In addition to delivering a new four-year global citizenship engagement program made possible by funding from Global Affairs Canada, SCIC is also pleased to be a part of new multi-year Inter-Council Network (ICN) initiatives currently underway, offering exciting new funding and support opportunities for Small and Medium Civil Society Organizations (SMOs) in Saskatchewan and across the country.
The Fund for Innovation and Transformation (FIT) Program
The Fund for Innovation and Transformation (FIT) is a program of the Inter-Council Network of Provincial and Regional Councils (ICN) made possible through funding from Global Affairs Canada and administered by the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC).
FIT is designed to support Canadian small and medium-sized organizations (SMOs) testing innovative solutions that advance gender equality in the Global South. The program is open to civil society organizations, social enterprises, post-secondary institutions and the private sector.
FIT will provide successful applicants with $150K-$250 K over a 6-15 month period to test their solutions in partnership with local organizations. The multi-year program aims to fund 50-70 initiatives overall.
In addition, the program seeks to foster collective learning and build the capacity of SMOs through the creation of knowledge-sharing spaces and practices. FIT’s goal is to cultivate a working environment in which SMOs are empowered to experiment, fail, adapt and try again.
“SPUR Change” A Program for Small and Medium Organisations
The Spur Change program is a 5-year initiative, funded by Global Affairs Canada, aiming to increase the effectiveness of Canadian small and medium organizations to deliver sustainable results in support of the Feminist International Assistance Policy and the Sustainable Development Goals. The main outcomes of the program are to increase the engagement of Canadian small and medium-sized organizations in international development and increase the engagement of Canadians, particularly youth, as global citizens.
Register your organization now in order to benefit from a range of capacity building activities such as workshops on the Feminist International Assistance Policy and the Sustainable Development Goals, specialized training sessions on specific development approaches and tools, courses on organizational development, communities of practice, roundtables and participation at the annual Spur Change conferences. In order to fully benefit from Spur Change your organization will need to register here.
Register and stay tuned for more information on Spur Change.
For direct information on these initiatives, please visit their respective websites Fund for Innovation and Transformation (FIT) and the SPUR Change capacity-building initiative.