SPUR Change Introductory Webinar for Small and Medium Organizations (SMOs)

Event Details

This webinar will introduce the Spur Change program for capacity-building and knowledge-sharing for small and medium-sized organizations.

SMOs should expect to learn about:

Program objectives and deliverables
Eligibility criteria for participating in Spur Change programming
Type of planned programming for SMOs
Programming for schools (students / educators) and youth, and how SMOs can contribute and benefit from it
Upcoming events – conference, trainings and workshops
Opportunities and mechanisms available to SMOs to share their needs and inform programming
Contact information
Time and Duration
Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

The webinar will include a Question & Answer period. In order to answer as many questions most efficiently we encourage participants to send their questions ahead of time to spurchange@acgc.ca

The webinar will be delivered in English. A French-language webinar will take place on Wednesday August 21st at 12:00 pm EST. Please contact spurchange@acgc.ca if you wish to participate in the French-language webinar.

About the Spur Change Program & The Inter-Council Network
The Spur Change capacity-building program is part of a 5 year pilot initiative for Small and Medium Organizations for Impact and Innovation announced by the Minister of International Cooperation, on May 9, 2017. The initiative consists of three windows:
The Fund for Development Impact (up to $76 million) funds thematic programming by SMOs through calls for proposals led by Global Affairs Canada. A preliminary call for proposals was launched in November 2017. Twenty one organizations were approved to receive funding.
The Fund for Innovation and Transformation (up to $18 million) invests in innovative and effective solutions which have the potential to increase impact. The deadline for the first call for concepts was July 22, 2019. This window is managed by the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation on behalf of the Inter-Council Network of the Provincial and Regional Councils for International Cooperation (ICN).
The Spur Change program, which is managed by the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC) on behalf of the ICN.
The Inter-Council Network (ICN) is a coalition of the eight Provincial and Regional Councils for International Cooperation. The independent Councils are committed to global sustainable development, social justice and social change. They are rooted in communities across Canada and represent nearly 350 diverse civil society organizations (CSOs) from across Canada. Council membership varies from locally based cultural community civil society organizations to highly recognizable international organizations.

Created in 2006 through a collective effort of the Councils, the ICN provides a national forum in which the Councils collaborate for improved effectiveness and identify common priorities for collective action to address key needs of the Canadian international cooperation and sustainable development community. The ICN itself partners with national networks and organizations to ensure public engagement activities reach communities from coast to coast to coast, while ensuring that its voice reflects the interests and values of Council members. It is recognized for bringing regional knowledge priorities to the national level. From 2007 the ICN has been supported by Government of Canada funding through Global Affairs Canada.

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