Do you believe in health as a human right? Are you looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity and a chance to get involved with Partners In Health Canada? Are you committed to improving the future of global health?

The Partners In Health Canada Working Group is a dynamic and creative group of people all ages who are passionate about the fight for health as a human right. Membersincluding Students for Partners In Health Canada alumni, graduate students, medical students, and professionalswork to raise awareness of PIH Canada and issues in the global health landscape. Active across three subgroupsEducation, Engagement, and Fundraisingmembers volunteer their time and energy to promote positive change. This working group is self-led and works toward a series of self-defined objectives throughout the year.

With the Education subgroup launched in late 2015, and the Engagement subgroup following in the summer of 2016, we are excited to kick start our Fundraising subgroup this coming fall of 2017. We continually welcome new members to get involved with any of our three subgroups. We hope to build a strong team and welcome your diversity and breadth of knowledge. As a community of colleagues, we envision a network where we can collaborate across subgroups and create opportunities for meaningful involvement.

The Education Group
This is a team of 10 professionals and graduate and undergraduate students who believe strongly in the fight for health as a human right. Projects include monthly blog posts on the PIHC website, commentary submissions to journals (e.g. Health & Human Rights Journal and Lancet Global Health Blogs), and poster/presentation abstract submissions to global health related conferences.

Check out some recent blog entries submitted by the Education subgroup:
Storytelling as Social Justice
Welcome to the PIHC Working Group!

If you are interested in learning more about the work of the Education subgroup, and/or are interested in becoming involved, feel free to contact Raquel Burgess at burgess.raq@gmail.com.

The Engagement Group
The Engagement subgroup, led by Victoria Watson, launched in summer of 2016 and aims to leverage tools available in the digital landscape to raise awareness of PIH’s unique approach to global health. If you're interested in social media, event promotion, and/or story telling, and want to get involved, please contact Victoria Watson at v.watsn@gmail.com.

The Fundraising Group
The Fundraising Subgroup is actively recruiting for new members. If you’re familiar with peer-to-peer fundraising, work well in a team and feel confident organizing events and bringing new people into social justice work, this is a great opportunity to gain grassroots fundraising experience. Send an email to Abby Emdin at abbyemdin@gmail.com for more information.


We hope to build a strong team with our Working Group and welcome your diversity and breadth of knowledge. As a community of colleagues, we envision a network where we can collaborate across subgroups and create opportunities for meaningful involvement. For more information about the subgroup leader roles, or about the Working Group in general, please contact Dilani Logan, the Working Group Co-ordinator(dlogan7@uwo.ca). We look forward to hearing from you!

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