$10-million campaign for INDIGENOUS INNOVATION

Moving forward together, exploring new waters.

On June 15, 2021, we came together to celebrate the past, present and future of Indigenous Innovation Leadership in Canada. This PaddlesUP! celebration was hosted by the Indigenous Innovation Initiative and the Circle of Abundance Program at the Coady International Institute, in partnership with PowHERhouse Impact Media Group. See event overview, outcomes and calls to action here.

 We are launching a $10-million giving campaign to catalyze Indigenous innovation and change people's lives. Your contribution allows us to support more innovators to develop and test their innovation towards impact – to get more paddles in the water. Together, we are changing people's lives, and here's how:

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The Indigenous Innovation Initiative housed at Grand Challenges Canada in partnership with the Circle of Abundance at the Coady International Institute and PowHERhouse Impact Media Group invite you to grab a paddle and join our campaign to provide wrap-around support for innovators that includes access to capital, building capacity, cultivating networks, and driving interest with amplified stories of hope, possibility, and impact, while modeling and inspiring the next generation of Indigenous innovation.

Grab a paddle! We all play a role in Indigenous Innovation

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VIEW Paddles UP! by Ecko Aleck of Sacred Matriarch Productions

MEET the next innovators ready to move forward with your support