Inclusive Innovation
is the Future.


We are creating new pathways and transformational opportunities for Canada's Black Community, Indigenous Peoples and People of Colour (BIPOC). Whether it's a life-changing job opportunity, mentorship or access to revenue, we're focused on co-creating opportunities for success.

  • CILAR is made up of Canada’s top innovation leaders focused on creating platforms that break down systemic barriers for a truly inclusive future.


Be bold, ambitious and open to stretching conventional ways of driving change. We're here for the long-term, because this is a complex challenge that we all share. Together, we will create sustained impact.

Our Focus

We are focused on increasing access and opportunity for BIPOC men and women in the Innovation Economy through these pillars.

Youth Development

Job Opportunities

Venture & Capital Support

Leadership & Community

Inclusive Innovation & Technology

What is the Innovation Economy?

The Innovation Economy is where technology, innovation, entrepreneurship and organizations who are pushing the boundaries, come together to build the future.

  • It's the combination of individuals and organizations creating jobs, ideas and opportunities that grow our economy...and it's where everyone's diverse experience and perspective has an important part to play.
  • Today, the IEC reports that the Innovation Economy drives 12% of Canadian GDP, 10% of employment and is growing 3x faster than traditional sectors. This is our opportunity to scale inclusion for the future.

Contact Us

Whether you're looking for a new job, support for your venture or want to learn more about CILAR - drop us a line.

Find Us

101 College St, Toronto, ON, M5G 1L7
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Find Us

101 College St, Toronto, ON, M5G 1L7
Join Us