The MaRS and CIBC Inclusive Design Challenge: Call for Ideas

MaRS and CIBC would like to thank everyone who participated in this call for ideas in early 2021. To learn more about our live Challenge, visit the MaRS and CIBC Inclusive Design Challenge Series page.

04/03/2021Submission deadline
20 x $250

Challenge Description

Identify and share major barriers to employment for people with disabilities.

Who Should Participate?

Anyone in the disability community. This can be people with lived experience and support networks for people with disabilities (e.g. family, friends, allies, and experts in the field).

Opportunity

1. Make an impact

  • This is a chance to bring significant barriers to light
  • Help millions of Canadians achieve and sustain meaningful employment.

2. Be rewarded

  • Eligible submissions are entered into a raffle
  • 20 participants will receive prizes of $250

What’s Happening Now?

The Problem

In Canada, there are many people with disabilities that can, and want to work.  Unfortunately, they don’t always get the chance to do so. Barriers can stand in the way of finding meaningful work. Meaningful work is work that:

  • Gives purpose
  • Allows people to follow their interests, or achieve their goals

According to Statistics Canada[1]:

80 out of every 100 people that are non-disabled, and between ages 25 and 64, are working.

59 out of every 100 people with a disability between ages 25 and 64 are working.

40 out of every 100 people with a disability that are able to work can’t find the right work for them.

It has been shown that companies benefit from people with disabilities on their team[2].

However, many people with disabilities still cannot find the job that best matches their skills and interests.

What are we asking for?

MaRS and CIBC are looking for major barriers faced by people with disabilities in finding meaningful work, so that we can launch competitions to find solutions.

We would like people to draw from experience when submitting their ideas.

Submit barriers that when solved:

  • Will help make Canada more accessible,
  • Will include more people with disabilities in the workforce

For more information on barriers that others have shared, please see these resources:


[1] Morris et al., ‘A demographic, employment and income profile of Canadians with disabilities aged 15 years and over, 2017’ (Ottawa: Statistics Canada, 2018)

[2]  Jerdee, ‘What companies gain by including persons with disabilities’ (2019)

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Apply Now

Make sure you have read and agree to the contest rules.

You may also want to review these resources before applying.

Participants must complete one of the following options before the deadline of March 4, 2021 11:59 PM EDT:

  • Complete the online submission form below
  • Send an email to challenges@marsdd.com with the subject line “Inclusive Design Challenge Submission,” including a message, video, or audio file (500 words/500MB/4 minutes long max) of your submission. You are welcome to participate in American Sign Language, Langue des signes québécoise, English or French.
  • Send a letter (500 words max) describing your submission to:

MaRS Discovery District
100 College St, Suite 100
Toronto ON M5G 1L7
ATTN: Louise Pichette – Inclusive Design Challenge

  • Contact us at challenges@marsdd.com, by mail or at 647-255-1452 if you require another submission format.

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Judging & Prizing

All eligible submissions will be entered into a raffle.

20 participants will receive prizes of $250.

Please see the contest rules for more information about prizes.

Selected barriers will be chosen by members of the MaRS & CIBC teams, and a panel of judges. This panel includes people with disabilities and experts in the field.

Each barrier will act as the starting point for a series of competitions to find solutions, one a year, for the next four years.

Innovators and members of the disability community from all over Canada will be invited to develop solutions that can best address each selected barrier.

Ideas will be selected for these competitions based on:

  • impact on finding and keeping meaningful work
  • impact on people with different types of disabilities
  • impact on people with diverse backgrounds

FAQ

To participate, you must meet all the below requirements:

  • You are a legal resident of Canada
  • You are the age of majority where you reside (province or territory)
  • You are not an employee of MaRS, or CIBC
  • You are not an immediate family member of a MaRS or CIBC employee

  • Visit the “Apply Now” section of the website to submit your ideas
  • Send an email to challenges@marsdd.com with the subject line “Inclusive Design Challenge Submission,” including a message, video, or audio file (500 words/500MB/4 minutes long max) of your submission. You are welcome to participate in American Sign Language, Langue des signes québécoise, English or French.
  • Send a letter (500 words max) describing your submission to:

MaRS Discovery District
100 College St, Suite 100
Toronto ON M5G 1L7
ATTN: Louise Pichette – Inclusive Design Challenge

  • Contact us if you would like to submit your idea through another format

To be entered into the raffle, you must provide your full name, email address and/or telephone number in your submission. Your submission must be no longer than 500 words/500MB/4 minutes max, and include answers to the following questions:

  • Share a problem you have seen, heard or experienced that people with disabilities may face in finding and keeping meaningful work.
  • How does this problem make it difficult to find and keep meaningful work?
  • When does this problem happen?

You may not submit as pairs or in groups – only individual submissions will be accepted.

Please contact the MaRS team if you require an alternate submission format, or have questions about the accessibility of the submission process.

Yes, an alternative format for the skill-testing question can be requested by contacting the MaRS Team.

Yes, please contact the MaRS Team for support in submitting your idea in one of the formats available. Please ensure it is your original idea being submitted.

You may submit a maximum of ONE entry per individual.

