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Housing Supply Challenge: Round 3 - Northern Access

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Northern Ideas Development Program for northern and remote residents

The Northern Ideas Development Program provides support to northern and remote participants who have a solution or a problem they would like to explore, but require support, resources, and capacity to develop their submission and apply.

Participants must apply to the Northern Ideas Development program to receive support. Participants will be selected on a rolling basis throughout Stage 1 (Feb 25-Jun 23) and will receive support to develop a full application to the Round. The program will support participants to meet the eligibility criteria for the Northern Access Round and will work with teams to ensure the identified problem or proposed solution aligns to the Challenge.

Support will vary for each participant based on their needs, and may include:

  • research and data gathering
  • seeking partnerships
  • supporting solution development
  • providing consulting services
  • writing and submission support
  • innovation sessions
  • a dedicated 1-on-1 advisor

Please note that fully developed ideas are not required to use the Northern Ideas Development Program. Space for this program is limited and participants will be selected on a rolling basis.

The Applicant Support Program for ALL applicants

All applicants, including those participating in the Northern Ideas Development Program may contact Evergreen for general guidance on the application process, application requirements, web resources to support application development and, online activities to foster partnerships and collaboration.

Contact the Applicant Support Program, run by our partner Evergreen:

Challenge details

Key Dates

  • Launch: February 23, 2022
  • Initial Submissions: June 23, 2022, 2pm EST
  • Shortlisted: September 2022
  • Stage 2 Final Submissions: September 2023
  • Funded Solutions Announced: November 2023

Funding Allocation

  • Stage 1 – Incubation Funding for prototyping: Shortlisted teams will each receive up to $250k
  • Stage 2 – Implementation Funding: Selected solutions will share a pool of $75M

Who can apply

Lead Applicant must be a legal entity duly incorporated and validly existing in Canada, including :

  • Supply chain professionals
  • For-profit and not-for-profit organizations (ie: companies, associations, research centres)
  • Indigenous governments, organizations and groups
  • Canadian post-secondary institutions
  • Government (Provincial, territorial, Indigenous, municipal, local, and regional)
  • Teams composed of a variety of participants

* All participants must be affiliated with a legally incorporated organization