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: This All-Female Project Aims to Tackle Gender Inequality in Canadian Real Estate
    Girls & Women

    This All-Female Project Aims to Tackle Gender Inequality in Canadian Real Estate

    By Jackie Marchildon|July 22, 2019

    Designing ceilings that aren’t made of glass. Read more

  2. Article: Canada Must Protect 30% of Its Land and Water to Avoid ‘Nature Emergency’: Report
    Environment

    Canada Must Protect 30% of Its Land and Water to Avoid ‘Nature Emergency’: Report

    By Jackie Marchildon|July 18, 2019

    In 2010, Canada agreed to a goal of protecting at least 17% of its land and inland waters by 2020. Read more

  3. Article: Ebola Has Spread to a Major Congolese City. Here's What That Could Mean.
    Health

    Ebola Has Spread to a Major Congolese City. Here's What That Could Mean.

    By Jackie Marchildon|July 16, 2019

    More than 2,500 have been infected during the current outbreak. Read more

  4. Article: 20 Million Children Missed Out on Life-Saving Vaccines in 2018: Report
    Health

    20 Million Children Missed Out on Life-Saving Vaccines in 2018: Report

    By Jackie Marchildon  and  Erica Sanchez|July 15, 2019

    Vaccination coverage has remained the same for almost 10 years. Read more

  5. Article: This Marine Creature Could Help Fight a Terrible Disease and Alleviate Poverty
    Health

    This Marine Creature Could Help Fight a Terrible Disease and Alleviate Poverty

    By Jackie Marchildon  and  Gaëlle Langué|July 11, 2019

    The WHO aims to eliminate the disease by 2025 — and prawns could help. Read more

  6. Article: This Canadian Restaurant Gives Free Food to Those Who Can't Afford to Pay
    Food & Hunger

    This Canadian Restaurant Gives Free Food to Those Who Can't Afford to Pay

    By Jackie Marchildon|July 10, 2019

    Its sign reads: “Free meal for the homeless every day from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.” Read more

  7. Article: Almost Half of All Indigenous Children in Canada Live in Poverty
    Citizenship

    Almost Half of All Indigenous Children in Canada Live in Poverty

    By Jackie Marchildon|July 9, 2019

    The on-reserve child poverty rate is about three times the national rate. Read more

  8. Article: 'Little Free Pantries' Pop Up Around the World to Help People Who Can't Afford Food
    Food & Hunger

    'Little Free Pantries' Pop Up Around the World to Help People Who Can't Afford Food

    By Jackie Marchildon|July 8, 2019

    Food insecurity affects over 4 million people living in Canada. Read more

  9. Article: Africa Could Be Officially Polio-Free Within the Next Few Months
    AdvocacyHealth

    Africa Could Be Officially Polio-Free Within the Next Few Months

    By Jackie Marchildon|July 3, 2019

    But eliminating the virus from Pakistan is proving to be more difficult. Read more

  10. Article: 69 Containers of Garbage Returned to Canada After Philippines President Says to 'Eat It'
    Environment

    69 Containers of Garbage Returned to Canada After Philippines President Says to 'Eat It'

    By Jackie Marchildon|July 2, 2019

    The garbage caused quite a feud between the two countries. Read more