Ontario Centre for Workforce Innovation – Call for Research Proposals


Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development

For More Information

For more information, please go to the OCWI website.


Funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development this centre of excellence will enhance the body of research and good evidence to build capacity in Ontario’s employment and training system to help more Ontarians get and keep jobs.

The objective of the Ontario Centre for Workforce Innovation (OCWI) Research and Innovation Fund is to support research, evaluation and innovation projects to improve opportunities for people to obtain, retain, or advance in terms of employment, become more productive participants in the labour force and improve well-being. 

This is the first in a series of call for proposals to be issued by the OCWI over the next year. This particular phase focuses on research on a particular issue or evaluation of a program/service delivery approach in Ontario which has the potential for impact.



Funding Availability

up to $25,000

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

12 months 

Special Notes

Before applying, applicants should review the OCWI Guidelines and Evaluation Rubric available on our website.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Please submit your application/proposal along with an OR5 form to research.services@uoguelph.ca

External Deadline

How to Apply

Applications must be signed, scanned and submitted electronically to research@ocwi-coie.ca.

For Questions, please contact

Ontario Centre of Workforce Innovation

Office of Research

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x52832

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