Intake 3 is now closed. Thank you to all applicants!
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.LEARN MORE
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.LEARN MORE
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.LEARN MORE
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.
Promoting Community-Based Tabletop Simulation Development
Lessons Learned Simulations and Training will be testing workshops which train local humanitarian workers in…READ MORE
Women’s Empowerment, Agricultural Innovation, and Climate Change Adaptation
Lestari Sustainable Development Consultants will test the women-focused dissemination of newly developed drought-tolerant coffee varieties…READ MORE
Eradicating Child Marriage in Sierra Leone
CAUSE Canada will test an innovative approach to eradicate child marriage by educating men seeking…READ MORE
Women’s Empowerment via Menstrual Hygiene and Livelihood Integration
Women’s Global Health Innovations, in partnership with Village Health Teams (VHTs) will test an innovative…READ MORE
Meshkat Community: Shining a Light on Gender Equality in Jordan
PeaceGeeks will test a new method of peacebuilding in Jordan that centres around womenand girls,…READ MORE
Writing a Path out of Poverty: Testing a Cash Calculator with Extremely Poor Women in Northern Kenya
My Oral Village will conduct a field-test in Kenya of '4-Share,’ a cash calculator for…READ MORE
Learning Community and Incubator for Gender Equality Projects in Nicaragua
Mer et Monde will test the development of a local learning community and an incubator…READ MORE
It Takes a Village to Heal
Make Music Matter, in partnership with the Panzi Hospital and Foundation will be testing the…READ MORE
Farmer-led Tools, Dashboard Development, and the Future of Farming
Coady International Institute at St. Francis Xavier University will test tools with women farmers to…READ MORE
Remote Ultrasound capacity building for Antenatal Access
In partnership with the University of Saskatchewan, Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR) will…READ MORE
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…READ MORE
Increasing poultry production in Zambia
OVO will test the distribution of solar chicken egg incubators with related training as a…READ MORE
Kieni Fighters Resource Centre for Women and Girls
KIDS Initiative will test a new holistic prevention program, the Kieni Fighter Resource Centre for…READ MORE
Inclusive E-Learning for Ugandan Youth
Embrace International Foundation will test a new approach to self-directed e-learning through the use of…READ MORE
Midwifery Active Digitization Empowerment Initiative for Tanzania
CNIS will test the use of digital augmentation to improve and expand the delivery of…READ MORE
Canada SOS will test an innovative approach to improving educational performance and retention among rural…READ MORE
A platform against violence on women journalists in Sudan
Alternatives will develop and test a new digital database, Harassmap, as a way to improve…READ MORE
FIT’s latest funding recipients announced!
FIT has selected 9 organizations from across Canada to receive funding in the program’s second round. Click below to find out more about the selected innovations!Intake 2 Recipients
New episode of FIT’s podcast!
In our third episode, we chat with Vurayayi Pugeni, Area Director in Southern Africa, Central Africa and Nigeria with the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) about how to address gender issues using different innovative approaches.Listen to Podcast
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