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: '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

  2. 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

  3. Feature: This Magazine Is Celebrating Masks This Month With 10 Stunning Covers
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    This Magazine Is Celebrating Masks This Month With 10 Stunning Covers

    By Jackie Marchildon  and  Olivia Kestin|Aug. 28, 2020

    “Wearing a mask isn’t the only thing we need to do to tackle COVID-19, but it’s a crucial one.” Read more

  4. Article: Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom Just Had a Baby — and They Announced Her Arrival in the Best Way

    Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom Just Had a Baby — and They Announced Her Arrival in the Best Way

    By Jackie Marchildon|Aug. 28, 2020

    Daisy Dove Bloom is already helping to support global maternal health. Read more

  5. Article: Canada Is Committing $82 Million to Mental Health Support for Indigenous People Amid COVID-19

    Canada Is Committing $82 Million to Mental Health Support for Indigenous People Amid COVID-19

    By Jackie Marchildon|Aug. 27, 2020

    The funding is in response to the advocacy work of many Indigenous leaders. Read more

  6. Article: Africa Is Now Officially Wild Polio-Free

    Africa Is Now Officially Wild Polio-Free

    By Jackie Marchildon|Aug. 25, 2020

    The wild poliovirus is now endemic in only two countries worldwide. Read more

  7. Article: Canada's Economy Will Only Recover if Marginalized Communities Get Support: Report

    Canada's Economy Will Only Recover if Marginalized Communities Get Support: Report

    By Jackie Marchildon|July 31, 2020

    COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted marginalized communities around the world. Read more

  8. Article: This Nonprofit Is Tackling COVID-19 by Improving Health Systems From Nursing Homes to Refugee Camps

    This Nonprofit Is Tackling COVID-19 by Improving Health Systems From Nursing Homes to Refugee Camps

    By Jackie Marchildon|July 28, 2020

    International Medical Corps aims to improve quality of life for people around the world. Read more

  9. Article: Canada Just Pledged $1.5 Million to Help Low-Income Communities Access Fresh Produce

    Canada Just Pledged $1.5 Million to Help Low-Income Communities Access Fresh Produce

    By Jackie Marchildon|July 15, 2020

    The funding will go to an initiative that offers prescriptions for produce, among other things. Read more

  10. Article: Business Leaders Just Announced a Plan to Combat Anti-Black Racism in Canada

    Business Leaders Just Announced a Plan to Combat Anti-Black Racism in Canada

    By Jackie Marchildon|July 14, 2020

    The BlackNorth Initiative will work with companies to implement strategies that will reduce racism. Read more