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In 2017, a team of ToyBox volunteers entered the Open Innovation Challenge to help improve literacy and numeracy skills across Manitoba. The team included wellness in their proposal, recognizing that health and wellbeing are key to learning.


The project placed in the top five, but did not receive an award. This unsuccessful bid fuelled the team to find funding, and so, the grant writing began...


Placing as finalists in the Open Innovation Challenge 

inspired the design of our first logo.

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