About CanWaCH


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The Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) is a proud membership of more than 100 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academic institutions, health professional associations and individuals partnering to improve health outcomes for women and children in more than 1,000 communities worldwide.

Together, we represent Canada in championing the health rights and needs of the worlds most marginalized people. Through the power of partnership, we strive to realize a world where every woman and child survives and thrives. We do this by capitalizing on the data revolution, connecting experts, and communicating impact to stakeholders.

CanWaCH champions Canada’s commitment to take the lead on global health through the #LeadOnCanada campaign so that all Canadians can share pride in our achievements in making the world a better place.


The Power of Partnership: Organizations you know, united together and working alongside women and children around the globe for their right to survive and thrive.


We connect, collaborate and communicate to strengthen our Members’ work in reproductive, maternal, newborn, adolescent and children’s health. In planning, in the field, in sharing expertise, our members know they can do more and do it even better together!


Since 2010, the Canadian Partnership, led by a Board of Directors, as well as peer-nominated Working Groups, have focused on the core pillars of Knowledge Exchange, Measuring Results and Stakeholder Engagement. CanWaCH has seen significant accomplishments, including a steady growth in members, the establishment of a Project Explorer to track impact globally, landmark funding announcements, including $3.5 billion from Canada for maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) from 2015-2020, and involvement in global events including the United Nations General Assembly. CanWaCH Members and Associates are working together every day to end all preventable deaths of women, newborns and children around the world.

How We Work

We capitalize on the data revolution to strengthen monitoring and evaluation and data-driven policy engagement.

We connect experts to leverage the power of partnership, providing access to knowledge and resources to strengthen impact.

We communicate impact to stakeholders to improve programming and policy, profile results and ensure accountability to women and children.