Sharing good practices
CFI staff members regularly discuss the management of projects with recipient institutions. We also perform monitoring visits at institutions. These provide us with the opportunity to obtain an understanding and assess the adequacy of the policies, practices, processes and controls in place for the management of CFI awards. During these interactions, we observe many good practices, which we’ve decided to share with you here. Practices span the full lifecycle of a CFI award and include, for example, strategic planning, proposal development, project implementation, sustainability, risk management, tracking of impacts and outcomes, communications, and the management of large initiatives.
We don’t necessarily recommend that all institutions adopt the practices listed below, since a practice that works well in one institution may not be appropriate for another operating in a different context. This is not a collection of requirements or guidelines, nor is it a means for the CFI to communicate its expectations. We simply hope that sharing these practices might help your institution manage CFI-funded projects.
Please send us your good practices so that we can then share them with others. Since practices will be updated periodically, we encourage you to visit this page regularly.
October 29, 2016Risk management in large initiatives or facilities is critical to ensure strategic objectives are met and the quality of the outputs is maintained. It involves identifying, assessing and prioritizing...
October 29, 2016Strategic planning is critical for large initiatives or facilities because it sets priorities, focuses energy and resources, and strengthens operations, with a focus on the future. It ensures...
October 29, 2016Because of its unique status as a foundation entrusted with public money, the CFI attached paramount importance to operating in an economical, effective, and transparent manner, and to communicating...
October 29, 2016An ongoing challenge research communicators face is staying informed on the research outcomes at their institutions that are enabled by CFI investments. Some institutions have taken steps to...
October 29, 2016The CFI believes that supporting partnerships between researchers, institutions and the private and public sectors will increase the return on CFI investments by fostering dynamic interaction between...
To share a good practice with the CFI please contact:
Vice-President, Finance and Corporate Services
isabelle.henrie [at] innovation.ca