Testing innovative solutions

to advance gender equality and
empower women and girls.

Coming soon! Announcements on Intake 2 recipients and Intake 3 launch dates!

 

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What is FIT

About Us

The Fund for Innovation and Transformation (FIT) is designed to support Canadian small and medium-sized organizations (SMOs) testing innovative solutions that advance gender equality in the Global South. FIT’s goal is to cultivate a working environment in which SMOs are empowered to experiment, fail, adapt and try again.

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Who We Fund

Eligibility Criteria

FIT encourages applications from Canadian small and medium-sized organizations (SMOs) who want to test innovative solutions to development challenges in the Global South.

Interested applicants should familiarize themselves with the eligibility criteria and submission requirements before applying.

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How We Work

Application Process

The FIT application process is organized into three steps: Eligibility, Concept Note and Proposal. At each step, applicants will be notified of their eligibility to continue to the next part of the process.

There will be five intakes in total and we intend to hold two Concept Note intakes per year. Dates will be announced as they are decided.

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Testing Innovation

FIT aims to support testing of a range of creative solutions
to development challenges, and provide organizations with
the opportunity to learn and grow as innovators.
Innovative solutions must create inclusive opportunities for
local communities from project conception to execution.
Testing innovation enables organizations to experiment,
learn best practices and assess an idea’s potential to scale.

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Remote Ultrasound capacity building for Antenatal Access

In partnership with the University of Saskatchewan, Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR) will…

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Preventing Cervial Cancer in India through Self-sampling (PCCIS)

Ryerson will test the introduction of a self-sampling method, supported by a sexual health literacy…

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Increasing poultry production in Zambia

OVO will test the distribution of solar chicken egg incubators with related training as a…

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Kieni Fighters Resource Centre for Women and Girls

KIDS Initiative will test a new holistic prevention program, the Kieni Fighter Resource Centre for…

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Inclusive E-Learning for Ugandan Youth

Embrace International Foundation will test a new approach to self-directed e-learning through the use of…

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Midwifery Active Digitization Empowerment Initiative for Tanzania

CNIS will test the use of digital augmentation to improve and expand the delivery of…

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Girls Groundswell

Canada SOS will test an innovative approach to improving educational performance and retention among rural…

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A platform against violence on women journalists in Sudan

Alternatives will develop and test a new digital database, Harassmap, as a way to improve…

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Technology and Training for Quality and Equality

Change for Children will test a new training program and digital resource database for teachers…

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News & Events

Job Opening: Program Manager

FIT is looking for an experienced Program Manager to join our team!  Click below to find out more about this opportunity. Application deadline: August 18, 2020

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New episode of FIT’s podcast!

Find out more about the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba’s innovative approach to programming in this wide-ranging conversation with Executive Director, Dorota Blumczynska.

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