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From a groundbreaking new study aimed at understanding the genetics behind postpartum depression to ways you can make a difference for the health of women this spring, your May e-newsletter is full of impact, celebration and important updates from Women’s College Hospital.

WCH female surgeons

Celebrating female surgeons

The hashtag #Ilooklikeasurgeon trended wildly in the last two weeks as female surgeons at hospitals around the world recreated the April cover of The New Yorker. Women’s College Hospital has joined the movement with its own re-creation (above)!

Dr. Danielle Martin and Dr. Emily Stowe

How a trailblazing female doctor is working to improve Canadian healthcare

Dr. Danielle Martin is a WCH family physician, media commentator and national health policy leader. To kick off a new series featuring WCH leaders, Foundation partner Women of Influence has profiled Dr. Martin and her fierce dedication to closing gaps in healthcare for women and for all — carrying on a spirit of trailblazing first ignited by Dr. Emily Stowe, the original founder of WCH.

Estelle Craig with her daughter Robin

Mother’s Day: Pass on the gift of caring with a special donation in her honour

This Mother’s Day, like every day, we’ll be celebrating the extraordinary strength and compassion of women everywhere who raise, nurture and support those they love with selfless determination. You can join us by passing on the gift of caring with an impactful donation to Women’s College Hospital in the name of your mom or another special woman in your life. Your generosity will advance groundbreaking women’s health research and care that’s transforming the lives of women everywhere.

postpartum depression iPhone app

WCH expands postpartum depression study with an innovative iPhone app

Coinciding with Mental Health Week (May 1-7), Women’s College Hospital has launched an innovative new mobile app-based study aimed at understanding the genetics behind postpartum depression. Open to any Canadian woman over 18 who has given birth, the study will analyze the genes of women affected by postpartum depression with a goal to develop more effective treatment options.


Moms, daughters, grandmothers, sisters, families and friends — like you, they are our top priority. Your investment in Women’s College Hospital is an investment in the well-being of the people you love.


Take care: Health tips from WCH experts

Antidepressants and pregnancy

A new study led by WCH scientist Dr. Simone Vigod has found that antidepressant use in pregnancy is not linked to autism in children. Click here to read more about this groundbreaking study and how its findings may impact you or a loved one.

Grateful WCH patient Kay Miki with Dr. Batty

The spring 2017 issue of Heart & Soul is here!

The latest issue of Heart & Soul, WCH Foundation’s bi-annual donor newsletter, is out! In this issue, you’ll read exclusive updates from WCH and meet community members like Bill Hughey, a long-time patient and donor who recently decided to name WCH in his will to leave a lasting legacy of support.

Upcoming events
Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Gala

This Saturday, visit a Toronto-area Shoppers Drug Mart or Pharmaprix to participate in the Spring Beauty Gala, an in-store fundraising initiative supporting WCH. With a $10 ticket, you’ll be treated to a makeover and skin consultation and $5 will directly support WCH’s Women’s Mental Health Program.

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MAY 25
Spring for Hope: An evening of fun and fundraising for hereditary cancer research

Enjoy an evening of fun, food, networking and impact at a special community event supporting hereditary breast and ovarian cancer research at Women’s College Research Institute.

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MAY 31
Humanism in Surgery lecture

Join us for the inaugural Humanism in Surgery Lectureship, a new lecture series exploring issues of ethics in the field of surgery.

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JUN 10

Register today for the 2017 SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Run for Women! With 5k and 10k options, this run/walk community event raises vital funds for WCH’s Women’s Mental Health Program.

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