Why women’s health should be important to everyone
Better, together. Driven by integrity and innovation, we’re shaping a more inclusive future for women’s healthcare in Canada.
We started the Women’s Health Collective Canada to amplify the impact of our health foundations — and break the barriers holding us back from providing women with equitable healthcare. Through intentional collaboration, we’re bringing resources and fundraising together to address the gaps we can’t tackle on our own.
We’re uniting to double down on:
- Funding medical research that includes women now, to support our future generations. That means solutions-focused research that validate on the unique needs of women, and moving away from developing general medicine that’s largely informed by men.
- Raising awareness on the impact of unhealthy women on our society (it costs Canada $4.5 billion every year), and why healthy women create a healthier Canada.
- Enhance the quality of the facilities, equipment and programs across women’s health foundations in Canada, to match the world-class model-of-care. (Because women everywhere deserve the best.)
- Drive a gendered approach to health across Canada, with culturally-safe and trauma-informed care.
We know that when a woman is sick, there’s a ripple effect that impacts not just their families, but all of us. (Women own 70% of domestic responsibilities in Canada.)
When Canadians invest in supporting research in women’s health, we can start shifting towards a gender equitable investment model that prioritizes everyone.
We’re taking a seat at the table to make sure there’s a chair for our future daughters, sisters and mothers too.
Women make up 51% of the population in Canada.
Women make up 70% of all people living in poverty in Canada.
“We’re only really starting to recognize the very significant gap that there is in healthcare. We’ve been starting to focus on the gap that occurs in heart disease between men and women because heart disease is the number on killer of women in Canada. But this actually can be extrapolated in any of the health conditions that men and women experience.”
Healthy women equal healthy communities. Help us build a healthy Canada.
Our Founding Partners
Find out what our founding partners are doing to revolutionize women’s health care across Canada. Click on each logo for more information.
BC Women’s Hospital Foundation
The BC Women’s Health Foundation is BC’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the full spectrum of women’s health. They ensure women have equitable access to the highest quality healthcare when, where, and how they need it.
The organization is bolstered by four key pillars of support: capital and equipment, research and innovation, education and awareness and a commitment to advocacy.