Before emailing or uploading your audio or video recording, please ensure that:

  • Your audio or video file contains your original ideas and work.
  • Your audio or video file does not have copyrighted or trademarked content.
  • Your audio or video file must be 500MB max and 4 minutes in length or shorter

You may submit your audio or video file as an email attachment, or upload to Google Drive, YouTube or a similar video hosting platform and share the link with us via email. Please send all videos to challenges@marsdd.com with the subject line of “Inclusive Design Challenge Submission”.

Guidelines for uploading to YouTube:

  • Please publish your video for public viewing and set to unlisted.
  • Please do not set your video to private. (see youtube.com/help for details)

Note : Judges are NOT evaluating audio or video production skills.  You are welcome to record using a cell phone.

Please reach out to the MaRS Team if you have any technical problems.

Judges will select ideas to move on to the competitions to find solutions based on:

  • impact on finding and keeping meaningful work
  • impact on people with different types of disabilities
  • impact on people with diverse backgrounds

No. Other participants cannot view submissions.

Please contact the MaRS Team, we are happy to help!

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The MaRS and CIBC Inclusive Design Challenge

OFFICIAL RULES

 

  1. The MaRS and CIBC Inclusive Design Challenge (the “Contest”) begins on January 26, 2021, at 00:01AM EDT and ends on March 4, 2021 at 11:59PM EDT (the “Contest Period”). By participating in this Contest, you are signifying your agreement that you have read and agree to be legally bound by these Official Contest Rules (the “Rules”).

 

  1. To enter and to be eligible to win, the entrant must be a legal resident of Canada and must have reached the age of majority in the province or territory in which he/she resides. Despite the foregoing, employees, representatives or agents (and those with whom such persons are living, whether related or not) of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (“CIBC”) and MaRS Discovery District (“MaRS”), (CIBC and MaRS together, the “Contest Sponsors”), each of their respective parent organizations, subsidiaries, affiliates, prize suppliers, advertising/promotion agencies and any other entity involved in the development, production, administration, or fulfilment of the Contest (collectively with the Contest Sponsors, the “Contest Parties”) are ineligible to enter or win.

 

  1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. There is no purchase necessary in order to enter this Contest. In order to enter the Contest you shall provide the information required at http://www.challenges.marsdd.com/idcideas including: (a) your full name, e-mail address and/or telephone number; (b) the answers to the specific questions identified at http://www.challenges.marsdd.com/idcideas as follows:
    • Share a problem you have seen, heard or experienced that people with disabilities may face in finding meaningful work.
    • How does this problem make it difficult to find meaningful work?
    • When does this problem happen?

(the “Required Information”).

The Submission can be sent to the Contest Sponsors in one of the following three ways with each Submission that complies with these Rules being automatically eligible for a maximum of one (1) entry into the Contest:

 

A. Entry via Contest Website: To enter via the Contest Website, you must visit http://www.challenges.marsdd.com/idcideas (the “Contest Website”). Next, locate the Submission Form (the “Submission Form”) that has been posted on the Contest Website by or on behalf of the Contest Sponsors. After locating the Submission Form, provide the required information and click “Submit Form”.

 

OR

 

B. Entry via Email: To enter via email, you must send an email to challenges@marsdd.com with the subject line of “Inclusive Design Challenge Submission” that includes a message, video, audio file, or other content that includes all of the Required Information.

 

OR

 

C. Mail: To enter via mail, you must send a letter to MaRS Discovery District that includes all of the Required Information. The Submission must be mailed to MaRS Discovery District at 101 College Street, Suite 100, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1L7, ATTN: Louise Pichette – Inclusive Design Challenge and must be received before the end of the Contest Period.

 

*** If an alternative format for submission is required for accessibility purposes, please request an alternative format for submission. Please contact:

 

MaRS Discovery District
101 College Street, Suite 100
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1L7
ATTN: Louise Pichette – Inclusive Design Challenge

 

AND/OR challenges@marsdd.com

AND/OR 647-255-1452

 

To be eligible, all content and materials associated with your entry (regardless of the method of entry) (collectively, the “Submission”) must (i) by submitted and received in accordance with these Rules during the Contest Period; (ii) include all required components and materials noted above and at http://www.challenges.marsdd.com/idcideas and (iii) be in accordance with these Rules, including, but not limited to, the specific Submission Requirements listed below (all as determined by the Contest Sponsors in their sole and absolute discretion). SUBMISSIONS THAT ARRIVE AFTER THE END OF THE CONTEST PERIOD WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE.

 

  1. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY, YOU AGREE THAT THE ENTRY (AND EACH INDIVIDUAL COMPONENT THEREOF) COMPLIES WITH ALL CONDITIONS STATED IN THESE RULES. THE RELEASED PARTIES (DEFINED BELOW) WILL BEAR NO LEGAL LIABILITY REGARDING THE USE OF YOUR ENTRY. THE RELEASED PARTIES (DEFINED BELOW) SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY YOU IN THE EVENT IT IS SUBSEQUENTLY DISCOVERED THAT YOU HAVE DEPARTED FROM OR NOT FULLY COMPLIED WITH ANY OF THESE RULES. Your Submission must never have been previously selected as a winner in any other contest or challenge. To be eligible for entry in this Contest, your Submission must also meet the following specific requirements:

 

Maximum Length/Size/Amount Acceptable Formats Content Requirements

Contest Website: 500 words

Email: 500 words and 500MB for audio/video submissions* *audio/video submissions must be no longer than 4 minutes long

Mail: 500 words

***Alternative method of entry for accessibility: Substantially equivalent to the above requirements as determined by MaRS***

Text or physical copies, YouTube link, Vimeo link, link to video/audio file on another video hosting platform, .mp4, .mov, .wav, .mp3.

