By Natalie Boychuck, former research assistant to the Humanitarian Grand Challenge, and a student at the Munk School of Global Affairs Being a woman in humanitarian crisis is devastatingly far from easy; a fact that Noura al Jizawi, a Syrian revolutionary, mother, and masters student at the Munk School of Global Affairs understands too well. […]
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Toronto, Canada – Grand Challenges Canada is excited to launch Stars in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (Stars in Global Health Round 10) on Tuesday July 31, 2018. Sexual and reproductive health and rights are fundamental to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. Investing in sexual and reproductive health is cost effective […]
In 2011, Grand Challenges Canada launched Saving Brains: a grand challenge to increase human capital in low- and middle-income countries by sourcing and supporting bold ideas to support healthy brain development in the youngest and most vulnerable children. As of mid-2018, we have supported a broad portfolio of 115 innovation projects in 30 countries testing […]
Nature publishes list of humanitarian experts’ key priorities for unmet needs in global humanitarian crises Toronto, 11 July 2018 – A list of the Top 10 Grand Challenges in Humanitarian Aid has been published in the journal Nature, based on consultation with a global panel of humanitarian experts. The list calls for increased assistance to […]
Board of Directors of Grand Challenges Canada Announces Dr. Karlee Silver and Ms. Jocelyn Mackie as Interim Co-CEOs Toronto, Canada, 5 July 2018 – On behalf of the Board of Directors of Grand Challenges Canada, Guylaine Saucier (Chair) announced today that as of July 1, 2018, Jocelyn Mackie, JD, and Karlee Silver, DPhil, will serve as […]
Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, supports 44 “Stars in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights” Toronto, Canada – Grand Challenges Canada is proud to announce an investment of over CAD$10 million to test 100 new ideas to address persistent challenges in women’s and children’s health in low- and middle-income countries. Fourmillion of this is […]
By Chris Houston, Senior Program Officer, Humanitarian Grand Challenges. People affected by humanitarian crisis have the best understanding of the problems affecting them and will probably have the best solutions to those problems. In February, we launched Creating Hope in Conflict: a Humanitarian Grand Challenge, in partnership with USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance […]
The future looks bright for the Grand Challenges Canada team with the arrival of their 2017 summer students.
On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the social, economic and political achievement of women, and pledge to take action to accelerate gender parity.
Our portfolio of innovations holds several projects addressing cancer in low-resource countries.