When we help an infant or child, it’s a wonderful demonstration for a family of what international cooperation can do. It’s very powerful.

— Dr. Arnold M. Noyek


A world where individuals and societies work together to achieve improved quality of life and health for all. 


To promote international cooperation and mutual development, especially in regions experiencing conflict and disparities. We accomplish this through joint activities and programs that advance health education, health care, public health, health systems, scientific exchange and research. Our model is based on the Health as a Bridge to Peace concept adopted by the World Health Organization.

CISEPO specializes in knowledge transfer and incorporates the principles of gender equity, human rights equity, and environmental equity in all programming. We offer professional development in healthcare through accredited CPD, fellowships, mentorship opportunities, and grassroots programming.

We are very much committed to supporting the Canadian Development efforts in Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health that are aligned with the Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


The CISEPO partners share a commitment to:

Equity and Non-Discrimination

Participation and Inclusion

Accountability and Transparency

Professional  Dialogue and Engagement

CISEPO is non-political. We provide a forum for international cooperation based on common values and ethics.



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Today is the National Day for #TruthAndReconciliation in Canada and we’re actively working to take meaningful actions that advance reconciliation. Today we wear orange. Are you curious what today is about? See here:


We're thrilled to announce the launch of the 22/23 International Geriatric Mental Health Rounds (I-GeMH) It kicked off with almost 100 active attendees from medicine and allied health in the session with Dr. Shabbir Amanullah, President of the Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psych!

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Watch the 2022 Maternal Newborn Health (hb) 2022 Conference livestreamed today and tommorow. CISEPO’s Shawna Novak is presenting today at 10am EST live from the middle east. Our gift to you for being part of our global commmunity of practice 👩‍🍼


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Here we go! We’re almost ready for the MCH conference on Aug 24th and 25th. Registration is now closed and we have over 1000 participants joining us from 55 countries🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌍

Our first scheduled keynote speaker is the esteemed Prof. Yashuhide Nakamura!
#mch2022 #bettertogether

La fête du Canada est riche de sens et constitue un moment privilégié de réflexions et d'introspection sur la manière dont notre pays aborde son histoire coloniale, la décolonisation, l'indigénisation et la réconciliation, et sur la manière dont nous pouvons et devons faire mieux collectivement. Nous avons beaucoup à apprécier, mais aussi beaucoup de travail à faire. Cliquez ci-dessous pour découvrir des façons de célébrer la fête du Canada et de progresser vers le changement. ...

Happy Juneteenth! Canada has just as much a reason to celebrate Juneteenth as our American friends, even though our national historical narrative diverged. We have emancipation day on August 1st that celebrates the day in 1834 that the British abolished slavery but juneteenth is a completely different holiday and we have a role in doing more to ensure that Black lives matter does not end with a slogan or a moment of popular attention. ...

In 2022 resolve to get involved with CISEPO and move forward against health inequities and the social injustices preventing health equity. Whether you’re in Boston, Toronto, Iqaluit, or somewhere else in the global village, let’s build back better together. ...

Fresh new video drop on CISEPO and #vaccineequity. Check out the unedited footage of PH specialist Keltie Hamilton and Director Shawna Novak presenting for the Ariadne Labs Mass Vaccination Collaboration. Find the link on the CISEPO FB page for on demand streaming. ...

We’re all feeling the fatigue and frustration but let’s stay focused on what more we can do to #buildbackbetter #equity #vaccineequity #sickpay #protectessentialworkers ...

Apply now for virtual IPEME 2021! ...

Apply now for virtual IPEME 2021! ...

"Inequalities in healthcare follow the fault lines of societal injustices"
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Cohort 2 from the North York Cluster of the CISEPO/City of Toronto Community Mental Health Leadership Program supported by United Way begins today! We're so excited to work with the second group of community leaders training to support mental health and crisis de-escalation at the community level during the pandemic. Our ITMD master trainers are thoroughly prepared to run another great session thanks to the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the ITMD program at Ryerson University. ...

Breath. We will get through this too. Try some of these tips from the NIH ...

Team Dr.Arnold Noyek-CISEPO at the finish of the Barrie to Baycrest 100k 2020. Helping to promote innovation in #brainhealth and support quality of care @baycrest ...