The CAN Health Network is looking for Canadian innovators who are committed to working with our Edges to introduce new solutions into the health care system.

By responding to a Call for Innovation, Canadian companies have an opportunity to help our Edges solve their most pressing challenges, while testing and refining their product or solution in a real life, supportive setting.

How the Call for Innovation Works

  1. CAN Health Network posts details of a market-ready challenge our Edge is looking to solve and prepared to purchase.
  2. Canadian companies who believe their product or solution addresses the needs of the challenge can apply via our website.
  3. We evaluate the submissions based on pre-determined set-criteria and invite the top contenders to present their solution to the Edge.
  4. The Edge, with the support of a team of experts including the CAN Health Network, selects the company they believe best fits their needs.
  5. The final company is paired with the Edge to work on a commercialization project which could run from three months to a year. During that time the company receives access to Edge staff, data, clinicians and other resources such as business intelligence and development. The commercialization project aims to support companies with product-market fit, commercialization and readiness to scale.

Upon completion of the project, should the Edge be ready to move into the procurement or purchasing phase, there is an, open and transparent procurement process. The company is able to leverage the insights gained over the duration of the commercialization project and compete to scale their solution across Canada. Ultimately, CAN Health Network Edges then have the ability to purchase a proven solution, tested by a trusted partner in the Network, while the company may benefit from shorter sales cycles as the procurement process is streamlined across the Network.

For more information on CAN Health Network model visit About Us.

Eligibility Requirements

To respond to a CAN Health Network Call for Innovation, Canadian companies with a viable solution to a challenge listed below must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a for profit business.
  • Incorporated in Canada. Incorporation can take place either federally or provincially.
  • Headquartered in Canada and/or is majority owned by Canadians.
  • Have already obtained all necessary regulatory approvals for commercial use of their solution, if applicable.

View open and previous Calls for Innovation below.

Edge: Covenant Health Closing Date: February 28, 2024

Covenant Health is seeking to implement a technological and dynamic staff recognition platform that allows them to increase recognition and reward loyalty, service, and behaviours that align with their Mission-Inspired Culture and Values. Covenant Health is posting this Call for Innovation to seek out qualified Canadian companies who can meet the desired outcomes. Covenant Health […]

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Edge: Trillium Health Partners Closing Date: February 29, 2024

Trillium Health Partners (THP) is seeking a solution to strengthen recruitment and retention through the collaborative augmentation of an existing digital solution. THP is looking to expand upon an existing software to develop a web-based app, establishing and fostering the development of mentorship relationships as well as providing resources. The focus is on creating robust […]

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Edge: Covenant Living Closing Date: February 15, 2024

Covenant Living is seeking a solution that can serve as a resident locating system and a nursing call bell that can integrate several features into one to provide maximum utility and ease of use for all stakeholders. Covenant Living is posting this Call for Innovation to seek out qualified Canadian companies that can meet the […]

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Edge: Unity Health – St. Michael’s Hospital Closing Date: February 9, 2024

Unity Health – St. Michael’s Hospital is seeking a solution to detect and assess cerebrovascular pathological segments in venous and carotid segments to confirm appropriate therapeutic intervention. Unity Health – St. Michael’s Hospital is posting this Call for Innovation to seek out qualified Canadian companies who can meet the desired outcomes. Unity Health – St. […]

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Edge: Nova Scotia Health Authority Closing Date: February 1, 2024

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is seeking a solution to promote patient-adherence to CPAP therapy and OSA treatment by implementing a more comfortable and effective experience for patients. Nova Scotia Health Authority is posting this Call for Innovation to seek out qualified Canadian companies who can meet the desired outcomes. Nova Scotia Health Authority and […]

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Edge: Nova Scotia Health Authority Closing Date: February 1, 2024

