Action Areas and Legacies

The world’s largest conference on the health, rights and wellbeing of women and girls is coming to Canada and Women Deliver 2019 Mobilization Canada is seizing upon the global spotlight and momentum that the Conference provides to improve Canada’s leadership on gender equality.

The Mobilization has identified three key action areas where progress is most needed:

  1. Gender Responsive Health System and Services
  2. Gender-Based Violence
  3. Women’s Economic Empowerment and Equal Opportunity.

For each Action Area, the Mobilization Secretariat has consulted with its Mobilizers to identify the most important legacies we are all working towards.

Legacies We Want to See

Legacies are what we collectively want to see come out of the Women Deliver 2019 Conference.

We see these Legacies as unifying goals and messages that binds us all together. They can be adapted to work alongside Mobilizers existing campaign and advocacy priorities and are not meant to supersede important work already taking place. These Legacies help connect the many organizations who work regularly on these issues as well as those not typically active in the same sector. This way, Mobilizers can share the same vision and can count on one another to make change happen.

Below are the Action Areas identified for the Mobilization and the legacy goals for each area:


Health Legacy Infographic

Health systems in Canada and around the world need to be gender-responsive and uphold the essential sexual and reproductive health and rights for women, girls, and gender diverse people, ensuring they survive, thrive and realize their right to health, dignity and equality.

Download a PDF of the full Legacy.


GBV Legacy Infographic

All dimensions of gender-based violence (GBV) need to be eradicated globally and domestically. These include sexual harassment, school-related GBV, harmful practices, child, early and forced marriage, female genital mutilation, as well as trafficking of women, girls and other marginalized communities to name a few.

Download a PDF of the full Legacy.


Economic Empowerment Infographic

Economic empowerment and financial inclusion for both women and gender diverse peoples are key drivers of change. We must create enabling conditions (e.g. childcare, pay equity, etc.), provide voice and leadership to women, gender diverse people and their organizations and address unequal care responsibilities in the home.

Download a PDF of the full legacy.

When we refer to women, we are using an intersectional lens to refer to women in all their diversity.

Below are the Mobilizers active in each of our Action Areas. Our hope is that this list will keep growing. Find out how you too can join the Mobilization!

Gender-Responsive Health Systems and Services:


Amref Health Africa in Canada

viaSport BC

McGill University

Fédération des femmes du Québec

DisAbled Women’s Network of Canada

Grandmothers Advocacy Network (GRAN)

Action Against Hunger Canada

Marigold Capital

Toronto Foundation

CAUSE Canada

Ghana Rural Integrated Development

Global Citizen

Oxfam Canada

Federation of Medical Women of Canada

Plan International Canada

Save the Children Canada

Canadian Nurses Association

French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children

BC Nurses’ Union

University of Calgary

Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology

Shanti Uganda

Medicine for Malaria Ventures

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

UBC Okanagan – School of Nursing

Lao Midwife Fund

World Vision Canada

Fondation mères du monde en santé

Federal Medical Centre, Owerri


Nutrition International

HealthBridge Foundation of Canada


Cuso International

CARE Canada

WaterAid Canada

Maternity Today

Canadian Society for International Health

Aga Khan Foundation Canada

Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR)

Conseil Canadien pour la Santé et Développement International (CCSDI)

Laurentian University

The Corporation of the Municipality of Neebing

Partners in Health Canada


York University – School of Nursing & School of Gender and Women’s Studies

SickKids Centre for Global Child Health

Galvanizing Equity Group

Dignitas International

BC Women’s Hospital Foundation

Vancouver Foundation

Social Currents

Centre for International Child Health

BWSS Battered Women’s Support Services

Women’s Health Research Institute

Wish Drop-in Centre Society

Seva Canada

Options for Sexual Health

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Canadian Steering Group on Neglected Tropical Diseases

Run Ottawa

Canadian Association of Midwives

University of Calgary – Mama na Mtoto

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Women’s Global Health Innovations

