Mitacs powers research and development creation by connecting private sector with the best post-secondary institutions to solve organizational challenges—in Canada and internationally. For 20 years, Mitacs has funded cutting-edge research, created job opportunities for graduate students, and helped companies reach their goals, achieving results that have bolstered the Canadian economy and impact.

McConnell Foundation Social Innovation Fund

Our Social Innovation Fund is now integrated into our focus areas. As of February 1, 2022, we accept social innovation applications that are consistent with our focus areas. Under the following circumstances we may provide funding up to $400K to an organization working in one of our focus areas and wishing to consolidate, expand or

Investment Readiness Program (IRP)

Funded by the Government of Canada, the Investment Readiness Program (IRP) is a $50 million grants and contributions program designed to support social purpose organizations (SPOs) as they contribute to solving pressing social, cultural, and environmental challenges across Canada. Through this program, we aim to help social purpose organizations across Canada build their capacity to


In cooperation with our network of coaches, we help community organizations clarify their outcomes and obtain the support they need to become capable of achieving those outcomes. We do this through a series of coaching streams built around social innovation approaches. In each case, organizations can access information, explore their readiness, and begin implementing approaches

Groupe 3737

Groupe 3737 is a national not-for-profit organization which provides coaching and support tools for BIPOC business owners with an ecosystem of more than 1,000 entrepreneurs across Canada. Based in Montreal in one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Canada and housed in a mythical building that once hired immigrants for manufacturing work, Groupe 3737 represents the

Futurpreneur Canada

Futurpreneur has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for two decades. We are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Our internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 2,400 volunteer

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC)

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) is an association, focused on its members, that unites, engages and leads the co-operative movement by advancing its priorities nationally, as well as internationally, through International Cooperative Alliance (ICA). Our goals are to build bridges, break barriers, and create durable opportunities for the co-operative sector in Canada.