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Second joint sector call on COVID-19

Date of the event

Joint Sector Call on COVID-19
March 31, 2020
French call at 12 p.m. (EDT) | English call at 1 p.m. (EDT)

​You can find the recording of the call here (the call begins in French then continues in English)

Please note you may be prompted to register again in order to access the recording.

Please join CCIC, the Canadian Association for International Development Professionals (CAIDP), the Climate Action Network (CAN-Rac), the Inter-Council Network (ICN) and the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children's Health (CanWaCH) for a call on Tuesday. On this call we will share resources and discuss short, medium and long-term responses to the crisis. We also plan to discuss the needs of the sector moving forward on COVID-19 and how we approach government in advocating for those needs. 

Can't make it? By registering, you will receive a recording of the call.

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An open letter to government

As you may have seen both Imagine Canada and War Child Canada have shared open letters (linked above) on the impacts of COVID-19 on the charitable sector and the needs of organizations in this context. We are very supportive of these initiatives and will be leading a complementary effort to express the needs of the international development and humanitarian sector through an open letter to the government. In the letter we will outline the current and potential impacts of COVID-19 on the sector and urge the government to take action. In order for us to best understand your needs and to make a statement that is reflective of the sector, please complete this short questionnaire to tell us about how COVID-19 will impact your organization and what your organizational needs are. 

Inform sector ask


Please also continue to share resources and your response to the crisis through the shared resource document here and the questionnaire here

Update from GAC to partners on COVID-19

On March 24, Global Affairs Canada sent an update to its partners on how it is responding to and addressing COVID-19. 

Read update

ICYMI: Our response to the government's financial commitment to help fight COVID-19 abroad

Last Friday, we welcomed the federal government's announcement of an $8M investment to the World Health Organization, the Pan-American Health Organization, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to fight the spread of the coronavirus in developing countries. 

See our full response