Learning Centre

CanWaCH undertakes responsive convening and training of its members and partners with the ultimate goal of supporting members’ global health and gender equality activities. There is significant knowledge and expertise within our member organizations and the Learning Centre offers a comprehensive and purpose-driven sequence of learning opportunities for members, associates and the global health community designed to foster knowledge exchange and offer practical capacity-building experiences across a consistent schedule.

 

Upcoming Webinars

Tracking Progress in Access to Safe Abortion in Humanitarian Settings

Thursday, June 4, 2020, 1:00 - 2:00 pm EDT 

Learn how our Collaborative partners, University of Ottawa and the National Abortion Federation Canada, are collecting data on sexual and reproductive health in humanitarian settings.

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Measuring Linkages between Nutrition and Gender Equality

Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 1:00 - 2:00 pm EDT  

Learn how our Collaborative partners, University of Toronto, Nutrition International and Campbell Collaboration, are developing tools to strengthen gender-responsive nutrition programming.

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Map of COVID-19 infections

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

Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 1:00 - 2:00 pm EDT 

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.

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Webinar Recordings

Want to start learning now? Recordings from past learning opportunities are available below. 

Data Sharing for Future Sector Growth


May 27, 2020 - CanWaCH collaborated with Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX) for a discussion on how data sharing can support operations and rapid response. This practical learning session showed participants how they can use, and contribute to, tools like the Project Explorer and HDX tools. 

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Menstrual Hygiene in Fragile and Humanitarian Contexts


May 20, 2020 - Learn more about menstrual hygiene in fragile and humanitarian contexts with this CanWaCH webinar featuring the United Nations Population Fund, AFRIpads and the United Way Period Promise Campaign.

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Lunch & Learn: Advice for starting your career in global health


May 19, 2020 - Do you have questions about working from home? Finding job opportunities? Remote interviews? Networking online? We understand that advancing your career in global health may be especially challenging during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear tangible tips and pieces of advice from seasoned professionals with expertise in career development, human resources and communications. 

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Keeping the Engine Running: Challenges in Non-Profit Operations During COVID-19


May 13, 2020 - From remote payroll and payments, new government support, day-to-day banking and financial reporting to managing people, maintaining morale and supporting your employees – the anticipated and unexpected are cropping up in the new virtual and physically distant world.

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CanWaCH COVID-19 Resource Centre 

 

Mobilizing for Menstrual Health 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. This resource page includes a webinar featuring expert speakers who share their perspectives, insights and urgent priorities for WASH in Canada’s development assistance programming, as well as additional resources on WASH and COVID-19. Help us make future webinars even better by taking this short survey.

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CanWaCH COVID-19 Resource Centre

 

Opportunities for Students and Young Professionals during COVID-19

We understand that advancing your career in global health is especially challenging during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 22, 2020 - CanWaCH and ThriveHire joined forces to provide you with some tangible steps and actions that you can take to bolster your career goals at this time. 

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CanWaCH COVID-19 Resource Centre

 

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.

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CanWaCH COVID-19 Resource Centre

 

Mental Health at Home and the Workplace During COVID-19

 

On April 8, 2020 - CanWaCH partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) for a webinar on the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, both at home and at the workplace. Help us make future webinars even better by taking this short survey.

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CanWaCH COVID-19 Resource Centre

SMO Exchange - Sharing Lessons Learned

 

On April 2, 2020, CanWaCH hosted an interactive virtual exchange in partnership with Horizons of Friendship, Ethiopiaid Canada and the Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC), with support from the Fund for Innovation and Transformation and Spur Change program. This exchange offered participants an opportunity to hear about and discuss past experiences of small and medium organizations (SMOs) and to explore lessons learned and future opportunities. 

OUTCOME DOCUMENT

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Global Health Programming & Operations Amid COVID-19

 

March 24, 2020 - CanWaCH hosted a webinar to provide an opportunity for organizations who are currently delivering global health programming to: 

  • share information with colleagues and Global Affairs Canada; 
  • identify current and anticipated challenges that may impede operations; 
  • strategize collectively about short-term solutions, strategies, and recommendations. 

This webinar is the second in a series as our sector implements COVID-19 response measures. Click here to provide feedback. 

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CanWaCH COVID-19 Resource Centre 

 

Navigating a Virtual/Remote Workplace During COVID-19

 

March 19, 2020 - CanWaCH staff presented a webinar on working virtually/remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, sharing best practices, tips and tricks, personal experiences and innovative technologies for working in a virtual environment. Click here to provide feedback. 

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CanWaCH COVID-19 Resource Centre

 

DIY Digital Marketing Tools

 

November 26, 2019 - The CanWaCH Public Engagement Working Group (PEWG) presented a workshop on "do it yourself" (DIY) digital marketing tools for public engagement and communications professionals working in Canada's international development sector. 

VIDEO NAVIGATOR

 

The Role of Menstrual Hygiene Day

 

October 23, 2019 - CanWaCH hosted a webinar on Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) and the importance of the global health community coordinating its activities. 

VIDEO NAVIGATOR

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Navigating Election 2019: Guidance for CanWaCH Members

 

September 2019 - CanWaCH and RESULTS Canada hosted a webinar, 'Navigating Election 2019: Guidance for CanWaCH Members'. The webinar covered why this election is important for the global health and international development sectors and how CanWaCH Members can engage with impact while navigating election rules. 

ELECTION TOOLKIT 

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2019 Public Opinion Research Results & Insights

 

August 2019 - Since 2015, CanWaCH has been undertaking public opinion polling focused on Canadians' perspectives and views on Canada's investment and leadership in global women and children's health and development aid. In June 2019, Nanos Research completed the 3rd edition of CanWaCH’s biennial survey. During this webinar, Nik Nanos of Nanos Research reviewed the findings of the 2019 survey and share his insights.

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Partnership-Building in Geo-Spatial Data and Fragile Settings

 

April 2019 - Partnership-Building in Geo-Spatial Data and Fragile Settings: Cameroon Case Example. (Part one of two). Co-hosts: WHOCC for Knowledge Translation and Health Technology Assessment in Health Equity (uOttawa), University of Ottawa and Effective Basic Services (eBASE) Africa, Cameroon. 

 

Geo-Spatial Data, RCT and Mobile Applications

 

April 2019 - Geo-Spatial Data, RCT and Moblie Applications: A case example in Cameroon using BornFyne Project. (Part two of two). Co-hosts: WHOCC for Knowledge Translation and Health Technology Assessment in Health Equity (uOttawa), University of Ottawa and Effective Basic Services (eBASE) Africa, Cameroon.

 

The Thrive Agenda 

 

April 2019 - As part of the CanWaCH mandate to convene and facilitate responsive learning opportunities for members, we'd like to invite you to learn more about the Thrive Agenda, a collective vision for the future of Canadian leadership in women, adolescent and children’s health and rights around the world. The Canadian government and Canadians are having an impact – they are transforming gender relations, providing life-changing health interventions and addressing the systematic barriers holding women and girls back from reaching their full potential. The Thrive a holistic platform that places the woman, adolescent or child at the centre and layers the interventions they need throughout their lives around them.