The MaRS and CIBC Inclusive Design Challenge: Support at Work

Challenge Description

The second innovation challenge in the Inclusive Design Challenge series seeks solutions that improve support at work for persons with disabilities.

Priority areas identified by the disability community in this area include flexible work, attitudinal bias, assistive technology, and support networks.

Who Should Participate?

We’re looking for individuals, groups and organizations with a solution to make support at work more accessible and inclusive for persons with disabilities. We welcome solutions from people with lived experience across the disability spectrum, startups, non-profits, academics and students, private and public sector organizations and the general public.


Five winners will be awarded the following prizes: 

A first place prize of $50,000

2 runner-up prizes of $20,000

2 honourable mention prizes of $5,000

In-kind support provided by MaRS and CIBC including access to scaling pathways and adoption-oriented activities.

Click here for Challenge Rules.

What’s Happening Now?

The challenge is open for submissions.

Submissions close March 1, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. EST.