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


Colleges Ontario and Mitacs partnership creates up to 200 applied research internships for students. Serves to stimulate economic growth and provides new work-integrated learning opportunities.


Fellowship         CIHR Human Frontier Science Program – Fellowship Program

Two different fellowship programs are available: Long-Term Fellowships (LTF) and Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships (CDF). Total funding $4,904,995.


Grant    CIHR Human Frontier Science Program – Research Grants

Two types of Research Grant are available: Young Investigators’ Grants and Program Grants. Total funding $4,904,995.


Grant    CIHR Summer Program in Aging Host Support

A directed funding opportunity to host the 2020 SPA on the topic of ‘Longitudinal Studies’. Total funding available $75,000.


RFP        Project: tender_12436 – CW557350 – Immunohistochemistry (IHC) and Special Stainer

Plexxus issued RFP.

CLOSING DATE: 10/01/2020 14:00


RFP        Project: tender_12416 – CW557562 Automated Microplate Imager

Plexxus issued RFP.

CLOSING DATE: 17/12/2019 14:00


RFP        19007 – Hip, Knee and Shoulder Rehabilitation Services/Bundled Care

Cambridge Memorial Hospital (CMH) issued RFP.

CLOSING DATE: 2020/01/29 12:00:00 PM EST


RFP        19-134-CHEM – Multi-mode Microplate Reader and Accessories

Cambrian College issued RFP.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/12/13 03:00:00 PM EST


RFP        Project: tender_12408 – RFP CW557492- Slide Scanner -Women’s College Hospital

Plexxus issued RFP.

CLOSING DATE: 24/12/2019 14:00


RFP        Project: tender_12355 – CW557426 – NYGH – DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY X-RAY & TURNKEY

North York General Hospital issued RFP.

CLOSING DATE: 10/01/2020 14:00


RFP        2019-R049 – Blood Analyzers (POC) & Urine Analyzers (POC; Semi-Automated)

St. Joseph’s Health System GPO – CAPsource issued RFP.

CLOSING DATE: 2020/01/03 12:00:00 PM EST


RFP        TOH-2019-038 – Clinical Lab Service for Pre- and Post-Transplant Chimerism Testing

The Ottawa Hospital issued RFP.

CLOSING DATE: 2020/01/06 02:00:00 PM EST


RFP        UOT201916147 – X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy System

University of Toronto – St. George Campus – Procurement Services issued RFP.

CLOSING DATE: 2020/01/08 02:00:00 PM EST


RFP        19-132-CHEM – Supply and Install UV-VIS Spectrophotometer

Cambrian College issued RFP.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/12/13 03:00:00 PM EST


RFP        19-131-CHEM – Supply and Install GC-MS

Cambrian College issued RFP.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/12/13 03:00:00 PM EST


RFP        35819-94828-T01 – CSS/LTC Dental Services at Peter D. Clark. Long Term Care Home

City of Ottawa issued RFP.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/12/18 03:00:00 PM EST


RFP        RFP 19035 – Vendors of Record – Professional Services for Information Technology Services

Algonquin College issued RFP.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/12/18 02:00:00 PM EST


RFSQ     RFSQ2019OTN0053 – Virtual Patient History and Assessment Screening Tool

Ontario Telemedicine Network issued Request for Supplier Qualifications – Prequalifications.

CLOSING DATE: 2020/01/08 04:00:00 PM EST


RFSQ     RFSQ2019OTN0052 – Chronic Pain Virtual Care Solution

Ontario Telemedicine Network issued Request for Supplier Qualifications – Prequalifications.

CLOSING DATE: 2020/01/08 04:00:00 PM EST


RFI          CHSS 1954 – Market Sounding Prospectus – Records Management

Champlain Health Supply Services (CHSS) issued Request for Information.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/12/18 02:00:00 PM EST


RFP        2019-37 – Provision of a Cryogenic Liquid Nitrogen System

Carleton University issued RFP.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/12/20 03:00:00 PM EST


RFP        Project: tender_11891 – Market Sounding Prospectus – Records Management

Champlain Health Supply Services issued RFP.

CLOSING DATE: 18/12/2019 14:00


RFP        Project: tender_12371 – HMMS03508 – Long Term Care Consulting and Support Services

Healthcare Supply Chain Network on behalf of Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care issued RFP.

