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Let’s create a pandemic of health through social innovation!

Do you have a bold idea for a social enterprise that could make the world a healthier and fairer place?

Let’s dare to pursue our biggest opportunities, together!

Seed Grant Opportunity

Health is fundamentally influenced by the social, political, economic, and environmental conditions in which people grow, live and work.¹

Click here for seed grant details and to submit an application

The inaugural Seed Grant will bring together community based organizations, students, early career faculty members at U of T, and other university collaborators, to undertake projects that lead to scalable and sustainable social enterprises that promote greater equity in health.

This seed grant will focus on Power, Politics and Privilege, and on projects that would develop in the Greater Toronto Area.

It is anticipated that Seed Grants from $5,000 up to $25,000 will be awarded to support projects that seek to create and spread health through social innovations that address the underlying, sometimes invisible elements of power, politics and privilege that drive health inequity, elevating the chances of some to experience good health while severely limiting the chances of others to survive and thrive.

Important Dates

  • Date of Announcement: June 23, 2016
  • Due Date: October 31, 2016
  • Date of Notice of Award: November 30, 2016
  • Project Start Date: January 16, 2017

¹Commission on Social Determinants of Health – final report