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Improve your digital learning solutions: Upcoming virtual training

Join us for a virtual training session led by Barry Sampson, digital training designer and developer, that will explore how to design learning solutions using the most effective methods and tools. Barry has over 25 years of experience in providing capability training and designing learning solutions, and in this session he will share his expertise […]

Reuse and Recycle: Practical Guidance on Maximizing Existing Data

Creative, virtual data management processes are more critical than ever, as the COVID-19 pandemic has affected access, quality, and availability of global health data for CSOs and partners. In conversation with global expert facilitators, we invite you to this participatory dialogue to explore emerging practices in maximizing  existing data, rather than, or in addition to, […]

Roundtable on mental health in a global context


On Wednesday, March 10, at 1:00 pm EST, CanWaCH will be hosting a roundtable about mental health in a global context. Moderated by our very own Julia Anderson, CEO of CanWaCH, we will bring together a group of experts to discuss global mental health.

365 days of a Pandemic: Virtual Practice Implications for Canadian Partners

Building on the findings and recommendations of the CanWaCH 100 days of a Pandemic report (June 2020), and held on the 1 year anniversary of the WHO declaration of the pandemic, CanWaCH will focus specifically on how Canadian organizations have adapted, and continue to adapt, monitoring, evaluation, and research practices in a virtual context. This […]

Understanding Gender Equality Through Mixed Methods

In this session, facilitators and participants will explore specific strategies, both quantitative and  qualitative, in regards to measuring gender dynamics, and women’s empowerment. Facilitators will explore femininist methodologies in practice; particularly, the specific opportunities and challenges that come with utilizing mixed methods in an increasingly virtual context. Facilitators will reflect on the supports (capacity, partnership, […]

Presentation – COVID-19 Dialogue and Solutions Groups

You are cordially invited to attend a presentation with Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and its Canadian partners on the achievements of the COVID-19 Dialogue and Solutions groups over the last year. As March 11 marks the 1-year anniversary of the pandemic as declared by WHO and March 16 the date that Canada issued its first […]

A Successful Marriage: Research-CSO partnerships delivering practical solutions

As part of the Canadian Collaborative for Global Health, participating projects ('Labs') worked in interdisciplinary partnerships with the objective of addressing an urgent data challenge. A key learning from this initiative is that these intersectional partnerships are ideally placed to address many critical issues, but are not without their challenges. In this 1 hour dialogue, […]

Measuring Access & Rights in Humanitarian Settings


This 1-hour timely conversation will also consider practical resources and tools available for organizations undertaking similar efforts globally, and panelists will be invited to share their thoughts on the implications of COVID-19 on this work.

Strengthening Community-Led Health Systems


This dialogue provides a platform for health sector practitioners and experts to share best practices on applying community-led development (CLD) in the health sector, discuss obstacles, and develop pathways for decolonizing global health.

Meeting our Minister


You are cordially invited to an introductory meeting with the Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister for International Development.

Towards an Intersectional Climate Response: Tackling Environmental Racism


Join us for a 90 minute solutions-oriented panel where participants will unpack the inherent inequalities and patterns of injustice that almost always fall along the lines of race, class, ability and gender and propose a way forward for a more just, intersectional and inclusive global climate response.

Vaccine Equity Roundtable


Join us with your morning coffee on April 5 at 9AM EST for a virtual roundtable focused on vaccine equity.

Cross-Country CanWaCH Connect: Montreal

Auberge Le Saint-Gabriel Rue Saint Gabriel 426, Montréal, Québec

Join us for an enriching in-person evening of learning and networking designed for leaders and emerging professionals from across the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children's Health (CanWaCH) membership.

Cross-Country CanWaCH Connect: Vancouver

UBC Boathouse 7277 River Road, Richmond, BC, BC

Are you a CanWaCH member or sector partner? Join us for an enriching in-person evening of learning and networking designed for leaders and emerging professionals in Vancouver!

Equal Futures 2022 Incubator Session: Youth Engagement

Join the Equal Futures Network, a CanWaCH initiative, for an interactive incubator session exploring meaningful youth engagement in the lead up to our first-ever gender equality summit, Equal Futures 2022, from June 7-8, 2022 in Ottawa.

Equal Futures 2022: A Gender Equality Summit

Richcraft Hall 9376 University Dr, Ottawa, ON, Ottawa

The summit will provide an in person forum for the gender equality movement in Canada to come together, in all its diversity, to build connections, strengthen capacity, share expertise, and shape a path towards a fairer and more equitable Canada.