CanWaCH is working to support our members and partners as Canadians pull together to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, you'll find resources and a series of webinars that focus on funding, operational and programming implications, human resource policies, legal considerations and communications and messaging, among other topics.
Since February 4, 2020, the Government of Canada has demonstrated leadership in the global battle against COVID-19, recognizing its disproportionate impact on the world’s most vulnerable populations.
Past webinars and resources
Research and Gender Equity During a Pandemic
July 15, 2020
In this webinar, CanWaCH and YWCA Canada will explore how we can address these impacts by applying a gender lens to research and knowledge production.
100 Days of a Pandemic: Canada's Evidence-Driven Global Response
June 17, 2020
This webinar invited organizations directly and indirectly dealing with COVID-19 to take part in a discussion on what lies ahead and how we can continue to support the health and rights of women, adolescents, children and their communities around the world.
Programming for Gender Equality Results in the Time of COVID-1
June 11, 2020
Global Affairs Canada Gender Equality Specialists in partnership with CanWaCH presented a virtual exchange on integrating gender equality considerations in COVID-19 response projects.
Menstrual Hygiene in Fragile and Humanitarian Contexts
May 20, 2020
Join CanWaCH a special one-hour webinar highlighting menstrual hygiene in fragile and humanitarian contexts.
Keeping the Engine Running: Challenges in Non-Profit Operations During COVID-19
May 13, 2020
CanWaCH invites operations teams from non-profits to join us as we explore some of the most pressing challenges facing organizations amid COVID-19.
Mobilizing for Menstrual Hygiene Day
May 6, 2020
Discover how you can take action on Menstrual Health Day, taking place on May 28, with this CanWaCH webinar featuring WASH United, Femme International and United Way’s Period Promise campaign.
Critical Role of WASH in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
April 29, 2020
Discover the critical role of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic with CanWaCH, the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) and WaterAid Canada.
Opportunities for Students & Young Professionals during COVID-19
April 22, 2020
CanWaCH and Thrive Hire presented a webinar for students and young professionals navigating their careers in global health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Conversations with Canadians About Global Health During COVID-19
April 15, 2020
CanWaCH’s Public Engagement Working Group (PEWG) led a conversation about how our sector can strengthen and align our collective engagement with Canadians in global health and international development during COVID-19.
Webinar Wednesday: Mental Health at Home and the Workplace During COVID-19
April 8, 2020
Jordan Friesen, National Director of Workplace Mental Health for the CMHA, presented on the potential mental health challenges due to physical distancing, isolation and workplace changes, as well as suggested strategies for self-care, supporting coworkers, employees and family members during this time.
Committed to Deliver: Global Health Programming and Operations Amid COVID-19
March 24, 2020
Through this online discussion, we invited organizations who are currently delivering global health programming to: (a) share information with colleagues and Global Affairs Canada; (b) identify current and anticipated challenges that may impede operations; and (c) strategize collectively about short-term solutions, strategies, and recommendations.
Coffee with CanWaCH: Navigating a Virtual/Remote Workplace During COVID-19
March 19, 2020
With many CanWaCH members and partners encouraging or requiring employees to work from home as part of their COVID-19 response, CanWaCH staff shared best practices, tips and tricks, personal experiences and innovative technologies for working in a virtual environment.