Nova Scotia Health Authority is searching for a remote wearable rehabilitation solution which gamifies rehabilitation and quantifies real-time patient data, to promote patient self-management of rehabilitation activities at home, and enhance patient adherence rates. Nova Scotia Health Authority is posting this Call for Innovation to seek out qualified Canadian companies who can meet the desired […]

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Edge: Horizon Health Network Closing Date: January 29, 2024

Horizon Health Network is searching for a solution which can streamline the procedural documentation process and consolidate the information in a consistent manner, so employees can easily find, consume, and update it, as required. Horizon Health Network is posting this Call for Innovation to seek out qualified Canadian companies who can meet the desired outcomes. […]

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Edge: Grand River Hospital Closing Date: January 19, 2024

Grand River Hospital is seeking a solution to address a current information gap and improve patient triage by implementing an upstream, patient-facing pre-surgical history intake tool. Grand River Hospital is posting this Call for Innovation to seek out qualified Canadian companies who can meet the desired outcomes. Grand River Hospital and CAN Health reserves the […]

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Edge: SE Health Closing Date: January 15, 2024

Saint Elizabeth Health Care (SE Health) is seeking a solution to address the manual and disjointed work of recruitment, credentialing, and onboarding, which are depleting resources (that could otherwise be used elsewhere) to improve both the employee and patient care experience throughout the hiring process. SE Health is posting this Call for Innovation to seek […]

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Edge: Nova Scotia Health Authority Closing Date: January 12, 2024

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is seeking an acellular dermal matrix solution for diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) wound care. The proposed solution should help reduce the amount of time and resources required for treating DFUs, while improving the efficacy and successful healing rate of DFU treatments. NSHA is posting this Call for Innovation to seek […]

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Edge: Yukon Hospital Corporation Closing Date: December 27, 2023

Yukon Hospital Corporation is seeking a solution that leverages technology to automate and expedite the collection, tracking, and interpretation of patient experience data, to clearly identify areas of improvement and support the enhancement of care. To qualify for a CAN Health project, the company must have its headquarter in Canada and/or the majority (>50%) of […]

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Edge: Yukon Hospital Corporation Closing Date: December 27, 2023

Yukon Hospital Corporation is seeking a solution to implement an effective and affordable personal safety response (PSR) system that allows staff to quickly alert for support in the case of a code white within the hospital.This Edge is posting this Call for Innovation to seek out qualified Canadian companies who can meet the desired outcomes. […]

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Edge: Trillium Health Partners Closing Date: December 29, 2023

Trillium Health Partners (THP), THPS Solutions is seeking a cost-effective, and easily deployable solution to optimize their Holter monitoring process. THP is posting this Call for Innovation to seek out qualified Canadian companies who can meet the desired outcomes. THP and CAN Health reserves the right to not move forward with this project at its […]

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Edge: Closing Date: December 12, 2023

An Edge member within our network is seeking a solution to improve their resident care experience and promote resident autonomy by undergoing a digital transition. Currently, most of the documentation at the senior living organization remains paper-based, hindering efficiency, the ability for real-time tracking, and rapid response to resident needs. They are looking for a […]

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Edge: Sinai Health Closing Date: December 8, 2023

Sinai Health is searching for a solution that leverages technology to automate and expedite the current manual, time-consuming, and error-prone process of agency staffing management, to improve both the employee and patient care experience, and reduce the otherwise avoidable costs incurred. Sinai Health is posting this Call for Innovation to seek out qualified Canadian companies […]

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Edge: Closing Date: November 24, 2023

An Edge in the Network is seeking a solution to automate and expedite their InfoSanté (8-1-1) telephone consultation service, empowering their administrative agents to make informed recommendations for patients and reducing some of the administrative burden on healthcare providers and nursing staff, and better the overall patient care experience from this service. The Edge is […]

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Edge: Trillium Health Partners (THP) Closing Date: November 17, 2023

Trillium Health Partners (THP) is seeking a solution to improve awareness of their Insight Health Solutions (IHS) extended healthcare benefit (EHB)-funded health services for their employees. Trillium Health Partners is posting this Call for Innovation to seek out qualified Canadian companies who can meet the desired outcomes. Trillium Health Partners and CAN Health reserves the […]

