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:
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.
Community Heath Workers Network Meeting on Monday, September 26
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!
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak Updates
Help PREVENT the spread of #COVID19. Stay calm. Be informed. Visit canada.ca/coronavirus for trusted information. #FlattenTheCurve #coronavirus
Aider à PRÉVENIR la propagation de #COVID_19. Restez calme. Informez-vous. Visitez Canada.ca/le-coronavirus pour des informations fiables #AplatirLaCourbe
World Health Organization (WHO)
Canadian Public Health Association
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