Resources

Find a variety of FIT resources here  for applicants engaging in the FIT process (from the application process, testing your innovation and developing your gender strategy to documenting your results) or for anyone interested in learning more about innovation testing.

Resources and tools may include articles, case studies, guides, templates, webinars, videos and podcasts.

New resources will be added periodically.

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Micro-learning 1: Introduction to Gender Equality and Testing Innovation

The webinar covers key gender terms and definitions, explains why gender considerations should be incorporated in development work, and includes a FIT case study to highlight best practices for gender integration.

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CPAR – Remote Ultrasound Capacity Building for Antenatal Access Project in Ethiopia

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CPAR – A new partnership to increase access to obstetrical care in rural areas of Ethiopia

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CanWaCH – Proposal Writing with a Gender Equality Lens

Webinar hosted by CanWaCH – Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health. Learn how to strengthen capacity in proposal writing while incorporating a gender equality lens. Presenters provide practical solutions, examples and strategies around proposal writing with a GE lens …

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Healing In Harmony Selected to Advance Gender Equality by the Fund For Innovation and Transformation

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Gender Equality and Testing Business Case

This document is intended to explore the business case for gender equality and testing for SMOs. This business case focuses on the rational for being gender responsive or transformative during the testing of an innovative solution. Firstly, this business case …

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Episode 4: How to prepare your FIT Concept Note or Proposal, with Gisèle Maisonneuve

A conversation with Gisèle Maisonneuve, an Expert Review Panel member for FIT Concept Notes and Proposals Intakes 1 and 2 provides some  tips and tricks on how to prepare your FIT Concept Note or Proposal. This conversation will provide some …

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The FIT Gender Equality Marker (GEM)

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Coady Institute Receives $236,000 toward Farmer-Led Initiative in India and Kenya

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SOS Story Map: Making an Impact

Guate Groundswell and how it will help rural Guatemala. Created by Meagan Secord.

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SOS Podcast – Les femmes

This episode tells the story of women in the community of Las Arrugas, Guatemala. Meagan Secord also speak with Maria Jose about Guatemala’s civil war and how it affected thousands of families.

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Concept Note Webinar for Intake 3

Learn some tips and tricks on how to prepare your concept note for FIT’s Intake 3, with Q&A.

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Concept Note Guidelines

Revised September 2020.

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Innovation in international assistance

Global Affairs Canada’s definition of innovation.

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Inclusive Innovation

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Episode 3: Engaging Men & Boys to Achieve Gender Equality with Vurayayi Pugeni

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.

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SOS Blog Article: Need for Girls Groundswell Program Greater Now Than Ever Before

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10 Tips & Tricks for Baseline Data Collection

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Embrace – FIT Baseline Presentation

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Change for Children – FIT Baseline Presentation

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OVO- Incubator Assembly

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FIT Rapid Gender Scan for the Social Innovation Space

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FIT Gender Equality Strategy for the Social Innovation Space

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Toolkits for Addressing the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (Digna)

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Quick reference: measures to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse

The CHS Alliance Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Handbook providesa useful current overview of what your organisation should already have in place.

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The Code of Conduct: A Template for addressing sexual violence in small and medium ICOs

This Code of Conduct has been elaborated by AQOCI with the goal of facilitating work on sexualviolence and meeting Global Affairs Canada’s requirements regarding protection of sexualexploitation and abuse (PSEA) for medium and small ICOs. It was designed taking intoconsideration …

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Developing your Testing Framework Workshop

How will you know if your innovative solution is achieving its expected outcomes? How can you determine its effectiveness? Developing a testing framework is a key part of the testing process which allows you to gather evidence, adapt and learn …

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Episode 2: Innovation at IRCOM with Dorota Blumczynska

Testing, learning and growing are at the heart of the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba’s innovative approach. We talk to Executive Director, Dorota Blumczynska, about how to build community, honour your values and create an environment where everyone …

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Episode 1: Healing in Harmony with Darcy Ataman

In our first episode, we explore how Make Music Matter developed, tested and scaled the innovative Healing in Harmony program to bring music therapy to survivors of conflict and trauma with founder and CEO Darcy Ataman.

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Concept Note Feedback Webinar – Intake 2

This webinar provides an overview of the concept notes we received in Intake 2,  an explanation of the FIT review process and general feedback from our second concept note evaluation.

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Stakeholder Analysis Webinar and accompanying document

In this webinar, FIT is providing you with a stakeholder analysis tool that could be helpful in project planning as well as down the road when you’re developing communication and evaluation plans for your project. This webinar is intended as …

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Change for Children – Technology for teachers

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Embrace – Students’ morning exercises

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Embrace – Greeting Students

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Embrace – Greeting students with a sign language interpreter

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Change for Children – Pivoting the FIT project to Respond to COVID-19

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Change for Children – FIT Project Launch

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The Whistler Principles to Accelerate Innovation for Development Impact

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Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy

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Change for Children – Installing solar technology in the Bosawas

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Fishbone Diagram with Q&A Webinar and accompanying documents

A “fishbone” diagram is a visual way of thinking through cause and effect. It is often used in business but can be equally effective in thinking about social innovations. The aim is to use the diagram to deconstruct and, possibly, …

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