August 2019 Newsletter

Summit on Canada’s Global Leadership

We are proud to present the Summit on Canada’s Global Leadership, in partnership with CCIC and the CASID, which will feature our AGM this year! Taking place November 27 and 28 in Ottawa, the Summit will convene actors from multiple sectors, including trade, security, diplomacy, development and humanitarian assistance. The Call for Panels has been extended to August 23rd. We welcome panels on al topics, including but not limited to, comprehensive feminist foreign policies, climate change, refugees and migration and global governance. Follow all the updates on the Summit Twitter channel, @GlobalSummitCAN.

Summer Webinar Series: Exploring Critical Gaps in SRHR

Global Affairs Canada recently launched the “Health and Rights for Women, Adolescent Girls and Children” call for proposals. With $325 million over five years, selected projects will improve the quality of, access to, and demand for integrated health services and information for women, adolescents, and children at the community, health facility, and health system levels. 

Throughout August and September, Action Canada in collaboration with CCIC and CanWaCH will host a series of informal webinars on some of the identified gap areas of SRHR. The webinars will bring together experts from international partners and Canadian civil society organizations to discuss integrative programming and best practices for programming in these areas.  Join us for these knowledge building sessions – all are welcome!

Invest, Lead, Thrive: Recommendations for Continued Canadian Leadership in Global Health

The right to health, as part of our Canadian identity, has fueled our proud tradition across governments of taking a leadership role in advancing the health and wellbeing of the world’s most marginalized people. CanWaCH has three recommendations for how Canada’s 2020 Budget can ensure Canada continues to strengthen its leadership in global health.

CanWaCH Board of Directors

Join CanWaCH’s Board of Directors!

Interested in serving on the CanWaCH Board with a group of individuals dedicated to global women and children’s health? Now is your chance! CanWaCH Board members exemplify leadership and dedication to global health and gender equality, are available to attend at least four board meetings a year, are willing to sit on CanWaCH’s various committees, and are prepared to serve on the Board for a three-year term. Find out more here.

CanWaCH Webinar: 2019 Public Opinion Research

We invite CanWaCH members and associates to join us on August 28th as we unveil the results of our latest public opinion research. Since 2015, CanWaCH has been undertaking public opinion polling focused on Canadians’ perspectives and views on Canada’s investment and leadership in global women and children’s health and development aid. In June 2019, Nanos Research completed the 3rd edition of CanWaCH’s biennial survey. During this upcoming webinar, Nik Nanos of Nanos Research will review the findings of the 2019 survey and share his insights. Join us to hear stories about the positive developments that have occurred over the years, and what challenges still exist in engaging Canadians in this important conversation.

It’s time to start preparing for the 2019 Federal Election!

Results Canada has recently released an Election Toolkit to help everyday Canadians tell their electoral candidates why they care to see a world without extreme poverty. Let their Election Toolkit be your guide to help you speak to your electoral candidate easily and successfully!


UNICEF Canada has launched their sector-wide #VoteForEveryChild campaign. The upcoming election is important for the future of kids in Canada and abroad. Organizations in the children’s rights and wellbeing sector are encouraged to come together to ensure that Canada centralizes kids and youth as a key priority.

Operation Eyesight: A story of passion for restoring sight & transforming lives

Operation Eyesight’s Canadian team was thrilled to recently host Alice Mwangi, Kenya Country Manager. Alice, who was the keynote speaker at their Annual Impact Celebration, shared many incredible stories. Event attendees had the opportunity to learn from her stories from the field about the importance of empowering women in the communities that Operation Eyesight serves in Kenya.


Youth on the move in Africa, Canadian Feed the Children
Leading the way: young entrepreneurs provide boost to economy, Cuso International
A woman with a passion for restoring sight and transforming lives, Operations Eyesight
CARE Canada Announces Funding for START4GIRLS, CARE Canada
Clean water and better health in Yemen, Action Against Hunger
Healthbridge Community Spotlights, Healthbridge
Collaboration protects adolescent schoolgirls from anaemia, Nutrition International
Annual Report 2018, Healthbridge


August 19th, World Humanitarian Day, Global
August 20th, Summer Webinar Series: Comprehensive Sexuality Education, Online
August 25-30th, World Water Week 2019, Stockholm
August 27th, Summer Webinar Series: Advocacy Activities for SRHR, Online
September 4th, World Sexual Health Day, Global
September 4th, Summer Webinar Series: Family Planning & Contraception , Online
September 8th, International Literacy Day, Global
September 9-10th, Making Global Goals Local Business Canada Summit, Toronto
September 21st, International Day of Peace, Global
September 22-28th, Gender Equality Week 2019, Canada
September 29th, World Heart Day, Global
October 11th, International Day of the Girl, Global
October 15th, International of Rural Women, Global
October 16th, World Food Day, Global
October 17-19th, Canadian Conference on Global Health, Ottawa
October 17th, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Global
November 7-8th, Improving Care through World-Class Data and Innovation, Ottawa
November 14th, 2019 SDG Leadership Awards Ceremony, Toronto
November 27-28th, Summit on Canada’s Global Leadership, Ottawa

Add your event to the More Canada Events Calendar.


Canadian Feed the Children, Fundraising & Development Officer, Toronto
Canadian Feed the Children, Senior Manager – Major Gifts, Relationships & Philanthropy, Toronto
Canadian Red Cross, Assistant Coordinator, Vancouver
Canadian Red Cross, Financial Analyst, Ottawa
Canadian Red Cross, HR Team Lead, Alberta
Canadian Red Cross, Various Volunteers Positions, Global
CARE Canada, President & CEO, Canada
CARE Canada, Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning Advisor, Toronto
Cuso International, Various Volunteer Positions, Global
Grand Challenges Canada, Finance Manager, Canada
Grand Challenges Canada, Investment Manager, Toronto
Health Partners International of Canada, Director, Philanthropy, Canada
IDRC, Senior Program Specialist, Canada
Plan International Canada, Consultancy – Final Evaluation for Multi-Country MNCH/SRH Project, Global
WaterAid Canada, Project Manager, Ottawa


August 15, 2019