Answers to the following required questions:

1.     Share a problem you have seen, heard or experienced that people with disabilities may face in finding meaningful work.

2.     How does this problem make it difficult to find meaningful work?

3.     When does this problem happen?

 

 

  1. By participating in the Contest, each entrant warrants and represents that their Submission:

 

i. is original to him/her and that the entrant has all necessary rights in and to the Submission to enter the Contest;

ii. does not violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation;

iii. does not contain any reference to or likeness of any identifiable third parties, unless consent has been obtained from all such individuals and their parent/legal guardian if they are under the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence (note: if you cannot obtain the consent of an individual appearing in your Submission, then he/she must be completely deleted from your Submission);

iv. will not give rise to any claims of infringement, invasion of privacy or publicity, or infringe on any rights and/or interests of any third party, or give rise to any claims for payment whatsoever; and

v. is not defamatory, libellous, pornographic or obscene, and further that it will not contain, depict, include, discuss or involve, without limitation, any of the following: nudity; alcohol/drug consumption or smoking; explicit or graphic sexual activity, or sexual innuendo; crude, vulgar or offensive language and/or symbols; derogatory characterizations of any identifiable groups including ethnic, racial, sexual, religious or other groups (including, without limitation, any competitors of the Contest Sponsors); content that endorses, condones and/or discusses any illegal, inappropriate or risky behaviour or conduct; personal information of individuals that are not the entrant, including, without limitation, names, telephone numbers and addresses (physical or electronic); commercial messages, comparisons or solicitations for products or services other than products of the Contest Sponsors; any identifiable third party products, trade-marks, brands and/or logos, other than those of the Contest Sponsors (e.g. any clothing worn and/or products appearing in your Submission must not contain any visible logos, trade-marks or other third party materials unless the appropriate consents have been obtained — note: all identifiable third party products, trade-marks, brands and/or logos for which consent has not been obtained by the entrant must be blurred out so as to be unrecognizable); conduct or other activities in violation of these Rules; and/or any other content that is or could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, all as determined by the Contest Sponsors in their sole and absolute discretion.

 

  1. The Contest Sponsors may screen your Submission. The Contest Sponsors reserve all right, in their sole and absolute discretion, to edit or modify any Submission, or to request an entrant to modify, edit and/or re-submit his or her Submission, in order to help ensure that the Submission complies with these Rules, or for any other reason.

 

  1. By entering the Contest and submitting an Entry, each entrant: (i) as applicable, grants to the Contest Sponsors, in perpetuity, a worldwide non-exclusive license to publish, display, reproduce, modify, edit or otherwise use the Submission, in whole or in part, without the use of any identifiable information of the entrant, for administrating, advertising or promoting the Contest, or for any other reason, in any type of media; (ii) waives all moral rights in and to their Submission in favour of the Contest Parties; and (iii) agrees to release and hold harmless the Released Parties (defined below) from and against any and all claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trade-mark infringement or any other cause of action that relates in any way to their Submission, including, without limitation, any intellectual property related cause of action.

For greater certainty, the Contest Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion and at any time during the Contest, to modify, edit or remove any Submission, or to request an entrant to modify or edit his or her Submission, if a complaint is received with respect to the Submission, or for any other reason.  For clarity and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, in providing a Submission to the Contest, each entrant agrees that their Submission may be used to develop new challenges and contests by one or both of the Contest Sponsors and each entrant hereby grants all necessary rights to their Submission to be used (in whole or in part), reproduced, modified, combined with other materials, etc. by one or both of the Contest Sponsors  to incorporate in other challenges and/or contests and confirms that in building a new challenge or contest using the Submission as set out herein, the Contest Sponsor(s) would not be infringing any rights of any person and may do so without any additional notice or compensation to the entrant.

 

  1. Limit: One (1) Submission per person. If it is discovered by the Contest Sponsors (using any evidence or other information made available to or otherwise discovered by the Contest Sponsors) that any person has attempted to: (i) exceed any of the limits stated in these Rules; and/or (ii) use multiple names, identities, email addresses, and/or any automated, macro, script, robotic or other system(s) or program(s) to enter or otherwise participate in or to disrupt this Contest; then he/she may be disqualified from the Contest in the sole and absolute discretion of the Contest Sponsors.

 

  1. Your Submission may be rejected if (in the sole and absolute discretion of the Contest Sponsors): (i) it is not fully completed with all Required Information; and/or (ii) your Submission does not comply with the Submission Requirements and/or is not submitted and received in accordance with these Rules prior to the end of the Contest Period. The Released Parties (defined below) are not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, delayed, incomplete, illegible or incompatible Submissions (all of which are void). All Submissions and entrants are subject to verification at any time and for any reason. The Contest Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility (in a form acceptable to the Contest Sponsors – including, without limitation, government issued photo identification): (i) for the purposes of verifying an individual’s eligibility to participate in this Contest; (ii) for the purposes of verifying the eligibility and/or legitimacy of any Submission or other information entered (or purportedly entered) for the purposes of this Contest; and/or (iii) for any other reason the Contest Sponsors deem necessary, in their sole and absolute discretion, for the purposes of administering this Contest in accordance with these Rules. Failure to provide such proof to the complete satisfaction of the Contest Sponsors within the timeline specified by the Contest Sponsors may result in disqualification in the sole and absolute discretion of the Contest Sponsors. The sole determinant of the time for the purposes of this Contest will be the Contest server machine(s).

