January 2023 Newsletter

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2023! This month’s edition shares registration information for exciting in-person events and our virtual gender equality training, news you may have missed over the holidays and our new short analysis on 11 sexual and reproductive health projects.

CanWaCH is coming to a city near you this spring! 

CanWaCH is happy to share that we will be coming to a city near you as a part of our CanWaCH Dialogues in spring 2023! Our members and partners have shared that in-person dialogues offer tremendous value in driving momentum towards new partnerships and collaboration. Join us for a casual evening of discussion and networking with colleagues from across the CanWaCH membership and international cooperation sector.

Register for FREE at a location near you: 

We kindly request that you register for Vancouver and Calgary as soon as possible and no later than February 20, 2023.

International Development Week 2023: #GoForTheGoals

International Development Week (IDW) 2023 takes place from February 5 to 11! The week places a spotlight on international development efforts and celebrates Canadian contributions made through partnerships around the world. Check out our impact stories to learn about some of the efforts by CanWaCH members and partners!  

Join the conversation by using the #GoForTheGoals and #IDW2023 hashtags across social media! Hosting an IDW event or looking to amplify your work on CanWaCH channels? Please contact Biko Mwalagho.

Get Caught Up on the Global Health News You May Have Missed During the 2022 Holidays

Check out important stories about the Taliban’s ban on women working for NGOs in Afghanistan, the ongoing impact of floods in Pakistan, member updates and awards and more. Read the latest news in global health here

Book Your Spot at Equal Futures 2023! 

Registration for Equal Futures 2023: A Gender Equality Summit is now open! Taking place from May 17-18, 2023, the summit will be held at the beautiful Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre on the traditional territories of Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, also known as Whitehose.

Registration Open for CanWaCH’s Gender Equality Training

CanWaCH is thrilled to announce the eighth 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 2023. View the training agenda here. For the registration details, please contact Erin Jex. Please note that space is limited to 25 participants per session. All sessions will be held in French. An English session will be offered in Spring 2023.

Global Affairs Canada Releases its Stakeholder Report on 10-year global health and rights commitment 

Global Affairs Canada’s 10-Year Commitment to Global Health and Rights Annual Report – 2020-2021, is now available! The annual report is part of Canada’s Accountability Framework for the 10YC and provides a progress update on the 10YC’s first year of implementation (April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021) with a focus on financial, policy and programmatic achievements. 

Data Matters: 11 Journeys Towards Advancing the Health and Rights of Women, Adolescent Girls and Children

In 2019, the Government of Canada announced a historic 10-year commitment to increase funding to reach an average of $1.4 billion annually by 2023 to advance the health and rights of women and girls around the world. 

Following this announcement, 11 projects received funding to reach ambitious outcomes that will make a difference in the lives of millions, especially adolescent girls and women, and marginalized populations who have historically lacked access to adequate sexual and reproductive health services. 

Our new short analysis, 11 Journeys, provides a first glance at the impact of the 11 projects.

Member Spotlight: One Drop Foundation

2022 marked a significant milestone for the One Drop Foundation as they celebrated 15 years of promoting access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene! They will soon have impacted more than 2.7 million people through their efforts towards Sustainable Development Goal 6 – Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. Learn more about what they have achieved in 2022 and what awaits them in 2023. 

News, Publications and Resources 

2021-2022 Annual Report, Partners in Health Canada

2022: celebrating milestones, innovations and making a difference globally, Nutrition International

A third of Pakistan is under water. Sending aid won’t cut it, Canada, Mahmuda Khan, Executive Director of Human Concern International 

Adapting Through Water and Art: Creating Ripples in Rajasthan, One Drop

Amplifying Haitian Voices, Partners in Health Canada

Annual Report, CECI 

Annual Report 2021-22, Santé Monde

Decolonising knowledge and practices: an imperative for social justice [French only]. Recording of the November 24, 2022 webinar organized by UNESCO-GHE in partnership with REFIPS

