Interactive Visit Request Form

  • 1 Company Information 2 Point of Contact 3 Technology Access Centres 4 Innovation Challenge 5 Project Timeline 6 Company’s R&D/ Innovation History
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  • Company Information

  • Number of employees at the company, including yourself.

  • Number of years company has been registered

  • Equity, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) strengthen the quality, social relevance and impact of Canada's innovation ecosystem, and Tech-Access Canada is committed to ensuring that all innovators and entrepreneurs are supported through the Interactive Visits.

    Why are we asking you to self-identify?

    To ensure that we are as inclusive as possible in our program offering, we are collecting voluntary disclosures from individuals who self-identify as members of underrepresented groups. Funding decisions may be based on the response to the self-identification in accordance with the program’s goals and objectives. Please tell us how you would identify based on the following categories, drawn in part from the Canadian census and the Employment Equity Act.

    Voluntary disclosure:

  • If yes, what percentage of your business is owned by individuals who identify as:
      Please specify (%) Don't know Decline to answer
  • The purpose of the self-identification form is to collect information so Tech-Access Canada can monitor the equity performance of the Interactive Visits program and design new measures that achieve greater equity, diversity and inclusion in the applied research and business innovation space.

    Your data will be collected, used, disclosed and retained in accordance with Tech-Access Canada's privacy policy (publicly available at: ). It may be used for the purposes of program operations, planning, performance measurement and monitoring, evaluation, and audits, and in aggregate form to report to NRC IRAP. Self-identification statistics will always be reported in aggregate form, to ensure confidentiality.

    Definitions of underrepresented groups:

    In the Employment Equity Act, the four designated groups are defined as:

    • Women
    • Aboriginal peoples: persons who are Indians, Inuit or Métis
    • Persons with disabilities: persons who have a long-term or recurring physical, mental, sensory, psychiatric or learning impairment and who consider themselves to be disadvantaged in employment by reason of that impairment, or
      • believe that an employer or potential employer is likely to consider them to be disadvantaged in employment by reason of that impairment
      • and includes persons whose functional limitations owing to their impairment have been accommodated in their current job or workplace
    • Members of visible minorities: persons, other than Aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour

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