Making an Impact! Top 5 Reads of 2019

In 2019, Canada launched a new era of its leadership in women and children’s health. Our Members, partners, and allies achieved A LOT in 2019 and produced many insightful and powerful stories and opportunities. Find out what stories and opportunities were viewed the most in our list of Top 5 Reads of 2019: 

5. Women Deliver 2019 Mobilization Canada launches Canada-wide bursary program!

minister monsef with bursary recipients at women deliver 2019

On March 18, 2019, Women Deliver 2019 Mobilization Canada opened the call for nominations for its nation-wide bursary program, which funded fifty-five Canadians, aged 18-80, to attend Women Deliver 2019, the world’s largest conference on gender equality and health, rights and wellbeing of women and girls, in Vancouver in June 2019. 

Get to know all fifty-five of the extraordinary activists, feminists and community leaders that made up the bursary recipients, and find out 5 Ways to Stay Engaged After Women Deliver 2019 to keep the momentum going! 

4. The Thrive Agenda

thrive agenda infographic

CanWaCH worked closely with a diverse coalition of Canada’s leading global health organizations in 2018 and 2019 to develop a bold vision for the future of Canadian leadership in the health and rights of women, adolescents and children around the world.

This bold vision, known as the Thrive Agenda, was the basis for Canada’s historic announcement of a ten-year, 1.4 billion annual investment in advancing the global health and rights of women, adolescents and children. 

3. More Canada Events Calendar


Constantly updated, the More Canada events calendar is the go-to spot for events on global health, gender equality and development aid taking place across Canada. 

Make sure to check the calendar regularly! Especially over the next few weeks as Canada’s international development community prepares to celebrate the 30th anniversary of International Development Week (IDW) from February 2-8, 2020. Fill out this submission form to have your #IDW2020 event added to the calendar.

2. CanWaCH Project Explorer

Canadians and their development partners have a huge impact worldwide when it comes to international development, humanitarian response and human rights. The CanWaCH Project Explorer provides the most comprehensive set of information on this global impact through interactive maps, visuals, and detailed project data.

And #1 is… Jobs & Opportunities Board!

Interest in joining Canada’s international development community continues to soar! CanWaCH Members and partners are making an incredible impact around the world and they regularly share opportunities to get involved on our Jobs & Opportunities board. You can also sign up for our BRAND NEW Youth Opportunities mailing list for access to the latest opportunities for students and young professionals sent right to your inbox!


January 14, 2020