Ontario Human Capital Research and Innovation Fund (OHCRIF)

The objective of the Ontario Human Capital Research and Innovation Fund (OHCRIF) is to support research and innovation projects that identify better ways to help people prepare for, return to or keep employment and become productive participants in the labour force.

Open Call for Proposals 2016-2017

The purpose of the 2016-17 Call for Proposals is to fund research and review projects that improve knowledge in the areas of postsecondary education, labour market, and employment and training policy. OHCRIF funds research and innovation projects that align with the priorities of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU).

MTCU accepts proposals related to:

  • Skills and return on investment
  • Postsecondary education (PSE) and training policies
  • Labour market programs, policy and service delivery


Announcement Date:  March 10, 2016
Closing Date:  April 25, 2016


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To request further information on the 2016-17 Call for Proposals, send an email to OHCRIF@ontario.ca.

2015-2016 OHCRIF

2014-2015 OHCRIF

2013-2014 OHCRIF

2015 Policy Research Symposium

The second annual Policy Research Symposium brought together researchers funded through the Ontario Human Capital Research and Innovation Fund and other government-sponsored initiatives, with policy-makers, academics and leading experts.  Presenters for 2015 showcased research in a range of themes such as teaching quality, access to postsecondary education by vulnerable groups, experiential learning and transitions to the labour market.