The Government of Canada collects sociodemographic information in order to improve the inclusiveness of our programs and services.
The information collected in this section is voluntary and will be used to better understand the organizations we serve, and to identify federal programs or opportunities that may help you. Self-identifying will not change the service we provide to you. If you do not wish to self-identify, please leave the fields blank or select "Prefer not to answer".
Collecting socio-demographic information helps the Government of Canada understand the population applying for and receiving support from federal business innovation programs and services. This allows the Government to monitor and evaluate the performance of its programs and services from an equity perspective, and to improve the accessibility and inclusiveness of our programs.
If you answered yes to the question above, please answer any of the following questions:
Is your company over 50% owned, managed and/or controlled by person(s) who self-identify as:
- Indigenous refers to those persons who identify with at least one Indigenous group, that is First Nations, Métis, or, Inuit. Aboriginal peoples of Canada (referred to here as Indigenous peoples) are defined in the Constitution Act, 1982, Section 35 (2) as including the Indian, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada.
- Disability means any impairment, including a physical, mental, intellectual, cognitive, learning, communication or sensory impairment — or a functional limitation — whether permanent, temporary or episodic in nature, or evident or not, that, in interaction with a barrier, hinders a person's full and equal participation in society. (handicap) (Accessible Canada Act , Communications Security Establishment Act (2019, c. 10). Retrieved from the Justice Laws website: https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/A-0.6/)