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Enter the Ingenious+ Youth Innovation Challenge!

Are you passionate about generating solutions to Community, Canadian, and Global challenges?  Ingenious+ gives youth in Canada aged 14 to 18 the opportunity to innovate for good, and to share strategies for making our world Healthier, Smarter, Kinder.

Innovation is about doing something better to make an impact. This includes improving upon a product, service, or process, or creating something new that solves a problem or makes the world a better place.

Tell us what you hope to solve or improve in your community or beyond, and you could receive cash awards and mentorship from leading Canadian innovators!

What are the prizes?

  • 3-5 innovators will be chosen from each region to each receive a $1,000 cash award plus mentorship.
  • 3 national winners will be selected to receive:
    • Cash awards: 1st prize $10,000; 2nd prize $7,500; 3rd prize $5,000.
    • Customized mentorship from leading Canadian innovators.

Key dates

  • Contest opens – November, 2021
  • Deadline to submit entries – March 27, 2022, midnight PST
  • Regional winners will be announced in April 2022
  • National finalists will be announced during Canadian Innovation Week May 2022.

Eligibility criteria

You can submit as an individual or as a team.

To be eligible to enter, you must:

  • have parental or legal guardian permission to participate,
  • you and your team members must be 14 to 18 years on March 6th, 2022.
  • your innovation project must be led and created by youth living in Canada.