About Jackie Marchildon

Jackie Marchildon is Global Citizen’s managing editor for North America, based in Toronto, Ontario. She is the principal reporter for Canada, as well as the lead reporter on global health, covering issues ranging from foreign policy and universal health coverage, to disease outbreaks and immunization efforts, to polio eradication. Jackie is especially interested in how gender influences global health. Her noteworthy reporting includes a reporting project on female genital mutilation in Canada.

Stories

  1. Article: 3 Big Health Wins to Celebrate This World AIDS Day

    3 Big Health Wins to Celebrate This World AIDS Day

    By Jackie Marchildon|Dec. 1, 2020

    Dec. 1 marks World AIDS Day — and we’re celebrating important milestones in global health. Read more

  2. Article: Leaders at G20 Summit Commit to Ensuring Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

    Leaders at G20 Summit Commit to Ensuring Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

    By Jackie Marchildon|Nov. 23, 2020

    But new funding is desperately needed to meet that goal. Read more

  3. Article: Global Citizen Prize Is Coming to Canada to Honour a Local Hero Changing the World

    Global Citizen Prize Is Coming to Canada to Honour a Local Hero Changing the World

    By Jackie Marchildon|Nov. 17, 2020

    Canada’s Hero will win a $10,000 prize for their efforts towards achieving the Global Goals. Read more

  4. Article: 4 Barriers to Accessing Mental Health Services Around the World

    4 Barriers to Accessing Mental Health Services Around the World

    By Jackie Marchildon|Oct. 7, 2020

    Almost 1 billion people around the world live with a mental disorder. Read more

  5. Article: This Organization Is Planning a 24-Hour Virtual March for Mental Health

    This Organization Is Planning a 24-Hour Virtual March for Mental Health

    By Jackie Marchildon|Oct. 7, 2020

    Here’s how you can take part in World Mental Health Day wherever you are in the world. Read more

  6. Article: 5 Ways You Can Make Your Voice Heard — Even If You Can’t Vote

    5 Ways You Can Make Your Voice Heard — Even If You Can’t Vote

    By Jackie Marchildon|Oct. 2, 2020

    Undocumented immigrants, people under 18, and in some cases people convicted of felonies can’t vote. Read more

  7. Article: Justin Trudeau Committed an Extra $400 Million in Global Aid to Tackle COVID-19

    Justin Trudeau Committed an Extra $400 Million in Global Aid to Tackle COVID-19

    By Jackie Marchildon|Sept. 29, 2020

    This funding will go towards development and humanitarian efforts that respond to COVID-19. Read more

  8. Article: Canada Just Committed $440 Million to an International COVID-19 Vaccine Program

    Canada Just Committed $440 Million to an International COVID-19 Vaccine Program

    By Jackie Marchildon|Sept. 25, 2020

    These funds will help low-income countries access doses of the eventual COVID-19 vaccine. Read more

  9. Article: 'I Am Greta' Film Shows the Struggle of a Teen With the Future Resting on Her Shoulders

    'I Am Greta' Film Shows the Struggle of a Teen With the Future Resting on Her Shoulders

    By Jackie Marchildon|Sept. 14, 2020

    The TIFF 2020 selection highlights Greta Thunberg’s journey from young student to renowned activist. Read more

  10. Article: The World Is Getting Closer to Exceeding Temperature Limits Set 5 Years Ago: UN

    The World Is Getting Closer to Exceeding Temperature Limits Set 5 Years Ago: UN

    By Jackie Marchildon  and  Erica Sanchez|Sept. 9, 2020

    A hotter world could result in dangerous consequences. Read more