The call for Expressions of Interest is now closed.
Thank you to everyone who submitted! We will be holding information sessions for applicants soon, details to follow.
Social Innovation Funding Opportunities | 2019
The College and Community Innovation program will be launching a new competition for the College and Community Social Innovation Fund (CCSIF). Anyone interested in submitting an application must let us know by September 6, 2019. The GBC internal application deadline for complete final drafts of all applications is November 4, 2019, four weeks prior to the NSERC application deadline.
Applicants will be invited to apply for up to $120,000 per year for a duration of 1-3 years. The Office of Research & Innovation will provide support for GBC employees interested in applying for funding. The earlier you contact us with an expression of interest the better, so that we can provide as much support as possible.
CCSIF grants are intended to support college social innovation research projects in areas such as education, integration of vulnerable populations and community development, in partnership with local community organizations.
We will update this space in the coming weeks as additional program details become available. If you think you have a possible project idea you would like to explore, please reach out to us,.
|Timeline for Submission|
|Expressions of Interest
Due to R&I
|September 6th, 2019|
|CCSIF information sessions
|Week of September 16th – 27th, 2019, details to follow|
|First draft of proposal due||October 27th, 2019|
|Final Grant Proposal Submission||November 18th|
PAST SOCIAL INNOVATION PROJECTS
Community Guide to Cancer Nutrition
This project aims to research, test and produce a comprehensive, informative and accessible handbook on cancer nutrition. The nutrition guide will be equipped with health – promoting recipes that could be used by Gilda’s Clubs and cancer care affiliates nationwide as a model for running similar health –promoting, and socially and emotionally supportive supper clubs. This research will be conducted in George Brown College’s Chef School.
Faculty: Amy Symington
Partner Organization: Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto
Adaptive Clothing for Persons Living with Hemi-paresis
For its survivors, a stroke can impact everyday tasks like getting dressed, shattering a survivor’s sense of normalcy and well-being. Enter a collaboration between George Brown College and the University of Toronto focused on a line of adaptive clothing. See how this project changes the way we see adaptive clothing
Faculty: Milan Shahani
Partner Organization: University of Toronto
Job Talks: Innovative Study and Website for Recruitment in the Skilled Trades
Through a national survey, recorded interviews and an interactive website called “Job Talks” the project will mobilize a new understanding of tradespeople by allowing the public to interact with the research findings, view videos of passionate tradespeople, and access career information.
Partner Organizations: The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum, Skills Ontario and Q.I. Value Systems
Faculty: Jonathan Callegher