May 2020 Newsletter

CanWaCH Awards 2020

2020 CanWaCH Awards Recipients Announced!

CanWaCH is proud to announce the recipients of the third annual CanWaCH Awards for Canadian Excellence in Global Health and Gender Equality. The 2020 CanWaCH Awards recognize the significant contributions of Canadians in seven key areas: Leadership, Gender Equality, Measuring Impact, Gender Equality, Savvy Communicator, Private Sector Excellence and Partnership. Show your support for Canadian leadership in global health and share the news on social media!

Invest. Innovate. Immunize. Repeat

Last week, we marked #WorldImmunizationWeek with a video highlighting the importance of Canada’s investment in vaccines—for everyone, everywhere. Check out the video on Facebook, and join us in supporting Canada’s investment in life-saving vaccines by sharing it with your networks!

Keeping the Engine Running: Challenges in Non-Profit Operations During COVID-19

From remote payments to maintaining workplace morale to Government of Canada COVID-19 assistance for organizations, we’ll be diving into pandemic-related operational challenges and opportunities for non-profits in this Webinar Wednesday session. Register today!

Discover past webinars and resources from this series in our COVID-19 Resource Centre.

Midwifery around the world

Did you know that the #InternationalDayoftheMidwife took place on May 5? Discover Canadian leadership in midwifery projects around the world with our Project Explorer!

Welcome new Working Group members!

After receiving an impressive number of high-quality nominations from CanWaCH member organizations for our Public Engagement Working Group and Stakeholder Engagement and Policy Working Group, we would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest working group members.

Opportunities for Students & Young Professionals during COVID-19

Advancing your career in global health can be especially challenging during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit our COVID-19 Resource Centre for a webinar recording and resources outlining tangible steps and actions students and young professionals can take to bolster their career goals at this time. Also, check out our FAQ page about landing a job in global health with insider tips from the CanWaCH team!

Deliver for Good Letter to Global Decision-Makers: Gender Lens for COVID-19

The Deliver for Good campaign has developed a targeted letter to governments urging them to put a gender lens on COVID-19 in order to build a better future for all. We invite our members and partners to sign on to the letter and call on decision-makers to put girls, women and gender equality at the center of COVID-19 preparedness, response and recovery.

Data Matters

Analytics Portal

It’s here! The CanWaCH Analytics Portal now features data dashboards broken down by country. Check out the dashboards here and let us know what you think! If your project is missing, please contact us to make sure it is added. 

CanWaCH’s second Data Drive of the year is underway!

Help us map Canadian contributions to the global COVID-19 pandemic response. If your organization is responding in any way to COVID-19, please update the Project Explorer with your project data, and include any COVID-19 resources you have. Take a few minutes to complete this online form and share it with your colleagues. Questions? Contact Imaeyen Okon, Project Explorer Officer, for assistance.

Webinar Wednesday: Data Sharing for Future Sector Growth

On May 27, join us for an interactive discussion on the ethical and practical considerations of data sharing, as well as an in-depth orientation to the Project Explorer, CanWaCH’s interactive data tool. Register today! And warm-up for this session by checking out our latest Project Explorer feature article showcasing how this important tool can support your organization and your work! 

Register for Canadian Collaborative for Global Health Virtual Updates

Discover the latest updates from CanWaCH’s Canadian Collaborative for Global Health (the Collaborative), as each of the six ‘Labs’ continue to tackle data challenges in global health and gender equality. Want to hear more about these innovation projects and their journeys? Register here to take part in a June series of virtual exchanges with our Labs. With diverse partners, we will be exploring a range of data topics and lessons learned in neglected areas of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) across humanitarian and program settings, as well as gender and nutrition.

Data Questions? Ask them here! 

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

Articles & Publications

Post-pandemic rebuild should also address global poverty, Results Canada

Decolonization Toolkit and Facilitator Guide, VIDEA

Coronavirus in Africa: How the pandemic will exacerbate humanitarian crises, Plan International Canada

Analysing coronavirus: an expert’s opinion, Action Against Hunger

COVID-19: Five things we can do to help in developing countries, CARE Canada

Ethnic Minority Midwives and Child Nutrition in Son La, Vietnam, HealthBridge

COVID-19 school closures impact nearly 743 million girls, Plan International Canada

Putting equality, inclusion and rights at the centre of a COVID-19 water, sanitation and hygiene response, WaterAid Canada

A World Health Day like no other, AMREF Health Africa

COVID-19 Update: Birch Narrows and Turnor Lake come together to tackle food insecurity, Canadian Feed the Children

Working with Ethnic Minority Communities in Vietnam to Improve Maternal and Child Health, HealthBridge

Gender and coronavirus: Why women are bearing the brunt of COVID-19, Plan International Canada

G7 Must Put a Gender Lens on COVID-19 Efforts, Women Deliver

Le danger du confinement en Afrique, Pierre Micheletti, Action contre la Faim

Témoignage : en irak, le système de santé ébranlé par le coronavirus, Médecins du Monde

Un soutien international est requis pour lutter contre la COVID-19 dans les pays à faible revenu, Le Centre de recherches pour le développement international

La pandémie a changé le travail humanitaire canadien à l’étranger, Humanité & Inclusion

Upcoming Events

May 5, International Day of the Midwife, Global

May 12, International Nurses Day, Global

May 12, Town Hall with Minister Gould, Virtual

May 13, Keeping the Engine Running: Challenges in Non-Profit Operations During COVID-19, Virtual

May 15, International Day of Families, Global

May 17, International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, Global

May 20, Menstrual Hygiene in Fragile and Humanitarian Contexts, Virtual

May 23, International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, Global

May 19, RADAR Measurement Tool Training Series: Open Data Kit & Analysis, Virtual

May 26, RADAR Measurement Tool Training Series: Open Data Kit & Analysis, Virtual

May 27, Webinar Wednesday: Data Sharing for Future Sector Growth, Virtual

May 28, Menstrual Hygiene Day, Global

May 31, World No Tobacco Day, Global

June 1, Global Day of Parents, Global

June 4, Tracking Progress in Access to Safe Abortion in Humanitarian Settings, Virtual

June 4, International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, Global

June 5, World Environment Day, Global

June 9, Menstruation 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Menstrual Bleeding and Disorders, Virtual

June 10, A Partnership Model: Measuring Linkages between Nutrition and Gender Equality, Virtual

Add your event to the More Canada Events Calendar. 

Jobs & Opportunities

Lead on Canada Engagement Strategy and Content Design, CanWaCH

Knowledge Management & Translation Associate, Grand Challenges Canada – Toronto, Canada

Bilingual Communications Officer, Crossroads International – Toronto, Canada

Assistant Professor – Epidemiology, University of Toronto – Canada

Doctoral Research Awards 2020, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Gender Advisor, Innovation in Non-Traditional Vocational Education and Skills Training (INVEST), World University Service of Canada (WUSC) – Accra, Ghana

Technical & Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Advisor, INVEST Project, World University Service of Canada (WUSC) – Accra, Ghana

Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Advisor, Innovation in Non-Traditional Vocational Education and Skills Training (INVEST), World University Service of Canada (WUSC) – Accra, Ghana

Bilingual Volunteer Mobilization Officer – Training Lead, Crossroads International – Toronto or Montreal, Canada

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

Call for Abstracts, Canadian Society For International Health

Humanitarian MEAL Specialist, CARE Canada – Ottawa, Canada

Community Health Associate, Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity – Vancouver, Canada

Volunteer Manager, Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada – Ottawa, Canada

Open Nominations: 2020 Founders Award, Horizons of Friendship

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


May 7, 2020