Understanding the Thrive Agenda

Please note this webinar will be held in English but a French webinar will follow with a summary presented by Nicolas Moyer, President & CEO of CCIC, and Sophie Rosa, Director of Public Affairs and Member Services of CCIC.

On Tuesday, June 4th, the Prime Minister made an announcement committing to increase federal government contributions to reach $1.4 billion annually, starting in 2023, in support of women and girls’ health around the world. Making a ten-year commitment, this funding will support sexual and reproductive health rights and maternal, newborn, and child health – with $700 million of the annual investment dedicated to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Together these commitments are framed as the “Thrive Agenda”.

This announcement was widely celebrated in the sector and is the culmination of a concerted effort by a broad coalition of advocates to ensure ongoing investments in this area; and a dedicated focus on neglected areas of SRHR.

Given the significance of this announcement – with implications for both Canadian ODA and GAC programming – and the many advocacy lessons this process has revealed, CCIC has arranged to host a webinar to share critical insights on these topics with CSO stakeholders.


  • Presentation in English: Monday, June 27th, 11:00 - 12:30 PM (ET)
  • Summary in French: Monday, June 27th 1:00 - 2:00 PM (ET)

Objectives of the interactive webinar:

  1. Present the details of the Thrive Agenda and Government commitment in terms of funding allocations, and GAC programming as known and where work remains to be done;
  2. Share top-level advocacy process learnings;
  3. Respond to member questions about both Thrive and successful advocacy.


  • Julia Anderson – Interim ED, CanWaCH
  • Lauren Dobson-Hughes – LDH Consulting
  • Sarah Kennell – Director, Government Relat2ions, Action Canada

Participation is open and we encourage you to share this invitation.

If you have any advance questions for our presenters, please do not hesitate to send these to Thida Ith. We will do our best to address these through the initial presentations.






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