Annual and transition report of foreign private issuers pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Income Taxes - Schedule of Unrecognized Deferred Tax Assets (Details)

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Income Taxes - Schedule of Unrecognized Deferred Tax Assets (Details) - CAD ($)
Dec. 31, 2017
Dec. 31, 2016
Dec. 31, 2015
Disclosure of temporary difference, unused tax losses and unused tax credits [line items]      
Unrecognized deferred tax asset $ 32,983,223 $ 31,555,913 $ 29,681,313
Net operating losses carried forward      
Disclosure of temporary difference, unused tax losses and unused tax credits [line items]      
Unrecognized deferred tax asset 19,160,218 17,821,631 15,950,044
Scientific research and experimental development      
Disclosure of temporary difference, unused tax losses and unused tax credits [line items]      
Unrecognized deferred tax asset 7,406,099 7,394,707 7,278,284
Investment tax credits      
Disclosure of temporary difference, unused tax losses and unused tax credits [line items]      
Unrecognized deferred tax asset 3,988,325 3,990,664 3,987,214
Undepreciated capital costs in excess of book value of property and equipment and intellectual property      
Disclosure of temporary difference, unused tax losses and unused tax credits [line items]      
Unrecognized deferred tax asset 1,927,640 1,908,654 1,839,107
Share issue costs      
Disclosure of temporary difference, unused tax losses and unused tax credits [line items]      
Unrecognized deferred tax asset 493,343 432,659 619,066
Net capital losses carried forward      
Disclosure of temporary difference, unused tax losses and unused tax credits [line items]      
Unrecognized deferred tax asset $ 7,598 $ 7,598 $ 7,598