September 2019 Newsletter

#EveryoneBenefits from Gender Equality 

September 22-28, 2019 will mark Canada’s second annual Gender Equality Week! To celebrate this event, CanWaCH is pleased to announce the return of the Gender Equality Blog Series. This monthly blog, 5 Reasons Why Gender Equality (Still) Matters, will highlight CanWaCH members and partners to encourage dialogue, share knowledge and amplify their work to promote gender equality here at home and abroad. If you are interested in contributing, please contact Erin Jex, CanWaCH’s Gender Equality Officer.

Going to UNGA? Celebrate Canada’s Gender Equality Week with CanWaCH

In celebration of Canada’s Gender Equality Week during the 74th United Nations General Assembly, CanWaCH invites you to join us on Monday, September 23rd in New York for a series of rapidfire talks from powerful women who defy stereotypes, shun political boundaries and blaze their own path to champion gender equality regardless of their role, affiliation or organization. 

Brought to you with the support of Teck. Teck’s Zinc & Health partnership with the Government of Canada, Nutrition International and UNICEF Canada has educated and employed more than 300,000 female community health workers around the world to help advance gender equality.

Summit on Canada’s Global Leadership 

Early bird registration for the Summit on Canada’s Global Leadership, presented in partnership with CanWaCH, CCIC and CASID, ends on September 30th. Taking place November 27 and 28 in Ottawa, and featuring the CanWaCH 2019 AGM, the Summit is an event you don’t want to miss! It will bring leaders together from different global sectors to examine the potential for a more ambitious and comprehensive foreign policy. Follow all updates with the Summit Twitter channel, @GlobalSummitCAN and the Summit newsletter!

Attending conferences can be expensive and ​youth are key constituents in Canada’s global activities and in achieving the SDGs. In order to support meaningful youth engagement at the conference, the Summit Partners, along with our Youth Sponsors, Engineers Without Borders and World University Service of Canada, are excited to present this opportunity for youth bursaries. Apply now!

Members and Associates: Renewal Period is Coming Up!

Please note that membership renewal notices will be sent out on October 1, 2019, and that membership fees are due November 1, 2019. Fees must be paid in full in order to vote at the CanWaCH AGM on November 27, 2019. This year, fees can be paid via credit card, cheque, or direct deposit. Keep an eye out for your renewal notice! For more information, please contact Leigha McCarroll.

Navigating Election 2019: Guidance for CanWaCH Members

CanWaCH and RESULTS Canada recently held a webinar to help members prepare for the 2019 Federal Election: ‘Navigating Election 2019: Guidance for CanWaCH Members‘. Check out these resources to learn why this election is important for the global health and international development sectors and how you can make a difference while navigating election rules.

Canada Cares: 2019 Public Opinion Research 

Public opinion research released by CanWaCH indicates that Canadians increasingly support federal government investment in development aid and global health! The poll, conducted for CanWaCH by Nanos Research, also found that some Canadians are concerned about progress on the fight against global poverty. Check out the full report and the recording of our webinar with Nik Nanos to hear stories about positive developments over the years, and what challenges still exist in engaging Canadians in this important conversation.

Nutrition International: Adolescent Nutrition and Anaemia Learning Opportunity 

Malnutrition affects 1 out of every 3 people globally, stunting their growth and development, adversely impacting their health and limiting their lifelong potential. Nutrition International has launched a new 15-module online adolescent nutrition course. Through the Adolescent Nutrition and Anaemia course, Nutrition International is helping build capacity to improve nutrition for adolescents around the world. 

Call for Proposals: Upcoming Deadline! 

The deadline for Global Affairs Canada’s call for proposals “Health and Rights for Women, Adolescent Girls and Children” is quickly approaching. With $325 million over five years, selected projects will improve the quality of, access to, and demand for integrated health services and information for women, adolescents, and children at the community, health facility, and health system levels. Learn more here.


Care Cares: Canadian increasingly support development aid and global health funding but question progress on fighting global poverty, CanWaCH 

Canada announces increased commitment to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Global Affairs Canada 

Recommendations for advancing gender equality and the empowerment of girls and women, G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council 

An Enlightened Father: Results from the ARH events, Healthbridge Canada 

Afghan humanitarian Narges will not be silenced, World Vision Canada 

Back to School with #LeadOnCanada, CanWaCH 

In it for the long run – Why we focus on development, not aid, Plan International Canada 

Summer Webinar Series: Exploring Critical Gaps in SRHR, Action Canada for Sexual Health & Rights 

Chronique terrain : Impact des AGR dans la vie des bénéficiaires du projet, L’AMIE en action autour du monde 

What motorcycles mean for women’s empowerment: A first-hand account from Afghanistan, Aga Khan Foundation Canada 

Meet the Midwives: Dina Kamata, Cuso International 

Gavi sets ambitious goal to immunise 300 million people by 2025, leaving no one behind, Gavi 


September 17-30th, United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), New York City 

September 21st, International Day of Peace, Global

September 22-28th, Gender Equality Week 2019, Canada

September 23rd, Champions from Within: Advancing Gender Equality Across the Political Spectrum A Celebration of Canada’s Gender Equality Week at UNGA, New York City presented by CanWaCH

September 23rd, Redefining Perimenopause for Women, Online 

September 25th, 10 Tips to be a Social Media Advocacy Guru, Online 

September 29th, World Heart Day, Global

October 11th, International Day of the Girl, Global

October 15th, International of Rural Women, Global

October 16th, World Food Day, Global

October 17-19th, Canadian Conference on Global Health, Ottawa

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

November 7-8th, Improving Care through World-Class Data and Innovation, Ottawa

November 14th, 2019 SDG Leadership Awards Ceremony, Toronto

November 27-28th, Summit on Canada’s Global Leadership, Ottawa

Add your event to the More Canada Events Calendar.


Save the Children Canada, Head, Thematic Quality, Toronto 

Canadian Council for International Cooperation, Program Assistant, Sector Hub for the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Exploitation and Abuse, Ottawa

Nutrition International, Senior Program Officer, Gender Mainstreaming, Ottawa

Amref Health Canada, Office Manager, Toronto 

Grand Challenges Canada, Investment Manager – Humanitarian Grand Challenges, Toronto 

Canadian Red Cross, Manager, Corporate Partnerships, Canada 

International Development Research Centre, IDRC College of Reviewers, Global 

Canadian Red Cross, Officer, Specialized & Advisory Services, Canada 

Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research, Vic Neufeld Mentorship Award in Global Health Research, Canada 

Canadian Red Cross, Assistant Coordinator, Vancouver 

Canadian Feed the Children, Fundraising & Development Officer – Monthly Giving, Toronto 

CARE Canada, President & CEO, Canada 

Health Partners International of Canada, Director, Philanthropy, Canada 

Cuso International, Various Volunteer Opportunities, Global 

Canadian Red Cross, Various Volunteer Opportunities, Global


September 17, 2019