CanWaCH Newsletter: April 2024

Presenting the Healthy World Conference program!

Our flagship event, the Healthy World Conference: Dialogues on Health, Gender & Climate Resilience takes place next month! Our full program features sessions on climate and reproductive rights, global partnerships and multilateral collaboration, youth and children’s perspectives on climate and health equity, the implications of AI on global health challenges and the leadership of Indigenous women in fostering climate resilience. 

Held from May 14 to 15 on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehà:ka Nation, also known as Montréal, Quebec, the conference will be delivered in a variety of formats, including curated discussions, fireside chats and workshops. 

Joining us in person? Be sure to book your accommodation by April 21!

Canadian aid sector welcomes Budget boost for humanitarian needs

A coalition of over 100 NGOs representing a wide-range of development, humanitarian, environmental and advocacy groups welcomed new funding for humanitarian programs committed as part of Federal Budget 2024. Read the sector response here.  

Last chance to fill out CanWaCH’s Member Engagement Survey

Our member engagement survey (MES) closes on Sunday, April 21. Please check your inbox for an email sent on April 9 with the subject line “Member Engagement Survey: Last chance to submit your feedback”. Your input is vital in shaping our collective trajectory and we appreciate the feedback you are able to provide. If you would like to provide feedback but have yet to receive a survey please let us know!

Call for submissions: Canadian Association of Midwives podcast series

The Canadian Association of Midwives is actively seeking talented contributors to craft and share personal essays for an upcoming podcast series! Produced during the spring of 2024, the series delves into crucial discussions on sexual and reproductive health and rights, in both Canada and the Global South. To learn more and make a submission, please visit this webpage.

Youth opportunity: World Vision Canada Youth Vision Summit 

Hosted by World Vision Canada and its Youth Council on May 11, the Youth Vision Summit brings together youth who are 14 to 24 years old and want to take their passion for social justice to the next level. A free hybrid conference, it offers an opportunity to upgrade your advocacy skills and join the global conversation on amplifying youth voices to drive global change. 

Presenting At a Glance: Your quick guide to Instagram Reels

In the latest edition of our At a Glance series, you’ll learn how to make the most of Instagram Reels, a user-friendly way to connect with larger audiences through short videos. This unique feature helps make content creation seamless and fun while making the most of your video library. 

Out now: Risk Appetite Hackathon report

In June 2023, Global Affairs Canada (GAC) hosted its first Risk Appetite Hackathon held in support of the department’s Grants and Contributions Transformation Initiative (GCTI). The event took place over nine days and included over 350 participants from Canadian and international civil society organizations, local partner organizations, think tanks and the private sector. 

Calling all CanWaCH members and partners: Take part in our first data drive of 2024

Our spring data drive to update our Project Explorer is underway! We call on partners to share data that is either missing or incomplete on development and humanitarian initiatives. This includes results data and disaggregated population data. Project information can be shared through the online user portal or by filling out this Excel template and sending it to us at [email protected]

Looking for tips and resources to help you get started? Check out our user portal tutorial and user guide! For more information, please contact Imaeyen Okon.

News, resources and publications   

As chaos descends on Haiti, Canada’s values are being tested (op-ed), Julia Anderson, CanWaCH CEO & Mark Bredner, Partners in Health National Director, the Montreal Gazette

Canada’s Federal Government Pledges to Launch a National School Food Program, Canadian Feed the Children 

Child Marriage Roundtable – Key Takeaways, World VIsion Canada

Continuing Care Amid Crisis, PIH Canada

Earth Day Every Day: Celebrating Earth Day’s Impact on Climate Advocacy, Canadian Feed the Children 

Engaging Community Health Workers (CHWs) in Africa: Lessons from the Canadian Red Cross supported programs, Canadian Red Cross (CRC)

Implementing community-based health program in conflict settings: documenting experiences from the

Central African Republic and South Sudan, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Canadian Red Cross (CRC)

Nigeria: Program helps women build skills to start their own business, Cuso International

Supporting Premature Babies: Lebanon, Health Partners International Canada

World TB Day: Mots’elisi’s Story, PIH Canada

Upcoming events

International moment highlight: World Immunization Week takes place from April 24 to 30! This year’s theme, Humanly Possible: Saving lives through immunization, recognizes 50 years of the expanded program on immunization and the collective efforts to save and improve lives from vaccine-preventable diseases. It also calls for continued action to reverse pandemic-related setbacks and protect the next generations.

April 18, Adaptation to climate change-driven infectious disease risks in Canada

April 21, Celebrating gender and malaria successes and heroes panel discussion

April 21, Deadline to register for the 9th Annual Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI Forum)

April 24, Global Immunization: The emerging threat of diseases like measles and the need to reach every child

May 11, Youth Vision Summit 2024

May 14-15, Healthy World Conference: Dialogues on Health, Gender & Climate Resilience

May 28, Menstrual Hygiene Day

Jobs and opportunities  

The 5th congress of the Mukwege International Chair (5CCIM), Université de Montréal. Application deadline: April 19

Policy and Advocacy Officer, Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights. Application deadline: April 21

Manager, Global Program Partnerships, Right to Play International. Application deadline: April 21

Analyste financier.ère de projets internationaux, Médecins de Monde. Application deadline: April 22

Sr Officer, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL), Canadian Feed The Children. Application deadline: April 26

Request for Proposal: Data Analysis and Report Writing, World Vision Canada. Application deadline: April 30

CNNTD Award for Outstanding Canadian NTD Research Paper 2024, CNNTD. Application deadline: April 30

Fundraising Advisor – Honduras (Spanish), Cuso International. Application deadline: April 30

Registration Open: 2024 McGill Summer Institutes in Global Health program, McGill. Application Deadline: May 3

Young Director – Rise on Boards, Fora: Network for Change. Application deadline: May 5

Board Director, Operation Eyesight Canada. Application deadline: May 15

Digital Officer, Humanity & Inclusion. Application deadline: May 24

Gender Advisor – Honduras (Spanish), Cuso International. Application deadline: July 15

Gender Advisor – Caribbean, Cuso International. Application deadline: July 15

Gender Policy Advisor – Columbia, Cuso International. Application deadline: July 15

Partnership Manager, NRP, Save the Children. Application deadline: Open until filled

Bilingual Senior Program Manager, Save the Children. Application deadline: Open until filled

Senior Manager, Strategic Partnership Development, One Drop. Application deadline: Open until filled

Project Manager, Indigenous Water Allyship (IWA) Program, One Drop. Application deadline: Open until filled

Public Relations Advisor – Ethiopia, Cuso International. Application deadline: Open until filled

Senior Advisor, Climate Justice, Save the Children. Application deadline: Open until filled

Have an opportunity that you would like to share with us? Please contact us at [email protected].

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