Impact Canada Fellowship Your next career move.

Are you looking for ways to use your unique skills and education to help make government produce better results that benefit Canadians? Join the Impact Canada Fellowship and partner up with government departments to start making a difference.

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About the Fellowship

The Fellowship recruits new talent and skills into the public service to help advance the Government’s agenda. If you are interested in applying your specialized skills to help advance government priorities and influence a shift in policy and program approaches to help address complex challenges, this opportunity may be for you!

Fellow areas of expertise

The Impact and Innovation Unit recruits subject matter experts in four areas of expertise:

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1. Behavioural Insights

Behavioural Insights (BI) applies the findings of psychology, economics, and other social sciences to the work of government. Practitioners of BI commonly test these insights using rigorous experimental methodologies to understand what works in driving better public policy outcomes for Canadians.

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2. Innovative Finance

Innovative Finance is the strategic blending of public, private, philanthropic, and not-for-profit capital and resources to achieve positive economic, social, and/or environmental outcomes. This includes the use of pay-for-results instruments, where payments are contingent on funding recipients achieving outcomes that can improve the lives of Canadians (e.g. impact bonds, prizes/challenges).

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3. Impact measurement

Impact measurement can include a range of experimental (randomized controlled trials) and quasi-experimental methods. It the process of using scientific methodology to determine outcomes achieved by a program. It allows for the attribute of changes in social, economic and/or environmental outcomes.

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4. Challenge Prize

Challenge Prize refers to an incentive-based approach that rewards the first or best solution to a specific problem, based on a set of pre-determined criteria. The goal is not only to seek out the best ideas and solutions, but also to ensure that these innovative funding models demonstrate that tangible and measureable results can be achieved for Canadians.

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Interested in the Fellowship as your next career move? Notices for Fellowship recruitment are posted below, as well as on Twitter and LinkedIn.

# Fellowship Stream Closing date Status
1 Behavioural insights Closed Closed
2 Innovative finance Closed Closed
3 Impact Measurement Closed Closed
4 Challenge Prize Specialist Closed Closed

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