At LEAP we are committed to strengthening the non-profit sector by selecting, supporting and scaling game-changing non-profits with quantifiable social impact. As such, we are proud to serve as the support partner for the Impact Challenge. The program has granted $5 million to Canadian non-profit organizations that are using technology to tackle the world’s biggest challenges. We are leveraging our expertise and sector partner network in three ways:

GIC Workshops

We have developed a curriculum of insights to support grantees in key growth areas through interactive, collaborative workshops. Sessions are hosted throughout the year and touch on the following themes: strategy and impact, technology and marketing, best-in-class support, and fundraising.

Hands-on Support

Grantees receive hands-on support the year following the Google Impact Challenge from Google Ambassadors and BCG Catalyst teams to help bring their projects to life. Volunteers support project management, strategy and execution. LEAP sector partners will provide high-level expertise throughout the process.

Social Impact Insights

LEAP will provide insights on key issues being addressed by Google Impact Challenge grantees including food insecurity, immigration and disaster response. All ten grantees will be profiled throughout the post-challenge support year.  Updates on work and outputs will be available on the LEAP Medium page.

Ten organizations were selected from over 900 applications as winners of the Impact Challenge. While diverse in focus area, structure and geographic location, they all share one common thread: a bold commitment to creating a better world, faster.

Arctic Eider Society

Enabling knowledge exchange, environmental stewardship, and education for Hudson Bay and Arctic communities.

$750,000 Grant Recipient

BC Children’s Hospital Foundation

Pocket Doc for Pneumonia will allow for the remote diagnosis of pneumonia in children around the world.

$250,000 Grant Recipient

Canadian Red Cross

Register Educate Deliver System (REDS) is a digital platform to help more efficiently coordinate disaster response.

$250,000 Grant Recipient

Food Banks Canada

FoodAccess app will address hunger for Canadian families and food waste across the country by connecting farmers, manufacturers and retailers.

$750,000 Grant Recipient – People’s Choice Winner


GlobalMedic’s RescUAV program will address barriers in the humanitarian sector by providing critical information to individuals on the ground through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

$250,000 Grant Recipient

Growing North

Growing North addresses food insecurity in Northern Canada by sustainably growing fresh, locally sourced produce.

$250,000 Grant Recipient

PeaceGeeks Society

PeaceGeeks Society’s Services Advisor app connects refugees to humanitarian service providers globally; the new pilot will enable immigrants in Vancouver to access reliable support services.

$750,000 Grant Recipient

The Rumie Initiative

Rumie’s Indigenous LearnCloud Portal will provide localized educational content to youth in Canadian Indigenous communities.

$750,000 Grant Recipient

Victoria Hand Project

Customized upper body prosthetics for amputees in low/middle income countries through 3D printing technology.

$250,000 Grant Recipient

World Wide Hearing

The Teleaudiology Cloud will provide remote diagnostics and treatment for the hearing impaired in remote communities.

$750,000 Grant Recipient

Learn more about the Impact Challenge