Gender Equality Working Group

The Gender Equality Working Group will provide advice and support to CanWaCH staff and will provide leadership within the broader CanWaCH partnership. This advice and leadership will be focused on:

  • Encouraging collaboration across CanWaCH membership to advance shared objectives on gender equality and health

  • Creating opportunities for dialogue among CanWaCH members and associates to build common ground, increasing leadership on best and innovative practices to advance gender equality and health

  • Providing input into mapping gender equality capacity across CanWaCH membership, identifying strengths, challenges and opportunities for learning and collaboration

  • Participating in and leading gender equality learning opportunities, including workshops and online tools focused on gender transformative approaches

  • Advising on the development of principles of gender equality and health for the CanWaCH network, in consultation with CanWaCH members and associates

  • Exploring emerging opportunities for joint research, learning and advocacy on gender equality and health.

  • Working with other CanWaCH working groups to ensure issues related to gender equality is a cross-cutting lens applied to all CanWaCH work.

Terms of Reference 

Group Members

Rebecca Davidson CARE Canada
Sophie Bourdon

Centre de coopération internationale en santé et développement 

Andrea Papan Independant Consultant
Cassandra Morris HealthBridge Foundation 
Jeanine Cudmore Primate's World Relief and Development Fund 
Jennifer Donville Plan International Canada
Elizabeth Dyke

Independent Health and Social Development Consultant

Juanita Gnanapragasam University of Alberta School of Public Health
Julia Falco Aga Khan Foundation Canada
Merydth Holte-McKenzie World Vision Canada
Morag Elizabeth Humble

Agriteam Canada

Dominique LaRochelle Save the Children Canada
Rebecca Brodmann Healthbridge Foundation of Canada
Ann Pederson BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre
Diana Opollo ADRA Canada
Alison Riddle Gavi
Jennifer Savidge CowaterSogema International Inc.
Claudia Schauer

SickKids Centre for Global Child Health

Joannes Paulus Yimbesalu Women Deliver Young Leader
Sindy Zemura-Bernard Southern Africa Embrace Foundation