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Dear [[S1:first_name]],

In this month’s issue of your Foundation e-news, we’re proudly celebrating the power of community — to fuel an extraordinary future for women and families, to offer hope and healing to women living with heart disease, to change the world. This month and every month, we’re celebrating you!

Vincenza Spiteri DeBonis

Vincenza’s story: Hope, healing and community

Following a sudden heart attack, Vincenza Spiteri DeBonis asked to be referred to the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Women's College Hospital, the first and only program of its kind in Canada exclusively focused on women’s heart health. She says the program provided a safe space where she could feel confident and hopeful on her journey to healing.

Kathy Hay

How Kathy Hay is harnessing the power of teamwork

Kathy Hay, president and CEO of WCH Foundation, is a believer in the power of passion, teamwork and community working together to change the world. As part of a new series featuring WCH leaders, Foundation partner Women of Influence has profiled Kathy and her dedication to leading the team responsible for generating the funds needed for WCH to close significant gaps in our healthcare system.


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.

Dr. Sheila Wijayasinghe

WCH is bridging care between primary care and high-needs communities

As a champion of equitable access to healthcare, WCH is supporting women who have been underserved because of their cultural background, socioeconomic status or their ability to access services. As an example, through a partnership with YWCA Toronto, WCH has been able to provide primary care to the women and children living at the YWCA Elm Centre.


Introducing family medicine to Ethiopia

Physicians at WCH are helping their international peers introduce family medicine to Ethiopia, where the discipline of family medicine is still new. Made possible through the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration (TAAAC), a partnership between the University of Toronto and Addis Ababa University established in 2013, WCH doctors have travelled to Ethiopia to work with family practice residents, review research projects, provide clinical supervision and teach procedures unique to women’s health.

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 event on November 8.

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