CLOSING DATE: 10/01/2020 12:00


RFP        RFP SAH 2019-07 – OR Integration

Sault Area Hospital issued RFP.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/12/17 03:00:00 PM EST


RFP        Bid #: 2019-13 Privacy Information Assessment and Threat Risk Assessment

The Queensway Carleton Hospital issued RFP.

CLOSING DATE: 12/20/2019 2:00:00 PM (ET)


RFP        Bid #: CW15764 Intravenous (IV), Irrigation and Pourable Irrigation Solutions RFP

MPSC-MMC Plexxus Sourcing Collaborative issued RFP.

CLOSING DATE: 01/17/2020 2:00:00 PM (ET)


RFP        Bid #: 17-RB19OICR-RFP5 Synthetic Chemistry Services

Ontario Institute for Cancer Research issued RFP.

CLOSING DATE: 01/17/2020 2:00:00 PM (ET)


RFP        Bid #: RPS1989 Neonatal Incubators and Radiant Warmers

Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation issued RFP.

CLOSING DATE: 01/08/2020 12:00:00 PM (ET)


NPP       RFP#2019-191 – Project: tender_12415 – Content Migration Product and Services for O365

Ontario Shared Services issued Notice of Proposed Procurement.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/12/18 12:00:00 PM EST


RFI          tender_12424 – Project: tender_12424 – RFI For Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Solutions

Ontario Shared Services issued Notice of Proposed Procurement.

CLOSING DATE: 2020/01/07 11:00:00 AM EST



Post-Doctoral Fellow exists at WCH working in the area of Transgender Health and Transition-Related Surgery.

Application deadline: January 1, 2020


Grant    Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) Event Funding Program

OBI’s Event Funding Program provides financial assistance of up to $5,000 for events that are aligned with the goal of improving brain health and wellness for Ontarians. Accepting applications for January round of funding for events between February 1, 2020 and May 31, 2020.

Deadline for applications is December 13, 2019.



Competition gathers health institutions, startups, and clinicians to develop solutions around healthcare challenges. This year’s event will focus on finding technology-driven solutions for mental health and addiction issues. Total funding $50,000.

Application deadline: December 13, 2019.


Grant    York Region Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fund

The York Region Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fund will support the development of the innovation network in York Region and offers 1:1 matching funds.

Submit applications any time between November 21, 2019 and December 15, 2019 (11:59 pm EST).


Grant    CIHR & SSHRC & NSERC Living Within the Earth’s Carrying Capacity

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. A funding opportunity to foster a deeper understanding of the state of knowledge regarding the absorptive and productive capacity of global ecosystems, as well as the connections between natural and human systems. Funds Available $50,000 for one year.

Application Deadline: 2020-01-07


Grant    CIHR-JDRF – Accelerating Stem Cell-Based Therapies for Type 1 Diabetes

The CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD) and JDRF Canada. This initiative is intended to bring together research teams with extensive diversity of expertise, and a joint structure that goes beyond conventional research collaborations to accelerate stem cell-based therapies for the treatment of T1D. The total amount of funding is $6,000,000, enough to fund 2 teams.

Registration Deadline: 2020-01-29;

Application Deadline: 2020-03-04


Grant    Team Grant: Netherlands-Canada Type 2 Diabetes Research Consortium

The CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD), in partnership with The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw), the Dutch Diabetes Research Foundation (Diabetes Fonds), and Health~Holland. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is approximately $5,715,096 CAD.

Pre-Proposal Submitted to CIHR (202002TNP) – Application Deadline: 2020-02-25;

Full Application to ZonMw and Abbreviated CIHR Application (202003TNC) Application Deadline: 2020-03-24


RFP        GSPM181022 – Executive Health Assessment and Prevention Services

Canada Post has a requirement for the provision of Executive Health Assessment and Prevention Services.

CLOSING DATE: 2020/01/13 02:00:00 PM EST


RFP        RFP MHC 19-08-07 – Mental Health Collaborative Laboratory Services

Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care The Mental Health Collaborative issued RFP for providing Laboratory Services to all of the collaborative hospitals.

