June 2020 Newsletter

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

On June 17, join us for the virtual launch of a sector-wide report on the first 100 days of the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 100 organizations shared with CanWaCH their reflections on the impacts that COVID-19 has had on their work and operations, as well as recommendations on the role of data in addressing global health crises and challenges. Find out more about what they told us: Register now!

Partnerships for Impact: CanWaCH’s Strategic Plan for 2020 – 2025

CanWaCH is excited to share our new Strategic Plan for the next five years. We developed this bold new vision with the advice and input of our members, Board of Directors, working groups, key stakeholders and other partners. The next five years will demand that we are bold in our vision and that we harness the transformative potential of coalition-building to bring it to life. We are proud to share this path forward with all of you and to launch the next phase of CanWaCH! Find out what our four strategic objectives are for the next five years.

Sign up for virtual office hours with the CanWaCH Communications Team

The CanWaCH Communications Team is pleased to introduce virtual office hours, also known as “Coffee with the CanWaCH Communications Team.” On a biweekly basis, a member of our team will be standing by in our ‘virtual office’ inviting you to stop in and see us. Our goal is to share advice and expertise that can support CanWaCH members in your communications and public engagement efforts. Sign up for reminders here! 

Celebrating one year since Canada’s historic global health announcement

On June 4, 2019, Canada announced a historic $1.4 billion investment towards women and girls’ health globally. As we marked the one year anniversary of that groundbreaking announcement, we called on Canada to champion a feminist and human rights-based response to COVID-19, recognizing the pandemic’s gendered impacts and intersections with sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Maximize your organization’s stakeholder engagement efforts!

Strategic and well-planned engagement with stakeholders is key to ensuring your organization’s needs and goals are met during COVID-19. In support of our members’ stakeholder engagement planning, CanWaCH has put together an infographic that outlines six essential steps for maximizing impact.

Integrating a gender lens in HR policies and practices

Prior to COVID-19, nearly one-third of all Canadian adults were providing unpaid care to a family member or friend, with women spending three times as many hours doing unpaid care and domestic work. As the pandemic continues to disrupt work-life balances, we invite human resources (HR) and managerial staff to join us for a webinar that will share concrete solutions and strategies for implementing strong internal HR and gender equality policies. Register here!

CanWaCH’s COVID-19 Resource Centre

Over the past few months, we have compiled a COVID-19 Resource Centre to help our members as they adapt their operations and programming amid the pandemic. Discover key resources, webinars and readings that cover a range of essential topics relevant to operating during COVID-19.

Data Matters

The Project Explorer Resource Hub is here! Discover a series of short videos that demonstrate how you can use the powerful Project Explorer tool and contribute to Canada’s global impact in international development, humanitarian response and human rights.

Coffee with the Collaboratives

Our Coffee with the Collaboratives Webinar Series wraps up on June 24! In this last session, learn about how our partners are executing innovative data solutions to strengthen adolescent sexual reproductive health and rightsRegister now!

Data Questions? Ask them here! Have a question related to data, research, technology, or monitoring and evaluation? Ask our metrics team!

Articles & Publications

How will you use your power?, CanWaCH

Lockdown measure may worsen children with disabilities condition, Humanity and Inclusion

Keeping an eye on COVID-19: Operation Eyesight’s approach to leveraging its network in times of crisis, Operation Eyesight

Nurses and Midwives: Key Players in Global Health, CanWaCH

Indigenous Innovation Initiative will award up to $250K to projects for gender equality, CBC

Health promotion during the COVID-19 pandemic, Doctors Without Borders

Delivering nutrition services during COVID-19: how Nutrition International is working to avoid a looming malnutrition crisis, Nutrition International

As ‘the worst may be yet to come,’ WHO assistant chief stresses global unity with vow to review, CBC

3 concerns that aid organizations have right now, Broadview

Teen and peers in Burkina Faso spread word on how to keep safe during outbreak, Children Believe

Why access to vaccinations is key to end this crisis, ONE Campaign

Innovators Mobilize to Help Developing Countries Combat COVID-19, Grand Challenges Canada

Creating a more equal post COVID19 world for people who menstruate, WaterAid Canada

Impact of COVID-19 on global poverty reduction, Results Canada

Health expertise for the fight against covid-19 in Haiti, Centre for International Studies and Cooperation

COVID-19 and Canada’s Global Health Diplomacy: A Youth Perspective, Canadian Society for International Health

Mental, Emotional Toll of COVID-19 on Haitian Teen Girls and Young Women, Partners in Health Canada

Virus That “Knows No Borders” Sees Canadian Aid Groups Responding Both Locally and Globally as Financial and Humanitarian Pressures Mount, The Philanthropist

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Upcoming Events

June 12, World Day Against Child Labour, Global

June 14, World Blood Donor Day, Global

June 15 – 21, Men’s Health Week, Global

June 17, First 100 Days of a Pandemic: Canada’s Resilient Global Response, Virtual

June 18, Cuso In Peru: Supporting Women Through The Covid-19 Pandemic, Virtual

June 18, Health and Hope Day, Global

June 19, International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, Global

June 20, World Refugee Day, Global

June 20 – 21, RESULTS International Conference 2020, Virtual

June 24, Tracking Progress in the Neglected Area of Adolescent SRHR, Global

July 8, Integrating a gender lens in HR policies and practices, Virtual

July 11, World Population Day, Global

Add your event to the More Canada Events Calendar

Jobs & Opportunities

Director, Humanity & Inclusion – Montreal, Canada

Fundraising Database Coordinator, MSF Canada – Toronto, Canada

Call for proposals for youth-led organizations in Mexico, The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Project Manager, Digital Opportunity Trust – Ottawa, Canada

Director, Impact Measurement & Evaluation, Digital Opportunity Trust – Ottawa, Canada

Trees and People: Resilience in a Changing Climate – John G. Bene Fellowship 2020, International Development Research Centre

Senior Manager, Public Engagement, Aga Khan Foundation Canada – Ottawa, Canada

Call for Abstracts, Canadian Society For International Health

Open Call: Building Resilient Health Systems through the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond, The Department for International Development (DFID)

Catalyzing change for healthy and sustainable food systems, International Development Research Centre

Executive Coordinator, Oxfam Canada – Ottawa, Canada

Community Outreach Assistant (Community Service Worker), Horizons of Friendship – Home-based position

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

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