Beyond 2020

First Annual CanWaCH Awards for Canadian Excellence in Women and Children's Health

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The Canadian Partnership for Women and Children's Health (CanWaCH) is proud to present its first annual awards for Canadian excellence in global women and children’s health. These prestigious honours will be bestowed upon individuals whom have demonstrated significant contribution towards Canada’s advancement of global health for women and children in the following four categories:  Leadership, Gender Equality, Measuring Impact and Youth Advocacy.

Nominations Deadline: DEADLINE EXTENDED: March 28, 2018, 5 p.m. EDT

Nomination Form

Awards will be presented at an evening reception as part of the CanWaCH 2018 Annual Conference, Beyond 2020: An Agenda for Canadian Leadership in Women and Children’s Health, on April 18, 2018, at the Westin Ottawa. Recipients will receive complimentary registration to the CanWaCH Conference, April 18-19, and one night of complimentary accommodation at the Westin Ottawa on the evening of April 18, 2018.

General Nominee Criteria and awards policies:

  • A Canadian citizen or someone with permanent residence status in Canada.
  • Nominees should have demonstrated exceptional contribution and value towards Canadian efforts to advance in global health for women and children.
  • Youth can be nominated in any of the four categories.
  • Nominations are open to all genders.
  • Nominees must be informed that they are being nominated for a CanWaCH Award before the nomination is submitted and the nominee must be willing to attend the awards ceremony in Ottawa on April 18, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm if selected as an award recipient.
  • Transportation, per diems and additional accommodation requirements for the nominee to attend the awards ceremony in Ottawa, beyond the complimentary one night of accommodation provided to awards recipients, must be covered by the nominating organization or nominee.
  • Nominations will not be accepted after March 28, 2018 at 5 pm. Award recipients will be notified by April 3, 2018.

Individual Category Criteria:


  • This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership abilities that have motivated, inspired or resulted in action, on a national or global scale, the advancement of work in global health for women and children.
  • An individual’s leadership can be demonstrated by a specific catalyzing moment or moments, such as a major initiative, collaboration, project, policy or concept, or through sustained and influential leadership that has served to inspire Canadian organizations and individuals working to advance global health.

Gender Equality

  • Recognizing an individual who has advanced, within the global health sector, gender equality policy and programming and/or a gender equality lens to programs, projects or organizational culture.
  • This individual, whether working in policy, programming, communications, research, practice, academia, community outreach, leadership or more, has served to advance or raise awareness on gender inequality issues and how a gender-based lens can amplify the impact of Canada’s work in global women and children’s health.  

Measuring Impact

  • This award recognizes an individual who champions the collection, analysis, use or sharing of data and monitoring and evaluation to communicate the impact of Canadian efforts in global health.
  • This individual has led advocacy to improve quality of or access to health information, conceived of innovative new ways to collect vital health information on women, children, youth or gender equality, has contributed to strengthening the monitoring and evaluation community in Canada and/or globally, or has made contributions to improve the collection, analysis, implementation, or dissemination of health information.
  • Nominees can originate from any discipline (e.g. researchers, practitioners, etc.).

Youth Advocacy

  • This award recognizes professionals or volunteers aged 16-24 who have demonstrated leadership, dedication and/or courage and have made an impact in women and children’s health and rights.
  • The individual should be a trail-blazer who has participated in activism, projects and global health work that pushes the boundaries and has engaged other youth, students and young professionals in women and children’s health, locally or globally.

Click here to NOMINATE SOMEONE TODAY! Deadline is March 26, 2018 at 5 p.m. EDT

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