January 2022 Newsletter

International Development Week 2022: #GoForTheGoals 

International Development Week (IDW) 2022 will take place from February 6 to 12! This year’s  #GoForTheGoals theme calls Canadians to support the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) throughout the year. The week will focus on five subthemes: Gender equality (Monday), Health (Tuesday), Economic Resilience (Wednesday), Education (Thursday) and Climate Action (Friday). Check out events by visiting the CanWaCH events calendar

Don’t miss this key opportunity to showcase your organization’s accomplishments and impact by sharing your work through our CanWaCH Impact Series. Join the conversation by using the #GoForTheGoals and #IDW2022 hashtags across social media.

Hosting an IDW event or looking to amplify your work on CanWaCH channels? E-mail CanWaCH’s Communications Assistant, Biko Mwalagho.

Gender Transformative Programming in Health: Experiences in Engaging Men and Faith Leaders

Join CanWaCH’s Gender Equality Working Group on Monday, February 7 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST to dive into approaches focused on engaging men/boys and faith/traditional leaders as critical actors in transforming gender norms and promoting positive masculinity.

Speakers from Plan International Canada, World Renew and World Vision Canada will share case studies demonstrating lessons learned and best practices. There will also be time for Q&A at the end. Please note that due to the interactive nature of this session it will only take place in English.

A New Look to Recognize Canada’s International Assistance

The Government of Canada has issued new visual identity guidelines for international assistance projects, including those delivered by CanWaCH Members in partnership with Global Affairs Canada (GAC). Among the graphic options is a new Canada Aid | Aide logo. The new guidelines and directions on how to apply them to recognize your GAC partnerships are available here. If you have any questions, please contact Global Affairs Canada via email.

Registration Open for CanWaCH’s Gender Equality Training

CanWaCH is thrilled to announce the seventh offering of our virtual Gender Equality Training sessions! Designed to build the confidence and capacity of the CanWaCH membership in the application of gender transformative programming in women, adolescent and children’s health, sessions will be held throughout February and March 2022. View the training agenda here.

For the registration details, please contact Erica Fotheringham. Please note that space is limited to 25 participants per session. All sessions will be held in English. 

Become a Gender Equality Training facilitator!

In Spring 2022, CanWaCH is hosting  our first-ever facilitation training workshop, focused on strengthening sector capacity in gender equality. Through this program, participants will familiarize themselves with CanWaCH’s premiere virtual training material and benefit from one-on-one feedback to bolster their facilitation skills. 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please fill out this google form! If you have any questions, please contact Erica Fotheringham.

Contribute to the Equal Future Network’s GBA+ Assessment 

Are you a member of the Equal Futures Network? We want to hear from you! The Equal Futures Network, a CanWaCH initiative, is currently undergoing a Gender Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) Assessment to better understand the experiences of its members and fulfill its commitments to advancing gender equality from an inclusive, rights-based and feminist framework.

If you are a member, please fill out this quick survey to contribute to our GBA+ assessment. This survey will remain open until January 31, 2022. 

Canadian Collaborative for Global Health Request for Proposals: Apply by January 31

Check out a recording of the Canadian Collaborative for Global Health Information Session ahead of the fast approaching January 31 deadline for the Request for Proposals!

Member Spotlight: Canadian Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases

January 30 marks the third annual World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Day. A group of 20 illnesses that occur primarily in tropical and subtropical regions, NTDs impact approximately 1.6 billion people in 149 countries around the world. Click here to see how the Canadian Network for NTDs aims to address NTDs by bringing together Canadian individuals and organizations. Learn more about NTDs and their effect on global health by watching this video.

News and Resources 

9 examples of effective technical assistance for nutrition, Nutrition International 

Anthropologies of Global Maternal and Reproductive Health, Part of the Global Maternal and Child Health book series

Cross-Border Impact Ventures launches new impact fund with commitments of US$30 million, Grand Challenges Canada

Highlights from the InPATH Project in Malawi, One Drop Foundation 

Inequality Kills: Action Needed To Combat Inequality In The Wake Of COVID-19, Oxfam Canada

Ky’okusinga Kirunga to join Amref Health Africa in Canada as Executive Director, Amref Health Africa in Canada

Myanmar: Let’s make 2022 the year in which the trend of growing violence and impunity is finally reversed, Save the Children Canada 

Nutrition International applauds the Government of Sindh, Pakistan for its new mandatory food fortification law, Nutrition International 

Nutrition International welcomes Canada’s new global nutrition investments, Nutrition International 

One Drop Foundation’s 2021 Year in Review, One Drop Foundation

Year in Review – Discover how midwives and nurses save lives in Haiti, Somalia and South Sudan, Canadian Association of Midwives


January 24, International Day of Education

January 24-27, Nutrition Financing Week

January 25, Grant Writing 101: Introduction to Grant Writing for Not-for-Profits

January 30, World NTD Day

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

February 6-12, International Development Week 

February 7, Gender Transformative Programming in Health: Experiences in Engaging Men and Faith Leaders

February 9, Virtual panel: Irregular migration in Central America and Mexico

May 17-19, Peace: Beyond the absence of war (Deadline to submit an application is January 28, 2022)

Jobs and Opportunities

CanWaCH, Canadian Collaborative for Global Health: 2021 Request for Proposals, International

CanWaCH, Manager of Development and Engagement, Canada

CanWaCH, Senior Policy Advisor, Canada

Aga Khan Foundation Canada, Become an International Youth Fellow, International

Cooperation Canada, Accounting Officer, Canada

Children Believe, Digital Community Coordinator, Canada

Children Believe, Director, Digital & Community Engagement, Canada

Crossroads International, Volunteer Mobilization Officer, Canada

Health Partners International of Canada, Program Development Coordinator, Canada

Oxfam Canada, Planned Giving Specialist, Canada

Partners In Health Canada, Director of Development and Communications, Canada

Partners In Health Canada, Manager, Annual Giving and Engagement, Canada

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


January 19, 2022