CLOSING DATE: 2020/01/07 02:00:00 PM EST


RFP        TOH-2019-030 – Strategic Financial Planning Services

The Ottawa Hospital issued RFP for Strategic Financial Planning Services to develop a comprehensive financing strategy framework.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/12/13 02:00:00 PM EST


RFP        Bid #: 21-RFI-10-/2019 Payroll System and Optional Scheduling and HRIS

Norfolk General Hospital issued RFP for Payroll System and Optional Scheduling and HRIS.

CLOSING DATE: 12/06/2019 4:00:00 PM (ET)


RFP        Bid #: RPS2122 Tableau Analytical Software Solution

Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation issued RFP for Tableau Analytical Software Solution.

CLOSING DATE: 12/06/2019 4:00:00 PM (ET)


RFP        Bid #: SPRINT – 11082019-1 SPRINT Senior Care – Threat Risk Assessment

Round Table Procurement Services issued RFP for SPRINT Senior Care – Threat Risk Assessment – Request for Proposal.

CLOSING DATE: 12/12/2019 3:00:00 PM (ET)


RFP        Bid #: RPS2121 Pharmacy Document Scanning System

Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation issued RFP for Pharmacy Document Scanning System.

CLOSING DATE: 12/16/2019 12:00:00 PM (ET)


RFP        Bid #: 2019-05 Managed Services for Sleep Lab and Retail Pharmacy

Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital issued RFP for Managed Services for Sleep Lab and Retail Pharmacy.

CLOSING DATE: 01/13/2020 2:00:00 PM (ET)


NPP       tender_11558 – Project: tender_11558 – IT Security Products and Services

Ontario Shared Services issued NPP (Notice Proposed Procurement) for IT Security Products and Services.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/12/16 11:00:00 AM EST


Grant    CIHR: Eliminating Cervical Cancer in Canada

CIHR is issuing a directed grant to advance research on HPV vaccine and screening methods, and to contribute to improved health outcomes for underserved populations. Funding opportunity is approximately $10,000,000.

Application Deadline: 2019-11-28


RFP        Bid #: RPS2110 Surgical Tables (Spinal and Fracture)

Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation issued RFP.

CLOSING DATE: 12/09/2019 12:00:00 PM (ET)



Grant    The CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH) and the CIHR Institute for Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) – Impacts of financial and organizational restructuring of public health

To catalyze foundational work needed to further understanding of the positive, negative and/or unintended impacts of recent and ongoing changes to the financing, governance and delivery of public health services and responsibilities. The total funding is $1,000,000, enough to fund approximately five (5) grants.

Registration Deadline: 2019-12-03.

Application Deadline: 2020-01-07


Grant    Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Research Grants: Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIA)

The Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Grants-in-Aid of Research program supports research on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Grants are awarded for a maximum of three years, at maximum $125,000 per year.

Notices of Intent deadline: Due by 5 pm (EST) on Friday, November 22, 2019.

Full application deadline: Due by 5 pm (EST) on Friday, January 17, 2020.


Grant    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council: Partnership Grants—Stage 1

Grants to support new and existing formal partnerships to advance research, research training and/or knowledge mobilization in social sciences and humanities. Funding available for Stage 1: up to $20,000; Stage 2 (by invitation only): up to $2.5 million

Application deadline: February 15, 2020 (8 p.m. eastern)


RFP        2019-R048 – Portable Radiology Equipment

St. Joseph’s Health System GPO – CAPsource issued RFP for the supply of Portable Radiology Equipment including Mini C-Arm and Point of Care Ultrasound.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/12/12 12:00:00 PM EST


RFP        TOH-2019-005 – Acellular Dermal Matrix Used in Breast Reconstruction

Ottawa Hospital issued RFP for the provision of Acellular Dermal Matrix used in Breast Reconstruction.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/12/09 02:00:00 PM EST


RFP        Project: tender_9533 – HMMS03327 – Microbiology Total Lab Automation

HMMS, on behalf of the Microbiology Division at London Health Sciences Centre, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (PaLM), is looking to establish a long term partnership to acquire and implement total lab automation (TLA) within the Bacteriology Laboratory.

Listing Expiry Date: 06/12/2019 12:00



The Children’s Aid Society of the District of Nipissing and Parry (CASNPS) is soliciting proposals to assist in the development of the 2020-2025 Strategic Plan.


