DEADLINE EXTENDED: Call for Preliminary Proposals: Canadian Small and Medium Organizations…

Posted December 15th 2017

Global Affairs Canada has launched a call for proposals: 2017 Call for Preliminary Proposals: Development Impact Window: Canadian Small and Medium Organizations (SMO) for Impact and Innovation.

This is part of the $100M SMO Fund that Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced on May 9, 2017. It is the first and largest component of the fund. There will also be an Innovation Fund and a Capacity Building component with details to be announced at a later date.

Through this call, the Government of Canada acknowledges the important role small and medium-sized organizations play in the achievement of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy. This call is, in part, a result of a multi-year advocacy campaign by the Inter-Council Network of Provincial and Regional Councils to ensure the Government of Canada values the strength and diversity of SMOs rooted in communities across Canada from coast to coast to coast.

2017 Call for Preliminary Proposals - Development Impact Window - Canadian Small and Medium Organizations for Impact and Innovation

Deadline for submitting a preliminary proposal for this call is January 10, 2018, before 11:00 a.m. CST.

Global Affairs Canada defines an SMO as:

You are providing an attestation signed by your organization’s financial director or president indicating that your organization is a Canadian small or medium organization according to the following definition for this call for preliminary proposals: the consolidated revenue in your organization’s financial statements is equal to or less than $10 million (this limitation does not apply to educational institutions) and your organization does not have annual overseas expenditures exceeding $2 million in development assistance (i.e. projects administered with the promotion of the economic development and welfare of developing countries as their main objective (regardless of the funding source)).

If your organization is submitting a proposal on behalf of a group of organizations, each organization must be a Canadian SMO as per the definition above for this call and must provide the requisite Canadian Small or Medium Organization Attestation. You must scan the attestations together into one single document and submit it as part of the application package.


Register for a 90-minute webinar covering the new process and preliminary proposal form on Tuesday, November 28.

Register for the French Webinar - 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. CST

Register for the English Webinar - 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CST

Additional questions about this call for preliminary proposals can be sent to by December 1st, 2017, 11:00 a.m. CST

Answers will appear on the Questions and Answers page of this call for preliminary proposals.