 

  1. Prizes – There are 20 prizes available to be won, each consisting of $250.00 CAD to be awarded in the form of electronic funds transfer (each a “Prize”). The approximate retail of each Prize is $250.00 CAD.

 

The Prize must be accepted as awarded and may not be transferred and there will be no substitutions. Contest Sponsors reserve the right to substitute each Prize in whole or in part in the event that all or any component of the Prize is unavailable. Each Prize winner is solely responsible for all costs and expenses not expressly described herein. Limit of (1) Prize per person.

 

  1. On March 18, 2021 at 12:00PM EDT (the “Selection Date”), a random draw for the Prizes will take place in Toronto, Ontario at 101 College Street, M5G 1L7 from among all eligible Entries received during the Contest Period. The odds of winning a Prize will depend on the number of eligible Entries received during the Contest Period in accordance with these Rules.

MaRS, acting reasonably, will attempt to contact each potential Prize winner to notify him/her that he or she may have won a Prize by telephone or email (as determined by MaRS in its sole and absolute discretion) within two (2) business days after the Selection Date. In the event that a potential winner cannot be contacted within such time, he or she will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner may be selected in accordance with the procedure outlined above at the MaRS  sole and absolute discretion (in which case the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to such new potential Prize winner). Proof of identification must be provided upon request. In order to be declared a winner, each selected entrant, will be required to first correctly answer, unaided, a time limited mathematical skill testing question administered by the Contest Sponsors or their representatives (which may be administered via the full declaration and release form or in an alternative format if required) and sign and return within the time stipulated by the Contest Sponsors, a full declaration and release form stating that, among other things, he/she has read and understood these Rules, grants all consents required, authorizes the Contest Sponsors to broadcast, publish, disseminate and otherwise use their name, city/town/village and province/territory of residence, photograph, voice and other likeness, in connection with any promotion and/or publicity, and/or for general news, entertainment and/or information purposes at no additional compensation to the potential winner, beyond the awarding of or participation in the Prize, and agrees to indemnify the Released Parties (defined below) against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses arising from use of their Submission, accepts the Prize as awarded and releases the Contest Parties and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all liability in connection with this Contest, their participation therein and/or the awarding and use/misuse of the Prize or any portion thereof.

  1. If a potential Prize winner: (a) fails to return the properly executed Contest documents within the specified time or fails to correctly answer the skill-testing question; (b) cannot accept (or is unwilling to accept) the Prize (as awarded) for any reason; and/or (c) is determined to be in violation of these Rules (all as determined by the Contest Sponsors in their sole and absolute discretion); then he/she may, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Contest Sponsors, be disqualified (and, if disqualified, will forfeit all rights to the Prize) and the Contest Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion and time permitting, to selected an alternate potential winner in accordance with the procedure outlined above at the Contest Sponsors’ sole and absolute discretion (in which case the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to such new potential Prize winner).

***To request an alternative format for the skill-testing question and full declaration and release form, please contact:

MaRS Discovery District

101 College Street, Suite 100

Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1L7

ATTN: Louise Pichette – Inclusive Design Challenge

challenges@marsdd.com

647-255-1452

 

  1. By entering this Contest each entrant and participant automatically agree to accept and abide by these Rules. All decisions of the Contest Sponsors with respect to any aspect of this Contest, including without limitation the eligibility of Submissions and entrants are final and binding on all entrants in all matters as they relate to this Contest.

 

  1. RELEASE: Some jurisdictions (including the province of Quebec) do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, therefore such exclusions may not apply to you. BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST ENTRANTS AGREE THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY ENTRANTS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY RESULTING FROM THE CONTEST, INCLUDING THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE OR USE OF A PRIZE OR MERCHANDISE FOR WHICH IT IS REDEEMED (IF APPLICABLE). FURTHER, BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY ENTRANTS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY RESULTING FROM: A) ENTRY OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST, INCLUDING ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE WEBSITE, OR B) ANY CLAIMS BASED ON PERSONALITY OR PRIVACY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION OR MERCHANDISE DELIVERY.