RFP        Project: tender_8921 – HMMS03483 – Microbiology Blood Culture Instruments and Consumables

HMMS, on behalf of the Microbiology Division at London Health Sciences Centre, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, is looking to establish a long term partnership for a minimum of 90% of requirements for the supply of Microbiology Blood Culture Instruments and Consumables.

Listing Expiry Date: 06/12/2019 12:00


RFP        EORLA-2019-002 – Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Instrumentation

Ottawa Hospital (TOH) RFP on behalf of Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association (EORLA) to obtain proposals for liquid chromatography-mass spectroscopy (LC-MS/MS) instrumentation.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/12/06 02:00:00 PM EST


RFEI Mohawk Medbuy

CW15774 – RFEI MILR General Laboratory 2022.

Closing Date: 12/05/2019 2:00:00 PM (ET)


RFEI Mohawk Medbuy

CW15850 RFEI – MILR Laboratory Chemicals 2022.

Closing date: 12/05/2019 2:00:00 PM (ET)


RFEI Mohawk Medbuy

CW15851 RFEI – MILR Laboratory Chemistry 2022.

Closing date: 12/05/2019 2:00:00 PM (ET)


RFEI Mohawk Medbuy

CW15852 RFEI – MILR Laboratory Hematology 2022.

Closing date: 12/05/2019 2:00:00 PM (ET)


RFEI Mohawk Medbuy

CW15853 RFEI – MILR Laboratory Histology 2022.

Closing date: 12/05/2019 2:00:00 PM (ET)


RFEI Mohawk Medbuy

CW15855 RFEI – MILR Laboratory Reagent 2022.

Closing date: 12/05/2019 2:00:00 PM (ET)


RFEI Mohawk Medbuy

CW15854 RFEI – MILR Laboratory Microbiology 2022.

Closing date: 12/05/2019 2:00:00 PM (ET)


RFP Mohawk Medbuy

CW15500 RFP – PH Miscellaneous Pharmaceuticals November 2019.

Closing date: 12/05/2019 2:00:00 PM (ET)


RFP        PH-NOV2019RFPHSI HealthPRO Pharmacy Services – November 2019 Market Response RFP for Off-Patent, Hospital Specific Items

Pharmaceutical products primarily used by healthcare institutions.

Closing date: 12/10/2019 12:00:00 PM ET


Grant    Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) Article of the Year Award

This award is intended to recognize published research in a peer-reviewed journal that has significantly contributed to the advancement of the field of health services and policy research in Canada. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $12,000, enough to fund one award.

Application Deadline: 2020-02-12


Grant    Institute of Health Services and Policy Research IHSPR Rising Star Award

The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $7,500, enough to fund three awards. IHSPR is dedicated to supporting graduate students and post-doctoral fellows and to recognizing the research excellence and knowledge translation initiatives of these emerging health services and policy researchers at an early stage in their career.

Application Deadline: 2020-02-12


Grant    Knowledge Synthesis Grants: Living Within the Earth’s Carrying Capacity

Knowledge Synthesis Grants support researchers in producing knowledge synthesis reports and evidence briefs. Available funding $50,000.

Application deadline: January 7, 2020 (8 p.m. eastern)


International Travel Grant           Mitacs Accelerate International

Up to $5000 to explore international opportunities


Pitch      The Biomedical Zone partnering w/Shoppers Drug Mart for the HealthBound startup challenge. $50,000 in cash prizes to be awarded and one-term residency at the Biomedical Zone.

Application deadline: December 13, 2019


Fellowship         Mitacs Industrial postdoc

The Mitacs Accelerate industrial postdoc up to three years of funding, up to $55,000 per year.

Application deadline: December 06, 2019


Fellowship         Canadian Frailty Network Interdisciplinary Training Program

Various funding opportunities with various application deadlines.


Notice  Bid #: HMMS Notification for Vendors

Healthcare Materials Management Services (HMMS); Starting October 22nd, 2019 LHSC will no longer permit vendors into the Operating Suites or surrounding areas without proof of their x-ray worker status and in possession of a personal dosimeter.


RFP        Project: tender_12141 – Central East Hospital Cluster – Hosting Services – CW557475

Plexxus issued RFP; The Central East Hospital Cluster, through Lakeridge Health, seeking services for Hosting Services for the CIS.

