Sponsorship Applications

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 medicines.

Innovative Medicines Canada sponsors projects that generate awareness, create educational programs and improve access to innovative medicines.

Find out if your project is eligible

Thank you for thinking of Innovative Medicines Canada as a potential partner. We have developed a set of criteria to help you determine whether your project is a good fit for Innovative Medicines Canada sponsorship.

We look for proposals that clearly state strategic priorities aligned with our own. This way, we build 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 about the following:


We must receive your proposal by the following quarterly deadlines:

Application DeadlineDecision DateFunds Flow
January 1 March 1 April 1
April 1June 1July 1
July 1September 1October 1
October 1December 1January 1

Types of funding and amount of support

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

Funding restrictions

  • 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
  • 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

When we receive your proposal, you will receive an acknowledgement by email. Due to the large volume of requests, we are unable to respond to telephone, fax or email 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 (see above).

We appreciate your interest and we look forward to reviewing your proposal. Should you have any questions please contact sponsorships@imc-mnc.ca.


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