January 2021 Newsletter

Global Health Impact Exchange program now available 

From unique learning opportunities to musical performances from around the globe, the Global Health Impact Exchange (GHI-X) promises to deliver three days of innovative programming to inspire and inform the next era of Canadian leadership in global health.

Highlights include:

→ A conversation and musical performance by Jully Black, Canada’s Queen of R&B
→ A sneak peek at the soon-to-be-released film, Pressure Baby
→ Perspectives on leadership by innovation and collaboration advocate Juliette Powell
→ Games, activities and programming for  students and educators
→ Exclusive knowledge exchange opportunities from across the global health sector, including in the areas of gender transformative programming, nutrition, innovative partnerships, engaging Canadians and more! 

Discover the full program and register today

It’s time to showcase Canadian impact in global health! 

As we enter a new funding cycle in global health amid resourcing challenges associated with COVID-19, the CanWaCH Impact Stories Series is a timely initiative to showcase your organization’s accomplishments and impact in MNCH and SRHR to decision-makers and the public. CanWaCH will produce an infographic for your impact story in both official languages and share it widely across our digital media channels. Submit your impact story today!

International Development Week takes place from February 7 – 13

International Development Week (IDW) takes place during the first week of February each year to engage Canadians on global issues.This year’s theme is “Go for the Goals,” with a focus on gender equality, health and climate change. Explore our Events Calendar to see how you can get involved, and share how you plan to mark International Development Week with us here.

CanWaCH’s Gender Equality Training – new sessions announced!

CanWaCH is thrilled to announce two upcoming sessions of our virtual gender equality training, taking place in February and March! Over the past year, CanWaCH has developed a set of Gender Equality Training Modules to build the confidence and capacity of CanWaCH members in the application of gender transformative programming in women, adolescent and children’s health. The seven-week program consists of three core modules with a broad project cycle approach and will enable participants to cascade the training within their own organizations. English training will take place February 17th and 26th. French training will take place February 17th and March 3rd. To learn more and to register, please contact Erica Fotheringham. Spaces will be limited to 25 participants per session.

Guidance on eligibility of COVID-19 potential costs

Global Affairs Canada has released new guidelines for COVID-19 measures related to volunteers in response to the impacts of the pandemic on the delivery of international development assistance projects. See them here.

Articles & Publications

10 global health issues to track in 2021, World Health Organization 

Global Affairs Canada’s new COVID-19 flexible measures related to volunteers, Global Affairs Canada

Video on the Monument to Canadian Aid Workers, a HealthBridge Canada initiative, Minister Karina Gould

The importance of increasing access to high-quality health data, The Forum Network

Youth-Friendly Centers Provide Safe Space for Reproductive Health Care Services in Liberia, Partners in Health Canada

Turning Adversity into Advocacy Following At-Risk Pregnancy, Partners in Health Canada

Ontario Council for International Cooperation’s ‘Tapestry 2030’ Podcast Series Trailer

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy is dangerous, but for the Black global community it is rooted in medical racism and violence, ThriveHire

The 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2020, Care Canada

Nutrition International pledges to transform the lives of one billion people with improved nutrition, Nutrition International

Upcoming Events

January 21, Canada’s Foreign Aid Sector: The Impact of the Pandemic

January 24, International Day of Education

January 25, Launch of Lancet Series on Women’s & Children’s Health in Conflict Settings

January 25, Careers in International Development Panel

January 27-28, Global Health Practitioner Conference: Prioritizing Child & Adolescent Health in the New Decade

January 27, Women Leaders During the COVID-19 Pandemic

January 29, Improve your digital learning solutions: Upcoming virtual training

February 1, Global Perspectives, Local Action: The SDGs and YOUth

February 6, International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

February 6, Global Perspectives, Local Action: Community Asset SDG Hackathons

February 7 – February 13, International Development Week

February 8 – 10, Global Health Impact Exchange

February 9, Breakout!!! with the SDGs

February 10, Top 30 Under 30 Celebration

February 11, International Day of Women and Girls in Science

February 20, World Day of Social Justice

Add your event to our Events Calendar

Jobs & Opportunities

Calling all healthcare professionals: Improve your French skills and better serve Francophone patients in their first language with RésoSanté Colombie-Britannique’s Café de Paris program, a free online French language support service! 

Bilingual Donor Engagement Officer, UNICEF Canada

Senior Digital Communications Specialist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Manager, Public Engagement, World University Service of Canada

Technical Advisor, Global Health, Effect:Hope

Indigenous Midwifery Education Lead (IME Lead), The National Aboriginal Council of Midwives’ (NACM)

Call for new members, Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Campaign Director, Cooperation Canada

Youth Champions Program, Inter-Council Network (ICN)

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


January 21, 2021