February 2024 Newsletter

Last Chance to Register: Calgary and Toronto CanWaCH Dialogues

Our 2024 dialogues begin next week in Calgary! Join us for a screening of Dan Pallotta’s UnCharitable documentary followed by an evening of casual discussion and networking with colleagues from across the CanWaCH membership and international cooperation sector. 

Register for free below:

Early bird pricing ends soon! Healthy World Conference: Dialogues on Health, Gender & Climate Resilience

The Healthy World Conference will take an interactive and dialogue-forward approach to unpack the interconnected nature of health, gender and climate resilience. Held from May 14 to 15 on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehà:ka Nation, also known as Montréal, Quebec, we will bring together key actors and thought leaders to critically examine how climate, health and gender transformative actions can be more effectively integrated into our work. 

Book your spot today! Early bird pricing ends March 15, 2024. 

Joining us at the conference? Join our LinkedIn event and share it with your networks! 

International Development Week: In Review

Congratulations to all involved and engaged in last week’s International Development Week activities! CanWaCH was pleased to partner with Bigger Than Our Borders, Cooperation Canada, ONE and Results Canada for a vibrant evening reception hosted by the parliamentary Global Cooperation Caucus. Prior to the reception, our CEO Julia Andersion spoke to the caucus, stressing the need for Canada to demonstrate steady and focused leadership and build upon Canada’s commitments across successive governments to advancing the health and rights of women and children globally. 

To mark the end of the week, CanWaCH spent an evening at the launch of “Through My Eyes: Art for Development”, an art exhibition showcasing unique perspectives of how the Sustainable Development Goals impact communities all over the world. The exhibition will be travelling across Canada so be sure to keep up with WUSC to find out when it’s in your area. Based in Toronto? Meet artists from Malawi and participate in a hands-on art night, today, February 15! 

Over 100 organizations come together ahead of Budget 2024

Canada’s leading international cooperation agencies are united in their call for Canada to deliver on new investments on international assistance and lead the charge in shaping a more secure world. Read the Open Letter to the Prime Minister here

Applications now open: 2024 Global Health Impact Summit 2024 

CanWaCH will host its 2024 Global Health Impact Summit on May 13 in Montréal, Quebec. Through this highly practical event, attendees will explore the tools, methodologies, and indicators required to effectively measure the multifaceted impacts of climate-related challenges on the health and rights of communities in crisis – particularly women and girls. The deadline for submissions is March 11. Public registration will not be available for this event.

Fill out our survey: Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68)

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68) will take place from March 11 to 22 in New York City. Are you attending or planning an in-person or virtual side event? If so, we want to know! Please fill out this survey so we can connect with you and inform you of future plans. 

Event spotlight: Uprooting Anti-Blackness – Why it Matters

On February 21, the Anti-Racist Cooperation (ARC) Hub, a dedicated coordination secretariat and a resource centre for the sector, will be hosting a session on uprooting anti-blackness. The session will help demystify anti-black racism and colorism and will provide steps to help us intentionally disrupt them in our work. Check out the ARC calendar for more events marking and celebrating Black History Month.

Presenting At a Glance: Your quick guide to ChatGPT Prompts

ChatGPT, powered by OpenAI, is a large language model adept at responding to a variety of prompts. The latest edition of our At a Glance Series shares tips and tricks to help you create and refine your prompts!

A warm welcome to the newest CanWaCH members

We’re thrilled to welcome Fòs Feminista Canada and Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) to the CanWaCH membership!  

Since 2002, JHR has worked in over 29 countries around the world to train and engage local journalists, media outlets, civil society organizations and other relevant stakeholders to strengthen and improve human rights coverage in local contexts.

Fòs Feminista is an intersectional feminist organization centered around the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women, girls and gender-diverse people. Together with local partners across the globe, the organization engages in health care, education and advocacy.

News, Resources and Publications  

In an unstable world, Canada’s steady hand could cement its legacy (op-ed), Julia Anderson, CanWaCH CEO, The Hill Times 

Unpack the interconnection of health, gender and climate resilience at the CanWaCH Healthy World Conference, CanWaCH

We must #ReachEveryChild in 2024, Results Canada, via Write to Thrive

Addressing Harmful Traditional Practices Against Women and Girls: Ethiopia, Health Partners International Canada (HPIC)

Championing African Entrepreneurs this Black History Month, Canadian Feed The Children

Entrepreneur program in Tanzania helps woman create thriving wine business, Cuso International

Nutrition and the Sustainable Development Goals: The Driving Force for Change, Canadian Feed The Children

Refugee Teachers: An Overlooked Resource for Peace, World Vision Canada

Where CFTC Works and Why: Helping Children Where It’s Needed Most, Canadian Feed The Children

Interested in submitting a blog to Write to Thrive? Visit CanWaCH.ca/stories!

Upcoming Events 

February 20, World Day of Social Justice

February 20, CanWaCH Dialogues: Calgary

February 22, EmpowerU – A Human Trafficking Knowledge Sharing Event

February 26, CanWaCH Dialogues: Toronto

February 27, World NGO Day

February 27, Speak up: Youth voices for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights around the world

March 7 – 10, Global Health Without Borders: Acting for Impact

April 11, 6th Annual Global Health Conference

Jobs and Opportunities  

Transformative Safeguarding course, United Edge. Application deadline: February 15

Inter-Council Network Research – Survey, Atlantic Council for International Cooperation. Application deadline: February 16

Donor Relations and Marketing Coordinator, Seva Canada.  Application deadline: February 16

Marketing and Communications Advisor – Colombia, Cuso International. Application deadline: February 29

Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor – Nigeria, Cuso International. Application deadline: February 29

Business Development and Knowledge Management Advisor – Ethiopia, Cuso International. Application deadline: February 29

Direction des finances et de l’administration, Santé Monde. Application deadline: February 29

Request for Partnership: Public Engagement Events, CanWaCH. Application deadline: February 29

Volunteer Board Member, Canadian Feed The Children. Application deadline: March 4

Submission of interest: Global Health Impact Summit 2024, CanWaCH. Application deadline: March 11

Global Partnerships Manager – Canada Office, Children Believe. Application deadline: March 15

Senior Development Officer, Partners in Health Canada. Application deadline: March 31

Director of Philanthropy, Amref Health Africa in Canada. Application deadline: March 31

Knowledge Translation Program – Courses & Workshops, KT Canada and Dalhousie University. Application deadline: April 2

Student and Young Professionals Ambassador for the Canadian Network for NTDs, March 31

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

Gender Advisor – St. Lucia, Cuso International. Application deadline: April 30 

Public Relations Advisor – Ethiopia, Cuso International. Application deadline: April 30

CNNTD AWARD for Outstanding Canadian NTD Research Paper, April 30

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

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

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