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.
Save the Date! The CanWaCH Global Health Impact Expo + Exchange!
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.
5 Reasons Why Engaging Men and Boys is Important to Drive Progress for Gender Equality
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.
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
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.
|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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