Youth Mobilizers: IDW 2020

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International Development Week 2020

This year’s International Development Week (IDW) theme is “Go for the Goals”. Referring to the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this theme illustrates the idea of moving forward in a collaborative and positive way toward a better world. Celebrate IDW 2020 by participating in activities organized across the country. #GoForTheGoals. 

Trivia Night for IDW 2020

Do you live in Ottawa? Bring your friends and test your knowledge on the Sustainable Development Goals to kick off International Development Week 2020 with the Canadian Society for International Health and Veterinarians Without Borders. Space is limited, so RSVP to save your spot today!

Climate Change & Nutrition: Food for Thought

In partnership with the University of Ottawa’s International Development and Globalization Student Association, Nutrition International and World Vision Canada will host Climate Change & Nutrition: Food for Thought, a panel discussion exploring the connection between climate change and nutrition. Watch the livestream on Saturday, February 8th at 9:00 am EST on Nutrition International’s Facebook page.



What’s New?

What’s gender equality got to do with it?

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for everyone. At the core of this agenda are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries in a global partnership. While the SDGs are all interconnected, SDG 5, Gender Equality, is of particular importance because it is connected to each goal and essential to all dimensions of sustainable development.

5 ways to upgrade your feminism in 2020

It’s a great time to be a feminist! For centuries, feminists have campaigned for women’s rights and they continue to push forward to this day while making waves in political, economic and social spheres. Here are five ways to upgrade your feminism and become more inclusive in your daily life in 2020! Are we missing anything? Let us know what you would include to “upgrade your feminism“ on Twitter using @CanWaCH #LeadOnCanada


Discover Something New

SOAR 2020: Student Resources, CanWaCH
On January 18, 2020, Carleton University students joined CanWaCH and CSIH for an educational session on how to turn online cancel culture into positive lasting social change at the SOAR 2020 Student Leadership Conference. 

Changing the Narrative Webinar Series, Frida Fund and AWID 
Which is a more powerful force for change: compassion, guilt or inspiration? 

Lunch and Learn – Risk and Reward in Community Engaged Learning, the Hub for Teaching and Learning Excellence and the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute (CESI)
An interactive panel of faculty, staff and community partners. Panelists share information and provide insights into their own community-engaged learning partnerships. 

Webinar: Visualizing Beijing +25, by Global Beijing Youth Task Force
The Beijing Platform for Action – why is 2020 a key milestone for gender equality


Get Involved 

CanWaCH, 2020 Awards for Canadian Excellence in Global Health & Gender Equality, Rising Star, February 28th

Inter-Council Network, Youth Championship Program 2020, February 17th

World Bank, Blog Writing Competition, February 10th

Health xChange, Call for Presenters, February 28th

RBC, Future Launch Scholarship

Mama Hope, Global Advocate Program, March 27th


January 31, 2020