CLOSING DATE: 06/12/2019 13:00


Grant    Training Grant: SPOR National Training Entity (Strategy-for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) National Training Entity)

Competition: 201912SNL (Letter of Intent) Application Deadline: 2019-12-10

Competition: 202006SNT (Full Application) Application Deadline: 2020-06-30


Grant    Training Grant: CIHR-NSERC-SSHRC Healthy Cities Research Training Platform (HCRTP)

The goal of this funding opportunity is to deliver a national training initiative focused on building capacity among Canadian researchers to engage in high quality, impactful research on how to design, implement and scale innovative, solution-based interventions in a variety of urban contexts. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $5,100,000.

201912HTL (Letter of Intent) 2019-12-10;

202008HTP (Full Application) Application Deadline: 2020-08-27


Grant    CIHR Team Grant: Canada-EU Smart Living Environments – Transitions in Care

This funding opportunity is one of several that are part of the CIHR Transitions in Care (TiC) multi-Institute Initiative. The TiC initiative aims to improve the health and wellness of Canadians by supporting research that transforms the health system to optimize the outcomes of patients experiencing transitions in care. The total amount available to the Canadian component of the team from CIHR for this funding opportunity is $1,920,000 CAD, enough to fund up to two (2) grants.

Application Deadline: 2020-04-22


Grant         New Frontiers in Research Fund – Exploration

CIHR – The objective of the Exploration stream of the NFRF program is to support high risk, high reward and interdisciplinary research that is not easily supported through funding opportunities currently offered by the three agencies. The maximum amount per grant is $125,000 per year, including indirect costs.

Deadline Date: TBD

CIHR: Personalized Health

The CIHR Roadmap Accelerator Fund (RAF) under the scientific leadership of the Institute of Aging, the Institute of Cancer Research, the Institute of Genetics, the Institute of Gender and Health, and the Institute of Health Services and Policy Research. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $12,000,000, enough to fund at least six (6) grants.

Letter of Intent (201910PHO): 2019-10-08

Full Application (202004PHT): 2020-04-07


Grant           A new offering from Mitacs provides early-stage support to PDF and graduate student entrepreneurs.

Mitacs Accelerate Entrepreneur funds student entrepreneurs to further develop the research or technology at the core of their business when hosted by an incubator facility.


Grant    CIHR Project Grant: Fall 2019 and Spring 2020

The Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential for important advances in fundamental or applied health-related knowledge, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes by supporting projects or programs of research proposed and conducted by individual researchers or groups of researchers in all areas of health. The best ideas may stem from new, incremental, innovative, and/or high-risk lines of inquiry or knowledge translation approaches. The total amount available for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Project Grant competitions is $550M

201909PJT – Registration Deadline: 2019-08-14 and Application Deadline: 2019-09-11

202003PJT – Registration Deadline: 2020-02-05 and Application Deadline 2020-03-04


Pitch      OBIO’s 2020 Niagara Investment Summit on February 05 to 07, 2020.

The OBIO 2020 Niagara Investment Summit national call for applications from health science companies that are seeking Series A or beyond investments is now open.


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.


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.


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.


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    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     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.



Ontario Health Team Announcements

Downtown Toronto is soon to be home to a state-of-the-art Indigenous health facility

The top tech events in Toronto this December

CIHR/Infoway Webinar on Innovative eHealth Research

Statement by the Prime Minister on Global Entrepreneurship Week

Ontario’s Leadership in Health Research Confirmed by List of Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals

First Sunnybrook prostate patient treated on MR-Linac Elekta Unity



Ontario Investing in Health Care Research – Province Supporting 19 Research Projects to End Hallway Health Care

Dr. Robert Bell, our former Board Chair & former Ont Dep Minister of Health, has written “HIP”, a medical thriller & behind-the-scenes look at the life of an MD. Proceeds go to PMH cancer research.

2020 Rotman Institute Research Conference Aging & Brain Health Toronto, March 08-11, 2020

Ontario Brain Institute Have your say on epilepsy research. Take the survey!

Career coaches—top athletes and singers have them. Should doctors have them too?

Canadian physicians support national licensure and increased use of technology to improve health care access

CIHR is consulting with the HIV and STBBI community to develop a five-year (2020-2025) Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS and STBBI research. Have your say!

