Welcome to the Innovation Procurement E-Learning Program

The Conference Board of Canada developed the Innovation Procurement E-Learning Program to help build potential for innovation procurement by enhancing knowledge, skills and competencies. There are three introductory modules:

  1. Fundamentals of Innovation Procurement
  2. Understanding and Application of Competitive Dialogue
  3. Understanding and Application of Clinician and Stakeholder Engagement

Who Should Complete the Modules

The modules are aimed at procurement stakeholders in both private and public sector organizations who are not well versed in the fundamentals of innovation procurement. In addition, seasoned procurement leaders may find the material useful as a refresher and as a way to enhance their innovation procurement knowledge and approach.

It is important to note that there are many successful examples of innovation procurement, competitive dialogue, and clinical/stakeholder engagement taking place across Canada. There are procurement leaders and organizations that have become very effective at applying the elements of innovation procurement within their ecosystems. The purpose of this program is not to suggest these practices are not already being implemented in certain areas, but rather to encourage more uptake, where appropriate.

Access to the Modules

Note: Firefox or Internet Explorer browsers are required to use the training modules.


This project is funded by the OntarioBuys program. OntarioBuys is an Ontario government program, which provides funding and advice to a wide range of projects that help broader public sector organizations modernize their supply chains and other back-office processes. Definitions included in the modules have been provided by the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services. The views expressed in the modules are the views of the Conference Board of Canada and do not necessarily reflect those of the Province.

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