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Let's build a better world, faster Impact Challenge Canada 2017

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The Impact Challenge awarded $5 million to Canadian nonprofits with innovative ideas for a better world.

10 ideas to build a better world, faster

Google believes technology can make a better world, faster. The Impact Challenge supports Canadian nonprofit innovators using technology to tackle the world's biggest social challenges. 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

  • PK Subban

    NHL Defenceman, Philanthropist

  • Jacquelline Fuller

    Director of

  • Stephen Cornish

    Executive Director, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Canada

  • Celina Caesar-Chavannes

    Member of Parliament

  • Steven Woods

    Sr Director of Engineering, Google Canada

  • Ashley Callingbull

    Actress, Motivational Speaker, Miss Universe 2015

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