July 2020 Newsletter

100 Days of a Pandemic

100 Days of a Pandemic: Canada’s Evidence-Driven Global Response

CanWaCH’s new 100 Days of a Pandemic report reveals the impact of COVID-19 on the global health sector with insights from over 100 Canadian organizations, members and global partners. The landmark report includes a list of resources, a map of COVID-related projects currently undertaken by Canadian organizations and a ‘By the Numbers’ breakdown of what we heard. We graciously thank everyone who contributed to this important report. The strength of our global impact is exemplified by the insightful commentary, lessons learned and recommendations that were shared with us. Find the full report here.

CanWaCH Bids Fond Farewell to Helen Scott

After 10 years leading the organization that began as the Canadian Network for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (CAN-MNCH), CanWaCH CEO Helen Scott is moving on to new adventures as of July 31. CanWaCH Board Chair Stan Zlotkin shared his words of appreciation for Helen’s contributions to the organization when her departure was announced last month. Please see Helen’s own words of farewell here. We thank Helen for her dedication to advancing the health and lives of women and children and wish her the very best in her exciting next chapter.

Solving urgent data challenges in global health and gender equality

Throughout June, we spotlighted projects undertaken by the Canadian Collaborative for Global Health with a three-part webinar series. Our Collaborative partners shared the innovative ways they are incubating solutions to critical data gaps in three areas: access to abortion careadolescent health and the relationship between women and girls’ empowerment and nutrition. Missed out? Find all the recordings and resources here.

Webinar Wednesday: Research and Gender Equity During a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is having significant economic, health and social impacts on women, Two-Spirit and gender-diverse people across Canada and the world. On July 15, CanWaCH and YWCA Canada will explore how we can address these impacts by applying a gender lens to research and knowledge production. Register now!

Gender Equality Guide for COVID-related projects

Global Affairs Canada (GAC)’s gender equality guide demonstrates how to integrate gender equality principles into COVID-19 projects to ensure that the projects adhere to the Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP), the National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) and GAC’s Policy on Gender Equality.

Summary of Canadian investment in the fight against COVID-19

Since February 4, 2020, the Government of Canada has demonstrated leadership in the global battle against COVID-19, recognizing its disproportionate impact on the world’s most vulnerable populations. Click here for a timeline of Canada’s investment in the global pandemic response.

Member spotlight

The Summer 2020 issue of CatalystCuso International’s magazine on global volunteering, is now available. Read about women in Benin rallying together to end female genital mutilation, how small businesses in Laos are reducing the use of plastic water bottles, the importance of their latest project in Peru from their Indigenous partner and so much more!

Articles & Publications

As we fight COVID-19, a healthy world needs more Canada, CanWaCH

Coronavirus: Dexamethasone proves first life-saving drug, BBC

COVID-19: There is no health without food, and there is no food without women, Care Canada

Summer 2020 issue of Catalyst, Cuso International’s magazine on global volunteering

Solidarity and anti-racism: how to educate yourself and take action, RESULTS Canada

Zero malaria starts with HPIC, Health Partners International of Canada

Canada can lead way globally in addressing malnutrition, Nutrition International

COVID-19 and the Thrive Agenda, Thrive Coalition

2020 UN Population Fund Report tackles harmful practices and global gender inequality, Action Canada

Moving Beyond the Binary: What can you do?, CanWaCH

Minister Gould announces support for sexual and reproductive health and rights, Global Affairs Canada

Canadians are invited to share their priorities for the 2021 federal budget, House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

Defining Health System Strengthening – Questions, Challenges and the Way Forward, CanWaCH

Upcoming Events

July 10: Under Attack: Challenging human rights violations during COVID-19, Virtual

July 11: World Population Day, Global

July 13: From Page to Action: Accountability for the Furthest Left Behind in COVID-19 & Beyond, Virtual

July 15: Research and Gender Equity During a Pandemic, Virtual

July 15: World Youth Skills Day, Global

July 28, World Hepatitis Day, Global

August 26: Addressing perinatal depression among adolescents in Nigeria, Virtual

Add your event to the More Canada Events Calendar

Jobs & Opportunities

Gender Specialist and Safeguarding Focal Point, Digital Opportunity Trust – Ottawa, Canada

Communications and Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator, Spur Change – Remote

Executive Director, Action Canada – Ottawa, Canada

IDRC Research Awards 2021, The International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Finance & Administration Officer (FAO), Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights – Ottawa, Canada

Bid Solicitation: Indigenous Innovation Development and Support Bundle, Grand Challenges Canada

Finance Partner, Grand Challenges Canada – Toronto, Canada

Strategic Litigation & Advocacy Advisor – Volunteer in Peru, CUSO International – Lima, Peru

Sexual, Reproductive Health and Rights Advisor – Volunteer in Nigeria, CUSO International – Calabar, Nigeria

Gender Advisor – Volunteer in Nigeria, CUSO International – Calabar, Nigeria

Project Support And Resource Mobilization Officer – Volunteer in Ethiopia, CUSO International – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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


July 9, 2020