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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Canadian Global Health Students and Young Professionals Summit (GHSYPS) 

GHSYPS Save the Date


CanWaCH is proud to be a partner of GHSYPS 2020.

GHSYPS is an annual event that gives space to students and young professionals involved or interested in the global health field to connect, network, engage, and be inspired. 



What's New? 

Expert Advice for Starting your Career in International Development

student in classroom


Advancing your career can be especially challenging during the COVID-19 pandemic. On August 12th, Hayley Mundeva, Founder and CEO of ThriveHire, and Alli Bunting, Manager, Programs & Operations for CanWaCH, answered questions from students and young professionals during a live chat on Facebook. Here is some of their advice for kickstarting your career in international development.



Discover Something New

International Youth Day: Mobilizing for Global Action


On International Youth Day 2020 (August 12th) we were joined LIVE by young leaders from across Canada who are making a difference in their communities and around the world. 



Get Involved 

Organization Opportunity Age Range Deadline
Canadian Network for Neglected and Tropical Diseases (CNNTD) Canadian Student & Young Professional Ambassador Between the ages of 18 and 29 as of September 1, 2020. October 9, 2020
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Generation Equality: Supporting a New Wave of Youth-Led Activism for Gender Equality

youth-led organizations October 21, 2020
International Youth Alliance for Family Planning (IYAFP) Canada Chapter Member Application youth aged 15-30  
Non-Profit Youth Leadership Network (NPYLN)  Members  youth (aged 16-29)  
Femme International  Student Ambassador high school and post-secondary students   



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