About Jackie Marchildon

Jackie Marchildon is the senior bilingual editor for Global Citizen, 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: Canada Commits to Taking Back Its 'Illegal' Trash in the Philippines
    Environment

    Canada Commits to Taking Back Its 'Illegal' Trash in the Philippines

    By Jackie Marchildon|May 23, 2019

    The trash has been there for almost six years. Read more

  2. Article: Justin Trudeau: Immigration Has Led to Canada's Booming Tech Industry
    Finance & Innovation

    Justin Trudeau: Immigration Has Led to Canada's Booming Tech Industry

    By Jackie Marchildon|May 22, 2019

    “We have seen the Canadian economy flourish over the past few years.” Read more

  3. Article: Facebook Takes Down Anti-Vaxxer Page Pretending Young Girl Died From Vaccines
    Health

    Facebook Takes Down Anti-Vaxxer Page Pretending Young Girl Died From Vaccines

    By Jackie Marchildon|May 16, 2019

    The anti-vax movement has led to an increase in preventable illnesses around the world. Read more

  4. Article: Less Than 20% of Corporate Board Members in Canada Are Women
    Girls & Women

    Less Than 20% of Corporate Board Members in Canada Are Women

    By Jackie Marchildon|May 14, 2019

    These stats put Canada behind Australia, Belgium, France, Norway, Sweden, Italy and Finland. Read more

  5. Article: This Canadian Province Just Increased Measles Vaccinations by 106%
    Health

    This Canadian Province Just Increased Measles Vaccinations by 106%

    By Jackie Marchildon|May 13, 2019

    More than 3,800 doses of the measles vaccine were administered in April. Read more

  6. Article: Racial Bias in Health Care Is Killing Mothers Around the World
    Health

    Racial Bias in Health Care Is Killing Mothers Around the World

    By Jackie Marchildon|May 10, 2019

    This Mother’s Day, let’s acknowledge the need for change in maternal health systems worldwide. Read more

  7. Article: Inuit People Are 300 Times More Likely to Get Tuberculosis Than Non-Indigenous Canadians
    Health

    Inuit People Are 300 Times More Likely to Get Tuberculosis Than Non-Indigenous Canadians

    By Jackie Marchildon|May 10, 2019

    A look at how Canada is failing part of its population when it comes to their health. Read more

  8. Article: 10 Times Celebrity Moms Have Spoken Out About the Importance of Vaccines
    Health

    10 Times Celebrity Moms Have Spoken Out About the Importance of Vaccines

    By Jackie Marchildon|May 10, 2019

    These celebrities have used their platforms to dispel myths about vaccines. Read more

  9. Article: A 'Caravan' of Americans Just Traveled to Canada for More Affordable Insulin
    Health

    A 'Caravan' of Americans Just Traveled to Canada for More Affordable Insulin

    By Jackie Marchildon|May 7, 2019

    Insulin can cost about 10 times more in the US than in some parts of Canada. Read more

  10. Article: Canada Wants to Give Free Period Products to Federal Workers
    Water & Sanitation

    Canada Wants to Give Free Period Products to Federal Workers

    By Jackie Marchildon|May 6, 2019

    A report this year showed that 1 in 3 Canadian women under 25 had struggled to afford products. Read more