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Innovation Fund 2015-2018


The Innovation Fund is one of the new initiatives announced under the Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment, announced by the Premier on March 6, 2015.

The Innovation Fund (the Fund) will be used to test new or innovative approaches to support survivors of sexual violence and harassment and build a body of evidence about what works to improve service delivery outcomes.

The objectives of the Fund are to:

  • improve outreach to survivors and provide more timely and effective supports;
  • build capacity of organizations (community, justice, health, education) to better meet their local needs; and,
  • pilot evidence-based programs/approaches that demonstrate improved outcomes for survivors of sexual violence and harassment that government may continue to support in the future.


The application period has now closed.

Eligibility Requirements

The following organizations may apply for funding:

  • An organization incorporated federally or provincially as a not-for-profit corporation, including social enterprises.
  • An Aboriginal organization that is a legal entity.

Organizations must have the capacity and demonstrated experience to deliver services to survivors of sexual violence and harassment in Ontario. All organizations must be headquartered in Ontario.

Program Guidelines


Suzanne Dias
Policy Advisor
Ontario Women’s Directorate

Last updated: January 11, 2016