Training and Capacity Building

Resources for Alberta’s Non-Profit and Charity Organizations

Spur Change Program

The Spur Chane Program is a 5-year initiative, funded by Global Affairs Canada, aiming to increase the effectiveness of Canadian small and medium organizations (SMOs). The main outcomes of the program are to increase the engagement of Canadian SMOs in international development and increase the engagement of Canadians, particularly youth, as global citizens.

Proposals, Reporting and Global Affairs Canada

How to Write Project Proposals that Win

Huge effort is required to write a winning funding proposal for a development project; the competition is usually stiff. After the hard work put in, it is demoralizing to come up short. This resource will help you:

  • Find a donor and the right funding mechanism
  • Decide on the best bid opportunities
  • Make the strongest case possible

International Assistance Results Reporting Guide for Partners

Global Affairs Canada has an International Assistance Results Reporting Guide for Partners. The guide will help Global Affairs Canada partners report on funded projects with clear, and evidence-based reports on results, which meet the standards for results reporting of the Government of Canada.

Demystifying Partnership with Global Affairs Canada

During International Development Week (Feb 2-8) in 2020, ACGC members attended an information session with representative Vaughn Lantz from Global Affairs Canada. The event provided insight into questions frequently asked by Global Affairs Canada’s partners and potential partners. See below for the presentation slides.

Research Resources

NextGen Research Database

NextGen is a unique searchable database of researchers from Canadian universities, colleges, research institutes, and civil society organizations – all working on issues related to sustainable development. The NextGen Database maps areas of research to the SDGs and identifies how researchers in Canada contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Find researchers or practitioner-researchers to collaborate with!

Resources by ACGC Members & Partners

Solar Technology Workshops

Light Up the World (LUTW), an ACGC Member, offers training courses and educational workshops in Alberta and Peru on solar technology. Contact LUTW at for information about upcoming workshop dates or if you would like our team to facilitate training or educational workshops for your organization, company, community or school.

Hive Mind: Improve Partnerships and Collaboration

Find out how you can improve partnerships and collaboration. Engaging in ICN online courses will help you identify key principles guiding successful public engagement (PE) practices, and learn how to apply them. You will also learn how to evaluate different types of initiatives to contribute to organizational goals. Get access to tools and resources you can use to advance your organizational capacity by Registering for the Course.

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