Finding the nexus between Family Planning and Universal Health Coverage, Adebiyi Adesina, Director of Health Financing and Systems Strengthening, PAI and Cate Nyambura

Global Affairs Canada’s approach to feminist evaluation practices, OECD 

Government of Andhra Pradesh and Nutrition International join hands to steer universal salt iodization in state, Nutrition International 

Global Health Insights, Peter Singer

Human Concern Concluded its Water for Life National Tour in Support of the United Nations #JusticeBeginsHere Campaign, Human Concern International

The Lancet Series on racism, xenophobia, discrimination, and health, The Lancet 

Netflix Star Engin Altan visits Edmonton for HCI’s water for life campaign – Video; Article, Human Concern International

NEW ANALYSIS – Afghanistan tops list of 7 countries where children were most in need in 2022, Save the Children Canada

Nutrition International affirms commitment to end malnutrition in Africa, Nutrition International 

Nutrition International partners with the Government of Bangladesh to develop an e-learning solution for the National Vitamin A-Plus Campaign, Nutrition International 

Prioritizing adolescent nutrition for students with disabilities, Nutrition International 

Raising Generation Hope.The stakes of the climate crisis are too high for the world’s youth.

Their voices need to be heard now, The Walrus

Reimagining Civil Society Collaborations in Development. Starting from the South

Margit van Wessel, Tiina Kontinen, Justice Nyigmah Bawole eds.

Seven can’t-miss moments for global nutrition in 2023, Nutrition International 

The denial of safe drinking water for Indigenous Peoples is a social disparity that must end, Mahmuda Khan, Executive Director of Human Concern International 

Upcoming Events 

January 13-27,  Online Workshop on Results based Management and Theory of Change in a Changing World, by Mosaic International

January 24, International Day of Education 

January 25, Shaping Space: Culturally Responsive Public Spaces. What We’ve Heard So Far (online)

[French only]: 25-27 janvier, Sommet de la santé durable. Ensemble pour notre santé (format hybride: en ligne et à Québec). 

26 January, FIGO’s initiative on the impact of pregnancy on long-term health (webinar)

January 30, World NTD Day 

January 31, MIH Canada – Experiences of working with Tribal Population for reproductive health

February 1,  #BlackLivesMatter in public health: Critical race theory, historical roots and legacies of anti-Black racism, first in an NCCDH Webinar series on anti-Black racism in public health 

Starting Feb 6, Gender Data 101 (Free online course, 5 weeks, starting February 6, 2023)

5-8 March, Resilient Health Systems for Africa: Re-envisioning the Future Now (Africa Health Agenda International Conference – #AHAIC2023), Kigali, Rwanda

13-16 March, IATI Members’ Assembly and Community Exchange, Copenhagen, Denmark and hybrid format.

Jobs and Opportunities

Data Analysis and Report Writing Consultant, Oxfam Canada. Deadline: January 20

International Program Manager – Youth Empowerment Program, SOS Children’s Villages Canada. Deadline: January 27

Executive Director, Horizons of Friendship. Deadline January 31

Senior Manager, Program Finance, Right to Play. Deadline Jan 22

Vice President of Finance and Operations, Canadian Feed the Children. Deadline Feb 7

Vice President of Programs and Partnerships, Canadian Feed the Children. Deadline Feb 7

Call for Proposals – The International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) 2023-2028, Global Affairs Canada. Deadline: March 1

CS Fund Just Transitions Request For Proposals. Deadline: March 1

Social Media & Marketing Officer, Egale Canada. Deadline Mar 7

Institutional Funding Officer, Human Concern International. Deadline: Ongoing

Manager—Monitoring, evaluation, research and learning, One Drop Foundation 

HerStart Fellowships (Youth Challenge International), various opportunities

Associate Director, Major Gifts & Legacy Giving, Cuso International

Accounts Payable Technician, One Drop Foundation

Policy and External Engagement Advisor, Health (Remote in or near Ottawa), World Vision Canada

Specialist, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility, World Vision Canada

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


January 19, 2023