Mitacs recently announced a Call for Mitacs Accelerate projects with municipalities. 

A summary is provided below: 


To connect municipalities of all sizes with post-secondary researchers for innovative projects ensuring you develop the best public policies to create vibrant and healthy communities. 

Mitacs will support all topics relevant to Municipalities including, but not limited to: 

  1. Impact of the pandemic and public health policies  
  2. Housing/Homelessness/At Risk Populations Framework  
  3. Emergency Management and Environmental Resilience  
  4. Smart cities and connected communities 

Value and Duration 

$15,000 for every 4-6 months with $7,500+HST from municipality and $7,500 from Mitacs 


Application and fully signed ORS Checklist due at ORS for full review  Monday, October 19, 2020 
Final application and fully signed ORS Checklist due at ORS for required review  by 9:00am on Thursday, October 29, 2020 
Full application due at agency  Monday, November 2, 2020 

If you are interested in applying to this competition, please contact Rachel Sung, Mitacs Business Development Specialist at

Post-docs should contact Kim McIntyre, Post-doctoral Services Coordinator, at or extension 22993, once they have approval from Mitacs to submit an application. 


ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here: 

For more information on this funding opportunity, please visit the following links: