Savyn receives funding from the Investment Readiness Program by the Government of Canada
Savyn is excited to announce that we have received funding from the Investment Readiness Program (IRP). The IRP is funded by the Canadian government and supports social purpose organizations that contribute to solving pressing social, cultural and environmental challenges across Canada. Our mission aligns with lUN’s Sustainable Development Goals for good health and well-being (SDG 3) and reducing inequalities (SDG 10).
Savyn Tech is a Toronto-based digital therapeutic startup developing inclusive solutions for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Our platform provides non-CBT clinical interventions that are digitized end-to-end. Furthermore, we provide guided and multilingual therapies so vulnerable groups like immigrants and refugees can get access easily.
Savyn founders Sakeena Mihar, Yang Wang, and Vic Chiang, met at Cooperathon and had the shared aspiration of making a difference in communities where mental health is stigmatized to form Savyn. They were honoured to receive the Social Impact Prize at one of the world’s largest open innovation competitions, Cooperathon. With their combined passion for helping others, personal experiences with PTSD, and the scientific backings for digital therapeutics, the launch of Savyn’s platform will help many among vulnerable communities. By doing this, Savyn hopes to build a supportive community where people with PTSD feel safe and comfortable to share their experiences, coping skills and heal together.
Today, Savyn is incubating at Ryerson University's Social Ventures Zone and BioMedical Zone, in a partnership with St. Michael’s Hospital.
IRP’s funding will help Savyn conduct clinical validation, partnering with academic and healthcare institutes to provide end users with a safe and effective platform.
Savyn would like to thank the Government of Canada for this great opportunity to participate in the IRP program and special thanks to the Community Foundations of Canada, Toronto Foundation, Centre for Social Innovation and Social Ventures Zone for mentoring and feedback!