This event would not have been possible without the support of our generous partners for the 2021 Summit:

The Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) is a proud membership of more than 100 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academic institutions, health professional associations and individuals partnering to improve health outcomes for women and children in more than 1,000 communities worldwide.

l’École de santé publique de l’Université de Montréal contribue à l’amélioration de la santé des populations par la formation, la création et l’application des connaissances dans tout l’éventail de la santé publique. L’ESPUM est la seule École de santé publique francophone du monde, la seconde au Canada et la quatrième à l’extérieur des États-Unis à être agrée par le Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

McGill Global Health Programs and its partners draw on the expertise and resources of one of the world’s leading educational and research institutions to offer high-quality education and training in global health, and enhance capacity in resource-limited settings; facilitate and conduct innovative, interdisciplinary, collaborative, and policy-relevant research to address critical global health challenges and priorities; and build strategic partnerships with major stakeholders and institutions in Canada and internationally, to exchange knowledge and skills, to ensure knowledge translation, and to support advocacy and implementation of policies.

The Department of Health Sciences at Carleton University brings a new vision to health education and research that positions students as trailblazers in understanding and addressing the health of individuals, populations, and societies. The department was founded with the recognition that the best health education and research must include collaborations between individuals and groups across disciplines, from biomedical, social, mathematical, environmental, political sciences and beyond. By integrating knowledge and methods from these different fields, the Department of Health Sciences offers interdisciplinary learning and research experiences that sets students apart, and ensures their success in meeting their academic and professional goals.

The Canadian Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases represents a group of Canadian organizations, and Canadian and international members working to prevent and treat NTDs globally. Collectively, we are seeking greater Canadian engagement in the global NTD movement. Our network of global health practitioners and researchers provide insight and guidance to Canadian engagement in NTD work. 

We believe that NTDs are the missing piece to improved global health. Canadian investment in the prevention, treatment and elimination of NTDs will help reduce global health inequities and build more resilient health systems. 

The Western University Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry Master of Public Health Program is a 12-month, case-based learning program. During the Program, students learn from faculty from a wide-variety of disciplines, participate in seminars and workshops, experience a 12-week practicum in Canada or around the world, and develop the skills needed to become a public health leader. Individuals currently working in a public health environment have the opportunity to complete their degree in just eight months.

The School of Global Health in the Faculty of Health at York University is educating the next generation of global health professionals and leaders to address complex global challenges to create positive change in the local and global communities we serve. It offers the first dedicated undergraduate (BA and BSc) global health program in Canada, which is listed by Maclean’s Magazine as one of York’s “standout programs”. We pursue a new way of thinking about global health that incorporates our global environment, global governance systems, and global health systems to develop ways of thinking that assist the most vulnerable people on our planet, which is fundamentally humanitarian and takes equity and social justice perspective. York is also home to the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research and the Global Strategy Lab.

The University of Ottawa’s Global Health Program (GHP) in the Faculty of Medicine’s International and Global Health Office IGHO) contributes to the improvement of health and health equity, globally, by supporting interdisciplinary research, education, capacity building and global health partnerships. It serves as a knowledge hub and facilitator of global health learning and experiences by Faculty of Medicine members and learners and collaborates with organizations across Canada and worldwide to improve health through sustainable and equitable global health engagements. 

ARCH is a research collaborative for Global Health equity whose partnerships are guided by six Principles of Global Health Research put forward by the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research. These principles emphasize that global health research aims to promote greater equity worldwide.  In enacting these principles, ARCH researchers and their collaborators consider how all parties can equitably benefit from and contribute to research projects and how partners can be equitably positioned with respect to each other in research teams. ARCH collaborators intentionally work to be inclusive of populations historically marginalized. 

Public Health Insight is a public health communication and knowledge translation organization that disseminates information on a variety of public health issues focusing on the social determinants of health and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Public Health Insight aims to modernize the field of public health communication by using various mediums such as podcasting, written blogs, and other effective knowledge translation products to reach diverse audiences across the world.

Partners in Health Canada opened their offices in 2011 to strengthen the work and add their voice to the Canadian movement for health as a human right. They are the Canadian chapter of Partners In Health (PIH), which was founded in 1987 to support a one-room health clinic serving a destitute squatter settlement in rural Haiti. PIH’s founders believed the conditions in the settlement — the crushing poverty, absence of modern health care and pervasive poor health — were not inevitable. These were social conditions subject to human intervention and so could be changed — in Haiti or anywhere in the world.

The Global Health Program in McMaster University’s Faculty of Health Sciences Department prepares the next generation of global health professionals for a changing world. We offer MSc and PhD graduate programs that advance the skills of individuals who are interested in developing interdisciplinary perspectives, while exploring a multiplicity of current and emerging issues in global health. Our program supports the 2030 United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development and prepares future innovators with the skills that enable them to contribute to the promotion of health and well-being for all.  

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The Global Health Policy and Innovation Research Centre (GHPI) at the University of Waterloo is working to advance improvements in the health of populations across the world through multi-disciplinary research and policy work carried out by faculty members across the University of Waterloo, in collaboration with researchers and practitioners in other organisations across Canada and the world.

Waterloo’s School of Public Health and Health Systems (SPHHS) is training a new generation of leaders, researchers, and change agents, adept at thinking and responding to the complex adaptive systems that affect health and health care. Our research, education and training aims to solve significant local, provincial, national and international challenges in public health and health systems. We offer both professional, course-based graduate and thesis-based graduate programs (MSc and PhD) that advance the skills of individuals who are interested in practice and policy-based research and academics. Within the SPHHS, the Global Health Policy and Innovation Research Centre (GHPI) aims to bring multi-disciplinary strategies to the development of innovative policies that address inequities in access to health across the globe.

The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) is a rapidly growing Washington, DC based organization of over 170 academic institutions and other organizations from around the world engaged in addressing global health challenges. CUGH supports academic institutions and partners to improve the wellbeing of people and the planet through education, research, service, and advocacy. CUGH was established in 2008 with generous funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation.

Le Centre de recherche en santé publique (CReSP) est l’un des nouveaux centres financés par le Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS) lors de l’expansion du programme de centre en 2019. Issu d’un partenariat entre le CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal (CCSMTL) et l’Université de Montréal, le CReSP est d’ailleurs la première et la seule infrastructure majeure de recherche québécoise entièrement dédiée à la santé publique et opérant dans le cadre de liens structurels privilégiés avec un établissement responsable de la santé d’une population, le CCSMTL.