 

15. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws. The decisions of the Contest Sponsors with respect to all aspects of this Contest are final and binding on all entrants without right of appeal, including, without limitation, any decisions regarding the eligibility/disqualification of Submissions and/or entrants. ANYONE DEEMED BY THE CONTEST SPONSORS TO BE IN VIOLATION OF THESE RULES FOR ANY REASON IS SUBJECT TO DISQUALIFICATION IN THE SOLE AND ABSOLUTE DISCRETION OF THE CONTEST SPONSORS AT ANY TIME. The Released Parties will not be liable for: (i) any technical malfunction, failure or other problems of any nature whatsoever, including, without limitation, those relating to the telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, contest microsite, servers, access providers, computer equipment or software; (ii) the failure of any entry, Submission or other information to be received, captured or recorded for any reason whatsoever, including, but not limited to, technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website; (iii) any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer or other device related to or resulting from participating in the Contest; and/or (iv) any combination of the above. The Contest Sponsors reserve the right, subject only to the approval of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux) (the “Régie”), if applicable, in Quebec, to withdraw, amend or suspend this Contest (or to amend these Rules) in any way, in the event of any cause beyond the reasonable control of the Contest Sponsors that interferes with the proper conduct of this Contest as contemplated by these Rules, including, without limitation, any error, technical problem, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or technical failure. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest in any way (as determined by Contest Sponsors in their sole and absolute discretion) is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Contest Sponsors reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Contest Sponsors, subject only to the approval of the Régie, if applicable, reserves the right to cancel, amend or suspend this Contest, or to amend these Rules, in any way without prior notice or obligation, in the event of any accident, printing, administrative, or other error of any kind, or for any other reason whatsoever. The Contest Sponsors reserve the right, subject only to the approval of the Régie, if applicable, adjust any of the dates, timeframes and/or other Contest mechanics stipulated in these Rules, to the extent necessary, for purposes of verifying compliance by any entrant or Entry with these Rules, or as a result of any technical or other problems, or in light of any other circumstances which, in the opinion of the Contest Sponsors, in their sole and absolute discretion, affect the proper administration of the Contest as contemplated in these Rules, or for any other reason.

 

16. For Quebec residents: Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of this Contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.

 

17. By entering this Contest, each entrant expressly consents to the Contest Sponsors, their agents and/or representatives, storing, sharing and using the personal information submitted with their Submission only for the purpose of administering the Contest and Prize fulfillment, and  in accordance with Contest Sponsors’ respective privacy policies (available at: CIBC: https://www.cibc.com/en/privacy-security/privacy-policy.html and MaRS: https://marsdd.com/privacy/). If consent is given at the time of entry, providing the entrants information regarding newsletters, challenges, events, announcements, updated, programs, surveys, resources, and other such information from the Contest Sponsors (as may be voluntarily selected by an entrant) by e-mail. The personal information of entrants will not be otherwise sold, shared, or disclosed with third parties, other than to third parties engaged by permitted parties to fulfill any applicable purposes or as permitted or required by law. This section does not limit any other consent(s) that an individual may provide the Contest Sponsors or others in relation to the collection, use and/or disclosure of their personal information. For clarity, your name may need to be produced in connection with making any winners list publicly accessible if required in accordance with applicable laws.

 

18. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest related materials, including but not limited to any point of sale, television, print or online advertising, the terms and conditions of the Rules shall prevail, govern and control. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the English and French version of these Rules, the English version shall prevail, govern and control. The Contest Sponsors’ failure to enforce any term of these Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any provision of the Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, then the Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein

 

19. All intellectual property, including but not limited to trade-marks, trade-names, logos, designs, promotional materials, web pages, source codes, drawings, illustrations, slogans and representations are owned by the Contest Sponsor and/or its affiliates. All rights are reserved. Unauthorized copying or use of any copyrighted material or intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.

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The MaRS and CIBC Inclusive Design Challenge

OFFICIAL RULES

 

  1. The MaRS and CIBC Inclusive Design Challenge (the “Contest”) begins on January 26, 2021, at 00:01AM EDT and ends on March 4, 2021 at 11:59PM EDT (the “Contest Period”). By participating in this Contest, you are signifying your agreement that you have read and agree to be legally bound by these Official Contest Rules (the “Rules”).

 

  1. To enter and to be eligible to win, the entrant must be a legal resident of Canada and must have reached the age of majority in the province or territory in which he/she resides. Despite the foregoing, employees, representatives or agents (and those with whom such persons are living, whether related or not) of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (“CIBC”) and MaRS Discovery District (“MaRS”), (CIBC and MaRS together, the “Contest Sponsors”), each of their respective parent organizations, subsidiaries, affiliates, prize suppliers, advertising/promotion agencies and any other entity involved in the development, production, administration, or fulfilment of the Contest (collectively with the Contest Sponsors, the “Contest Parties”) are ineligible to enter or win.

 

  1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. There is no purchase necessary in order to enter this Contest. In order to enter the Contest you shall provide the information required at http://www.challenges.marsdd.com/idcideas including: (a) your full name, e-mail address and/or telephone number; (b) the answers to the specific questions identified at http://www.challenges.marsdd.com/idcideas as follows:
    • Share a problem you have seen, heard or experienced that people with disabilities may face in finding meaningful work.
    • How does this problem make it difficult to find meaningful work?
    • When does this problem happen?

(the “Required Information”).

The Submission can be sent to the Contest Sponsors in one of the following three ways with each Submission that complies with these Rules being automatically eligible for a maximum of one (1) entry into the Contest:

 

A. Entry via Contest Website: To enter via the Contest Website, you must visit http://www.challenges.marsdd.com/idcideas (the “Contest Website”). Next, locate the Submission Form (the “Submission Form”) that has been posted on the Contest Website by or on behalf of the Contest Sponsors. After locating the Submission Form, provide the required information and click “Submit Form”.

 

OR

 

B. Entry via Email: To enter via email, you must send an email to challenges@marsdd.com with the subject line of “Inclusive Design Challenge Submission” that includes a message, video, audio file, or other content that includes all of the Required Information.

