The Google.org Impact Challenge awarded $5 million to Canadian nonprofits with innovative ideas for a better world.
Meet the winners
Five of these projects, four chosen by the judges and one chosen by popular vote, received a $750K grant from Google.org. The other five finalists also received grants of $250K to carry out their projects.
Food Banks Canada
An app that diverts quality food away from landfill and towards people in need.
A platform connecting all newcomers with immigrant services.
The Rumie Initiative
Providing access to the best learning resources for Indigenous youth.
The Arctic Eider Society
SIKU, a living archive of Inuit knowledge that helps communities adapt to climate change.
World Wide Hearing Foundation International
Providing access to hearing care for children living in remote communities.
Canadian Red Cross
A new way of responding to disasters, providing aid quickly to those in need.
Victoria Hand Project
Affordable 3D-printed prosthetics for people around the world.
David McAntony Gibson Foundation (GlobalMedic)
Immediate search and rescue mapping data to improve disaster relief worldwide.
Greenhouses that grow fresh, affordable produce year round in Canada's North.
British Columbia Children's Hospital Foundation
A mobile platform to accurately diagnose pneumonia and save children’s lives.
10 ideas to build a better world, faster
Google believes technology can make a better world, faster. The Google.org Impact Challenge supports Canadian nonprofit innovators using technology to tackle the world's biggest social challenges.
Google.org awarded $5 million across 10 organizations to help bring their ideas to life. Five winning organizations received a $750,000 grant, and five additional finalists received $250,000 each.
Meet the judges
The 10 finalists presented their projects to a panel of judges. Their selection, combined with the public vote, determined the five winning charities.
The Honourable Mélanie Joly
Minister of Canadian Heritage
Dr. Samantha Nutt
Bestselling author and Founder of War Child Canada/War Child USA
Hani Al Moulia
Entrepreneur, Prime Minister’s Youth Council
NHL Defenceman, Philanthropist
Director of Google.org
Executive Director, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Canada
Member of Parliament
Sr Director of Engineering, Google Canada
Actress, Motivational Speaker, Miss Universe 2015
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