The CanWaCH Board of Directors supports good governance, accountability and the strategic direction of the organization. We are looking for enthusiastic leaders who can bring their passion and expertise to support CanWaCH’s initiatives and objectives.
Gender Equality Week in Canada is an annual opportunity to celebrate the important contributions women and gender diverse communities while paving the road forward towards equal futures for all. This year, Gender Equality Week is taking place from September 18-24.
Stay tuned for more details about our activities to celebrate this important convening moment to advance gender equality in Canada and around the world. Already thinking about your own plans for the week? Add your event to our calendar!
Conflict, extreme drought, and the COVID-19 pandemic have converged on the people of Afghanistan, with close to 23 million people in need of urgent humanitarian support, and 19.7 million people regularly going to bed hungry – including over 13 million children.
Canadian aid organizations have come together to launch Aid for Afghanistan, a national campaign emphasizing the importance of removing barriers that are blocking the provision of lifesaving humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan for the past year. Learn more here.
Ahead of the release of the 2022 Anti-Racist Cooperation (ARC) Annual Report, check out this one-page summary on the new ARC Hub website! The summary features key findings and recommendations from the 2022 ARC survey, including insights on administration and human resources, communication, advocacy, knowledge management and monitoring, evaluation, learning and program.
In honour of International Youth Day on August 12, we caught up with Arissa Roy, the founder of Project Power Global, who spent the month of September 2021 sharing the seat with our CEO, Julia Anderson through Plan Canada’s Girls Belong Here program. Arissa spoke to us about the importance of connection and collaboration, the experience of working at CanWaCH, and shared advice and insights for organizations engaging youth. Read the blog here.
Do you know of a changemaker between 14 and 24 in Canada who is passionate about taking action to advance progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals? There’s still time to take part in Plan International Canada’s Youth Day challenge! Click here for more information.
August 19 marks World Humanitarian Day! The 2022 campaign, #ItTakesAVillage, shines a light on the thousands of volunteers, professionals and crisis-affected people who deliver urgent health care, shelter, food, protection, water and much more. In the lead up to the day, read about the efforts of Health Partners International to deliver $2.4 million in essential medicines to Ukraine.
World Water Week starts on August 23! This year’s theme, Seeing the unseen: the value of water, considers global water issues and the value of water from different perspectives – including food security, Indigenous knowledge, human rights and groundwater. View the sessions taking place during the week here.
People affected by Neglected Tropical Diseases often go unseen, living on the margins of their communities, including in their access to clean water and sanitation, health care, and economic and social opportunity. The Canadian Network for NTDs and WaterAid Canada put a spotlight on the importance of water, sanitation and hygiene access for people living with and at risk of NTDs in their joint statement in recognition of World Water. Read the full statement here. If you are a Canadian Civil Society Organization that would like to endorse this statement by August 23, 2022, you can do so here.
Critical considerations and actions for achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health in the context of universal health coverage through a primary health care approach, World Health Organization
Community Score Card – July 2022 (Videos), ICASO
Entrepreneur program helps young women in Tanzania, Cuso International
Gender and Health 50/50 Nepal: Catalyzing change for gender equality and health equity, Global Health 50/50 and the Center for Research on Environment Health and Population Activities (CREHPA)
Global Health & Gender Policy Brief: Global Fertility Rates and the Role of Infertility, Woodrow Wilson Center Maternal Health Initiative
Helping kids be kids: reducing child mortality caused by diarrhoea in Nigeria, Nutrition International
New project gives women a voice in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cuso International
The Future of Global Health is through Diversity and Dignity (podcast), TDR: For research on diseases of poverty
Traditions and Opportunities: A Toolkit for GBV Programs to Engage Community Leaders in Humanitarian Settings, International Medical Corps
Survey on sexual and gender-based Violence in the Professional Environment of International Cooperation : a Contextualized Portrait to Prevent, Raise Awareness and Take Action, Chaire Claire-Bonenfant – Femmes, Savoirs et Sociétés (Université Laval)
What a lack of breastfeeding support is costing the world, Nutrition International
Zinc Alliance for Child Health celebrates 10 years of life-saving programming (Story) and Video, Nutrition International
August 19, World Humanitarian Day
August 23-September 1, World Water Week
September 4, World Sexual Health Day
September 9, Strangers in the Night Toronto
September 13-27, 77th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 77)
September 16 and 17, Mind the Gap Summit: Strengthening Gender Diversity in the Canadian Economy
September 18, Feminist Health Conference
September 18-24, Gender Equality Week
September 19, World Humanitarian Day
September 21, International Day of Peace
September 28, International Safe Abortion Day
September 29, Women United for Food Security in Peru
September 30, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
October 11, International Day of the Girl
October 17-20, International Cooperation Futures Festival
November 14-17, International Conference on Family Planning- ICFP 2022, Pattaya City, Thailand & virtual
Advisor, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Fondation Paul Gérin-Lajoie
Bilingual Communications Manager, Crossroads International
Agent ou agente de mobilisation, Médecins du monde Canada
Chief of Staff to Co-CEO, Grand Challenges Canada
Communications Officer, Action Against Hunger Canada
Chief Executive Officer, WaterAid Canada
Executive Director, Action Canada
Executive Director, Humanity & Inclusion Canada
Information Systems & Analytics Specialist, Oxfam Canada
Manager of Fundraising Operations and Donor Services, Oxfam Canada
Personne conseillère en suivi-évaluation, redevabilité et apprentissage, La Fondation Paul Gérin-Lajoie
Project Coordinator, See Change Initiative
Project Finance Officer, Cuso International
Project Manager, International Programs, ONE DROP
Resource Development Officer, Major Gifts, Crossroads International
Manager, Community Engagement, Canadian Red Cross
Request for Proposals: Service Opportunity – Youth Mental Health, Grand Challenges Canada
Senior Environment and Climate Change Advisor, CARE Canada
Volunteer Coordinator, Health Partners International Canada
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August 18, 2022
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