CanWaCH Newsletter: May 2024

Thank you for joining us for the Healthy World Conference!

CanWaCH hosted its 2024 flagship event, the Healthy World Conference: Dialogues on Health, Gender and Climate Resilience, from May 14 to 15! Thank you to the over 300 people who joined us online and in-person on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehà:ka Nation, also known as Montréal, Quebec. Grounded in an interactive and dialogue-forward approach, sessions raised important questions and shared pertinent insights on the interconnected nature of climate, health and gender equality. 

Check out conference photos on our Instagram and add your reflections to the conversation with the hashtag #HealthyWorldConference. 

Presenting the 2024 Global Health Impact Report

We’re excited to announce the release of our 2024 Global Health Impact Report! Considering the increasing effects of the climate crisis and the disproportionate consequences of climate change on the world’s most vulnerable, this year’s report places an emphasis on climate data and considers the challenges and opportunities of measuring impact at the climate and health nexus.

Upcoming moment: Menstrual Hygiene Day

This year’s May 28 celebration marks the 10th anniversary of Menstrual Hygiene Day! Learn more about this year’s theme, Together for a #PeriodFriendlyWorld, and join the conversation by visiting the Menstrual Hygiene Day page.

To mark the day, CanWaCH is partnering with Free Periods Canada to facilitate a virtual and interactive workshop on menstrual equity for youth aged 30 and under in our network. Starting at 12 p.m. EDT, the workshop builds a deepened understanding of period poverty, helping to end the stigma surrounding menstruation and increase awareness about the challenges related to accessing menstrual products. Registration is limited to 30 participants on a first-come, first-served basis! 

In review: 57th session of the Commission on Population and Development 

The 57th session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD57) took place from April 29 to May 3. We were pleased to join sector partners in New York to recognize the 30th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action. Felicia Gisondi, a former Plan Canada Girls Belong Here participant with our CEO Julia Anderson delivered Canada’s national statement! Watch it here.

Presenting At a Glance: Your quick guide to getting the most out of Zoom

Zoom uses video conferencing to allow you to easily connect with others regardless of where they are. But did you know you can use Zoom to improve productivity in meetings, kickstart collaboration or host webinars? Learn more about the unique tools and features to help you get the most out of Zoom!

Data matters: CanWaCH hosts its second Global Health Impact Summit 

The 2024 Global Health Impact Summit took place on May 13. This year’s theme was “Rising tides: Measuring climate impacts on the health and rights of communities in crisis”. To foster an intimate learning environment, and given its peer learning approach, the event saw only those involved in presentations in attendance. Attendees explored the tools, methodologies and indicators required to effectively measure the multifaceted impacts of climate-related challenges, considering the health and rights of communities in crisis. 

Keep up with our LinkedIn as we reshare some of the participants’ posts. 

On our reading list: Choice on the ballot

This year, at least 64 national, presidential, or parliamentary elections will take place globally, with the potential to shape reproductive health and rights for generations to come. MSI’s new short briefing, Choice on the ballot, shares frontline stories from four countries and global insights on how reproductive choice will be impacted by this year’s elections.

News, resources and publications   

Getting format forward, CanWaCH CEO Julia Anderson via Write to Thrive

As Crisis Continues in Haiti, ‘You Have to Live It to Understand It’, PIH Canada

Briefing: Choice on the Ballot, MSI Reproductive Choices

Big, Bold Ideas: Fighting for Climate Justice with Activist Sophia Mathur, Plan International Canada

FGM/C Training & Toolkit, End FGM Canada Network

FIT Launches Another Funding Intake, Fund for Innovation and Transformation 

In Malawi, PIH Wins Award for Strengthening Health System, PIH Canada

Keeping Hope Alive: Mobile Clinics in Haiti Provide Lifeline Amidst Adversity, PIH Canada

Nigeria: Helping Cameroonian refugees develop crops and skills, Cuso International

Rafah evacuation order will cost more lives, Islamic Relief Canada warns, Islamic Relief Canada

Salma: Behind-the Scenes of a Nigerian Documentary, Plan International Canada

This Mother’s Day, Millions of Moms Won’t Get the Support They Need. Here’s How We Can Change That., Action Against Hunger Canada

Youth-led advocacy: A closer look at Comprehensive Sexuality Education, CARE Canada

Interested in submitting a blog to Write to Thrive? Visit!

Upcoming events

May 21-22, From evidence to impact: Fundamentals of Global Health Advocacy (Virtual)

May 23-24, From evidence to impact: Fundamentals of Global Health Advocacy (In-person)

May 28, Changing the international conversation through qualitative research: the case of World Health Organization maternity care guidelines

May 29-31, First International Symposium on Responsible Practices in Managing International projects with the Global South

June 2-4, 2024 Community-based seniors’ services (CBSS) Sector summit

Jobs and opportunities  

Project Manager, CanWaCH. Application deadline: June 3

Campaigns Intern, Results Canada. Application deadline: May 17

Communication Intern, Results Canada. Application deadline: May 17

Communications & Brand Consultancy, Save the Children. Application deadline: May 21

Senior Environment and Climate Change Advisor, CARE Canada. Application deadline: May 21

Donor Relations Coordinator, CARE Canada. Application deadline: May 21

Digital Officer, Humanity & Inclusion. Application deadline: May 24

Philanthropy & Partnerships Consultancy, Save the Children. Application deadline: May 24

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Global Lead, World Renew. Application deadline: May 31

Strategic Partnerships Manager (Foundations, Trusts, Corporations), World Renew. Application deadline: May 31

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

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