Governor General's (GG) Innovation Awards

The purpose of the Governor General’s Innovation Awards is to inspire Canadians to embrace innovation and to emulate innovative, entrepreneurial risk-takers who have developed new or better ways of creating value and who are having a meaningful impact on our quality of life.

Eligibility: Canadian citizen or permanent resident; for Young Innovator category must be under 30 years of age.

Note: There is a two-stage merit-review selection process. Nominations will only be accepted from the nominating partners via their official contact person; their internal deadlines and procedures vary. Please contact Institutional Strategic Awards at for assistance.

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Upcoming Deadlines

September 17, 2022September 17, 2022 *
16:00:00 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Governor General's (GG) Innovation Awards Recognizes current or recent innovations that have a positive impact on the quality of life in Canada. .
* NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.