Current Indigenous innovators
In May 2020, the Indigenous Innovation Initiative launched the inaugural Advancing Indigenous Gender Equality through Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Program. We received 238 applications from 115 distinct communities across Canada - see this resource for more details on these applications.
On May 5, 2021, we announced the first 10 innovation projects to receive funding through the Gender Equality Program. Watch a recording of the May 5, 2021 press conference here.
Have an idea for a future opportunity?
Supporting Indigenous innovation provides the opportunity to co-create our shared future, by revitalizing and strengthening First Nation, Inuit and Metis communities and economies, which benefits all people and the Land. Access to capital is the number one challenge for Indigenous innovators and entrepreneurs to enter and stay relevant in the economic ecosystem. Help us catalyze the next wave of Indigenous innovation by supporting the Indigenous innovation $10-million Paddles UP! giving campaign.
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