16,000 +

research and innovation projects funded

$858M +

invested in the last 10 years


invested in 2019-20


researchers in our network

6,000 +



post-secondary partners

6,000 +

international research internships

1,450 +

professional skills courses

22,000 +

training participants

Three big reasons your company needs a social scientist right now

Understanding what makes people tick is essential for successful innovators. Private sector businesses are hiring social scientists to boost creativity, productivity, and critical thinking across the board.

Sarah Fairlie

Account Manager, Business Development

Sarah Fairlie is focused on supporting organizations and initiatives that deliver social benefit. Prior to working with Mitacs, Sarah developed and delivered funding programs in Ontario in a wide range of sectors—from 5G networks to greenhouse gas emissions reduction—and helped to found and grow a social enterprise that secured over $1M in funding to educate communities about sustainable choices. Sarah has a BSc in Atmospheric Environment and Air Quality from McGill University.

Organizations we have worked with

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