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. 


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International Development Week

This year’s International Development Week theme is “Go for the Goals”. Referring to the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this theme illustrates the idea of moving forward in a collaborative and positive way toward a better world. Celebrate International Development Week (IDW) by participating in activities organized across the country. #GoForTheGoals 


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 ways to upgrade your feminism in 2020

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Are we missing anything? Let us know what you would include to “upgrade your feminism“ on Twitter using @CanWaCH #LeadOnCanada.



Discover Something New

5 Ways Volunteering Can Enhance Your Job Search

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A free webinar hosted by Charity Village on Thursday, January 30 at 1pm ET / 10am PT 

Job hunting can be challenging in today's market and applicants need every edge they can get. Volunteering is a great way to gain crucial experience, build transferable skills, network and cultivate references, and hone your approach to job applications. Discover how to search for and apply to volunteer positions and what to expect along the way!



Get Involved 

Organization Opportunity Age Range Deadline
Grand Challenges Canada  2020 Summer Student Program Post-secondary students  January 24, 2020
Aga Khan Foundation Canada  International Youth Fellow 30 years old or younger  January 31, 2020

World Bank

Blog Writing Competition  High school students (16-to-19 years-old)  February 10th, 2020
CanWaCH  2020 CanWaCH Awards: Rising Star Award Young professionals  February 28, 2020
Health xChange Call for Presenters Research led by youth or done in meaningful collaboration with youth February 28, 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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