Students for PIH Canada (SPIHC)

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.

Directory of Active Chapters

Find out if there is an active chapter at your school and reach out to get involved.

Found a New Chapter

No active chapter at your school? Get in touch with Ian Pinnell, to learn about founding a new chapter.

PIH Canada Spark

The Spark team is an independent group of passionate individuals building a movement for global health equity and social justice. PIH Canada Spark believes that all people should have the right to health care and they are dedicated to supporting this goal through public education, fundraising and engagement. 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
Contact Dilani Logan, the PIH Canada Spark Coordinator at and connect with the team on Medium, Facebook and Twitter.

Educates by publishing blogs and literary reviews, attending conferences and working to make academic literature accessible to all.

Fundraises for PIH Canada’s global programs that provide high-quality health care for people living in poverty.

Engages Canadians to support PIH Canada and join the movement for global health equity and social justice.

Make Fundraising Personal

Reach out to family and friends over our easy-to-use platform to ask for their support. Customize your page and track your fundraising efforts and send personal thank you messages to your supporters.

Here’s how:
- Select the "Fundraise" button to create a secure account
- Customize your fundraising campaign with personalized information
- Share with friends and family

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 and help

Watch the trailer

Get in touch with Ian Pinnell, to plan your event.

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