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Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Challenge

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Impact Canada research has shown that Challenges can shine a spotlight on an important issue or priority, significantly increasing social media traffic and conversations about the issue. By using your own preferred social media channels and talking about your challenge concepts, you can help amplify the conversation, spur collaboration, and highlight ideas that help build our toolkit of options that can help prevent type 2 diabetes in Canada. If you’d like, you can use #DT2PreventionChallenge or #DéfiPréventionDT2 in your posts.

Challenge details

Who can apply?

  • Not-for-profit organizations;
  • Businesses or other for-profit organizations;
  • Indigenous organizations and groups located in Canada;
  • Post-secondary/academic institutions;
  • Individuals, groups, societies, or coalitions (non-incorporated); and
  • Municipalities or local/regional governments located in Canada.

In order to receive funding, applicants are required to be a Canadian legal entity (such as a company or a corporation or a not-for-profit organization) capable of entering into binding agreements in Canada or establish one. International organizations may submit an application provided that these requirements are met.

Key Dates

Stage 1: Proposed Concept

  • Application Deadline - March 1, 2023
  • Semi-Finalists Announced - Summer 2023

Stage 2: Concept Development

  • Deadline - Fall 2023
  • Finalists Announced - Winter 2024

Stage 3: Implementation and Evidence Generation

  • Deadline - Winter 2026
  • Grand Prize Winners Announced - Winter 2026


  • Up to 21 prizes of CAD $35,000 open to all eligible applicants who submit a stage 1 proposed concept application.
  • Up to 7 prizes of CAD $600,000 open to all semi-finalists participating in stage 2.
  • Up to 2 grand prizes of CAD $1.25M open to all finalists participating in stage 3.

Note: The number of winners and prize amounts may vary depending on the applications received. For each phase, prize amounts will not be less than the amount per winner indicated above.