Monthly Archives:: June 2022

Guest blog by CanalCanoa: Decolonizing the approach to Early Childhood Development with Indigenous communities in the Amazon

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In honour of National Indigenous History Month, we are celebrating the impact of the Indigenous Innovation Initiative, whose programs it manages are hosted at Grand Challenges Canada. We also invited CanalCanoa to share their story on their transformative innovation benefitting Indigenous communities in the Amazon.

Grand Challenges Canada-funded global health and humanitarian innovations reach important milestone: 10 million lives improved

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Toronto, June 20, 2022—Grand Challenges Canada (GCC) is proud to announce that, since its inception in 2010, funded global health and humanitarian innovations have improved a total of 10 million lives in low- and middle-income countries. In terms of impact, amongst the 10 million lives are 1.78 million pregnant women and newborns receiving treatment and […]

The most impactful Father’s Day gift? Support for new dads

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By Michelle Cruickshank, Global Mental Health Lead, and Jocelyn Mackie, Co-CEO, Grand Challenges Canada Globally sourced solutions It’s Tuesday night in the Musanze District in Rwanda, a group of men gather to participate in their weekly fatherhood education course called “Bandebereho”, meaning “role model”. They receive training on childrearing and domestic duties, as well as […]