Discover upcoming events, activities and learning opportunities in global health, international development, and gender equality.

Please note that fundraising events and activities will not be posted to the calendar.

Reclaim the Gains

Virtual

Don’t let COVID-19 turn back progress on the health of women, children and adolescents.

Community Health Worker Voices on UHC

Virtual

This event—the first of a series of quarterly CHW dialogues—will bring together CHWs from across sub-Saharan Africa in a knowledge-sharing conversation on what universal health coverage (UHC) looks like to them, how new policies have impacted their day-to-day work, and the impact of COVID on their ability to deliver essential health services.

Subsidizing global health: Women’s unpaid work in health systems

Virtual

Despite being the majority in the profession, women in the health sector are paid 23% less than their male counterparts and millions of women are working unpaid or grossly underpaid in core health systems roles. Against this backdrop, Women in Global Health, in collaboration with the Frontline Health Worker Coalition, will hold a high-level event to launch WGH’s latest policy report, Subsidizing global health: Women’s unpaid work in health systems.

Vaccine Equity Roundtable

Virtual

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

Parlons de La Tuberculose

Virtual

In recognition of World Tuberculosis Day, Plan International Canada invites you to participate in an upcoming virtual French-language session on March 30 at 9:30 a.m. EDT. Discuss women’s health, the importance of patient and survivor perspectives and gender equality as we work together to end tuberculosis in communities across Canada and around the world.

Towards an Intersectional Climate Response: Tackling Environmental Racism

Virtual

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.

Engaging Men to End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Virtual

This webinar will bring together advocates and experts who have experience in building male engagement programs to discuss ways of incorporating men and boys in programming to end FGM/C.

Annual Days for Girls Celebration

Virtual

On February 17, 2022 at 12:00 pm PST Days for Girls International will hold a special online event to celebrate this momentous milestone, hear the stories behind the numbers, and share our vision for 2022.

Teaching the SDGs through Art – Goal #15: Life on Land

Virtual

Aga Khan Foundation Canada, in partnership with Aga Khan Museum, offers this free professional development workshop for educators who are interested in teaching about global citizenship and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the lens of art.

Panel Discussion: #MyJourneyInSTEM

Virtual

Join us on February 11th, International Day of Women and Girls in Science, for an inspiring virtual panel with prominent Canadian women in science, technology, trades, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)

Bending the Arc Screening

Virtual

Get your popcorn ready: In celebration of International Development Week 2022, Partners In Health Canada is screening the all-time favourite global health and social justice film, Bending the Arc!

Teaching the SDGs through Art – Goal #6: Clean Water & Sanitation

Virtual

Aga Khan Foundation Canada, in partnership with Aga Khan Museum, offers this free professional development workshop for educators who are interested in teaching about global citizenship and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the lens of art.

Cooperation Canada Awards 2021

Virtual

Each year Cooperation Canada recognizes outstanding individuals and projects in the sector with three awards, the Karen Takacs Award for women’s leadership, the organizational and individual Innovation and Impact Awards in honour of Lewis Perinbam.

Free Webinar: What is CoLMEAL?

Virtual

Join Salanga and ADRA Canada for a free webinar during International Development Week on What is CoLMEAL?

Meeting our Minister

Virtual

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

Maintaining the Gains – People, Projects and Partnership in the Time of COVID-19

Virtual

In this panel PWRDF’s Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator, Bart Dickinson, together with partners from Village Health Works, Burundi; the Diocese of Masasi, Tanzania; and EHALE, Mozambique, will explore the impacts of COVID-19 through the data they have gathered and through real-life experiences on the ground.

Teaching the SDGs through Art – Goal #5: Gender Equality

Virtual

Aga Khan Foundation Canada, in partnership with Aga Khan Museum, offers this free professional development workshop for educators who are interested in teaching about global citizenship and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the lens of art.

‘Localizing’ Food Systems

Virtual

This panel brings together different perspectives around the ‘localization’ of food systems, food justice, and ending hunger.

Exploring the OECD DAC Recommendation on Enabling Civil Society

Virtual

This panel brings together high-level experts, policy makers, policy analysts and other professionals for a conversation around the OECD DAC Recommendation on Enabling Civil Society, approved by OECD Development Assistance Committee members, including Canada, in July 2021.

Teaching the SDGs through Art – Goal #3: Good Health & Well-being

Virtual

Aga Khan Foundation Canada, in partnership with Aga Khan Museum, offers this free professional development workshop for educators who are interested in teaching about global citizenship and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the lens of art.

Nutrition Financing Week

Virtual

To support stakeholders in translating their commitments to concrete action, the World Bank, the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF), World Health Organization (WHO), and Results for Development (R4D) are hosting the Nutrition Financing week: a series of virtual N4G side events from January 24-27, 2022.

ENRICH Impact Event

Virtual

Join us and learn about the project's accomplishments and lessons learned as we look to the future of maternal and child nutrition in the Global South.

The Canadian Launch of the GlobalChild Platform

Virtual

Join us on December the 13th for the celebration of Canada’s 30th anniversary of the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child by launching the GlobalChild Platform!

CREA Alumni Talks: Bring People In

Virtual

This Human Rights Day, CREA Institute alumni from around the world gather to discuss their campaigns for inclusion over the last year, in the wake of a global pandemic. They share lessons learned and talk about ways in which they're practicing inclusion in their own work.

Democracy for Human Rights through CEDAW

Virtual

The interactive panel will bring together human rights experts, political leaders, and grass-roots women's groups to showcase a Cities for CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women) campaign.