 

OR

 

C. Mail: To enter via mail, you must send a letter to MaRS Discovery District that includes all of the Required Information. The Submission must be mailed to MaRS Discovery District at 101 College Street, Suite 100, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1L7, ATTN: Louise Pichette – Inclusive Design Challenge and must be received before the end of the Contest Period.

 

*** If an alternative format for submission is required for accessibility purposes, please request an alternative format for submission. Please contact:

 

MaRS Discovery District
101 College Street, Suite 100
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1L7
ATTN: Louise Pichette – Inclusive Design Challenge

 

AND/OR challenges@marsdd.com

AND/OR 647-255-1452

 

To be eligible, all content and materials associated with your entry (regardless of the method of entry) (collectively, the “Submission”) must (i) by submitted and received in accordance with these Rules during the Contest Period; (ii) include all required components and materials noted above and at http://www.challenges.marsdd.com/idcideas and (iii) be in accordance with these Rules, including, but not limited to, the specific Submission Requirements listed below (all as determined by the Contest Sponsors in their sole and absolute discretion). SUBMISSIONS THAT ARRIVE AFTER THE END OF THE CONTEST PERIOD WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE.

 

  1. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY, YOU AGREE THAT THE ENTRY (AND EACH INDIVIDUAL COMPONENT THEREOF) COMPLIES WITH ALL CONDITIONS STATED IN THESE RULES. THE RELEASED PARTIES (DEFINED BELOW) WILL BEAR NO LEGAL LIABILITY REGARDING THE USE OF YOUR ENTRY. THE RELEASED PARTIES (DEFINED BELOW) SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY YOU IN THE EVENT IT IS SUBSEQUENTLY DISCOVERED THAT YOU HAVE DEPARTED FROM OR NOT FULLY COMPLIED WITH ANY OF THESE RULES. Your Submission must never have been previously selected as a winner in any other contest or challenge. To be eligible for entry in this Contest, your Submission must also meet the following specific requirements:

 

Maximum Length/Size/Amount Acceptable Formats Content Requirements

Contest Website: 500 words

Email: 500 words and 500MB for audio/video submissions* *audio/video submissions must be no longer than 4 minutes long

Mail: 500 words

***Alternative method of entry for accessibility: Substantially equivalent to the above requirements as determined by MaRS***

Text or physical copies, YouTube link, Vimeo link, link to video/audio file on another video hosting platform, .mp4, .mov, .wav, .mp3.

Answers to the following required questions:

1.     Share a problem you have seen, heard or experienced that people with disabilities may face in finding meaningful work.

2.     How does this problem make it difficult to find meaningful work?

3.     When does this problem happen?

 

 

  1. By participating in the Contest, each entrant warrants and represents that their Submission:

 

i. is original to him/her and that the entrant has all necessary rights in and to the Submission to enter the Contest;

ii. does not violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation;

iii. does not contain any reference to or likeness of any identifiable third parties, unless consent has been obtained from all such individuals and their parent/legal guardian if they are under the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence (note: if you cannot obtain the consent of an individual appearing in your Submission, then he/she must be completely deleted from your Submission);

iv. will not give rise to any claims of infringement, invasion of privacy or publicity, or infringe on any rights and/or interests of any third party, or give rise to any claims for payment whatsoever; and

v. is not defamatory, libellous, pornographic or obscene, and further that it will not contain, depict, include, discuss or involve, without limitation, any of the following: nudity; alcohol/drug consumption or smoking; explicit or graphic sexual activity, or sexual innuendo; crude, vulgar or offensive language and/or symbols; derogatory characterizations of any identifiable groups including ethnic, racial, sexual, religious or other groups (including, without limitation, any competitors of the Contest Sponsors); content that endorses, condones and/or discusses any illegal, inappropriate or risky behaviour or conduct; personal information of individuals that are not the entrant, including, without limitation, names, telephone numbers and addresses (physical or electronic); commercial messages, comparisons or solicitations for products or services other than products of the Contest Sponsors; any identifiable third party products, trade-marks, brands and/or logos, other than those of the Contest Sponsors (e.g. any clothing worn and/or products appearing in your Submission must not contain any visible logos, trade-marks or other third party materials unless the appropriate consents have been obtained — note: all identifiable third party products, trade-marks, brands and/or logos for which consent has not been obtained by the entrant must be blurred out so as to be unrecognizable); conduct or other activities in violation of these Rules; and/or any other content that is or could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, all as determined by the Contest Sponsors in their sole and absolute discretion.

 

  1. The Contest Sponsors may screen your Submission. The Contest Sponsors reserve all right, in their sole and absolute discretion, to edit or modify any Submission, or to request an entrant to modify, edit and/or re-submit his or her Submission, in order to help ensure that the Submission complies with these Rules, or for any other reason.

 

  1. By entering the Contest and submitting an Entry, each entrant: (i) as applicable, grants to the Contest Sponsors, in perpetuity, a worldwide non-exclusive license to publish, display, reproduce, modify, edit or otherwise use the Submission, in whole or in part, without the use of any identifiable information of the entrant, for administrating, advertising or promoting the Contest, or for any other reason, in any type of media; (ii) waives all moral rights in and to their Submission in favour of the Contest Parties; and (iii) agrees to release and hold harmless the Released Parties (defined below) from and against any and all claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trade-mark infringement or any other cause of action that relates in any way to their Submission, including, without limitation, any intellectual property related cause of action.

