February 2020 Newsletter

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Register now! Global Health Impact Expo + Exchange 

An event like no other! Join us on April 28-29, 2020 in Ottawa for the Global Health Impact Expo + Exchange, brought to you by the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) in partnership with Plan International Canada, World Vision Canada, and Global Affairs Canada. Register today!

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Nominations Open! 2020 CanWaCH Awards 

CanWaCH is proud to present its third annual Awards for Canadian Excellence in Global Health and Gender Equality. These prestigious honours will be bestowed upon individuals and organizations who have demonstrated significant contribution towards Canada’s advancement of global health and gender equality in the following seven categories: Leadership, Gender Equality, Measuring Impact, Rising Star, Savvy Communicator, Private Sector Excellence, and Partnership. Nominate someone today! 

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That’s a wrap on International Development Week 2020!

Thank you to everyone who attended our IDW reception with the Canadian Council for International Cooperation in Ottawa (CCIC) on Thursday, February 6th! Check out photos from the event on the CanWaCH Facebook page

This year’s theme “#GoForTheGoals” which refers to the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, illustrates the idea of moving forward in a collaborative and positive way toward a better world. The global health sector is working together through the Lead On Canada campaign to share the impact of Canadians working in international development, global health and gender equality around the world every day. Our work doesn’t stop with the end of IDW, join us by sharing your story with #LeadOnCanada on social media! 

Have your say: CanWaCH Strategic Planning 2020 – 2025

CanWaCH is seeking your opinion and advice as we work towards the development of our strategic priorities from 2020-2025. To provide feedback on the draft Strategic Plan or to learn more, click here.

CanWaCH’s First Data Drive of 2020!  

This week, we are launching the first data drive of the year to update our Project Explorer

This time, we are making it easy for you and are only asking for one specific item: your population data. This will help us understand who is being targeted in Canadian projects and the reach of your work around the world. Spread the word to share project information in time for the Global Health Impact Expo + Exchange!  

Project information can be submitted at any time throughout the year. There are three options for adding data to the Project Explorer:

  1. The Member Portal: log into your member account and go to Manage Projects to add and/or update your information.

  2. The ProX webform: fill out all relevant fields and hit send!

  3. The ProX Excel template: fill out all relevant fields and send it to us 

If you have any questions, please contact Mélody Tondeur, Manager of Metrics for support.

Webinar: How to scale-up as an SMO 

Join CanWaCH, Horizons of Friendship, Ethiopiaid and the Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) on April 2nd from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST as we cover past experiences of small-medium organizations (SMOs) scaling up their operations and explore lessons learned and best practices to help other organizations navigate this complicated process. This interactive lunchtime session will include an hour of educational presentations and an additional half-hour of open discussion. Register today!

Beijing +25: Interactive Webinar Series

Stay updated and informed on the key events and milestones taking place this year in honour of the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action with our Beijing +25 webinar series. Each hour-long session will take place before a key event and will be facilitated by an expert who will provide an overview of Beijing+25 and opportunities for collaboration and engagement. Our first session will be held on March 3, 2020, from 12:00 PM – 1:00 pm EST, in the lead up to the 64th Commission on the Status of Women. Register today!


Female Genital Mutilation costs $1.4 billion annually: UN health agency, UN News 

Gambia’s laboring farmers show why premature births may boom in a warmer world, National Post 

What’s gender equality got to do with it?, CanWaCH 

It’s all connected: Mata, Fahima and the Global Goals, CanWaCH 

People Fixing the World: Fighting depression together (audio), BBC 

Committed to Strengthening Health Systems Globally, CSIH 

Celebrating Women in Science, Action Against Hunger Canada 

Can we achieve health for all women, children, and adolescents by 2030?, The Partnership for Maternal, Child and Newborn Health (PMNCH) 

Opinion: Women deliver global health — why are men still leading it?, Devex 


February 20-22nd, Innovation and Equity: The Foundation to Quality Perinatal Care in 2020, Vancouver 

February 27th, Public Health Career Panel, Toronto 

February 28th, John R. Evans Lectureship in Global Health, Toronto 

March 3rd, Educator Webinar: Sexual & Gender-Based Violence and IHL, Online 

March 6-7th, International Women’s Day Conference 2020, Guelph 

March 7th, 6th Annual CCGHR Student-Led Global Health Forum, Waterloo 

March 8th, International Women’s Day, Global 

March 9-20th, UN Commission on the Status of Women, New York City 

March 21-24th, Oxfam Summit and Day of Action, Ottawa 

March 22nd, World Water Day, Global 

March 24th, World TB Day, Global 

April 3rd, Racialized Maternal Health Conference, Toronto 

April 7th, World Health Day, Global 

April 22-25th, The 9th International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD, Vancouver 

April 24-26th, Pegasus Conference: Migration, Climate Change, Sustainable Development, Waterloo 

April 25th, World Malaria Day, Global 

April 28-29th, Global Health Impact Expo + Exchange, Ottawa 

April 28-30th, Public Health 2020, Winnipeg 

May 2-4th, RESULTS Canada National Conference 2020, Ottawa 

May 21-23rd, Indigenous Health Conference, Niagara Falls 

May 28th, Menstrual Hygiene Day, Global 

June 1-12th, 6th McGill Summer Institute in Infectious Diseases and Global Health, Montreal 

June 2-4th, Towards 2030: Challenging ‘Development’ to Bridge Extremes in an Age of Polarization, London 

June 21-25th, Midwives of the World: Delivering the Future, Indonesia 

Add your event to the More Canada Events Calendar.


RESULTS Canada, Parliamentary Affairs Manager (1year term), Ottawa

Grand Challenges Canada, Public sector scaling support for maternal, newborn and child health innovators in LMICs,  

Grand Challenges Canada, Venture Advisor to Facilitate Public Sector Scaling of Innovations

Grand Challenges Canada, Indigenous Communications Summer Student, Toronto 

Grand Challenges Canada, IT Summer Student, Toronto 

SPUR Change, Youth Championship Program, Canada 

Women Deliver, Young Leader Class of 2020, Global 

Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights, Executive Coordinator, Ottawa 

EWB Canada, Development Associate, Toronto 

World University Service of Canada (WUSC), Project Director, INVEST, Ghana  

Canadian Feed the Children, Administrative Assistant, Toronto 


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