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Who We Are

Who We Are

Our action on health equity and the social determinants of health in Canada and worldwide is rooted in collaborative research, learning, advocacy, policy and practice and driven by knowledge exchange, the design and delivery of meaningful international projects, and the flagship annual Canadian Conference on Global Health (CCGH).

We are a member-based, not-for-profit organization representing, and supported by, researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and students with academic and civil society partnerships across Canada and globally. CAGH is the outcome of a member-supported amalgamation of the Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH) and the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR) and builds on our more than 60 years of combined history, leadership, and action. 

CAGH is a global health convener, partner, and champion. We bring people together and partner with multiple actors in the global health ecosystem enhancing actions, collaborations, networks, resource mobilization, and the creation and use of knowledge. We are champions for global health equity.

Report of the Strategic Planning Working Group 2023


A vibrant global health community creating a healthier and more equitable world.


To connect, engage, and mobilize a strong global health community across Canada and internationally in support of health equity.


Respect, Integrity, Equity, Excellence, Inclusion


CAGH affirms its commitment to

  • Equity
  • Diversity
  • Meaningful inclusion
  • A plurality of voices for a shared vision, respectful of dialogue across sectors and across discipline


The core functions of the organization are:

  • Convening and networking
  • Collaboration and partnership
  • Creation, use, and exchange of knowledge
  • Capacity sharing and strengthening
  • Championing positive change in global health

We are conveners - CAGH brings diverse people together to enhance global health and equity. We share knowledge across the research-practice nexus and convene for global health training, networking, project work, advocacy and more.

We are partners - CAGH is a partner in developing and implementing global health initiatives. We work in collaboration with Canadian, international, and LMIC partners. We also partner with governmental and non-governmental organizations striving for a common vision of global health equity.

We are champions - CAGH catalyzes and advocates for action and positive change in global health. We speak out, we engage and we champion causes in support of global health equity.

Charitable Designation 

CAGH is registered as a charity with the Canadian Revenue Agency and is therefore eligible to provide donation receipts for income tax purposes. Registration no.: 118836238RR0001. If you would like to donate to CAGH please visit: and search Canadian Association for Global Health. We appreciate all of your support.

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Who We Are