Discover and Adopt (D+A)

The Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) presents the Discover and Adopt (D+A) Program to support care delivery organizations* with funding and training to introduce, implement, and sustain innovations that address their pain points.

* Due to funder requirements, the organization must be located in Ontario.

Key Benefits


Access an investment of up to $150,000 CAD

Training Sessions and Implementation Coaching Support

Gain access to tools, templates, and tailored coaching support to develop and operationalize an Implementation Action Plan that will help you: (1) identify and refine a pain point, (2) assess and select an innovator solution to address the pain point, and (3) plan how to test and implement the solution in your own setting.

Procurement Support

Program participants that make a procurement decision have the option of submitting a procurement plan to receive additional funding to support procurement activities.

Networking Opportunities

Connect with CABHI’s network of industry, academic, and public sector organizations through exclusive innovation showcases and events to exchange learnings and opportunities.


Closing the Gap

CABHI recognizes that organizations face many barriers to sourcing, testing, and adopting innovations (e.g., products, programs, or services) that can improve the quality of care and quality of life of those they serve.

The D+A program is designed to support organizations with building the skills required to introduce, implement, and sustain innovations in their own settings.

Each participating organization will receive up to $150,000 CAD in funding to build their capacity to test, adopt, and procure an innovative solution.

Who is this program designed for?

A care delivery organization (e.g. long term care home, retirement home, hospital, etc.):

  • That provides care to older adult populations
  • Is located in Ontario
  • Has some preliminary experience introducing an innovative product, program, or service into the organization
  • Has staff members who can participate in the program
  • Has leadership support to participate in the program

How can CABHI help?

Each participating organization will receive $100,000 CAD in funding to support building skills and capacity to test and adopt an innovative solution. Organizations that make a procurement decision will also have the option of submitting a procurement plan to receive up to $50,000 CAD to support activities to prepare for procurement.

CABHI’s investment will support backfilling of key staff members who will be participating in the D+A program activities and overseeing management and completion of program milestones and deliverables. CABHI will engage with each participating organization to confirm eligible expenses, payment schedule and cash flow.

CABHI’s D+A program gets you one step closer to introducing, implementing, and sustaining innovation in your own setting.
Let us help you #getinnovationready

Key 2022 Program Dates

Program applications open

June 13, 2022

Deadline for applications 

July 7, 2022

Selected applicants notified

July 18, 2022

Phase 1: Discover

September 2022

Phase 2a: Select innovation

October – December 2022

Phase 2b: Plan for implementation

October – December 2022

Phase 3: Implement & Test Innovation

January – April 2023

Phase 4: Procure

May – June 2023

Get Started

Download the full program package

Please note that applications closed on July 7, 2022.
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Questions about the program? Contact Karol Kamecka, Analyst, Innovation Office, CABHI at