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ENTREPRENEURS & INNOVATORS
From racialized AND under-represented communities across Canada

Our 2022 CANIE Award application process is now closed. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

2022/23 Microgrant

Save the Date! The Innovators & Entrepreneurs Foundation (IEF) 2022/23 Micro-grant application portal opens December 13, 2022, at 10am ET. We have six $5000 cash micro-grants available under four categories. Applications will be accepted until 3pm ET, February 14, 2023. Winners will be notified by February 28, 2023.

One hundred percent of every dollar you donate is invested into our services and programming that directly serves entrepreneurs and innovators from under-represented groups. Your donation will aid us in being a conduit for founders and innovators from marginalized communities across Canada to gain access to equitable support, education, funding, and awareness in the fields and regions their businesses serve.

2022 CANIE Awards

WINNERs

Marcia Nozick
Ania Wysocka
Andy Straisfeld
Natasha Dhayagude
Kevin Leboeuf
Mallory Yawnghwe
Agunbiade Seun Richards

2021/22 Micro-Grant Recipients

Janelle Desrosiers

Bloom + Brilliance

The Creative Entrepreneurs Grant

Sponsored by the Alexandra Horwood & Andrew James Labbad Fund.
The purpose of this grant is to support entrepreneurs in creative industries (art, music, entertainment, fashion, independent media, design services etc.) with their business development and growth.

Nadia Ladak

We are Marlow Corporation

The UPS Product Innovation Award

The UPS Product Innovation Grant is awarded to entrepreneurs developing innovative products across any industry sector.

Kim Parker

Food Security Structures Canada

The UPS Global Impact Award

The UPS Global Impact Grant aims to recognize entrepreneurs and innovators in marginalized communities making a social/environmental impact that transcends national borders through innovative products.

Laurie Samuel

Cupid’s Sting

The Crisis Grant

Sponsored by the Alexandra Horwood & Andrew James Labbad Fund.
The Crisis Grant’s purpose is to support an entrepreneur or innovator who has been inadvertently affected by crisis i.e. natural disasters or directly impacted by the effects of COVID.

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SPONSORS & PARTNERS

UPS
Ownr
The Arthur J.E. Child Foundation
Intuit
Prince's Trust Canada
TD
META

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Air Canada
salesforce
META
ONB
Planet Hatch
Communitech
Mitacs
Giant Tiger

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gsd&co
NHM Connect
Startup Canada
Canadian Chamber of Commerce
CanWCC
Bookbindingfox Design Studio
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