November 2020 Newsletter

Foreign Policy By Canadians

An innovative new approach to identifying Canadian foreign policy perspectives for the coming decade launched on Monday, November 9th with an inaugural conference. A joint initiative by the Canadian International Council (CIC), the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) and Global Canada, Foreign Policy By Canadians brings together people with different experiences and perspectives to learn, question, debate and arrive at better foreign policy that is guided by what is important to Canadians. 

Monday’s kick-off event featured an expert panel on global public health moderated by CanWaCH CEO, Julia Anderson. The day also included a panel on strategic questions around Canada’s global engagement moderated by Global Canada’s Robert Greenhill and featuring Official Opposition Foreign Affairs Critic, Member of Parliament Michael Chong, as well as a keynote address by Minister of International Development Karina Gould. Learn more here.

We hope to see you at our Annual General Meeting!

The CanWaCH 2020 virtual AGM is swiftly approaching on November 24 and we would love to see you there. Join us and hear remarks from Dr. Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, and André Picard, award-winning journalist as we focus on Canada’s collective response to current global public health issues. Register to attend virtually here. If the voting representative for your organization has not received their voting information, please contact [email protected].

Save the NEW date: Global Health Impact Exchange!

We are excited to announce the re-imagined Global Health Impact Exchange (GHI-X), CanWaCH’s annual flagship event that was postponed from its original April 2020 date due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Appropriately, as we adapt to new realities and ways of working, the themes for this event are: Innovation. Creativity. Diversity. So get ready for a very unique and dynamic program and format!

CanWaCH’s Gender Equality Training to launch in December 2020!

CanWaCH is thrilled to announce the first offering of our virtual gender equality training, taking place in December 2020! Over the past year, CanWaCH has been developing a set of Gender Equality Training Modules to build the confidence and capacity of the CanWaCH membership in the application of gender transformative programming in women, adolescent and children’s health. Following a “Train the Trainer” design, the program consists of three core modules with a broad project cycle approach and will enable participants to cascade the training within their own organizations. Subsequent sessions will be held in early 2021, including a French session in February 2021. To learn more and for the December registration details, please contact Erica Fotheringham. Spaces will be limited to 25 participants per session. 

Member Spotlight: Horizons of Friendship

Making Connections: Insights on Engaging the Public in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Built on four years of enriching public engagement initiatives that involved thousands of people across Canada, this landmark resource from Horizons of Friendship dives into how we can create more meaningful understandings and vital discussions around the health of women and children around the world. Download it here.

Data Matters

Coming Soon: The 2020 Global Health Impact Report 

Building on our landmark 2019 Global Health Impact Report, the 2020 report will feature richer data and member stories to illustrate our collective Canadian impact in global health and gender equality. This year, we will dive deeper into our local leadership globally, as well as offer critical reflections and actions. Stay informed on the report launch by subscribing to our Data for Impact Bulletin!

Articles & Publications

Projet BECEYA : Une aventure mémorable, Centre de coopération internationale en santé et développement

Understanding the Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on the Canadian Humanitarian and Development Sector: A Presentation of Research Findings, The Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (CAIDP)

A Conversation with Sierra Leone, Partners in Health Canada

Beijing+25: where are we now, and where do we go next?, World Health Organization 

Bringing nutrition, food security, and governance together: Canada-supported project makes a difference in some of Senegal’s most vulnerable communities, Nutrition International

The women who risk their lives to deliver Pakistan’s polio vaccines, The Guardian

HI provides 500 people with psychological “first aid”, Humanity & Inclusion

Improving equitable access: why an intellectual property waiver for COVID-19 products and technologies deserves global support, Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research and the Canadian Society for International Health

2020 Annual Report, Children Believe

COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker, United Nations Development Programme

Progress toward gender balance in peacekeeping in ‘peril,’ committee told, CBC

#StoptheSetback: CanWaCH’s Commitments to Gender Equality in the Workplace, CanWaCH

Infographic: Rapid Assessment of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdown measures on children, adolescents and mothers in Son La, Vietnam, HealthBridge Foundation of Canada

Improving global adolescent nutrition can’t wait, Nutrition International 

National survey reveals vital need for COVID-19 relief support beyond Canadian border, Children Believe

Upcoming Events

November 12, World Pneumonia Day, Global

November 14, World Diabetes Day, Global

November 14 – 15, Results Canada’s National Conference, Virtual 

November 17, The Global Leadership Series: Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Children and Adolescents in the Context of COVID-19, Virtual

November 17, World Prematurity Day, Global

November 18, MSI 2030: Your Body, Your Choice, Your Future, Virtual

November 18 – 24, World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, Global

November 19, World Toilet Day, Global

November 20, World Children’s Day, Global

November 24, CanWaCH Annual General Meeting, Virtual

November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Global

December 1, International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Global

December 1, World AIDS Day, Global

December 3, Webinar: The power of volunteers, Virtual

December 5, International Volunteer Day, Global

December 10, Human Rights Day, Global

December 12, International Universal Health Coverage Day, Global

Add your event to the More Canada Events Calendar

Jobs & Opportunities

Deputy Director, Programs and Operations, Cooperation Canada

Gender Equality and Sustainable Development Program Coordinator, Alberta Council for Global Cooperation, Edmonton AB

Manager, Major Gifts And Legacy Giving, CUSO International, Ottawa ON

International Advocacy Specialist, UNICEF Canada, Ottawa or Toronto ON

Program Officer, Stars in Global Health, Grand Challenges Canada, Toronto ON 

Safeguarding Officer, Action Against Hunger, Toronto ON

Gender Advisor, Action Against Hunger, Toronto ON

Safeguarding Officer, Action Against Hunger, Toronto ON

Project Management Advisor, Action Against Hunger, Toronto ON

Marketing and Communications Manager, Health Partners International of Canada (HPIC), Oakville or Montreal

Education Assistant (Volunteer), CUSO International, Fort Resolution NWT

Creating Hope in Conflict: a Humanitarian Grand Challenge, Grand Challenges Canada, Toronto ON 

Beijing +25 Advocacy Grants Program, Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights

Senior Development Officer, Partners in Health Canada

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


November 12, 2020