I heard about the fellowship from the GC Jobs website, I actually was looking for a job with the Government of Canada and I signed up for the daily alerts, and within a week this job was posted and I was really interested in it, it really stood out to me.

It was the first job I applied to and I was very excited about it and thankfully the process was very fast and I got the job!

I'm currently working with agri-culture and agri-food Canada to design challenge prizes to tackle the problem of food loss and waste, from production to consumption.

I'm very excited for the fellowship, I am really looking forward to working with my colleagues at the Government of Canada to pushing the boundaries of government and bringing new ideas to how we do government here in Canada.

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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 program and partner up with government organizations to start making a difference.

"The fact that I am part of a cohort of individuals who share the same level of experience has been one of the most valuable aspects of the Fellowship program for me."

Impact Canada Fellow

Four discrete disciplines

Impact Canada’s centre of expertise recruits new talent and skills into the public service to help advance the Government’s agenda in four discrete disciplines. 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!

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Behavioural Science

Behavioural Science (BehSci) is a multidisciplinary approach to the study of human behaviour and decision-making, combining the findings and methods from psychology, neuroscience, and other social sciences. Insights from BehSci inform the design and implementation of priority programs, services and/or initiatives. By conducting high-quality research to understand behavior, and by leveraging rigorous experimental and quasi-experimental approaches to test – and scale – effective solutions can be identified to drive better outcomes for Canadians.

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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 application of impact investing and social finance, and can also include the use of pay-for-success instruments, where payments are contingent on funding recipients achieving outcomes that can improve the lives of Canadians (e.g. impact bonds).

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Impact Measurement

Impact Measurement can include a range of experimental (randomized controlled trials) and quasi-experimental program evaluation methods designed to help attribute outcomes achieved to the delivery of a given program or intervention. In an investment context, it can mean helping to understand the social and/or environmental impacts achieved through social or impact investments, in addition to financial returns.

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Challenge Prizes

Challenge Prizes 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.

Fellowship program recruitment campaigns

Recruitment campaign notices are published below, as well as on Twitter and LinkedIn. Follow us on social media to keep up to date on openings and submission deadlines!

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Launch Date Discipline Application Deadline Status
2024-02-21 Behavioural Science 2022-03-08  Open
2022-05-13 Challenge Prize 2022-06-10  Completed
2022-02-24 Behavioural Science 2022-03-16  Completed
2021-03-17 Behavioural Science 2021-04-14  Completed
2021-03-17 Challenge Prize 2021-04-07  Completed
2020-07-15 Behavioural science 2020-08-05  Completed
2019-04-08 Challenge Prize 2019-04-19  Completed
2018-10-26 Innovative Finance 2018-11-09  Completed
2018-10-26 Behavioural Science 2018-11-09  Completed
2018-05-09 Impact measurement 2018-05-23  Completed
2018-03-01 Innovative finance 2018-03-21  Completed
2018-01-17 Behavioural science 2018-02-02  Completed