For greater certainty, the Contest Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion and at any time during the Contest, to modify, edit or remove any Submission, or to request an entrant to modify or edit his or her Submission, if a complaint is received with respect to the Submission, or for any other reason.  For clarity and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, in providing a Submission to the Contest, each entrant agrees that their Submission may be used to develop new challenges and contests by one or both of the Contest Sponsors and each entrant hereby grants all necessary rights to their Submission to be used (in whole or in part), reproduced, modified, combined with other materials, etc. by one or both of the Contest Sponsors  to incorporate in other challenges and/or contests and confirms that in building a new challenge or contest using the Submission as set out herein, the Contest Sponsor(s) would not be infringing any rights of any person and may do so without any additional notice or compensation to the entrant.

 

  1. Limit: One (1) Submission per person. If it is discovered by the Contest Sponsors (using any evidence or other information made available to or otherwise discovered by the Contest Sponsors) that any person has attempted to: (i) exceed any of the limits stated in these Rules; and/or (ii) use multiple names, identities, email addresses, and/or any automated, macro, script, robotic or other system(s) or program(s) to enter or otherwise participate in or to disrupt this Contest; then he/she may be disqualified from the Contest in the sole and absolute discretion of the Contest Sponsors.

 

  1. Your Submission may be rejected if (in the sole and absolute discretion of the Contest Sponsors): (i) it is not fully completed with all Required Information; and/or (ii) your Submission does not comply with the Submission Requirements and/or is not submitted and received in accordance with these Rules prior to the end of the Contest Period. The Released Parties (defined below) are not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, delayed, incomplete, illegible or incompatible Submissions (all of which are void). All Submissions and entrants are subject to verification at any time and for any reason. The Contest Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility (in a form acceptable to the Contest Sponsors – including, without limitation, government issued photo identification): (i) for the purposes of verifying an individual’s eligibility to participate in this Contest; (ii) for the purposes of verifying the eligibility and/or legitimacy of any Submission or other information entered (or purportedly entered) for the purposes of this Contest; and/or (iii) for any other reason the Contest Sponsors deem necessary, in their sole and absolute discretion, for the purposes of administering this Contest in accordance with these Rules. Failure to provide such proof to the complete satisfaction of the Contest Sponsors within the timeline specified by the Contest Sponsors may result in disqualification in the sole and absolute discretion of the Contest Sponsors. The sole determinant of the time for the purposes of this Contest will be the Contest server machine(s).

 

  1. Prizes – There are 20 prizes available to be won, each consisting of $250.00 CAD to be awarded in the form of electronic funds transfer (each a “Prize”). The approximate retail of each Prize is $250.00 CAD.

 

The Prize must be accepted as awarded and may not be transferred and there will be no substitutions. Contest Sponsors reserve the right to substitute each Prize in whole or in part in the event that all or any component of the Prize is unavailable. Each Prize winner is solely responsible for all costs and expenses not expressly described herein. Limit of (1) Prize per person.

 

  1. On March 18, 2021 at 12:00PM EDT (the “Selection Date”), a random draw for the Prizes will take place in Toronto, Ontario at 101 College Street, M5G 1L7 from among all eligible Entries received during the Contest Period. The odds of winning a Prize will depend on the number of eligible Entries received during the Contest Period in accordance with these Rules.

MaRS, acting reasonably, will attempt to contact each potential Prize winner to notify him/her that he or she may have won a Prize by telephone or email (as determined by MaRS in its sole and absolute discretion) within two (2) business days after the Selection Date. In the event that a potential winner cannot be contacted within such time, he or she will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner may be selected in accordance with the procedure outlined above at the MaRS  sole and absolute discretion (in which case the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to such new potential Prize winner). Proof of identification must be provided upon request. In order to be declared a winner, each selected entrant, will be required to first correctly answer, unaided, a time limited mathematical skill testing question administered by the Contest Sponsors or their representatives (which may be administered via the full declaration and release form or in an alternative format if required) and sign and return within the time stipulated by the Contest Sponsors, a full declaration and release form stating that, among other things, he/she has read and understood these Rules, grants all consents required, authorizes the Contest Sponsors to broadcast, publish, disseminate and otherwise use their name, city/town/village and province/territory of residence, photograph, voice and other likeness, in connection with any promotion and/or publicity, and/or for general news, entertainment and/or information purposes at no additional compensation to the potential winner, beyond the awarding of or participation in the Prize, and agrees to indemnify the Released Parties (defined below) against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses arising from use of their Submission, accepts the Prize as awarded and releases the Contest Parties and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all liability in connection with this Contest, their participation therein and/or the awarding and use/misuse of the Prize or any portion thereof.

  1. If a potential Prize winner: (a) fails to return the properly executed Contest documents within the specified time or fails to correctly answer the skill-testing question; (b) cannot accept (or is unwilling to accept) the Prize (as awarded) for any reason; and/or (c) is determined to be in violation of these Rules (all as determined by the Contest Sponsors in their sole and absolute discretion); then he/she may, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Contest Sponsors, be disqualified (and, if disqualified, will forfeit all rights to the Prize) and the Contest Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion and time permitting, to selected an alternate potential winner in accordance with the procedure outlined above at the Contest Sponsors’ sole and absolute discretion (in which case the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to such new potential Prize winner).

