Recognizing and supporting clinical initiatives that are advancing modern connected care.

Grant Overview

The Connected Care Innovation Grant is the Centre for Clinical Innovation in Digital Health's first initiative. The grant will support clinical leaders across Canada in advancing grassroots clinical initiatives that focus on progressing digital health interoperability-related efforts and improving connected care for patients and providers. Successful applicants can receive up to $50,000 per project.

Project Outcomes

Clinical leaders and innovators are critical to demonstrating the true value of connected care in practice. This grant program intends to recognize and support clinical initiatives that align with Infoway's interoperability goals and are advancing modern connected care for patients and providers.
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“A well-supported and skilled healthcare workforce contributes to the overall sustainability and resilience of the healthcare system. By investing in our clinical leaders, we strengthen the backbone of our healthcare infrastructure, ensuring that it can effectively adapt to evolving healthcare needs."
Abhi Kalra, EVP, Connected Care, Canada Health Infoway.


Eligible Applicants*
  • Clinicians, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other allied health professionals
  • Health provider groups, including specialist clinics and primary care clinics (solo practitioner clinics, PCNs, FMGs/GMFs, FHTs, FHGs, FHOs, CHCs, AHACs, nurse practitioner-led clinics, etc.)
  • Health organizations and providers, including public health units, mental health service providers, OHTs, outpatient specialist clinics, home and community care, long term care, etc.

* While these are the listed eligible applicants, we will consider all reasonable community-focused proposals.

Eligible Projects

Eligible projects should ideally align with one or more of Infoway’s strategic goals as outlined in the interoperability roadmap, aim to complete the project within six months, demonstrate clear skills and experience in delivering projects of this nature and support activities within Canada. Visit our FAQ page to see examples of the type of projects we are looking for.


The proposed initiative should:

  • Align to at least one of the pillars in Infoway’s Shared Pan-Canadian Interoperability Roadmap
  • Solve a common pain point for clinicians, ideally reducing their administrative burden
  • Leverage digital health technologies in a novel manner to improve connected care in Canada
  • Have the potential for scalability, replicability, and sustainability
  • Be capable of being implemented quickly so it can provide immediate benefits to providers and patients, ideally in six to nine months
  • Identify a measurable improvement that has a clear target for success
  • Enhance the quality of data captured and/or exchanged within the circle of care

The proposed initiative could also:

  • Involve an interdisciplinary clinician team
  • Involve a patient partner or significant patient voice
  • Demonstrate positive impact on rural and remote, Indigenous and/or marginalized communities

How to Apply

To apply, please download the application form and send it to the email address indicated on the form once it is complete. The deadline for submission is Friday, July 5, 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find answers to common questions about the Connected Care Innovation Grant by visiting our FAQ page. If you have any additional questions that you are not able to find answers for or you would like to learn more about the CIDH or the grants initiative, please contact us.

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