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Resources for FCSS-funded organizations

This page provides easy access to application, reporting and related resources needed by organizations for their FCSS-funded programs.

Theory of Change

​The Theory of Change is the cornerstone of FCSS Calgary’s contract with an organization for delivering a program. All new and ongoing programs require a one-page Theory of Change statement.

FCSS provides several resources for organizations applying for funding. 

FCSS Reporting Process

FCSS-funded organizations must submit annual year-end reports on the Funding Information Management System database. Report types depend on the nature of the funded program or initiative (e.g. Increasing Social Inclusion, Policy or Systems Change, or Community Development for Strengthening Neighborhoods).

For Social inclusion programs: All organizations funded for increasing social inclusion programs must complete a program year-end report and must also use the FCSS Social Inclusion Indicators (FSII) surveys for pre- and post-testing of program participants.

FSII data reporting: All FCSS-funded organizations that report on FSII are contractually required to collect and enter FSII data on an ongoing basis. The indicator surveys selected for a program are based on the strategies and rationale identified to achieve the program goal. Organizations that are signing a contract with FCSS for the first time will receive assistance to select indicator surveys and access to the FSII online database.​

Financial Reporting

​Organizations will need to submit an audited financial statement for all operations of the organization, including a statement of revenue and expenses for programs or initiatives funded by FCSS.

FCSS Outcome Reporting

​Organizations receiving FCSS funding are required to work with their Partnership Specialist to select the most suitable indicators to measure their program impact. The selected indicators are then added to the program’s Theory of Change.

A list of all the possible indicators to measure social inclusion outcomes used by FCSS is contained in the FSII All Surveys list below, along with other useful outcome measurement resources.

Most FSII survey questions have been drawn from standardized surveys used to measure specific outcomes.