neWCHapter is a committee of young professionals who are helping to transform the future of healthcare. The committee takes a stand for equity by hosting fundraising and networking events throughout the year to support the greatest priorities in care, research, and innovation across Women’s College Hospital. Join neWCHapter on its mission by attending an upcoming event or becoming a committee member.
Photography provided by Lemons & Ants Studios
Meet the Committee
“As a former patient of Women’s College Hospital, I want to bring awareness to the amazing work that the hospital is doing while giving back to my community in a meaningful way.”
Infection Control Practitioner, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
“Being a member of neWCHapter allows me to contribute to advancements in women’s health, research, and advocacy while connecting with a like-minded community passionate about these issues.”
Director, Health AI Implementation, Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence
Additional Committee Members
Immanuela Mmesoma Okeke
“Being a part of neWCHapter allows me to give back to community in an impactful way by bringing to light significant gaps in our health system, advocating for change and fundraising to support health services.”Azra Dhalla, neWCHapter Treasurer
Sweat for a Cause
February 28, 2024
Join neWCHapter on Thursday, February 22 for a night of hard-hitting philanthropic action, presented by BEATBOX!
With its booming sound system and high-tech, colour-changing LEDs, BEATBOX will energize you to take on the rest of your day like a true fighter.
Women Paying it Forward – neWCHapter’s Signature Event
May 4, 2023
Originally established in 2014, this event has become a sought-after education session and networking event. Companies are encouraged to send their young rising stars, mentors and mentees. The event is also open to all members of the WCHF donor community who are interested in learning about important issues impacting healthcare for women and their loved ones.
Spin and Sculpt
February 9, 2023
neWCHapter members and peers sweat for a cause at this high energy dual workout featuring a spin class and full-body strength workout. Sponsored in-kind by The Ultimate Athletics Club and Greenhouse Juice Co., this event also featured giveaways and raffle prizes with all ticket proceeds supporting the areas of greatest need at Women’s College Hospital.
Paint it Forward
April 27, 2022
neWCHapter took “paying it forward” to the next level at this painting event where everyone created their own unique masterpieces – no painting experience required! This event was sponsored in-kind by the Pilot Tavern and Paint Nite and was led by artist Lexie Jelilyan.
“Being a mother is a huge part of my identity, and WCH holds a special place in my heart because it provided the care and support I needed to start that part of my life. I believe that together we can build and grow this passionate community in support of better health.”Mimi Shao, neWCHapter Committee Member
Connect with neWCHapter
Contact our co-chairs to join neWCHapter in creating a more equitable healthcare system.