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Edge: Trillium Health Partners Closing Date: November 2, 2023

Trillium Health Partners (THP) is seeking a solution to provide easy access and increased awareness and adoption of Insight Health Solutions (IHS) extended healthcare benefit (EHB)-funded services for THP employees.THP is posting this Call for Innovation to seek out qualified Canadian companies who can meet the desired outcomes. THP and CAN Health reserves the right […]

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Edge: Health Prince Edward Island Closing Date: October 27, 2023

Health Prince Edward Island (HPEI) is seeking a solution to automate and expedite the patient encounter documentation process, without the need for manual transcription or the duplicative work of repeating (re-dictating) what was said during or after the encounter, to reduce some of the administrative burden on healthcare providers and depletion of their resources, and […]

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Edge: Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Health Services Closing Date: September 8, 2023

Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Health Services needs a wellness solution that can help employees/staff by providing them access to services and experts in all areas of physical, mental and psychological well-being to be prepared for the challenges that their demanding jobs present on a daily basis. NL Health Services is posting this Call for Innovation […]

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Edge: SE Health Closing Date: September 1, 2023

SE Health is looking to transition from a manual recreation planning process to a digital recreation planning process. The homecare provider is seeking a digital solution with a feature that enables the staff to create personalized recreational planning programs for its residents. With this solution, SE Health aims to improve efficiency in recreational planning, increase […]

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Edge: Hamilton Health Sciences Closing Date: August 11, 2023

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is seeking a solution to prevent Pressure Injuries (PIs) by detecting them early in the pediatric patient population at the McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH) and adult population West Lincoln Memorial Hospital (WLMH). HHS is posting this Call for Innovation to seek out qualified Canadian companies who can meet the desired outcomes. […]

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Edge: Bruyère Closing Date: August 4, 2023

Bruyère’s long-term care (LTC) homes are seeking a solution to integrate ergonomic medication carts that can enhance the efficiency and safety of delivery of medications to residents resulting in improved resident care and a decline in staff injuries. Bruyère is posting this Call for Innovation to seek out qualified Canadian companies who can meet the […]

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Edge: CASA Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Closing Date: January 24, 2023

CASA Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health (CASA) is seeking a digital incident management solution to improve the reporting and tracking of workplace and patient safety incidents. CASA is posting this Call for Innovation to seek out qualified Canadian companies who can meet the desired outcomes. CASA and CAN Health reserve the right to not […]

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Edge: Vancouver Coastal Health Closing Date: September 16, 2022

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is seeking a wearable biosensor solution to remotely monitor vital signs to assist in the reassessment of patients in the Emergency Department. VCH is posting this Call for Innovation to seek out qualified Canadian companies who can meet the desired outcomes. VCH and CAN Health Network reserve the right to not […]

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Edge: Shannex Closing Date: August 19, 2022

Shannex is looking for a robotic process automation (RPA) solution to make their employee onboarding process more efficient. Shannex is posting this Call for Innovation to seek out qualified Canadian companies who can meet the desired outcomes. Shannex and CAN Health Network reserve the right to not move forward with this project at their full […]

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Edge: Bruyère Closing Date: June 15, 2022

Bruyère is seeking an innovative job posting platform to help fill vacant job postings by attracting qualified candidates who are actively searching for clinical positions. Bruyère is posting this Call for Innovation to seek out qualified Canadian companies who can meet the desired outcomes.  Bruyère and CAN Health Network reserve the right to not move forward […]

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Edge: Vancouver Coastal Health Closing Date: December 8, 2021

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is seeking a solution to support the documentation and archiving of Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) images for improved patient care and enhanced training of internal medicine residents. VCH is posting this Call for Innovation to seek out qualified Western Canadian companies who can meet the desired outcomes.  VCH and CAN Health […]