***To request an alternative format for the skill-testing question and full declaration and release form, please contact:

MaRS Discovery District

101 College Street, Suite 100

Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1L7

ATTN: Louise Pichette – Inclusive Design Challenge

challenges@marsdd.com

647-255-1452

 

  1. By entering this Contest each entrant and participant automatically agree to accept and abide by these Rules. All decisions of the Contest Sponsors with respect to any aspect of this Contest, including without limitation the eligibility of Submissions and entrants are final and binding on all entrants in all matters as they relate to this Contest.

 

  1. RELEASE: Some jurisdictions (including the province of Quebec) do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, therefore such exclusions may not apply to you. BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST ENTRANTS AGREE THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY ENTRANTS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY RESULTING FROM THE CONTEST, INCLUDING THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE OR USE OF A PRIZE OR MERCHANDISE FOR WHICH IT IS REDEEMED (IF APPLICABLE). FURTHER, BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY ENTRANTS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY RESULTING FROM: A) ENTRY OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST, INCLUDING ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE WEBSITE, OR B) ANY CLAIMS BASED ON PERSONALITY OR PRIVACY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION OR MERCHANDISE DELIVERY.

 

15. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws. The decisions of the Contest Sponsors with respect to all aspects of this Contest are final and binding on all entrants without right of appeal, including, without limitation, any decisions regarding the eligibility/disqualification of Submissions and/or entrants. ANYONE DEEMED BY THE CONTEST SPONSORS TO BE IN VIOLATION OF THESE RULES FOR ANY REASON IS SUBJECT TO DISQUALIFICATION IN THE SOLE AND ABSOLUTE DISCRETION OF THE CONTEST SPONSORS AT ANY TIME. The Released Parties will not be liable for: (i) any technical malfunction, failure or other problems of any nature whatsoever, including, without limitation, those relating to the telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, contest microsite, servers, access providers, computer equipment or software; (ii) the failure of any entry, Submission or other information to be received, captured or recorded for any reason whatsoever, including, but not limited to, technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website; (iii) any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer or other device related to or resulting from participating in the Contest; and/or (iv) any combination of the above. The Contest Sponsors reserve the right, subject only to the approval of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux) (the “Régie”), if applicable, in Quebec, to withdraw, amend or suspend this Contest (or to amend these Rules) in any way, in the event of any cause beyond the reasonable control of the Contest Sponsors that interferes with the proper conduct of this Contest as contemplated by these Rules, including, without limitation, any error, technical problem, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or technical failure. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest in any way (as determined by Contest Sponsors in their sole and absolute discretion) is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Contest Sponsors reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Contest Sponsors, subject only to the approval of the Régie, if applicable, reserves the right to cancel, amend or suspend this Contest, or to amend these Rules, in any way without prior notice or obligation, in the event of any accident, printing, administrative, or other error of any kind, or for any other reason whatsoever. The Contest Sponsors reserve the right, subject only to the approval of the Régie, if applicable, adjust any of the dates, timeframes and/or other Contest mechanics stipulated in these Rules, to the extent necessary, for purposes of verifying compliance by any entrant or Entry with these Rules, or as a result of any technical or other problems, or in light of any other circumstances which, in the opinion of the Contest Sponsors, in their sole and absolute discretion, affect the proper administration of the Contest as contemplated in these Rules, or for any other reason.

 

16. For Quebec residents: Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of this Contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.

 

17. By entering this Contest, each entrant expressly consents to the Contest Sponsors, their agents and/or representatives, storing, sharing and using the personal information submitted with their Submission only for the purpose of administering the Contest and Prize fulfillment, and  in accordance with Contest Sponsors’ respective privacy policies (available at: CIBC: https://www.cibc.com/en/privacy-security/privacy-policy.html and MaRS: https://marsdd.com/privacy/). If consent is given at the time of entry, providing the entrants information regarding newsletters, challenges, events, announcements, updated, programs, surveys, resources, and other such information from the Contest Sponsors (as may be voluntarily selected by an entrant) by e-mail. The personal information of entrants will not be otherwise sold, shared, or disclosed with third parties, other than to third parties engaged by permitted parties to fulfill any applicable purposes or as permitted or required by law. This section does not limit any other consent(s) that an individual may provide the Contest Sponsors or others in relation to the collection, use and/or disclosure of their personal information. For clarity, your name may need to be produced in connection with making any winners list publicly accessible if required in accordance with applicable laws.

 

18. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest related materials, including but not limited to any point of sale, television, print or online advertising, the terms and conditions of the Rules shall prevail, govern and control. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the English and French version of these Rules, the English version shall prevail, govern and control. The Contest Sponsors’ failure to enforce any term of these Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any provision of the Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, then the Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein

 

19. All intellectual property, including but not limited to trade-marks, trade-names, logos, designs, promotional materials, web pages, source codes, drawings, illustrations, slogans and representations are owned by the Contest Sponsor and/or its affiliates. All rights are reserved. Unauthorized copying or use of any copyrighted material or intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.

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