Women’s Health Collective Canada is proud to once again partner with Shoppers Foundation for Women’s Health™ to raise critical funds for women’s health research. Until December 31, Shoppers Drug Mart® customers have the option to contribute to Shoppers Foundation for Women’s Health™ in-store at self check-out or on-line at shoppersfoundation.ca.
The partnership will also involve a $500,000 donation from the Shoppers Foundation for Women’s Health™, helping advance equity, excellence, and inclusion in research through WHCC and its members: Alberta Women’s Health Foundation, BC Women’s Health Foundation, and Women’s College Hospital Foundation.
The partnership was announced in November at the WHCC National Summit: Pathways to Equity, presented by Shoppers Foundation for Women’s Health™ in Edmonton, a gathering of researchers from the Partnership for Women’s Health Research Canada and women’s health advocates. This is the second consecutive year Shoppers Drug Mart® has partnered with WHCC in support of women’s health. In 2022, Shoppers Drug Mart® partnered with WHCC and raised over $600,000.
“The mission of WHCC is to advance women’s health research and create more visibility around the current lack of data,” said Sharlene Rutherford, President and CEO, Alberta Women’s Health Foundation. “Joining forces with Shoppers Drug Mart® and Shoppers Foundation for Women’s Health™ helps us reach an even greater number of Canadians and make meaningful differences in the lives of women across the country.”
“Shoppers Foundation for Women’s Health™ is committed to fostering health equity for all women across Canada,” said Paulette Minard, Director, Community Investment, Shoppers Foundation for Women’s Health™. “Achieving this goal begins with better understanding the true nature of the inequities that exist, to help build a path towards resolution. Too little data exists in this regard, which is why we are pleased to be able to support Women’s Health Collective Canada and their members with their important work.”
To stay updated on the partnership’s progress and initiatives, please visit the Women’s Health Collective Canada website at www.whcc.ca and follow Shopper’s Drug Mart’s® social media channels.
About Shoppers Foundation for Women’s Health™
Shoppers Foundation for Women’s Health™ – the charitable arm of Shoppers Drug Mart® – is committed to helping Canadian women lead healthier lives, by making care more equitable and accessible. The Foundation will invest $50M by 2026 to address some of the most pressing health inequities facing women, including lack of representation in health research, barriers to accessing mental healthcare, and the urgent consequences women disproportionately face due to poverty and domestic violence. Learn more at shoppersfoundation.ca.