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Mitacs helps to empower Indigenous innovation in Canada

Like companies everywhere right now, Indigenous-owned businesses and organizations need to innovate in order to grow and achieve their strategic goals. But the tools you need to do that require talent, time, and budget, and finding the ideal combination of these three elements can be a challenge.

Mitacs can help with our Indigenous Pathways. We will work with you to find the right academic talent to achieve your innovation goals. Projects are a minimum of four-months in duration – they can be longer – and now your contribution is only 25% of the cost of projects that have an Indigenous partner organization and/or an intern who is Indigenous.

A community-based approach to managing impacts in northwest BC

Simon Fraser University students collaborated with the Metlakatla Stewardship Society on a management program that equips the Metlakatla First Nation to make well-informed decisions on the cumulative effects of resource exploration within their territory.

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App helps translate stories in multiple Indigenous languages

Researchers based at the University of British Columbia are working with Indigenous partners to create an app to help translate children’s stories published on global sites into Indigenous languages of Mexico.

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About Mitacs

Mitacs is a not-for-profit organization that fosters growth and innovation in Canada by solving business challenges with research solutions from academic institutions. Mitacs is funded by the Government of Canada along with the Government of Alberta, the Government of British Columbia, Research Manitoba, the Government of New Brunswick, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Government of Nova Scotia, the Government of Ontario, Innovation PEI, the Government of Quebec, the Government of Saskatchewan and the Government of Yukon.