September 2021 Newsletter

Resources for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2021 marks the first annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. With its roots in Orange Shirt Day, this is meant to be a day of action, learning and reflection for settlers in Canada.
Through the Equal Futures Network with support from the Firelight Group, CanWaCH has compiled resources to further our understanding of the ongoing impacts of colonialism, including the legacy of residential schools and intergenerational trauma, while also growing our appreciation for Indigenous cultures by supporting the works of Indigenous leaders, changemakers, artists, writers and creators. Visit this living resource page. If you know of more resources, please let us know at [email protected].

Last Call for Board Nominations

The CanWaCH Board of Directors supports good governance, accountability and the strategic direction of the organization. We are looking for enthusiastic leaders who can bring their passion and expertise to support CanWaCH’s initiatives and objectives. Completed nomination forms must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, September 30, 2021. If you are interested in submitting a nomination or have any questions about the nomination process, please contact Nicole Jamrozinski.

Mark your calendars! Join us for the CanWaCH AGM on November 23, 2021

CanWaCH is hosting our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on November 23, 2021 from 12:30 to 2:30 PM EST! The AGM will be virtual and will feature engaging speakers, opportunities to network as well as the business meeting. Stay tuned for more information.

Standing in solidarity with women and girls in Afghanistan

Women’s rights leaders who have fought for their place in the workforce, their right to education and to a life free from violence, have been forced into hiding in Afghanistan. With journalists being forced out of the country and organizations being cautious about commenting on what is happening on the ground in order to mitigate risk to staff and partners, how do we ensure that the voices of our Afghan partners and women and girls are not silenced?

Share your favourite journalists and news sources with us by tagging @CanWaCH on Twitter. Our team has created a Twitter List for these reliable sources of information as we keep track of the latest updates and stand in solidarity with women and girls in Afghanistan.

Data Matters

Introducing the Network Map!

Check out this new interactive tool from the Equal Futures Network to locate organizations, groups and projects working to advance gender equality from coast-to-coast-to-coast.

Member Spotlight 

September 12, 2021 marked the second birthday of Medical Herstory! Featuring researchers, health educators and activists in feminist healthcare, Medical Herstory’s annual Feminist Health Research Conference took place on August 28-29. Watch the conference and catch up on events, docu-series, and webinars hosted through the year on the Medical Herstory YouTube channel.

Upcoming Events

Canada’s fourth annual Gender Equality Week will be taking place from September 19 to September 25, 2021. This is an opportunity to recognize the important contributions of women and gender-diverse communities while celebrating the progress that has been made in advancing gender equality in Canada and around the world. Are you planning something for Gender Equality Week 2021? Add it to the Equal Futures Network events calendar!

September 16, We Are Trades Launch Event

September 17, Youth Engagement for Local Action

September 18, 2021 Canadian Symposium on Sustainable & Equitable Periods

September 21-23, Gender-Based Violence Risk Mitigation in Humanitarian and Development Programs

September 22, Olympiades Franco-Santé (Youth Event)

September 23, September Incubator: Co-creating a more gender just Canada

September 23, 31st Anniversary Health Partners International of Canada

September 25, Global Citizen Live

September 27-October 1, Truth and Reconciliation Week

News & Resources

10 Gender Equality Terms Explained, CanWaCH
Navigating the 2021 Federal Election: Guidance for CanWaCH Members, CanWaCH
#CanadiansVote Call-to-Action, Results Canada
Decolonization Toolkit, VIDEA
Election ’21 – The role of foreign policy and development in the campaign with Julia Anderson from CanWaCH (Podcast), David Coletto
Federal Party Platforms – As they relate to violence against women and gender-based violence, Women’s Shelters Canada
Global Exchange: Debating Foreign Affairs (Podcast), The Canadian Global Affairs Institute
Inaction in Afghanistan isn’t an option, but we must move now, Toronto Star
Labour Pains (Film), Canadian Association of Midwives
Midwives Always Have Songs, United Nations Population Fund‑led collaboration featuring the Canadian Association of Midwives
Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) Guide to Voting, NWAC
One Drop Foundation’s 2020 Impact report, One Drop
Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) tol be proclaimed on October 19, 2021, Ontario Nonprofit Network
Organisational Decolonisation Action Plan, VIDEA
The story of Sita and her women’s group, One Drop
The story of Zourata, entrepreneur and leader of change, One Drop
The Voices of Afghan Women and GIrls Are Being Muted – It’s Time for Canadian Women to Fill the Silence, Future of Good
Travel guidance for international development partners during the pandemic, Global Affairs Canada
Voice Choice Change : The Lives of Midwives – Film & Round table, Canadian Association of Midwives
Youth For CSE Global Report, Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR) and International Youth Alliance for Family Planning (IYAFP Canada)

Jobs & Opportunities

CanWaCH, Director, Operations, Canada
CanWaCH, Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation, Canada
Canadian Association for Global Health (CAGH), Project and Events Assistant, Canada
Canadian Association for Global Health (CAGH), Call for Nominations for CAGH’s Inaugural Board, Canada
Crossroads International, Resource Development Officer, Major Gifts (bilingual), Canada
Enchanté Network, 2 Spirit Programs Coordinator, Canada
Global Affairs Canada, 2021 Call for Concept Notes – Development Impact Window – Canadian Small and Medium Organizations for Impact and Innovation, Canada
Northern Council for Global Cooperation (NCGC), Program Manager, Whitehorse, Yukon
Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, Director of Programs and Partnerships, Canada
Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, Office Administrator, Canada
Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, Planned Giving and Donor Relations Officer, Canada
SickKids Centre for Global Child Health (C-GCH), Global Child Health Catalyst Grant, Canada
The Office of Health and Medical Education Scholarship, the Office of Equity, Professionalism and Diversity, and the Office of Indigenous, Local and Global Health, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Research & Innovation in Health/Medical Education Funding Competition, Canada
Have an opportunity that you would like to share with us? Please contact us at [email protected].


September 16, 2021