Welcome! Bienvenue! Bienvenido! to the Community Health Worker (CHW) Network of Canada!

The CHW Network of Canada wants you to know what this inspiring workforce does, who CHWs are, how they work and what motivates them to strengthen and support communities across Canada. Explore the site to learn about some of the unique experiences of individual CHWs and CHW organizations across Canada.

The CHW Network of Canada is an emerging pan-Canadian organization of community health workers and allies. We are working to:

  1. Advance CHWs’ practice while preserving the identity and character of CHWs’ work,
  2. Unite CHWs to increase their visibility and voice, and
  3. Advocate for recognition of CHWs.

Community Health Worker (CHW) is a term used to describe many types of worker, such as cultural resource facilitators, community health brokers, multicultural health navigators, community navigators, cross-cultural health promoters/promotoras de salud, community outreach workers, peer educators, multicultural health brokers, cross cultural health brokers, peer leaders, diversity liaison workers and lay health educators.

CHWs perform different functions or have different responsibilities depending on where they are and which populations they serve. What all CHWs have in common is that they intervene to create 'bridges' between vulnerable populations and mainstream health and social services and promote health and wellbeing.

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We wish to acknowledge Lawson Foundation for their great support.

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