About Us

About us

Our vision is to improve all life through Indigenous innovation

Through values of inclusion, self-determination, sustainability and creativity, the Indigenous Innovation Initiative enables First Nation, Inuit and Metis innovators and communities to identify and solve their own challenges, transform lives and drive inclusive growth and health through Indigenous innovation. Indigenous innovation is a new idea, program, product or service, or the clever modification of a current program, product or service, that is either designed, developed or invented, in whole or in part, by or for Indigenous Peoples and their communities. 

Murray Sinclair quote

The Indigenous Innovation Initiative is hosted at Grand Challenges Canada. Grand Challenges Canada is dedicated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact®. Funded by the Government of Canada and other global partners, Grand Challenges Canada brings ten years of experience in supporting over 1400 innovations in more than 105 countries and growing. The bold ideas that Grand Challenges Canada supports integrate science and technology, social and business innovation and are saving and improving lives around the world.

Click here to learn more about us, including the model we use to
create spaces where Indigenous innovation thrives.