Canadian Conference on Global Health

Canadian Conference on Global Health

Leaving no one behind? Reflections for action in a changing world

Ottawa, Canada

October 29 - 31, 2017
Sunday, October 29, 2017 to Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Every year, more than 600 people from more than 30 countries gather in Canada for the Canadian Conference on Global Health (CCGH).  Practitioners, researchers, educators, students, policy makers and community mobilizers come to share their knowledge and experience and find new ways to work together.


On January 1, 2016, the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) came into effect to end extreme poverty while combatting health, social and economic injustices - with an overarching goal to leave no one behindWith this global context in mind, the 23rd Canadian Conference on Global Health  will provide a forum for reflecting on the first 1000 days of global action and implementation of the SDGs as they impact on the health and well-being of nations around the world.

Read about conference themes here...


At the end of the conference, participants will:

  1. Become more aware of the diverse research methods, theories, measures and strategies that can be applied to systematically address the subthemes: Tackling poverty and social exclusion; Health of marginalized populations; Sustainable and equitable environmental action and Research; Innovation and Measurement for equitable action.
  2. Better understand the critical success factors that contribute to equitable, sustainable and innovative global action to deliver on the SDGs
  3. Better develop strategies that acknowledge and tackle the power relations between actors within and across countries to ensure no one is left behind
  4. Be inspired to take concerted action through their respective organizations and networks.


Sponsors: Thank you to our current sponsors 

  • International Development Research Centre
  • Leacross Foundation
  • University of Waterloo
  • Heritage Canada

click here for details on sponsoring the CCGH.


CCGH programming is designed to facilitate networking ... view the program now.


Your stay in Ottawa

Reserve a room the conference venue, the Ottawa Marriott Hotel and see what's happening in Canada's capital in celebration of its 150th anniversary. Rates start at 169$ a night.