October 2020 Newsletter

Julia Anderson, CEO at CanWaCH

Announcing CanWaCH’s new CEO

The Board of Directors for the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) congratulates Julia Anderson on her selection as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer. Read the release here

Members and Associates: It’s Renewal Time!

CanWaCH Members: Have you renewed your membership yet? Remember, membership fees are due November 1, 2020, and must be paid in full in order to vote at the CanWaCH Annual General Meeting on November 24, 2020. To renew, please click here. For more information, please contact Nicole Jamrozinski.

Join us at our virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Over the past year, the world has borne witness to a flood of pressing issues causing uncertainty and the need for action. From the climate crisis to COVID-19, now marks the time to come together to reflect on the interconnectedness of the human experience.  Join CanWaCH at our upcoming AGM on November 24, as we focus on Canada’s collective response to current global public health issues. Register here!

Mobilizing for gender equality

To mark Canada’s Gender Equality Week 2020, we hosted a special virtual convening featuring two days of diverse multi-day programming led by experts in advocacy, education, policy development, research, programming and more. Listen to the recordings here

Member Spotlight: Partners in Health Canada

Bending the Arc

Bending the Arc, a documentary film that follows the founding story of Partners In Health, is coming to ProQuest and Netflix on October 22! Bending the Arc is a documentary about a team of young people—Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, Ophelia Dahl—whose charitable medical work 30 years ago ignited a global health movement. Watch the trailer here and learn more about the film here!

Data in Action

Maximizing existing data to strengthen program design, evaluation, and impact

Do NGOs need to conduct baseline surveys for program design and evaluation? Can publically available data be used instead? Join Canadian Collaborative for Global Health partners HealthBridge Foundation of Canada and partners, Université de Montréal & Center for Creative Initiatives in Health and Population (CCIHP) for an in-depth discussion on October 29! Register here. For more about this Collaborative project, click here.

Articles & Publications

Government of Canada Commits $400M To Combat COVID-19 in Developing Countries, CanWaCH

Unleashing power through girls’ education, Plan International Canada

The Lack of COVID-19 Race-Based data in Canada Perpetuates Systemic Racism, uOttawa

Making Connections: Insights on Engaging the Public in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Horizons of Friendship

Every Woman Every Child Innovation Marketplace Mobilizes $32 Million USD For Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Innovations, Grand Challenges Canada

COVID-19 means millions of children are out of school – here’s how we can help them, Canadian Feed the Children

The Global Girlhood Report 2020: How COVID-19 is putting progress in peril, Save the Children Canada

Safe Abortion via Telemedicine during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond, Grand Challenges Canada

Rapid assessment of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and associated lockdown measures on target groups of the project “Strengthening Health Systems and Improving Nutrition in Son La, Vietnam,” HealthBridge Foundation of Canada

Partnerships to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Kenya, Amref Health Africa

What Catherine knows about her health and rights, Canadian Feed the Children

Upcoming Events

October 16, World Food Day, Global

October 17, Global Health Students and Young Professionals Summit 2020, Virtual

October 17, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Global

October 19, Canadian Conference on Global Health, Virtual

October 20, World Statistics Day, Global

October 24, United Nations Day, Global

October 24, World Development Information Day, Global

October 29, Maximizing existing data to strengthen program design, evaluation, and impact, Virtual

November, Knovember: A month to share knowledge, Virtual

November 4, Annual Global Child Health Conference, Virtual

November 9, The Essentials of Results-Based Management and Theory of Change during and post COVID-19, Virtual

November 12, World Pneumonia Day, Global

November 14, World Diabetes Day, Global

November 14-15, Results Canada’s National Conference, Virtual

November 24, CanWaCH Annual General Meeting, Virtual

Add your event to the More Canada Events Calendar

Jobs & Opportunities

Request for Proposals: Citizen Deliberation (2020-2021), CanWaCH

Creating Hope in Conflict: a Humanitarian Grand Challenge, Grand Challenges Canada

Canadian Mobilization for Gender Equality Coordinator, CanWaCH, Virtual

Senior Communications Officer, CanWaCH, Virtual

2021 Global Child Health Catalyst Grant, The Centre for Global Child Health

Donor Relations Coordinator, Humanitarian Coalition, Ottawa ON

UN Trust Fund: Call for Proposals, United Nations

Beijing +25 Advocacy Grants Program, Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights

Executive Assistant, CanWaCH, Virtual

Generation Equality: Supporting a New Wave of Youth-Led Activism for Gender Equality, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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


October 15, 2020