Our Funding Partners

Research Support Fund

The Government of Canada's Research Support Fund (RSF) assists Canadian post-secondary institutions with the costs associated with managing their research enterprise, helping them to maintain a world-class research environment.

Learn more about the Research Support Fund.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada


The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada's (NSERC) College and Community Innovation (CCI) Program is managed by NSERC in collaboration with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). 

The objective of the CCI Program is to increase innovation at the community and/or regional level by enabling Canadian colleges to increase their capacity to work with local companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It supports applied research and collaborations that facilitate commercialization, as well as technology transfer, adaptation and adoption of new technologies.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research


Composed of 13 Institutes, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) provide leadership and support to health researchers and trainees across Canada. CIHR's mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation to improve health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health care system.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council


The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports post-secondary-based research and research training in the humanities and social sciences.

Canada Foundation for Innovation

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The infrastructure funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) includes state-of-the-art equipment, laboratories, databases, specimens, scientific collections, computer hardware and software, communications linkages and buildings necessary to conduct leading-edge research. 

CFI's College-Industry Innovation Fund (CIIF) is intended to support substantial research infrastructure projects that will augment the existing applied research and technology development capacity of colleges, and allow them to respond to important sector industry needs.

Ontario Research Fund

The Ontario Research Fund provides research institutions with funding to help support infrastructure needs, such as modern facilities and equipment.

Ontario Centres of Excellence

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The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) drive the development of Ontario's economy by helping create new jobs, products, services, technologies and businesses. In partnership with industry, OCE co-invests to commercialize innovation originating in the province's publicly funded colleges, universities and research hospitals.