Celebrating outstanding Canadian innovations

About the awards 2020 winners

About the
Governor General's
Innovation Awards

5 Years
30 Awards
65 Partner

The Innovation Awards recognize and celebrate outstanding Canadian individuals, teams and organizations—trailblazers and creators who contribute to our country’s success, who help shape our future and who inspire the next generation.

2020 Winner Profiles

Learn more about the 2020 Governor General’s Innovation Awards laureates.

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Katherine Homuth


Montreal, QC

Maayan Ziv

AccessNow App

Toronto, Ontario

Marcia Nozick

Embers Staffing Solutions

Vancouver, BC

The CHIME team

Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME)


Dr. Shaf Keshavjee MD MSc FRCSC FACS

New Frontiers in Lung Transplant Medicine

Toronto, Ontario

Dr. John Borrows

Reconciliation Through Indigenous Law

Victoria, BC

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The Governor General’s Innovation Awards are an annual celebration of Canadian innovations that exemplify excellence and have meaningful impacts on our quality of life.

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Impact Stories

Stories about the Laureates and their incredible achievements.

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Respectful fusion of fashion and art

Christi Belcourt is a Métis visual artist with a deep respect for the traditions and knowledge of her people. Her art

In the News

How baby ‘teachers’ in classrooms are teaching older kids empathy

2018 Governor General’s Innovation Award laureate, Mary Gordon appeared on The Today Show on October 17, 2019, in a segment

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David Brown Continues to Make the World Healthier

In 2017, David Brown was presented a Governor General’s Innovation Award for founding the MyCodev Group, whose purpose is to

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