College and Community Social Innovation Fund grants


Partners may be Canadian organizations from the private, public and/or not-for-profit sectors that are not from the college or university environment. Hospitals and medical/clinical institutes may also be considered as formal partners on a case-by-case basis. You must seek approval from the CCI program team prior to submitting an application with a hospital or medical/clinical institute as a formal partner. Although a cash contribution is not required, your partnership must include at least one partner organization that is recognized for cost-sharing under the College and Community Innovation program partnership guidelines. Individuals from partner organizations can be part of the research team as collaborators for a CCSIF proposal and must bring their organization’s resources to the project.

Partner organizations are expected to:

  • participate actively in the research activities and contribute meaningfully to their success by mobilizing knowledge and ensuring that the results have beneficial economic, social, health or environmental impacts for Canadians
  • collaborate actively in the project’s research and provide contributions (cash and/or in-kind) to support activities directly related to the research
  • have the capability and willingness to implement and exploit the research results to benefit the college’s community and/or Canadian society
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Before 8:00 pm (ET) on March 1

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