October 2023 Newsletter

Join us for the CanWaCH Annual General Meeting on November 22!

Registration is now open for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on November 22! Starting at 1 p.m. EST, the virtual AGM will feature key CanWaCH strategic and operational updates during the business meeting portion. It will be followed by an inspiring keynote address by Shweta Narayan. An international climate and health campaigner for Health Care Without Harm, Narayan works on accelerating the role of health professionals in climate action. Watch Narayan’s renowned TED talk, It’s impossible to have healthy people on a sick planet, here.

Stay tuned! We’ll be offering an innovative networking opportunity alongside the AGM. Details on how you can join will be shared via email and CanWaCH’s social media channels. 

Reminder: 2023-2024 CanWaCH Membership renewal fees are now due

The new CanWaCH membership year began on October 1 and your membership fees are now due and payable. Check your inbox for a renewal invoice that was sent via our membership platform, GlueUp, on August 28. In order for your votes to be validated for the CanWaCH Annual General Meeting on November 22, 2023, your organization must be a member in good standing. Per our policies, members shall be deemed to be in good standing upon payment of their membership fees.

If you have any questions, if you would like to update the contact information of the individual in your organization responsible for paying this invoice or if you would like to request a financial waiver, please contact us at [email protected] as soon as possible.

Thank you for joining us for Gender Equality Week! 

As we marked Canada’s annual Gender Equality Week in September, CanWaCH hosted a three part webinar series focused on some of today’s most pertinent and challenging issues in GE. Thank you to everyone who joined us. You can view the recordings, additional resources and access our What We Heard Report here.

Presenting At a Glance: Your Quick Guide to Google Ads Grant for Nonprofits

We’re excited to present At a Glance, a new series from CanWaCH helping you get started with resources that support your communications and public engagement efforts! Designed for professionals working in global health, international development and gender equality, the series will share tips, tricks and tools in quick guides you can easily digest and put into practice. In this first edition, learn about Google Ads for nonprofits! 

Sector Moment: World Sight Day

Today marks World Sight Day, a day to focus the world’s attention on the issues of blindness and vision impairment. Check out ways you can take part, including a new #LoveYourEyes Instagram filter, by visiting the Seva Canada website

Call for Concept Notes – Strengthening Civil Society and Democratic Spaces in the Indo-Pacific 2024-2028

Eligible organizations are invited to submit Concept Notes that describe projects that will address the objectives of the “Strengthening Civil Society and Democratic Spaces in the Indo-Pacific” Call by 12 p.m. EST on November 28th, 2023. Global Affairs Canada (GAC) may fund 8 to 10 proposals or none, up to the maximum funding available. Visit this page for more information.

Data Matters: Add, manage and update your data with the Project Explorer User Portal!

We’re excited to present our newly updated Project Explorer User Portal! Through the portal, any Canadian or international organizations working on or funding global development, humanitarian and gender equality projects with a link to Canada can enter new projects as well as update existing data in the Project Explorer. Don’t miss the chance to highlight your projects and ensure that your most recent data is featured in our next Global Health Impact Report

Looking for tips and resources to help you get started? Check out our user portal tutorial and user guide

Reminder! Our second data drive of the year is underway. For this drive, CanWaCH is specifically interested in better understanding how partners are adapting and responding to the health and gendered impacts of the climate crisis. Project information can be shared through the online User Portal or by filling out this Excel Template and sending it to us at [email protected]. Please contact Imaeyen Okon at [email protected] for more information!

News, Resources and Publications  

Will Canada rise to the global challenge at UNGA or falter in the spotlight?, Julia Anderson

The #PowerOfAdvocacy: taking action this International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Results Canada via Write to Thrive

Annual Progress Report 2022, Gavi

Annual Report 2022, Action Against Hunger Canada

Awa has joined the fight against the genital mutilation of young girls, Humanity & Inclusion Canada

Cash Transfers Directed to Women and the Implications for Intimate Partner Violence: Lessons for Program Design, CFI and WFP

Changing attitudes about women in agriculture, Canadian Feed The Children

Driving change for fathers in Kenya, Nutrition International

Jamaica: Empowering women with disabilities and improving food security with sustainable farming project, Cuso International

Nutrition, nation building and signs of hope for women’s nutrition, Nutrition International

Saly is mobilising for people’s rights, Humanity & Inclusion Canada

Supporting education in Canada’s Northwest Territories, Cuso International

Sustainable Approaches to Strengthen Existing Health Systems: The Global Financing Facility’s Contribution to Improving Health Financing and Health Outcomes in Ethiopia, Save the Children

The collateral damage of rising interest rates, ONE

The Indigenous Youth, Art and Water Initiative (IYAWI) selects its Youth Ambassadors, Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources and One Drop

Watch: Frontline workers in action in Tanzania, Nutrition International

Upcoming Events  

October 12, Global Forum for Adolescents

October 15-17, World Health Summit 2023

October 16-18, 2023 Canadian Conference on Global Health: “From rhetoric to action: moving policy, research, and practice”

October 16-17, Rethinking Priorities 

October 17-20, What Works Global Summit 2023

October 18, Aura Freedom 10-year anniversary

October 23, Celebrating 25 years of ZMQ Global

November 8, The future of maternal & child health globally: challenges and opportunities

November 16, IATI Virtual Community Exchange 5 (VCE5) 

Jobs and Opportunities 

Call for Concept Notes – Strengthening Civil Society and Democratic Spaces in the Indo-Pacific 2024-2028, Global Affairs Canada

2024 Global Child Health Catalyst Grant competition, SickKids Centre for Global Child Health (CGCH). Application deadline: October 27

Gender Technical Specialist, World Vision Canada. Application deadline: October 30

Child Protection & Psychosocial Support Specialist, Right to Play International. Application deadline: October 31

Education Specialist, Right to Play. Application deadline: October 31

Global Child Health Fellowship, SickKids Centre for Global Child Health. Application deadline: October 31

2024 Summit: Claiming Our Space, Naming Our Future Call for Proposals, HelpAge Canada, Application deadline: November 4

Manager, Institutional Funding & Partnerships – Canada & USA, Operation Eyesight, Application deadline: October 18

Planned Giving Officer – Calgary, Operation Eyesight, Application deadline: October 18

Chief Financial Officer – Calgary, Operation Eyesight, Application deadline: October 18

Manager, Global Fundraising Operations, Right To Play International, Application deadline: October 31

Rapid Response Manager, Canadian Red Cross Society, Application deadline: November 10

Grant Proposal Writing, Plan International Canada, Application deadline: November 30

Chief Program and Impact Officer, Global, World Renew, Application deadline: November 11

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

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