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

Share capital (Detail Textuals)

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Share capital (Detail Textuals) - CAD ($)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2018
Dec. 31, 2017
Dec. 31, 2016
Dec. 31, 2015
Disclosure of classes of share capital [line items]        
Number of shares issued 264,232      
Gross proceeds from issue of shares issued and transferrable warrants   $ 10,539,366 $ 6,771,033  
Number of warrants issued 1,020,094      
Fair value of warrants issued $ 940,070      
Shares issued for finder's fees fair value 23,678 712,745 1,342,600  
Stock-based compensation expense $ 3,228,508 $ 889,511 $ 1,461,189  
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding 26,582,664 21,818,315 16,342,434  
Number of warrants exercised 294,232      
Net and comprehensive loss $ 10,038,145 $ 11,366,372 $ 8,973,347  
Shares issued for stock option exercised (Note 12, 13) $ 12,395      
Number of warrants exercisable 212,500      
Shares issued pursuant to exercise of warrants $ 1,639,449      
Stock options        
Disclosure of classes of share capital [line items]        
Stock options exercisable period 7 years      
Maximum number of common shares reserved for issuance 30,000,000      
Weighted average share price, share options granted $ 2.27 $ 0.74    
Warrants        
Disclosure of classes of share capital [line items]        
Number of shares issued 4,250,000      
Number of warrants issued 10,807,093 2,592,564    
Number of warrants exercised 294,232 2,500    
Share capital        
Disclosure of classes of share capital [line items]        
Number of shares issued 32,332,343 23,794,106    
Number of shares outstanding 32,332,343 23,794,106 20,891,794 13,391,813
Number of shares issued during the year   1,910,250 6,787,600  
Number of transferrable warrants 5,411,900      
Gross proceeds from issue of shares issued and transferrable warrants $ 24,091,775 $ 10,640,866 $ 6,771,033  
Number of common stock issued for services 207,000      
Fair value of common shares for services $ 1,033,611      
Share issue related cost $ 2,916,165      
Shares issued for finder's fees 2,286 107,005 636,756  
Shares issued for finder's fees fair value $ 23,678 $ 709,522 $ 823,512  
Warrants to acquire common shares for services   75,000    
Shares issued for stock option exercised (Note 12, 13) $ 31,669      
Number of shares issued for stock option exercised 6,198      
Shares issued pursuant to exercise of warrants $ 1,639,449      
Shares issued for cash, net of derivative liability, shares 8,028,521      
Share-based payment reserve        
Disclosure of classes of share capital [line items]        
Shares issued for finder's fees fair value   $ 3,223 $ 519,088  
Shares issued for stock option exercised (Note 12, 13) $ (19,274)