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    • Every Woman Every Child Innovation Marketplace Mobilizes $32 Million USD For Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Innovations

      • Innovation Marketplace, hosted at Grand Challenges Canada, leverages 10x initial investment over five years • Plans for renewal and growth to be revealed in 2021   Toronto, September 24, 2020 – The Every Woman Every Child (EWEC) Innovation Marketplace—a strategic alliance of global development innovation organizations including Grand Challenges Canada, the Norwegian Agency for […]


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    • Opening statement: Standing Committee on the Status of Women

      Sara Wolfe, Director, Indigenous Innovation Initiative Grand Challenges Canada July 7, 2020   Introduction Ahnii. Bonjour. Good afternoon, Madam Chair and committee members. My name is Sara Wolfe and I am the Director of the Indigenous Innovation Initiative at Grand Challenges Canada. Thank you for inviting us to speak today on the gendered impacts of […]


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    • OPTions Hackathon: Inspiring new safe abortion methods

      Access to safe abortion is fundamental to advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. More than 25 million unsafe abortions occur annually, 97 percent of which occur in low- and middle-income countries. The right to choose when, and if, to have a child affects women’s and girls’ ability to pursue education, build […]


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    • Am I Indigenous?

      Sara Wolfe        Jeff Cyr Am I Indigenous? This seemingly straightforward three-word question is, in truth, highly complex and fraught with history, often a traumatic history that was written by non-Indigenous people.  Canada’s legacy of colonization has made it even more complex—who, how and where we as Indigenous people are identified shifts and […]


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