Sponsorship Application

In a knowledge economy, Canada’s innovative pharmaceutical companies are joining forces with partners from across the life science ecosystem to increase the chances of finding lifesaving and life-changing medicine discoveries.

At Innovative Medicines Canada, we offer sponsorship opportunities to facilitate research, generate awareness, create educational programs and improve access to innovative medicines.

Innovative Medicines Canada sponsorship guidelines

Thank you for thinking of Innovative Medicines Canada as a potential partner. We have developed the following criteria to identify and prioritize partnership requests and to help you determine whether your opportunity might be right for Innovative Medicines Canada.

Eligibility criteria

As there is no end of worthy opportunities, and given that our resources are limited, we look for proposals with clearly stated Strategic Priorities that are aligned with ours and that present opportunities for longer-term partnerships and alliances, particularly in the following areas:

  • Access to innovative medicines
  • Health advocacy and improving the health of Canadians
  • Disease awareness initiatives
  • Health and science education programs

Priority will be given to key partners such as:

  • Patient and consumer groups
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Academic community
  • Business community
  • Life sciences sector

Funding criteria

Organizations seeking funding must be clear as to how the application aligns with Innovative Medicines Canada’s Mission Statement and adheres to Innovative Medicines Canada’s Code of Ethical Practices, and Innovative Medicines Canada’s Guidelines for Transparency in Stakeholder Funding (page 117).


Proposals must be received by the following quarterly deadlines:

Application Deadline Decision Date Funds Flow
January 1 March 1 April 1
April 1 June 1 July 1
July 1 September 1 October 1
October 1 December 1 January 1

Types of funding and amount of support

Innovative Medicines Canada supports organizations either by providing unrestricted grants or sponsorships most often to a maximum of $10,000.

Funding restrictions

Generally, Innovative Medicines Canada does not support:

  • Individuals
  • Arts and cultural programs and entertainment
  • Individual attendance at conferences, seminars and similar activities
  • Fundraising or participatory events such as tournaments, auctions, benefits, dinners or other ticket purchases that are not elements of a broader arrangement or partnership
  • Programs that do not align with at least one of our strategic objectives

Once you apply

Upon submission of your completed proposal, you will receive an acknowledgement by e-mail confirming receipt of your request. Due to the large volume of requests, we are unable to respond to telephone, fax or e-mail inquiries on the status of your request. We appreciate your patience.

Please know that we will respond to all proposals by the set deadlines for decisions (as above).

We appreciate your interest and we look forward to reviewing your proposal. Should you have any questions or require assistance, please contact Lynn Tassé at 613-236-0455, ext. 225 or sponsorships@imc-mnc.ca.