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Did you know that 2017 marks another 150th anniversary? In the summer of 1867, WCH founder Dr. Emily Stowe opened Canada’s first medical practice run by a woman. This was the start of a legacy of firsts in healthcare for women and their families that continues today thanks to generous people like you!

150 years of women in medicine

Celebrating 150 years — of women in medicine!

In the summer of 1867, Dr. Emily Stowe opened her medical practice in Toronto. To let the public know she was female, she advertised in the Globe and Mail as Mrs. Dr. Stowe! With the opening of her clinic, Dr. Stowe became the first to fill a crucial gap for women: the need to be cared for by a female physician who understands their unique needs.

Tracy's story

WCH launches Toronto’s first rapid access
addiction clinic

In Ontario alone, two people die each day from opiate overdoses. To combat this growing problem, Women’s College Hospital recently opened Toronto’s first barrier-free rapid access addiction clinic. Tracy was among the first patients of the clinic, and in a moving video, she says the care she received saved her life.


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.

Report to our Community 2016-2017

Read WCH Foundation’s 2016-2017
Report to our Community!

Every day, you inspire extraordinary advances in healthcare for women through your generosity, partnership and enduring belief in the power of this institution to change lives. To learn more about your incredible impact over the past year, we invite you to read WCH Foundation’s new 2016-2017 Report to our Community!

SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Run for Women 2017

The SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Run for Women raises $200,000 for women's mental health

On Saturday, June 10, over 1,200 community members gathered in front of WCH and joined Premier Kathleen Wynne, Mayor John Tory, Minister Carolyn Bennett and Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam to run and walk in support of the Women’s Mental Health Program at WCH. It was a record-breaking event and the largest in the country.


WCH to become first hospital in Ontario to offer genital reconstruction surgery

WCH is set to become just the second healthcare institution in Canada to offer genital reconstruction surgery for trans people undergoing gender reassignment. The move, announced recently by Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins, is in response to growing demand across the nation.

Upcoming events
Women for Women’s 2017

Expect the unexpected this year! Engage in important conversations, inspire groundbreaking research and experience a moment you will never forget as we plan something special for this year’s luncheon on November 8. Click here for a video that captures the thrill of past events, knowing that a special surprise will be in store for this year…

For more information about Women's College Hospital Foundation visit us at wchf.ca or contact us at: foundation@wchospital.ca
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Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 1B2
Phone: 416-323-6323
Toll-free: 1-888-492-4677(4WC-HOSP)
Fax: 416-813-4744
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