• Organization TypeImplementing NGO
  • Staff26-50
  • HeadquartersCanada
  • Founded2010

Grand Challenges Canada

Grand Challenges Canada is dedicated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact® in global health. We are funded by the Government of Canada and we fund innovators in low- and middle-income countries and Canada. The bold ideas we support integrate science and technology, social and business innovation – we call this Integrated Innovation®. We focus on bringing successful innovation to scale, catalyzing sustainability and impact. We have a determined focus on results, and on saving and improving lives.   Grand Challenges Canada works closely with Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) to catalyze scale, sustainability and impact.    Grand Challenges Canada focuses on innovator-defined challenges through our Stars in Global Health program and on targeted challenges through Saving Lives at Birth, Saving Brains and Global Mental Health programs. We help transition promising innovations from the proof-of-concept stage to scale through our Transition-to-Scale program.   Grand Challenges Canada launched on May 3, 2010. To date, we have supported over 700 projects totaling $177 million implemented in more than 80 countries and have leveraged $269 million in additional funding from outside the Government of Canada, including significant private sector investment. Our investments are producing results: Over 3.5 million beneficiaries have already accessed our innovative products or services (based on about half of our funded projects reported to date). Thousands of lives have been saved and over ten thousands lives have been improved. We anticipate even more impressive outcomes as these innovations move from proof-of-concept to scale.
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Job openings over the past year

1Total posted jobs

Examples of past jobs

  • Investment Manager - Humanitarian Grand Challenges

Staff at Grand Challenges Canada have experience in


  • research & development
  • reproductive health
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • tertiary education
  • infectious disease


  • mastercard foundation
  • goal global


  • canada
  • uganda
  • united states
  • worldwide
  • ethiopia


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience


Media Affairs / Public Relations
Market Research
Reproductive Health
Architecture / Design
Monitoring / Evaluation
Project Design

Contract Awards

Company Offices

  • Canada (headquarters)
  • Toronto
  • MaRS Centre, South Tower 101 College Street, Suite 406
  • Ontario ON M5G 1L7