Students for PIH Canada (SPHIC)

If you’re a Canadian student or educator with a passion for global health equity, you’ve come to the right place. Student engagement is invaluable to the work of Partners In Health Canada. Chapters at schools across Canada are working to raise awareness about PIH and global health equity while fundraising to support PIH clinical programs around the world.

These student leaders are learning about global health and social justice while finding innovative ways to engage their schools and communities in the global right to health movement.

Interested in learning more, getting in contact with your local chapter or finding out how you can start a new one? Get in touch with us to learn how you can get involved in the student movement fighting for the right to health for all.

PIH Canada Spark

The Spark team is an independent group of passionate individuals building a movement for global health equity and social justice. As a self-organizing collective of volunteers from across Canada, they constantly strive to support the mission of PIH Canada.

Members of PIH Canada Spark—including Students for Partners In Health Canada alumni, graduate students, medical students, and professionals— work to raise awareness of PIH Canada and issues in the global health landscape.

Get Involved
For the 2019/2020 year, Spark will be led by a Steering Committee of seven volunteers. This team, working with the PIH Canada office and Spark General Members across the country, will launch and execute projects focused on education, communications, fundraising, student mentorship and networking.

Join the Spark Team today as a General Member
Write for the Spark blog or social media accounts. Help create engaging content to educate Canadians on global health. Take action in your community or on your campus to advance global health equity.

Host a Bending the Arc Screening

The critically acclaimed documentary Bending the Arc tells the story of three young idealists – Partners In Health co-founders Ophelia Dahl, Paul Farmer, and Jim Kim - who together with colleagues from around the world, started a global health revolution based on justice, equity and love. The films follows Partners In Health from Haiti in the 1980s to fighting Ebola in West Africa in 2014.

Host a film screening of this incredible documentary with your workplace or community.

Get in touch with Ian Pinnell, ipinnell@pih.org to plan your event.