Small and medium organizations for impact and innovation

The Government of Canada is dedicating $100 million to a five-year pilot initiative targeted at Canadian small and medium organizations (SMOs). This initiative seeks to engage Canadian SMOs in international assistance efforts in areas consistent with Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy

This pilot initiative is a direct response to feedback we received during the International Assistance Review consultations to provide predictable opportunities to Canadian SMOs to apply for funding. It seeks to diversify Global Affairs Canada’s partnerships and enhance the impacts of our international assistance investments. 

Programming windows

The initiative has two programming windows:

Both of these windows will seek to generate impact, evidence, knowledge and learning.

Building capacity

In addition to Development Impact and Innovation windows above, the Capacity Building and Knowledge-sharing project will provide support for SMOs to enable them to apply for funding, and develop, deliver and implement projects that could be funded through the other windows. The capacity building and knowledge sharing project is being implemented by the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC) in collaboration with the other provincial and regional councils across Canada.

The project’s activities aim to:

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