Grand Challenges Canada

Grand Challenges Canada is dedicated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact®. Funded by the Government of Canada and other partners, Grand Challenges Canada funds innovators in low- and middle-income countries and Canada. The bold ideas Grand Challenges Canada supports integrate science and technology, social and business innovation – known as Integrated Innovation®.

One of the largest impact-first investors in Canada, Grand Challenges Canada has supported a pipeline of over 1,000 innovations in 95 countries. Grand Challenges Canada estimates that these innovations have the potential to save up to 1.6 million lives and improve up to 51 million lives by 2030.

Fightback received an Innovation award from Grand Challenges Canada (GCC) in 2019 for our work on building the mental, vocal and physical safety skills in girls and women and developing a safety ecosystem by engaging boys and men, teachers, and parents.  FightbacK was assessed to have a high degree of innovation in the following areas: social innovation, business innovation and technical innovation.