October 2021 Newsletter

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What We Heard: Gender Equality Week 2021

To mark Gender Equality Week 2021, the Equal Futures Network hosted a variety of programming and events throughout the month of September. Activities included programming from diverse partners and participants with expertise in: advocacy, education, policy development, research, programming and more. Featuring young leaders, key stakeholders, our membership, and sector partners, the events offered an opportunity to convene individuals, groups, and organizations advancing gender equality and social justice in communities across Canada.

Join us for the CanWaCH Annual General Meeting on November 23, 2021!

CanWaCH invites you to join us for our upcoming annual general meeting (AGM) on Tuesday, November 23rd! Hear from inspiring keynote speakers, network with sector colleagues, and join the business meeting, as we illuminate the path toward an equitable approach to the global response to COVID-19.

Don’t Forget to Renew Your CanWaCH Membership!

November 1st will launch CanWaCH’s member and associate renewal period. Watch your email inbox for information about renewing your membership.

Not a CanWaCH member or associate yet? Please visit our website or contact Nicole Jamrozinski for more information about becoming a member.

Member Spotlight: World Sight Day

Today is World Sight Day, the annual day of awareness for vision impairment and blindness around the world. It’s a day to celebrate the accomplishments made in eye health globally while acknowledging the inequalities that continue to persist and reflecting on what we can all do to close the divide.

This year’s global theme is #LoveYourEyes. Did you know that nearly everyone on the planet will experience an eye health issue in their lifetime and more than a billion people worldwide do not have access to eye care services? Love Your Eyes is about being aware of, and maintaining your own eye health encouraging others to do the same.

Watch this video from Seva Canada to learn the four simple “P’s” you can take to improve your eye health.

Operation Eyesight seeks to prevent blindness and restore sight. To do this, they collaborate with local ministries and health authorities in the countries where they work to address the growing need for accessible eye health care. For eye health care to be accessible, it needs to be affordable and available at the local level. Find them on social media to follow along with World Sight Day activities, including eye screenings, vision centre inaugurations, ophthalmic training and more across Canada, India, Ghana, Kenya and Zambia. Read more about their work on our website.

Upcoming Events

October 14, Celebrating Girls: A virtual town hall

October 15, Global Handwashing Day. Join the WHO, UNICEF, and partners of the Hand Hygiene for All (HH4A) global initiative, including WaterAid, tomorrow, October 15th, at 9 a.m. EDT for launch of the first ever State of the World’s Hand Hygiene ReportRegister here and follow #GlobalHandwashingDay and #OurFutureatHand for more

October 15, International Day of Rural Women

October 17, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Join Results Canada for the #EndPoverty Challenge

October 21, Designs for Diversity & Inclusion: Service Provider Challenges and Solutions Conference – Equal Futures Network

November 1 and 3, Two-part Workshop on Intersectional Monitoring and Evaluation (English only. Limited availability.)

November 22, 24, and 25, Two-part Workshop on Intersectional Monitoring and Evaluation (English only. Limited availability.)

November 24-26, Canadian Conference on Global Health: Rethinking partnership paradigms in global health

News & Resources

CanWaCH Reflections from Election 44 (Twitter Thread), CanWaCH

2021 Impact Report: A snapshot of the health and hope you have helped to spread around the world during an unprecedented year that made history, HPIC

Girls’ club member in Ethiopia motivates her peers, Nutrition International

Girl guide in Tanzania spreads nutrition awareness, Nutrition International

Honduran women cast their nets, find their place in fishing industry, Cuso International

Knowledge-sharing, education key to ending child marriage in Cameroon, Cuso International

Leveraging data for action in nutrition, Nutrition International

Mental Health Continuum: Absence of Mental Illness or the Presence of Positive Mental Health (Podcast), Public Health Insight

New Name And Visual Identity: CCISD Becomes Santé Monde, Santé Monde

Nutrition International joins hands with local partner to reduce cases of childhood diarrhoea in Pakistan, Nutrition International

Responding To Afghanistan’s Growing Humanitarian Crisis, Action Against Hunger

Student shares her experience learning about anaemia prevention at school, Nutrition International

Jobs & Opportunities

CanWaCH, Director, Operations, Canada

CanWaCH, Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation, Canada

Canadian Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, Abstract Submissions Open: Canadian Global Health Students and Young Professionals Summit, Canada

Cuso International, Cuso International Piloting New Initiative for Canadian Youth, Canada

Enchanté Network, 2 Spirit Programs Coordinator, Canada

Grand Challenges Canada, Global Mental Health Program Funding Opportunity, Canada

Inter Pares, Communications Co-Director (parental leave), Canada

Results Canada, Results Canada Fellowship Program, Canada

SickKids Centre for Global Child Health (C-GCH), Global Child Health Catalyst Grant, Canada

Veterinarians Without Borders, Engagement Manager, Canada

Veterinarians Without Borders, Northern Canada Program Manager, Canada

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


October 14, 2021