On November 23, 2021, CanWaCH held its Annual General Meeting. Reflecting on a year where our members, and the global health sector as a whole, demonstrated continued resiliency in the face of adversity. We were able to draw encouragement from the sense of community and collaboration that underpins our membership, hear inspiring words from the remarkable Dr. Alaa Murabit, and reflect on lessons learned while connecting with friends, new and old, during our Coffee with CanWaCH networking sessions.
Thank you for your ongoing support over the past year. Our team eagerly anticipates all that we can do together in 2022. We would like to wish you and yours a very happy holiday season!
From defining moments to our favourite reads and podcasts, our 2020-2021 Annual Report looks at what we accomplished and how our members worked to ensure that the priorities of women, children and adolescents remain at the heart of what we do.
As we wrap up 2021 and in preparation for International Development Week 2022, the CanWaCH Impact Stories Series is an opportunity to showcase your organization’s accomplishments and impact in advancing women, children and adolescents’ health to key stakeholders and Canadians.
CanWaCH will produce an infographic demonstrating the impact of your project in both official languages and share it widely across our digital media channels.
Over the past year, CanWaCH has hosted a set of virtual Gender Equality Training sessions to build the confidence and capacity of the CanWaCH membership in the application of gender transformative programming in women, adolescent and children’s health.
CanWaCH is thrilled to announce that the seventh offering of this virtual training will be held in English between February 14 – March 11, 2022. To learn more and for further registration details, please contact Erica Fotheringham. Please note that space is limited to a maximum of 25 participants per session.
Are you interested in expanding your skills as an expert gender equality trainer in the global cooperation sector? Would you like to have access to a supportive network of fellow gender equality leaders as you deepen your knowledge?
In Spring 2022, CanWaCH will host our first-ever facilitation training workshop, focused on strengthening the sector’s gender equality capacity. Selected individuals will be trained in delivering CanWaCH’s virtual gender equality modules and have access to one-on-one feedback to bolster their skills as a workshop facilitator.
The Nutrition for Growth Summit took place on December 7-8, bringing together governments, business, multilaterals, donors, and other development partners to make data-driven financial, policy, programmatic, and impact commitments to end malnutrition in all its forms.
The Speech from the Throne opens a new session of Parliament and signals the Government’s priorities and intentions for the upcoming legislative session as well as for the next budget cycle.
Family planning is part of a comprehensive package of sexual and reproductive health and rights services that are more essential now than ever before in countries where health systems are weak or strained. A new report by the Guttmacher Institute documents the impacts of Canada’s ongoing commitments. Read it here.
Canada’s International Cooperation Sector Celebrates Ambitious Speech from the Throne, CanWaCH and Cooperation Canada
Confidence, strength grow with greater access to education, Cuso International
Cuso International resumes global volunteer-sending program, Cuso International
ChildVoice: 2021 Annual Report, Children Believe
Ciella’s Journey to Sight [Video], Seva Canada
Enabling innovation through a global pandemic: 2020-2021 Annual Report, Grand Challenges Canada
Tanzania’s Ubongo wins Grand Challenges Canada’s Rotman Innovation of the Year Award, Grand Challenges Canada
Using innovative solutions to bring healthcare to patients in rural Kenya, Health Partners International of Canada
Researching the role of gender in vitamin A supplementation programs, Nutrition International
Elevating women’s voices in times of water crisis, One Drop Foundation
The story of Pascaline, One Drop Foundation
Our 2021 Eye Health Heroes, Operation Eyesight
December 9, Democracy for Human Rights through CEDAW
December 10, CREA Alumni Talks: Bring People In
December 13, The Canadian Launch of the GlobalChild Platform
December 16, ENRICH Impact Event
December 18, International Migrants Day
December 20, Human Solidarity Day
January 11, International Day of Women and Girls in Science
CanWaCH, Canadian Collaborative for Global Health: 2021 Request for Proposals, International
Aga Khan Foundation Canada, International Youth Fellowship program, International
International Service for Human Rights, ISHR Training for Human Rights Defenders, International
Feminists Deliver, Program Coordinator, Canada
Partners In Health Canada, Manager, Annual Giving and Engagement, Canada
MCW Global, Young Leaders Conference – North America, Canada and the USA
Save the Children Canada, Senior Program Finance Manager, Consortium portfolio, Canada
Have an opportunity that you would like to share with us? Please contact us at [email protected].
December 9, 2021
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