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Canadian Innovation Week

May 22 - 31, 2018

Thank you to everyone who contributed to making the inaugural Canadian Innovation Week such a success.

Powered by the Rideau Hall Foundation, this series of events demonstrated that Canada’s culture of innovation is thriving – across sectors, regions, and age groups. The inaugural Canadian Innovation Week brought together partners and stakeholders from the innovation ecosystem to connect, cultivate, and celebrate Canadian Innovation. The diverse range of events across the country generated awareness, interest and enthusiasm, reaching a broad rage of inquisitive and curious minds.

We look forward to continuing the work we have started and keeping the conversations going over the coming months. Plans are already under way for next year’s Canadian Innovation Week coming May 21-31, 2019.

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Key Events

May 29 - 31, 2018

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True North Conference

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Hosted by Communitech, the event focused on a Tech for Good theme with over...

May 14 - 16, 2018

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#BCTech Summit

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With over 3000 participants and live-streaming across the country, #BCTECH was organized by the...

May 16, 2018

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2018 Blueprint 2020 Innovation Fair

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In 16 cities over 7000 participants celebrated innovation in the public service.
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Innovation Across Canada
Click on the Innovation Map to find out about innovative projects and events taking place across the country. Add your project or celebration to help make this a dynamic map reflecting the breadth and depth of innovation in Canada.

Startup Canada Awards | British Columbia

Imperial Vancouver, Main Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Connect with those making impact in the Canadian entrepreneurship community during the 2018 Startup Canada Awards – British Columbia Region!

Submitter: Startup Canada

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Digital News Innovation: Transforming Press

661 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada

Join Facebook Canada and the DMZ to discuss how innovative technologies are transforming how people create and access news.

Submitter: DMZ

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A Policy Magazine Working Lunch: Innovation

Rideau Club, Bank Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada

A working lunch with welcoming remarks by The Rt. Hon. David Johnston followed by a Q&A with The Hon. Navdeep Bains.

Submitter: Policy

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Startup Canada Awards | Prairies Region

The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre by Canad Inns, Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Connect with those making impact in the Canadian entrepreneurship community during the 2018 Startup Canada Awards – Prairies Region!

Submitter: Startup Canada

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Meet the Faces of Canadian Innovation

The Global Centre for Pluralism, Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON, Canada

The 2018 laureates of the GGIAs will have a candid discussion about the diverse and extraordinary landscape of innovation in Canada.

Submitter: Public Policy Forum

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Governor General’s Innovation Awards 2018 Ceremony

Ottawa, ON, Canada

The awards recognize and celebrate trailblazers who help shape our society and our future, and who inspire the next generation of innovators.

Submitter: The Governor General of Canada

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Youth Innovation Day (iDay)

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Front Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada

iDay helps high school students understand and explore entrepreneurship, innovation and growing opportunities provided by innovation in Canada.

Submitter: JA Canada

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The Crosswalk Challenge

Rotman School of Management, Saint George Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

Please join I-Think, Ashoka Canada, and students, their teachers, parents, principals and friends at I-Think's annual Celebration of Thinking!

Submitter: Ashoka Canada & the I-Think Team

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2018 Blueprint 2020 Innovation Fair

James Michael Flaherty Building, Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Come join thousands of public servants and learn about the innovative ways we are working towards becoming more networked and engaged.

Submitter: Government of Canada

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John Sweeney School’s Innovation Celebration

John Sweeney Catholic Elementary School, Activa Avenue, Kitchener, ON, Canada

We have worked hard to become a community of Innovators and our innovations are showcased at various locations around the school.

Submitter: John Sweeney Elementary School

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Drive Transformational Change

605 Rossland Rd E, Whitby, ON L1Z 0K7, Canada

The interactive exhibition celebrates our workplace of collaboration where staff are empowered to tap into their creativity and lead innovative change

Submitter: Innovation and Research Unit, Social Services Department, The Regional Municipality of Durham

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BLD Western Canada

775 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6B3, Canada

We know B Corp is much more than a business assessment – it is a movement with the power to transform capitalism and create a better world.

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Robot Hackathon Competition

15543 Yonge Street, Aurora, ON

Sanbot Elph: Robotic Intelligence Possibilities - Hackathon and Design Thinking Sprint of Robots can enhance the customer experience for businesses.

Submitter: Samantha Mullings

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Orca Whale Watch Program by BC Air Guards

132 Menzies St, Victoria, BC V8V 2G5, Canada

This program is dedicated in providing specialized shipborne UAV training for marine mammal protection activities.

Submitter: Jacques LeClair

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True North

Kitchener, ON, Canada

True North Waterloo will bring together 2000 influencers, policy makers, hackers, and hustlers for crucial conversations about the future of tech.

Submitter: Canadian Innovation Space

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C2 – Transformative Collisions

Montreal, QC, Canada

C2 explores trends, opportunities, disruptions and major shifts on the horizon.

Submitter: Canadian Innovation Space

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#BCTech Summit

Vancouver, BC, Canada

#BCTECH Summit is Western Canada’s largest gathering of industry, academic researchers, government, and entrepreneurs.

Submitter: Canadian Innovation Space

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Western Canada Youth Showcase

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Make history with us as we celebrate, inspire, and showcase Western Canada’s brightest and most engaged young innovators aged 10-18.

Submitter: Canadian Innovation Space

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Power of Ideas Tour

Cambridge, ON, Canada

In this inspiring exhibition and presentation, students take a fun, hands-on approach to engaging with the process of science.

Submitter: Perimeter Institute

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Power of Ideas Tour

Ottawa, ON, Canada

In this inspiring exhibition and presentation, students take a fun, hands-on approach to engaging with the process of science.

Submitter: Perimeter Institute

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Power of Ideas Tour

Barrie, ON, Canada

In this inspiring exhibition and presentation, students take a fun, hands-on approach to engaging with the process of science.

Submitter: Perimeter Institute

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Power of Ideas Tour

South River, ON, Canada

In this inspiring exhibition and presentation, students take a fun, hands-on approach to engaging with the process of science.

Submitter: Perimeter Institute

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Power of Ideas Tour

New Liskeard, Temiskaming Shores, ON, Canada

In this inspiring exhibition and presentation, students take a fun, hands-on approach to engaging with the process of science.

Submitter: Perimeter Institute

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Power of Ideas Tour

Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada

In this inspiring exhibition and presentation, students take a fun, hands-on approach to engaging with the process of science.

Submitter: Perimeter Institute

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Power of Ideas Tour

Red Rock, ON, Canada

In this inspiring exhibition and presentation, students take a fun, hands-on approach to engaging with the process of science.

Submitter: Perimeter Institute

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Power of Ideas Tour

Dryden, ON, Canada

In this inspiring exhibition and presentation, students take a fun, hands-on approach to engaging with the process of science.

Submitter: Perimeter Institute

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Power of Ideas Tour

Fort Frances, ON, Canada

In this inspiring exhibition and presentation, students take a fun, hands-on approach to engaging with the process of science.

Submitter: Perimeter Institute

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INNOVATION WEEK IN PHOTOS
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“Events like this invest in young minds and will help equip young Canadians to build economies of tomorrow.”

- David Cameron, Executive Director, Yell Canada (WCYES)

“The RHF has been a key driver in further a pan-Canada dialogue on the Tech for Good theme and the Canadian Innovation Week was an important springboard to raise awareness to these pressing issues.”

- Steve Currie, Chief Information Officer Communitech (True North)