Policy and Advocacy

The Coalition engages with key policy actors and the public to raise awareness about our country’s leading role in global health and the importance of research in the field. Our goal is to promote strategic, equity-centred and evidence-informed investments in global health. We are knowledge translators and brokers committed to broad-based dialogue.

Current activities

  • Organizing and sponsoring dialogue events, bringing together global health researchers and key policy actors in Canada and internationally.
  • Promoting equity-centred Principles for Global Health Research, emerging from our Gathering Perspectives studies conducted between 2013 and 2016.
  • Facilitating capacity-building for knowledge translation, including tools and practice opportunities.
  • Supporting global health researchers as they navigate a changing funding landscape, offering best practice examples and regular updates on available funding (member-only Funding Road Map).

Committee Co-chairs

Katrina Plamondon, Interior Health and University of British Columbia (Okanagan Campus)
David Zakus, Ryerson University

To learn more or get involved, please contact katrina.plamondon@interiorhealth.ca