Global Peace Women Young Leader Club (GPWYLC), Nepal

Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada

Canadian Nurses Foundation

O’Brien School of Irish Dance

Student Unity Project

PRE-EMPT Project – University of British Columbia

SOS Children’s Villages Canada

The Allison Baver Foundation

Al-Balqa University – School of Allied Medical Science (Zarka college)

Manitoba Council for International Cooperation

Simon Fraser University

National Youth Authority Ghana


Education for Equality

The Saidat Show


WHO Collaborating Center for Knowledge Translation and Health Technology Assessment in Health Equity, University of Ottawa

Women’s Economic Empowerment & Equal Opportunity:

McGill University

DisAbled Women’s Network of Canada

Grandmothers Advocacy Network (GRAN)

Action Against Hunger Canada

Marigold Capital

Toronto Foundation


Medical Women’s’ International Association

Lucky Iron Fish Enterprise

YWCA Regina

YWCA Metro Vancouver

Ontario Council for International Cooperation

Canadian Labour Congress

Next Gen Men

Action for Women and Youth Empowerment

CAUSE Canada

Ghana Rural Integrated Development

Global Citizen

Oxfam Canada

Federation of Medical Women of Canada

Plan International Canada

Save the Children Canada

Canadian Nurses Association

Minerva BC


BMO Financial Group

FINCA Canada

Women in Tech World

The Foundation (WCPD)

EcoCentury Technologies

Charmaine Crooks – Olympian

Engineers Without Borders Canada

Coady International Institute

West Coast LEAF


Vancouver Symphony Society

BC Alliance for Arts + Culture

City of Surrey

In Common Consulting


Prestige Performance Consulting Ltd.

Social Venture Partners Vancouver

River East Transcona School Division

ConnectSeven Group

Greater Vancouver Board of Trade

Red Shawl

Rising Strong

City of Regina

Alberta Council for Global Cooperation

Climate Action Network Canada

Alliance 2030

International Conference Services

Meera Chander-Consulting

Crestview Strategy

Initiative des femmes entrepreneurs demunies pour le developpement  (IFEDD)

Peer Educators Network

Community Foundations of Canada

McMaster University

Check Your Head: the Youth Global Education Network




Hill + Knowlton Strategies

Forum for Women Entrepreneurs

Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Canadian Audit and Accountability Foundation

Toronto Centre for Global Leadership in Financial Supervision

Adobe Consulting Services

The Beacon Agency


Law Africa Publishers

Educating Girls of Rural China

Canada’s National Ballet School

Mill Film


Canadian Council for International Cooperation


Simon Fraser University

Windsor Women Working with Immigrant Women

Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue – Simon Fraser University

University of British Columbia

David Suzuki Foundation

Forum for Young Canadians

Canadian Feed the Children

Women Transforming Cities International Society

British Columbia Council for International Cooperation

RNW Media

Lishe Foods, Inc.

Financial Nirvana Mama

Marcy Horswill Design

Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA)

Sam Laprade Inc.

Earlycrow Foundation

Agence POP Inc.

Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Université de Montréal

Reconciliation Canada

Young Women in Energy

The MATCH International Women’s Fund

Cicely Blain Consulting

Lemur Love, Inc.

African Diasporan Youth Network in North America


Grand Challenges Canada


Press Pillay

BKC Leadership Coaching and Training International, Inc.

Southern Africa Embrace Foundation

African Descent Society British Columbia

Room Magazine

PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise

PST Consulting

Women’s Economic Council

Girl Effect

Manitoba Council for International Cooperation

Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC)

Informed Opinions, Media Action Media

Empower Women

Girl Guides of Canada

Canadian Women of Colour Leadership Network


AKIRA – Personal Computer Training

National Youth Authority Ghana

Humanity & Inclusion Canada 

Education for Equality

The Nola Project

Society for Canadian Women in Science & Technology


Chanel Grenaway and Associates

Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada

Farm Radio International

The Saidat Show

Emily‘s Path

Dress for Success Vancouver

Frederick OTG Professional Corporation