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.

Upcoming Events

Community Heath Workers Network Meeting on Monday, September 26

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Join us for a Community Health Worker Network meeting to discuss the new National Cultural Brokers Project. We hope to share details about the project, hear your input, and share ways for you to get involved!

Date: Monday, September 26th
Time: 2:00-3:30 (EST); 1:00-2:30 (CST); 12:00-1:30 (MST); 11:00-12:30 (PST).
Location: Zoom, with the option of calling in.
Registration:  If you would like to join us, please register here to receive the zoom link and call in options: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtdOGvqj8qE91ABimJKpxjWi2SAU_eDmZZ 

Job Opportunities

  • GATHERINGS AND EVENTS COORDINATOR: Umbrella Multicultural Health Co-op is hiring a Gathering and Events Coordinator for the National Cultural Brokers Project. The deadline is onging until filled. Anticipated start date: October 1, 2022. The full job posting is available here: UMHC_Job_Posting_NCBP_Gatherings_and_Events_Coordinator_Sep2022.pdf.  For more information please see Umbrella Multicultural Health Co-op's website: https://umbrellacoop.ca/


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Thank You

We wish to acknowledge Lawson Foundation for their great support.