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Edge: Eastern Health Closing Date: October 25, 2021

Eastern Health is seeking a solution to address issues with product/solution availability, supply chain disruption and administrative burdens associated with procurement, through rapid prototyping, testing and manufacturing. Eastern Health is posting this Call for Innovation to seek out qualified Atlantic-based* companies who can meet the desired outcomes.  Eastern Health and CAN Health reserve the right to […]

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Edge: St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton Closing Date: August 30, 2021

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton is seeking a technology solution that can be used to support a virtual physical rehabilitation program for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD), with the ability to expand to Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients in the future, to help improve patient’s quality of life, physical activity, and disease self-management while reducing the […]

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Edge: Hamilton Health Sciences Closing Date: July 7, 2021

Hamilton Health Sciences is in search of a locking solution for CVADs that decreases incidence of Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) for adult and paediatric oncology, surgical and critical care patients. Compared to the standard locking solutions (citrate, heparin and saline), this alternative should decrease the costly use of Alteplase for thrombotic occlusions. Hamilton […]

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Edge: Eastern Health Closing Date: July 5, 2021

Eastern Health is seeking a technology solution that can remove CO2 from anesthetic circuits while maintaining the safe and reliable delivery of general anesthesia and reducing environmental impact.  Eastern Health is posting this Call for Innovation to seek out qualified Atlantic-based* companies who can meet the desired outcomes. Eastern Health and CAN Health reserves the right […]

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Edge: SickKids Closing Date: July 2, 2021

SickKids is seeking a solution to leverage and enhance its current machine learning surgical scheduling model to improve surgical efficiency and throughput through a graphic user interface (GUI).  SickKids is posting this Call for Innovation to seek out qualified Ontario* companies who can meet the desired outcomes.  SickKids and CAN Health reserves the right to not […]

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Edge: Sunnybrook Closing Date: June 30, 2021

Sunnybrook is seeking a solution to improve both patient and provider experience for breast-conserving surgery localization.  The solution will address the potential for an alternative option to wired-guided localization (WGL) and radioactive seed localization (RSL) for preoperative localization of breast lesions in patients eligible for breast-conserving surgery. Sunnybrook is posting this Call for Innovation to […]

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Edge: Grand River Hospital Closing Date: June 22, 2021

Grand River Hospital (GRH) is seeking a solution of a learning platform to utilize as a tool for accreditation preparation for their staff, with the long-term goal of using the software widely throughout the institution as the primary learning tool. GRH is posting this Call for Innovation to seek out qualified Ontario* companies who can […]

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Edge: Bruyère Research Institute Closing Date: June 4, 2021

Bruyère Research Institute (Bruyère) is seeking a solution to reduce the risk of patients and residents developing pressure ulcers (PUs), which are a significant health concern and a P1 priority for Ontario hospitals.  Please note this is a joint call between the CAN Health Network and the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI), […]

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Edge: Trillium Health Partners Closing Date: June 8, 2021

Trillium Health Partners (THP) is seeking a solution to improve reporting efficiencies by decreasing the time and effort required to pre-populate and edit reports, while ensuring all reporting requirements are met.

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Edge: Trillium Health Partners Closing Date: June 8, 2021

Trillium Health Partners’ (THP) Insight Health Solutions team is seeking a solution to extract and visualize real-time clinical operational data from various sources, to enhance clinical operational decision-making and forecasting efforts.

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Edge: Saint Elizabeth Health Care (SE Health) Closing Date: May 25, 2021

Saint Elizabeth Health Care (SE Health) is seeking a solution to address the workforce shortage challenge stemming from bottlenecks in supply of talent, recruitment and conversion processes, and retention strategies.

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Edge: Saint Elizabeth Health Care (SE Health) Closing Date: May 25, 2021

Saint Elizabeth Health Care (SE Health) is seeking a solution to address inefficient and manual scheduling processes for front-line home and community care staff.

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