Welcome to the Canada Comeback Challenge.

The Canada Comeback Challenge is a way for students to connect with employers and mentors, build their networks, and add valuable experience to their resumes, all while contributing to Canada’s COVID-19 recovery.


Name Challenges Category
CNIB Foundation
  • Improving wayfinding navigation
  • Addressing “touch stigma”
  • Overcoming communication challenges
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Genome Canada
  • Optimizing science communication technologies and platforms against misinformation.
  • Building a research community at the ready: diversifying the genomics talent pipeline
  • Keeping our teams connected in the virtual office
Science + Tech Download Details
Polytechnics Canada
  • Helping international students stay connected
  • Responding to mental health challenges remotely
Education + Training Download Details
Universities Canada
  • The shift to online learning
  • Improving collaboration with Indigenous peoples
  • Supporting equity, diversity, and inclusion in online environments
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Equal Voice
  • Electing more women to public office
  • Combating online hate and harassment
  • The future of virtual parliaments
Gender + Diversity Download Details
Colleges and Institutes Canada
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Student Experience
  • Skills Development
Education + Training Download Details
ICON Talent Partners
  • Improving BIPOC access to grants government funding opportunities
  • Improving BIPOC access to tech talent and infrastructure
  • Improving BIPOC access to decision makers
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Canadian Council for the Arts
  • Barrier-free access for BIPOC artists
  • Shift to digital
  • Digital cultural diplomacy
Humanities Download Details
Catalyst
  • Employee engagement
  • Racism and anti-racism
  • Intersectionality
Gender + Diversity Download Details
G(irls)20
  • Mobilizing social impact funds for women’s rights
  • Improving fundraising for women’s rights organizations
Gender + Diversity Download Details
Name Challenges Category
Indigenous Services Canada
  • Engaging youth in shaping policy and programs
  • Involving youth in the development of public health messaging
  • Supporting mental wellness in children and youth
Gender + Diversity Download Details
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
  • Living within Earth’s Carrying Capacity
  • Working in the Digital Economy
  • Transit and Mobility
Humanities Download Details
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
  • Remote Learning and Accessibility
  • Knowledge Mobilisation and Community
  • Communication and Skills Development
Science + Tech Download Details
CityStudio Vancouver
  • Waste reduction
  • Mental Health during pandemic
  • Mobility
Science + Tech Download Details
Restaurants Canada
  • Regaining customer confidence
  • Adjusting to a new normal
  • Talent retention
Business + Trade Download Details
Institute on Governance
  • Democratic Institutions, Citizen Engagement and Public Trust.
  • Youth Engagement in Politics.
  • New, more impactful, science communications
Business + Trade Download Details
Name Challenges Category
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
  • Access to financing
  • Improving Indigenous procurement by government
  • Strengthening connections
Gender + Diversity Download Details
Mining Industry HR Council
  • Preparing for the green economy
  • Diversifying the workforce
Humanities Download Details
Business Council of Canada
  • Skills and Education
  • Canada’s communications future
  • Tackling climate change through zero-emission vehicles
  • Canada’s rural and remote communities
Business + Trade Download Details
Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters
  • Retooling operations post-pandemic
  • Flexible work arrangements for production line workers
  • Separate workforces within the same company
Business + Trade, Science + Tech Download Details
Conseil du Patronat du Quebec
  • How can we reduce barriers and accelerate digital technology adoption among employers in Quebec? And across Canada?
  • What strategies or tactics could be put in place to ensure individuals have the transferable skills needed to navigate career transitions across industries?
  • As Canada transitions into a 21st century digital economy, how can we improve digital literacy levels among Canadian workers? And how can we reduce digital literacy barriers to online training at Canadian firms?
  • How can firms better support company spirit or culture among employees who are working from home?
Business + Trade Download Details
TECHNATION
  • Digital Health
  • Government Policy
  • Workforce Development
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Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council
  • Innovation
  • Skills Development
  • Promotion and recruitment
Humanities Download Details
Toronto Finance International
  • Develop a tool or platform to help SMEs (small- and medium-sized enterprises) navigate all the various programs that are available
  • What is the most effective strategy to provide training/education on online banking/investing services
  • What can we do to help educate Canadians on the options and the power of directing their investment dollars towards reducing their carbon footprint
Business + Trade Download Details
Tourism Industry Association of Canada
  • Sustainability
  • Labour
  • Technology
Business + Trade Download Details
Canadian Mobility and Aerospace Institute
  • Economic impact of Covid-19
  • Recruitment and retention
  • Innovation in mobility business models
  • Innovation network
  • Communications
  • Diversity and Inclusion
Science + Tech Download Details
Canadian Construction Association
  • Workforce development
  • Innovation
Science + Tech Download Details
Restaurants Canada
  • Regaining customer confidence
  • Adjusting to a new normal
  • Talent retention
Business + Trade Download Details