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June 4, 2017 - June 6, 2017
Calling all hackers, designers, developers, and engineers!
Join Hacking Health Toronto and CIHR at eHealth 2017 for the biggest hackathon EVER with up to $675k of grants allocated to transform your hackathon prototypes into fully baked and potentially commercially viable solutions.
Hacking Health TO is back at the National eHealth 2017 conference in collaboration with CIHR and the Mental Health Commission of Canada to tackle one of Canada’s most pressing challenges: workplace mental health and wellbeing. The goal of this hackathon is to develop innovative, evidence-informed, gender-responsive and culturally-appropriate digital mental health solutions that foster the labour force participation of women, men and gender-diverse people at risk of or struggling with workplace stress or mental health injuries.
Hackers are invited to work with senior researchers and power users to build prototypes over 3 days.
Each project idea will be funded post-hackathon with up to $75,000 grant to fully develop the prototype into a validated mental health solution.
Mental support application for precarious and unemployed workers
Supporting the mental health beings of long term care workers
Fostering well-being, stress reduction, and sense of belonging during critical transitions to full-time work
Taking control of digital stress in healthcare settings
An e-health intervention for indigenous mental health in the workplace: a partnership with the Nokiiwin Tribal Council
Addressing the burden of addictions on the workforce with e-tool Solutions
Building accessible mental health literacy training and supports for small, under-resourced health care workplaces
Developing an e-mental health program for prevention of major depression in workplaces
Role strain support for caregiver employees through digital solutions
More information on the projects will be posted on Sparkboard (stay tuned for link)
There are limited spots open for the hackathon. To participate, please register to apply.
Successful applicants will be provided with an access code to buy tickets within a week of applying.
Tickets are $25*. If you cannot pay for a ticket, email us and we may be able to figure out a way to get you involved.
* Ticket gives access to the hackathon, plus eHealth Conference trade show floor. If you want full access to the eHealth Conference, you must register and putchase tickets at the eHealth Conference website.
The sooner you apply the better chances that you will get to work on your selected project. PLUS, if you apply by April 12th, you will be entered into a draw to win one of five all-inclusive passes to the National eHealth Conference ($1,550 value). The draw will take place during our next café.
Each team will be awarded up to $75,000 award to continue working on their prototype post-hackathon? But there’s more! Here’s a list of some awards available to support your projects (please check back as we continue to populate this list):
Up to $75,000 grants to be managed by the CIHR researcher of each project
Desjardins Insurance: workshops, mentorship, and potential pilot
Gevity Consulting: management consulting workshops and mentorship from thought leaders
Cassette Health: up to $75k in matching credits working with in-house’s designers, developers, and marketing experts