Along with our members and partners, the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) continues to be very concerned by and is closely monitoring the public health implications associated with COVID-19. After careful consideration of all factors, including yesterday’s confirmation by the World Health Organization that the virus is a pandemic, CanWaCH has decided to postpone the Global Health Impact Expo + Exchange that was scheduled to take place in Ottawa, Canada on April 28-29, 2020. Click here to read our full statement.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our French Twitter chat on Friday, March 6th in celebration of IWD 2020. This year’s theme #BecauseOfYou paid tribute to the diverse and inspirational gender equality change-makers we know in our own lives. CanWaCH and its members celebrated ordinary feminist heroes contributing extraordinary achievements to the health, rights and wellbeing of people everywhere. Our work doesn’t stop with the end of IWD, join us by sharing your global health story with #LeadOnCanada on social media!
Join CanWaCH’s Public Engagement Working Group (PEWG) to help build awareness of Canadian leadership in global health and gender equality! Submit your nomination by 5:00 pm EDT on Monday, April 10, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Murray, Senior Public Engagement Officer.
CanWaCH is also excited to announce that we are recruiting two youth delegates (18-24 years old) to participate on the PEWG! With a unique perspective as young leaders, these delegates will provide valuable insights and feedback for how CanWaCH and its members can better engage Canadian youth in our work. Submit your application by 5:00 pm EDT on Monday, April 10, 2020.
CanWaCH’s Stakeholder Engagement and Policy Working Group (SEPWG) has also launched its call for nominations. SEPWG members inform and advise Canadian stakeholders about global health and gender equality! Submit your nomination by 5:00 pm EDT on Monday, April 10, 2020.
The CanWaCH Member and Associate Survey is an opportune moment to have your say on how we shape the coming year, including the tools, resources and additional benefits that you would like to see us offer in 2020-2021. The annual survey also helps us to determine if we are on the right track, offering you another way to share your stories, experiences or feedback from your past year of CanWaCH membership. The more feedback we receive, the better we can design programming and activities that reflect the needs of our members and associates. Complete the survey here. And don’t forget to share it with your colleagues!
On April 2nd from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT, CanWaCH, Horizons of Friendship, Ethiopiaid Canada and the Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) will share the experiences of small and medium organizations (SMOs) scaling up their operations, and explore lessons learned and opportunities to navigate this process. Register today!
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Community Health Workers in Africa are the focal point for health education & promotion, Amref Health Africa in Canada
From commitments to action: Advancing gender equality in global health leadership, Canadian Society for International Health
Food for Thought: A Conversation on Climate Change & Nutrition at the University of Ottawa, Nutrition International and World Vision Canada
Achieving Gender Equity in Eye Health, Operation Eyesight
March 13th, 2020 University of New Brunswick International Humanitarian Law Conference, Fredericton
March 13-14th, Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy, Hamilton
March 19th, Lecture: How Research Can Guide Public Policy, Montreal
March 21-24th, Oxfam Summit and Day of Action, Ottawa
March 22nd, World Water Day, Global
March 24th, World Tuberculosis Day, Global
April 3rd, Racialized Maternal Health Conference, Toronto
April 7th, World Health Day, Global
April 22-25th, 9th International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD, Vancouver
April 26th, Pegasus Conference: Migration, Climate Change, Sustainable Development, Waterloo
April 28-30, Public Health 2020, Winnipeg
May 2-4th, RESULTS Canada National Conference, Ottawa
May 21-23rd, Indigenous Health Conference, Niagara Falls
May 28th, Menstrual Hygiene Day, Global
June 1-12th, McGill Summer Institute in Infectious Diseases and Global Health, Montreal
June 21-25, ICM 2020, Bali, Indonesia
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Global Citizen, Senior Manager, Policy and Government Affairs, New York City
RESULTS Canada, Communications Officer, Ottawa
Women Deliver, Young Leaders Class of 2020, Global
Global Affairs Canada, International Policy Ideas Challenge 2020, Canada
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March 11, 2020
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