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Happy International Women’s Day! Today, we invite you to read about some of the incredible women in the WCH community who are changing the world through their courage and leadership. As a generous WCH supporter, you are part of this extraordinary movement to be bold for change.

neWCHapter committee

The leaders of today: Q&A with neWCHapter

neWCHapter is a passionate committee of young professionals dedicated to raising awareness and funds for Women’s College Hospital. In honour of this year’s International Women’s Day theme — “be bold for change” — we’re proud to share an exclusive Q&A with neWCHapter leaders Carly Martin, Dawn Levine and Lindsay Brand to learn more about how they’re helping to transform the future of healthcare for women.

Catherine Atkins

Community event celebrates women and raises funds for WCH

On March 5, over 300 women gathered at the Julius Banquet Centre in North York for Festa Della Donna — an annual celebration of International Women’s Day that raises funds for important women’s causes. This year, organizers chose to support the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Care Centre at WCH. Learn more about this incredible event and how you can organize your own community fundraiser in support of WCH!


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.

Sheila Macdonald

Why healthcare needs to change to address violence against women

Women’s College Hospital is home to Ontario’s first hospital-based sexual assault and domestic violence care centre, which is now the provincial hub for a network of 25 centres across the province. In a special International Women’s Day article, Sheila Macdonald — the clinic’s manager — talks about why the health system needs to change to improve approaches to care for victims and survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Better Now

From the archives: Celebrating a pioneer of women in medicine

Dr. Jane Sproule Manson was a true pioneer in medicine and the advancement of women in the field. After breaking down barriers by becoming the first female specialist of any medical discipline in Canada, she became chief of WCH’s Department of Otolaryngology — commonly known as ear, nose and throat care — in 1924, a position she held until her retirement in 1940.

Upcoming events
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 event supporting hereditary breast and ovarian cancer research at Women’s College Research Institute.

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JUN 10

Registration is now open 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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Women for Women's

Save the date for Women for Women's 2017! Stay tuned for more details about this year's showstopper gala luncheon in support of WCH.


Take care: Health tips from WCH experts

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. While colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canadian women, the survival rate is very high when it’s detected early.

Click here to read tips from WCH gastroenterologist Dr. Talia Zenlea about which GI symptoms she recommends reporting to your doctor so that, together, you can keep a close eye on any issues that may become a concern.

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