The CanWaCH Academy is back by popular demand!

We are thrilled to announce the return of the CanWaCH Academy from June 5-8, 2023. This series of online sessions will be held daily between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EDT

This year’s CanWaCH Academy has something for everyone, with a wide range of practical workshops and training sessions to challenge your thinking and spark new ideas. Sessions will focus on knowledge and professional development to support CanWaCH member organizations and their team members in advancing health and rights for women, children and adolescents globally.

Please note you must register for each academy session separately.

Monday, June 5

Tuesday, June 6

Wednesday, June 7

Thursday, June 8


10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT: The CRA and key points for charities

This session demystifies the Canada Revenue Agency’s role in charity regulation, and gives key points charities should be aware of, to remain compliant with the requirements for registration. This 60-minute session includes an explanation of the CRA’s draft guidance on registered charities making grants to non-qualified donees, and a 30-minute Q&A with Sharmila Khare, Director General of the CRA’s Charities Directorate.

*Please note this event includes English and French Simultaneous Translation.

12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. EDT: Maximizing Nonprofit Impact: Google Ads & Google Ads Grants Essentials

Do you find that navigating Google Ads and Google Ads Grants can be confusing and overwhelming? You’re not alone. This session offers a comprehensive introduction to the power of Google Ads and Google Ads Grants for nonprofit organizations. You’ll walk away with a clear understanding of the basics of Google Ads and Google Ads Grants, and how to strategically use both platforms to increase visibility, drive engagement, and maximize your return on ad spend.

*Please note this event includes English and French Simultaneous Translation.

1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. EDT: An introduction to using International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) data

Join this exciting session to understand where to find (and how to analyze) timely development cooperation data. Learn how to use this data to support increased accountability for and effectiveness of development resources; and hear how IATI stakeholders from partner country governments, development partners, and civil society have used IATI data to improve the effectiveness of their work and partnerships.

*Please note this event includes English and French Simultaneous Translation.

3 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT: Parliamentary Engagement 101

Understanding how to engage in Canada’s parliamentary processes is key to sharing data, expertise and impact – but what does that engagement look like? This session will provide you with an overview of Canada’s policy development process, including a deep dive into the current tools, reports and opportunities for engagement within the context of global health and gender equality. You’ll walk away with practical advice and concrete steps to contribute to evidence-based policy decisions.

*Please note this event includes English and French Simultaneous Translation.


10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. EDT: Let’s talk about indicators

Indicators are more than markers of progress; they are the key to good programming. Join this session to better leverage indicators for evidence-based and gender-transformative decision-making. Through interactive resources, you’ll learn to maximize your indicators to support monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning (MEAL) in your gender equality and global health and rights projects.

*Please note this event includes English and French Simultaneous Translation.

1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. EDT: Perdu (et retrouvé) dans la traduction

Avec l’évolution du lexique de l’égalité des genres, la création d’une harmonie entre les langues est de plus en plus importante. De retour à la demande générale, cette séance vous accompagnera à la découverte du guide terminologique français du CanSFE en vous donnant les outils nécessaires pour choisir votre terminologie en toute confiance.

Bonus! (facultatif) Lire à l’avance : Guide terminologique sur l’utilisation de termes techniques en matière d’égalité des genres

*This session will be presented in French only.

3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT: Exploring the Wonderful World of Fundraising

Whether you are new to fundraising or a seasoned pro, this workshop will re-connect you to what it means to raise money. Join us as we unpack donor motivation, explore giving trends and delve into current hot topics. You’ll leave this session with new insights and ideas to strengthen your fundraising efforts!

*Please note this event includes English and French Simultaneous Translation.


10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT: Canadian Press Style 101 (with LinkedIn Certification)

The Canadian Press Stylebook is a go-to reference guide for journalists, writers and editors across Canada. In this session, you’ll learn to write like the pros with guidance on:

  • Communicating with impact
  • Capitalization 
  • Punctuation pointers
  • Dynamic bullets, headers, headlines 
  • Common writing errors
  • Proofreading techniques

Bonus feature! Receive your CP Style Certification on LinkedIn when you attend this workshop and take a short quiz.

Important Note: Due to the certification associated with this workshop, as well as to discourage ‘no-shows’ in this limited capacity session, there is a small fee of $10 to register for this workshop. 

This session will be presented in English only.

12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. EDT: Leading with psychological safety: How mental health fits into the modern workplace

Psychological safety is a critical part of a healthy workplace, but what does it look like in practical terms? In this Q&A-style session, senior leaders will learn how to promote and support mental health at work, why it matters, and what tools and resources are available to help.

Note: Due to the sensitivity and confidential nature of some included topics, registration for this session will be limited to executive leaders (CEO/Executive Director) and Senior HR leads.

*Please note this event includes English and French Simultaneous Translation.

1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. EDT: Exploring ethics in MEAL

Ethical monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) goes beyond job descriptions, formal ethics reviews or publication requirements. In global health and development work, it’s a moral imperative that everyone, in every role, needs to address. This session will offer practical guidance and promising practices with real-world examples to help you bridge ethical gaps in your own MEAL work.

Extra Credit! (optional) Read in advance: Ethics in MEAL for Health and Rights Programming: A Short Guide


10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EDT: Criterion Institute: Reimagining a feminist financial future

What would happen if the world wasn’t bound by patriarchal financial systems? How could we shift the status quo of inequality simply by believing that it’s possible? This session will provide real-world case studies, strategies and guidance, giving you the tools to leverage financial systems to create feminist solutions to global issues.

Extra Credit! (optional) Read in advance: Fostering a Feminist Financial Imagination

*Please note this event includes English and French Simultaneous Translation.

11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. EDT: AI at Your Fingertips: Elevate Your Organization with ChatGPT

Want to take your organization to the next level? Join our exciting session on how AI tools like ChatGPT can improve your activities, capabilities, and productivity. Discover the benefits of using ChatGPT and other similar tools, and learn about the risks and privacy concerns. With AI at your fingertips, you can revolutionize the way you work. Register now to elevate your organization with ChatGPT!

(Note: ChatGPT generated this session title and description.)

*Please note this event includes English and French Simultaneous Translation.

1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. EDT: Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality: World Vision Canada and Equimundo present MenCare approach

In this session, we will walk participants through the MenCare global campaign, Equimundo’s Program P and a new World Vision Canada tool that provides step by step guidance for facilitators to engage participants in the MenCare approach. You will leave the session with a greater appreciation for the importance of engaging and equipping men with critical knowledge and skills to become more active and caring fathers, equitable, non-violent partners, and gender equality champions in their communities.

*Please note this event includes English and French Simultaneous Translation.

2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. EDT: Thinking Past Anti-Racism Terminology: ARC as a Personal Journey

Traditional anti-racism/anti-oppression (AR/AO) training lays a foundation of terms and theories. In this session, you’ll move beyond the theoretical into the practical by taking an honest look at your personal capacity for change, and how you can use that to grow as a member of your workplace community.

*Please note this event includes English and French Simultaneous Translation.