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Spur Change 2020 National Training

March 26 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm


After consulting with Councils, the Spur team and trainers, Spur Change has decided to cancel the National Trainings. The situation will be reassessed by April 30th, 2020.

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What is this workshop about?

Making Data Collection Meaningful:
This one-day intensive workshop organized by Spur change in collaboration with the Inter-Council Network (ICN) members will be a practical hands-on experience for participants to dive deeper into data collection design, participatory and feminist approaches, and technology for data collection. Together we will explore key tips and tricks for improving data collection and management and involving local partners and community members in data collection. We will review gender-sensitive, feminist and community-led approaches to data collection, and apply learning through case studies and shared experiences. Participants will talk through and engage in hands-on exercises to make decisions on using technology for data collection, based on an understanding of the pitfalls, opportunities and best practices for going digital. We will also share the top technology tools and app options for SMOs. At the end of the day you will leave with practical ideas, new M&E friends and more enthusiasm, skills and tools for ensuring your data collection is easy, empowering and impactful to you and your organization. Doors open at 8:30am, the workshop starts at 9:00am.

What will you learn?

Through a mix of practical activities and examples of effective practice you will learn how to:

  • Design a data collection strategy, including deciding what to measure and how to measure it with the engagement of different stakeholders;
  • Use gender-sensitive, feminist, and participatory methods for data collection and stakeholder engagement;
  • Apply community-led data collection options, decide when it makes sense to do so, and assess implications for the project;
  • Identify and prioritize data collection software needs and choose and use technology tools and apps.

Who can participate?

All SMOs meeting the following Global Affairs Canada criteria across Canada are invited to participate in the program.

  • The consolidated revenue in the organization’s financial statements is equal to or less than $10 million (this limitation does not apply to educational institutions);
  • The 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);
  • SMOs can be civil society organizations, education institutions, private sector or social enterprises;
    SMOs must be legally incorporated in Canada.


March 26
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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