Save the date! Innovative training event: “Summer Program in Aging” from June 07 – 12, 2020

Not just a fad: Lessons from Google on building inclusive products

Have your say on Epilepsy Research

Toronto ranked one of the best hospital cities in the world: report

Bayer to back 11 international startups in various digital health enterprises

Abbott partners with Omada, Tandem to extend the reach of its FreeStyle Libre CGM

Tehama and Bitnobi Partner to Lay Foundation for a Data Trust Platform

Ontario Expanding Home and Community Care in York Region

How can a mobile app improve access to care for rural, remote and Indigenous communities?

Canada’s first child-friendly research MRI arrived a few weeks ago – do you want the chance to name it?


Nominations for the 2020- LSO Awards are now open!

Recruiting for Canada Chicago Mentoring Program (C2MP), a Canada Technology Accelerator pilot in 2020! @TOHealthToronto

The 2020 Innovation Nation Conference & Student Innovation Showcase, Hamilton January 19th

Be one of 20 Canadian cleantech companies to attend Cleantech Forum San Francisco, January 27-29, 2020


Clinical Update Heart & Stroke, Toronto December 06-07th


CSii’s 2020 Innovation Nation Conference HAMILTON, January 19th, 2020

Women and science suffer when medical research doesn’t study females

Ontario continues to establish its role as a world-leader in regenerative medicine

 Ontario Science Centre fires up its 50th birthday celebrations in September

Joule Practice Management Curriculum

Tech hubs join forces to build new stable of $100-million companies

Entrepreneurship 101

HIMSS20 Global March 9-13, 2020 | Orlando, FL

HIMSS Asia Pacific 2020 – Asia Pacific; Australia; Japan

eHealth Canada2020 Vancouver May 31-June 3, 2020

RSNA Radiological Society of North America 2019: Dec 01-06, 2019 Chicago

ATA American Telemedicine Association 2020 Annual Conference and Expo May 03 – 05, 2020, Phoenix

Top Conferences for Health Technology


Health Innovation Week Mar 30-Apr 03, 2020

Shark-derived Compound Restores Nerve Function in the Gut

SickKids study seeks evidence-based intervention for youth suicide prevention

How old drugs can lead to new treatments for mental illness

MaRS Innovation Announces Name Change to Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners

Behind the research: how often do patients fill opioid prescriptions in Canada, the US and Sweden? The answer may surprise you

Mitacs Awards Nominations

Post Doc Opportunity: Nutrition & Activity Guideline Development5 must read resources on artificial intelligence for doctors

Ontario Investing in Research to Strengthen Economy and Create Jobs. Supporting 174 research projects across the province

Canadian Business Leaders: It’s not about taxes or regulation, it’s about innovation

Exercise at All Ages – Cardiac rehab programs benefit seniors with heart disease

NGen funding to transform manufacturing of critical materials in gene therapies

First Thursdays for Startups 

It’s A Huge Thing’: Avicanna Receives Unique Canadian Cannabinoid Research License

Government of Canada invests in research to improve the quality of life of people living with myalgic encephalomyelitis

Ontario Power Generation partners with MaRS Discovery District on Generate Innovation Challenge

Bayer Acquires BlueRock Therapeutics


Study identifies a new and improved way to classify pancreatic cancer under the microscope


Government of Canada Announces New Stand Up to Cancer Canada—Canadian Cancer Society Metastatic Breast Cancer Dream Team

Ontario Power Generation partners with MaRS Discovery District on Generate Innovation Challenge

Bayer Acquires BlueRock Therapeutics


Study identifies a new and improved way to classify pancreatic cancer under the microscope

Government of Canada Announces New Stand Up to Cancer Canada—Canadian Cancer Society Metastatic Breast Cancer Dream Team

How Tech-Infused Clothing Has the Potential to Improve Personal Health

Canadian Association for Girls in Science receives $548,804 from federal government


Minister Ng announces investments to scale up Canadian companies

Investors see Canada as health tech hot-bed

‘Maker dorm’ in Toronto to offer housing, high-tech manufacturing in same building

Government of Canada invests more than $32M in research into sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections

London Health Research Institute – London Health Research Day on May 05, 2020


Government of Canada invests $26 million to prevent patients from falling through the cracks

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



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


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?

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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