CanWaCH COVID-19 Resource Centre

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.



Statement on Protecting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Promoting Gender-Responsiveness in the COVID-19 Crisis

Stakeholder and Public Engagement Activities During COVID-19

CanWaCH Joint Statement on COVID-19 Response

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

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



Guidance on eligibility of COVID-19 potential costs

Crisis Management and Recovery


Upcoming webinars

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First 100 Days of a Pandemic: Canada’s Resilient Global Response

June 17, 2020

Join CanWaCH as we spotlight how Canadian development organizations and our partners have adapted and responded in the 100 days since the WHO’s declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Past webinars and resources

Menstrual Hygiene in Fragile and Humanitarian Contexts

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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.

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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.


Mental health

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.


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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.