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The Chrysalis Innovation Challenge

Bold Solutions. Big Ideas. Lasting Impact. #ChrysalisChallenge


Calling all changemakers! Are you passionate about creating a better future for older adults? Do you have a brilliant idea, program, or technology that empowers them to live with choice, dignity, and purpose?

The Chrysalis Innovation Challenge is your chance to make a real difference. We are looking for trailblazing solutions that address the changing needs of Canada’s aging population. Whether you're a startup, community organization, or someone that helps older adults in their roles, take part in our nationwide competition.


National Recognition


Cash Prize


Networking Opportunity


Ideation Support

Program Criteria

Impact Builders

Eligibility Criteria:
Open to all startups and community-based organizations with products, services or programs tailored for older adults.

Prizes and Incentives:
1 Finalist Winner ($30,000)
2+ Runner-ups ($10,000)
1 People’s Choice Award ($1,000)
Get in front of the CAN Health Network – a leader in commercialization for Canadian health tech companies

Impact Ideators

Eligibility Criteria:
Open to people interacting with older adults (individuals or small teams) who have innovative ideas tailored for older adults.

Prizes and Incentives:
4+ Winners ($1,000 + Support Package)
1 People’s Choice Award ($1,000)

Thriving in Community

Your innovative solution must reflect on one of the following themes:

Important Dates

Application Opens:
July 8, 2024

Application Due Date:
September 27, 2024

Virtual Q&A Information Session: July 18, 2024, 1 PM EST

Click Here To Register


The Chrysalis Innovation Challenge Pitch Day:
November 14, 2024
(In-person & virtual option)

How to Apply

Complete Online Application
Submit a 2-min Video

Impact Builders

Impact Ideators

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