Preferred Partners and Affiliations


MaRS supports over 1,200 Canadian science and tech companies that are tackling some of society’s greatest challenges, providing them with tailored resources at every stage of their growth, from startup to scale-up. We focus on the four sectors — cleantech, health, fintech and enterprise software — where the potential is greatest to build high-impact companies that strengthen the economy.


Communitech was founded in 1997 by a group of entrepreneurs committed to making Waterloo Region a global innovation leader. At the time it was crazy talk, but somehow this community managed to pull it off. Today, Communitech is a public-private innovation hub that supports a community of more than 1,400 companies — from startups to scale-ups to large global players.

Fifth Wave

Fifth Wave is Canada’s first feminist business accelerator initiative in the digital media space. We are a women-led team of mentors, entrepreneurs, facilitators and experts, designing a business accelerator program for women-owned enterprises. We believe in creating the right growth strategy for businesses as unique as the women who run them, to achieve optimal success in all aspects of life.

Sheridan Centre for Elder Research

At the Centre for Elder Research, we put our motto, from Lab to Life® into practice every day. We provide a unique environment for conducting applied research into areas of practical concern and immediate relevance to older adults and their families by developing innovative approaches, fostering creative interdisciplinary partnerships and working closely with our local communities.


AGE-WELL is Canada’s Technology and Aging Network. The pan-Canadian network brings together researchers, older adults, caregivers, partner organizations and future leaders to accelerate the delivery of technology-based solutions that make a meaningful difference in the lives of Canadians. AGE-WELL is funded through the federal Networks of Centres of Excellence program

City Of Brampton

Brampton, known as Canada’s Flower City, has one of the most diverse economies of any city in Canada – and one of the most diverse populations. The city slogan “b…more, b…extraordinary, b…unstoppable” is not only a slogan, but a call to action. It is an invitation to come to Brampton and take advantage of the numerous choices that are present in the city.

Rhyze Ventures

Rhyze Ventures is a custom-designed program created by women entrepreneurs, for women entrepreneurs. This program has crafted a balance of in-class virtual learning, practical hands-on project work, mentorship, and peer-to-peer networking to address your biggest business challenges, push your boundaries, and see you through to implementation.


TechServe is a free technical support service tailored for older adults, with the primary goal of teaching them how to use video chat platforms to keep in contact with loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic. TechServe provides free 1v1 tech support to seniors, hosts workshops on technical topics, creates free digital literacy resources available on its website (, and donates used devices to low income seniors


Chartwell Retirement Residences has over 200 communities across Canada in Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and Alberta. Offering older adults a social, safe and worry-free lifestyle with the right amount of support, you can choose from independent living, assisted living or memory care lifestyles, as well as a variety of accommodation types, such as suites in varying layouts, apartments with full kitchens and even townhomes.


Bayshore HealthCare is one of the country’s leading providers of home and community health care services. With over 100 locations across the country, including 65 home care offices, Bayshore has more than 13,000 staff members and provides care to over 350,000 clients. The company’s goal is to enhance the quality of life, well-being, dignity and independence of Canadians of all ages. ​

Community Support Connections/Meals on Wheels

Community Support Connections is a not-for-profit organization, enabling older adults and adults with different abilities in Waterloo Region to live at home with independence and dignity. Relying on more than 1,300 volunteers and donors to help over 7,600 clients, the agency’s services are strategically focused in four areas to maximize impact: Nutrition, Physical Health, Social Wellbeing, and Help at Home.

Silver Source

Silver Source helps “Enrich the Lives of Mature Adults” through fun and stimulating programming.  Our passion is to assist mature adults in their pursuit to continue to grow, learn, engage, and connect with themselves and their community. We offer a wide variety of programs for the Body, Mind and Soul including physical fitness, music & entertainment, the arts, continuing education, mindfulness programs, memory care and programs for staff & care-givers.  The mental, physical, and emotional health of our users is top priority.

Town of Caledon

Caledon’s scenic countryside, quaint villages and urban centres are home to a variety of opportunities for residents and visitors of all ages and interests. Enjoy nature and outdoors, a diverse arts and culture scene, and abundant farm fresh offerings.

Innovation Guelph

Innovation Guelph is building prosperity for community well-being by providing mentorship and business support programs and services to help innovative enterprises start, grow and thrive. Innovation Guelph’s business acceleration programs are designed for high-potential start-ups, small-to medium-sized enterprises and women-led businesses across southern Ontario. Innovation Guelph also serves as a one-stop point of access to business support programs and services across the province.

Goshenite Seniors Services Inc

Goshenite Seniors Services Inc is the hybrid model of services for seniors offering transition and relocation services, home care and home support services and transportation services to and from medical appointments.