April 2020 Newsletter

Map of the coronavirus outbreak

COVID-19 Webinars and Resources

CanWaCH is working to support our members and partners as Canadians pull together to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. In our COVID-19 Resource Centre, you'll find resources as well as past and upcoming webinars that focus on funding, operational and programming implications, mental health considerations and communications and messaging, among other topics.

If you’ve participated in a past webinar, please complete a quick survey below on how we can improve future webinars:

Coffee with CanWaCH: Navigating a Virtual/Remote Workplace During COVID-19
Committed to Deliver: Global Health Programming & Operations Amid COVID-19
SMO Exchange: Sharing Lessons Learned
Webinar Wednesday: Mental Health at Home and the Workplace During COVID-19

Conversations with Canadians About Global Health During COVID-19

Join CanWaCH’s Public Engagement Working Group (PEWG) for a conversation about how our sector can strengthen and align our collective engagement with Canadians in global health and international development during COVID-19. Representatives from Global Affairs Canada will participate in this important conversation. CanWaCH is pleased to offer simultaneous translation in French and English for this webinar. Register here!

Who is a healthcare worker making a difference in your life?

This week is #WorldHealthWorkerWeek! From midwives to doctors, frontline health workers are the backbone of every health system. We're celebrating health workers this week with a series of videos commending their heroic efforts in keeping us safe and healthy. Check out the videos on Instagram, and join the conversation by telling us about a healthcare worker making a difference in your life or community!

family playing board game

Games and Activities for Youth of All Ages!  

Looking for educational games and activities? CanWaCH has compiled an Educational Guide to Canada’s Leadership in Global Health and Gender Equality. This guide features games and activities for a range of ages that have been developed by Canadian organizations working to advance global health and gender equality around the world.  Bookmark this page and check in frequently for our regular updates as more games and activities become available! Is there an activity that you would like to share? Please contact Lauren Murray, CanWaCH’s Senior Public Engagement Officer.

Register for the RADAR Measurement Tool Training Series

Together with Johns Hopkins University, CanWaCH is pleased to be hosting a free 4-part online training series on select RADAR measurement tools. These tools have been developed as part of the Government of Canada's initiative to improve accountability for its maternal and child health investments. Space is limited, so register early!

Call for Nominations: CanWaCH’s Public Engagement Working Group

Join CanWaCH's Public Engagement Working Group (PEWG) to help build awareness of Canadian leadership in global health and gender equality! Submit your nomination by 5:00 pm EDT on Friday, April 10, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Murray, Senior Public Engagement Officer. 

CanWaCH is also excited to announce that we are recruiting two youth delegates (18-24 years old) to participate on the PEWG! With a unique perspective as young leaders, these delegates will provide valuable insights and feedback for how CanWaCH and its members can better engage Canadian youth in our work. Submit your application by 5:00 pm EDT on Friday, April 10, 2020.

Call for Nominations: CanWaCH’s Stakeholder Engagement and Policy Working Group

CanWaCH's Stakeholder Engagement and Policy Working Group (SEPWG) has also launched its call for nominations. SEPWG members inform and advise Canadian stakeholders about global health and gender equality! Submit your nomination by 5:00 pm EDT on Friday, April 10, 2020.

Have Your Say! CanWaCH Member and Associate Survey 2020

The CanWaCH Member and Associate Survey is an opportune moment to have your say on how we shape the coming year, including the tools, resources and additional benefits that you would like to see us offer in 2020-2021. Complete the survey here and don’t forget to share it with your colleagues!

Data Matters

Where in the world is Canada? Find out with the CanWaCH Project Explorer

Looking for key information about Canada’s global impact? Searching across multiple sources and websites to find out about the work of Canadian international development practitioners, their projects and funding can be difficult and time-consuming. With the CanWaCH Project Explorer, you can access the most comprehensive data on Canadian global health and gender equality projects worldwide. Learning from others and connecting to a large global community of like-minded organizations has never been easier. Discover how a simple search can help advance your programming!

Frequently Asked Questions about the Project Explorer

Get to know our Project Explorer with this list of frequently asked questions! Learn about the types of projects featured in the Project Explorer, who can access the data available, and more.

Data Questions? Ask them here! 

Have a question related to data, research, technology, or monitoring and evaluation? Ask our metrics team!

Articles & Publications

Data: A Critical Defence in Pandemic Response, CanWaCH

“Caremongering” needs to turn to the developing world, Policy Options

Innovating Maternal and Child Health in Africa (IMCHA) project research team publishes in BioMed Central, HealthBridge

CanWaCH Welcomes Canadian $8M Investment in Global Efforts to Fight COVID-19, CanWaCH

Including the vulnerable in the fight against COVID-19, Humanity & Inclusion

Best Practices for a Gender Inclusive Virtual Workplace, CanWaCH

Do's and Don'ts: How to talk about poverty and coronavirus, Results Canada

From commitments to action: Advancing gender equality in global health leadership, Canadian Society for International Health

Government of Canada investment recognizes battle against COVID-19 can only be won by supporting women and children, CanWaCH

How can we ensure everyone can wash their hands with soap and water, to protect lives from COVID-19?, WaterAid Canada

COVID-19 Aftershocks: Secondary impacts threaten more children's lives than disease itself, World VIsion

Upcoming Events

April 15, Conversations with Canadians About Global Health During COVID-19, Virtual

April 16, Menstruation 101: A Beginner's Guide to Menstrual Bleeding and Disorders, Virtual

April 25th, World Malaria Day, Global

May 5, International Day of the Midwife, Global

May 12, International Nurses Day, Global

May 5, RADAR Measurement Tool Training Series: Open Data Kit & Analysis, Virtual

May 12, RADAR Measurement Tool Training Series: Open Data Kit & Analysis, Virtual

May 15, International Day of Families, Global

May 23, International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, Global

May 19, RADAR Measurement Tool Training Series: Open Data Kit & Analysis, Virtual

May 26, RADAR Measurement Tool Training Series: Open Data Kit & Analysis, Virtual

May 28th, Menstrual Hygiene Day, Global

Add your event to the More Canada Events Calendar. 

Jobs & Opportunities

Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights, Project Coordinator, Ottawa, Canada 

Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Call for Applications: Teachers’ Forum on Global Hunger & Food Security, Canada

Horizons of Friendship, Open Nominations: 2020 Founders Award, Canada

International Development Research Centre, David Hopper Prizes for Leadership in Research for Development, Canada

Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada, Volunteer Manager, Ottawa, Canada

Have an opportunity that you would like to share with us? Please contact us at info@CanWaCH.ca