Racial & Reproductive Justice: Key Components of Global SRHR

Virtual

As a part of the release of ICRW’s newest brief on racial justice and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), we will discuss the importance of using a reproductive justice lens for U.S. advocacy on global SRHR.

Sexual and Reproductive Justice now! A call to action two years on from the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) + 25 Nairobi Summit

Virtual

SheDecides 25x25 youth leaders will be discussing the first HLC report No Exceptions, No Exclusions with high-level commissioners at two years of the Nairobi Summit. Speakers will also analyse key international examples of what is holding SRHR back and how we can move SRHR forward. This is a crucial moment for sexual and reproductive health and rights worldwide.

Narratives in Global Health

Virtual

Join us in learning about the role of global health in advancing health outcomes and the Sustainable Development Goals at home and abroad!

NTDs as a barometer for progress in health systems in times of COVID-19

Virtual

The Global Health Learning Network is a platform for knowledge growth and exchange with the goal to build a community of practice in global health that reaches across researchers, practitioners, and learners from all global health domains to include members of the public with an interest in global health.

Building Forward Better: Advancing SRHR for Climate Adaptation and Resilience

Virtual

Discussions around climate change and sexual and reproductive health rarely occur in the same spaces, despite ever growing evidence showing that they should. Climate change threatens human health and rights—and has a disproportionate effect on the most vulnerable girls and women, in all their intersecting identities. True climate justice is not possible without considering gender […]

Celebrating Girls: A virtual town hall

Virtual

Mark your calendar! As a valued member of the Cuso International community, you are invited to our next virtual town hall on October 14th, 2021.

IATI Virtual Community Exchange 2

Virtual

IATI's second Virtual Community Exchange (VCE 2) will take place on 12 - 13 October 2021, from 12-3pm UTC and will feature two days of informal, interactive and community-led sessions.

Reshaping the World of Work for Women

Virtual

COVID-19 has strained global health systems beyond capacity, and the economic fallout has been far-reaching: job losses, wage cuts, small businesses closing their doors, and the added burden to social safety networks and government programs.

Strengthening Community-Led Health Systems

Virtual

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.

Semaine de la vérité et réconciliation

Virtual

Cette année, nous sommes fiers d’annoncer que l’événement Chaque enfant compte passe d’une journée à une semaine complète de programmation sur la vérité et réconciliation. L’activité virtuelle sans précédent de l’année dernière a attiré plus de 500 000 élèves, enseignants et membres du grand public. Ensemble, nous pouvons miser sur le succès de Chaque enfant […]

One Health Connect 2021

Virtual

One Health Connect 2021 is an innovative virtual event that will feature a panel of three world-leading experts from each of the domains of One Health to highlight the importance of transdisciplinary approaches to address present and future challenges that threaten human, animal, and environmental health.

13th Gathering of the ParlAmericas Parliamentary Network for Gender Equality Bolstering Social Protection beyond COVID-19: What the Data Tells Us

Virtual

The 13th Gathering of the PNGE will explore the ways in which strengthening social supports and services can contribute to addressing the root causes of gender inequality and other forms of social vulnerability, building on conversations spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic on enhancing social protection systems.

Gender-Based Violence Risk Mitigation in Humanitarian and Development Programs

Virtual

This GBV Risk Mitigation training, facilitated by Action Against Hunger’s International Gender Unit, is designed for programming professionals who would like to learn more about GBV core concepts and how to mainstream GBV risk mitigation measures across the program cycle.

Feminist Health Research Conference

Virtual

Medical Herstory's Feminist Health Research Conference featuring researchers, activists, lived experience panels, and workshops!

Pregnancy to Pediatrics: PIH’s Accompaniment in Action Summer Webinar Series

Virtual

Pregnancy, delivery, and early childhood care are rooted in Partners In Health's daily work. Join us this summer for a virtual experience that will briefly transport you across the globe via video and will engage senior PIH clinicians and staff in conversations on three important maternal and child health initiatives continuing alongside our global COVID-19 […]

Building an International Career in Foreign Policy

Virtual

Join us for a virtual discussion with panelists who have built international careers in a variety of foreign policy fields, and find out more about the benefits as well as challenges of being a global professional in today’s world. The panel discussion will be followed by a brief Q&A session.

Measuring Access & Rights in Humanitarian Settings

Virtual

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.

Youth Health Policy Lab

Virtual

Do you want to respond to and design policy structures for public health advocacy for BIPOC women, non-binary, and gender diverse persons? About this event Do you want to respond to and design policy structures for public health advocacy for BIPOC women, non-binary, and gender diverse persons?   As Youth Policy Advocates from the Ontario […]

Incubator on Menstrual Equity

Virtual

Join us on May 14 to unpack menstrual inequities across Canada in advance of #MHDay2021! This is your opportunity to connect with other organizations and brainstorm ideas, share challenges and forge a way to move forward.

Vaccines Bring Us Closer: A discussion on taking action to end the COVID-19 pandemic

Virtual

Join us for this webinar to mark World Immunization Week! The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of vaccines as one of the great scientific innovations of our time. To end the pandemic, the majority of the world needs to be immune to COVID-19 and the safest way to achieve this is with a vaccine. […]

Crunching the Numbers with YMCA and YWCA – Unpacking Federal Budget 2021

Virtual

YMCA Canada and YWCA Canada are coming together to crunch the numbers and unpack the Federal Budget! Speakers to be announced soon. About this Event The last time the Federal Government of Canada released a budget was back in 2019. The world looks very different now. We're all anticipating what Budget 2021 will include - […]

Roundtable on mental health in a global context

Virtual

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.

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