Ontario’s largest regional unit

Waterloo region may be grouped with Halton, Peel and Wellington, Guelph and Dufferin as part of a new public health planning area. The province has indicated it will take the 35 individual health units in the province and create 10 planning groups. The change will see the new planning area covering Waterloo region, Halton, Peel, Wellington, Guelph and Dufferin serve 2.94M people. It will be the largest planning area per person served in the province, slightly above 2.92Min Toronto.

Ontario Successfully Concludes Mental Health Week and Children’s Mental Health Week

Ontario’s Government highlighted several investments as part of its $174M in funding for mental health and addictions supports. To ensure mental health/addictions services providers have stable, long-term support, the government will make this funding available every year. Further, the government will invest $3.8B over the next decade to develop and implement a comprehensive and connected mental health/addictions strategy.


Other Current Opportunities

The current opportunities listed below are time-limited. We also encourage you to consider on-going opportunities (e.g. see the list of venture capital, information, and other resources curated by MaRS for consumer digital health and the federal government’s Concierge Service or Innovation Canada Digital Platform) plus the partial listing below, as well as to consult sites that track opportunities that are not specific to the health sector (e.g. Ministry of Research, Innovation, and ScienceCanada Business OntarioInvest in OntarioCommercialization Programs and Funding from MaRSSoshent; and Strategic Innovation Fund


50 Over 50 Entrepreneurship Awards [AWARDS]

Wise-Seniors in Business with a wide range of supporting organizations ~ June 30

Fifty awards available, with the nature of financial and in-kind benefits to be determined. Eligibility: “Anyone who was 50 years old when they started the business can apply or be nominated. If there is more than one owner, at least one of the majority owners must have been 50 when the business was started and still be active in the business.”


Data, Research, & Other Resources

What you know – and don’t know – can affect how likely your innovation is to succeed. The resources below highlight a sample of the avenues by which Ontario innovators and innovation champions can access data, research, and related support. Many university and college-affiliated research groups also offer support to inform and advance development and use of health technologies.

Have Your Say & Recently Published

Want to accelerate better health, better care, and better value in the health sector? We hope that this selection of open consultations and recently published policy statements, research results, data, and other tools and resources will be helpful to you.


MaRS Mornings: Mobility and the Sharing Economy by MaRS Discovery District

On June 25, you’re invited to the latest edition of MaRS Mornings — a panel discussion on mobility and the sharing economy.

The CFN led Frailty Outcomes Consensus (FOCUS) Project is looking for your input!

The Frailty Outcomes Consensus (FOCUS) Project is a multi-year CFN-led initiative to develop Common Outcome Measures (COMs) and Common Data Elements (CDEs), which will enable findings from research and translational studies to be collectively analyzed to better inform patient care.  FOCUS aims to standardize research studies so that COMs and CDEs are captured in all frailty studies. Based on this preliminary work, CFH has identified several COMs and CDEs that will be voted on through a Delphi consensus process.  They greatly appreciate participation in identifying any further COMs and CDEs that may not have been identified through their preliminary work.

GHS Research Group @GHS_UW

Members of the GHS group are starting to examine the health care experiences of foreign-born older adults. We want to hear from you – what are some important things to consider when examining this topic?

Investment and Readiness Stream – Social Finance Fund[CONSULTATION]
Government of Canada ~ May 31  

Let’s talk CIHR – What are your health research priorities?

As a federally funded agency, the CIHR believes this is the right time to develop a national dialogue on the future of health research in Canada. Seeking experience and expertise working towards a new Strategic Plan in the summer of 2020. Please join in this collective effort to define a vision for Canada’s health research funding ecosystem.


On-Going or Long-Term Opportunities

The following on-going or long-term support opportunities are examples of those that have been profiled in the 3iOntario Digest since July 2017. This is not intended to be a comprehensive listing. See the links above for compilations prepared by others.

  • Invitation to Propose Innovation Validation Tests via the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) for health technology innovation in the province’s academic hospitals
  • Going Global Innovation, Canadian Trade Commissioners Service, Government of Canada: Supports researchers who aim to commercialize technology through collaborative international R&D. Pays up to 75% of eligible costs to a maximum of $75,000 for approved projects.
  • IC-IMPACTS Innovation Demonstration Initiative, India-Canada Centre for Innovative Multidisciplinary Partnerships to Accelerate Community Transformation and Sustainability: Supports demonstration projects (technology indigenization or product adaptation, technology or research validation, or technology replication) of up to 2 years in length, usually with a budget of $25,000 or less. One of the objectives is to improve health, safety and prosperity through introduction of new technologies in Canada and/or India.
  • Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) Call 007, Government of Canada: Invites proposals for health innovations that haven’t been sold commercially but meet required technology readiness levels to achieve a first major reference sale with the Government of Canada (up to $500,000). Health innovations – in areas such as assistive devices, health research, medical devices, monitoring and tracking of adverse effects, public health, and provision of information on health products and food – are a priority area.
  • Northern Innovation Program – Applied Research & Technology Development Projects, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation ~ March 31, 2019: Help Northern Ontario businesses undertake applied research or pre-commercialization initiatives required to further develop and bring to market their new technologies. Focus sectors include health sciences, the digital economy, the bioeconomy, and advanced manufacturing. Conditional contribution of 50% of eligible costs up to $250,000.
  • Substance Use and Addictions Program Call for Proposals
    Health Canada ~ on-going
    Inviting proposals to support evidence-informed and innovative health promotion, prevention, harm reduction and treatment initiatives to address substance use issues related to licit and illicit psychoactive substances, e.g. development, enhancement and uptake of evidence-informed tools, technology, guidelines and protocols.
  • Voucher for Innovation and Productivity
    Ontario Centres of Excellence with Business Development Bank of Canada, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and the National Research Council (NRC) ~ on-going
    Supports partnerships between Ontario companies and post-secondary institutions focused on knowledge mobilization, commercialization and increased productivity with significant economic impact for Ontario.
  • BDC Capital Women in Technology (WIT) Venture Capital Fund
    Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) ~ on-going
    Investing $200 million in “supporting women-led tech firms at the seed, series A and series B stages. It invests directly alongside accelerator partners, investors and other corporate venture partners, as part of a syndicate or as a lead investor, and indirectly in other funds. The WIT fund also supports and develops emerging women investors and women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) considering entrepreneurship.”


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