Youth Opportunities

At CanWaCH, we believe that young people are not only the leaders of tomorrow but the leaders of today. Are you a student or young professional interested in global health and gender equality? Then, this is the place for you! Explore recent global health news, upcoming events, career and volunteer opportunities that are tailored to youth. 


Let's Network! 

Save the Date! The CanWaCH Global Health Impact Expo + Exchange!

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On April 28-29, 2020, join us at the scenic 50 Sussex Events in Ottawa for a one-of-a-kind event to advance and showcase Canada’s innovative leadership in global health and gender equality. 



What’s New? 

5 Reasons Why Engaging Men and Boys is Important to Drive Progress for Gender Equality

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Gender equality benefits everyone. In order to accelerate progress on gender equality, a collective effort from allies, champions, supporters, and collaborators from all walks of life is required. Women and girls have been leading the charge, but men and boys also have a crucial role to play. 

Here are 5 reasons why engaging men and boys is needed to achieve gender equality


Discover Something New

New WHO-led study says majority of adolescents worldwide are not sufficiently physically active, putting their current and future health at risk

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The first ever global trends for adolescent insufficient physical activity show that urgent action is needed to increase physical activity levels in girls and boys aged 11 to 17 years. The study, published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal and produced by researchers from the World Health Organization (WHO), finds that more than 80% of school-going adolescents globally did not meet current recommendations of at least one hour of physical activity per day – including 85% of girls and 78% of boys.



Get Involved 

Organization Opportunity Age Range Deadline
Canadian Society for International Health MentorNet  Students and Young Professionals  December 13, 2019 
Girls on Boards  The 7-Eleven Canada Girls on Boards 2020 Scholarship 18-25 years old  December 31, 2019
Grand Challenges Canada  2020 Summer Student Program Post-secondary students  January 17, 2020
Aga Khan Foundation Canada  International Youth Fellow 30 years old or younger  January 31, 2020
Grand Challenges Canada  Finance Co-op Student  Post-secondary students  
World Economic Forum Mental Health Survey  15 to 25 years old  



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