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WCHF receives $1 Million grant from the 2020 TD Ready Challenge to address the impacts of COVID-19

We are thrilled to share that Women’s College Hospital Foundation has been named one of the 15 winners of the 2020 TD Ready Challenge presented by TD Bank Group.

The $1 Million grant from TD will be directed to Women’s Virtual at Women’s College Hospital, for what is considered the world’s first comprehensive strategy to transform the healthcare system through technology, eliminating barriers to care while creating a more efficient, equitable and sustainable healthcare system.

WCH marks Black History Month

Heather McPherson, President & CEO at Women’s College Hospital, marks Black History Month and discusses how the Hospital will honour its commitment to anti-racism and deepen its understanding of the experiences of black people at WCH.

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Making advancements in cardiovascular health research


February is Heart Month in Canada, a time to bring awareness to the importance of heart health, and what we can to reduce our risk of heart disease.

Did you know that certain medications can have an impact on your heart health? WCH’s Dr. Hussam Abdel-Qadir is conducting groundbreaking research on statins, and how they may protect the heart from chemotherapy.

Join us at Women for Women's!

Join us at Women for Women’s to celebrate International Women’s Day with purpose, empowerment and inspiration!

At this year’s event, you will have an exciting opportunity to open doors for the next generation of women in science.

       

FROM THE EXPERTS: COVID-19 NEWS FROM WOMEN’S COLLEGE HOSPITAL

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MAAD’OOKIING MSHKIKI SHARING MEDICINE

The Centre for Wise Practices at WCH, alongside its community partners, has launched Maad’ookiing Mshkiki Sharing Medicine, a virtual hub that provides culturally relevant and trauma-informed information about COVID-19 vaccinations for First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

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BUILDING TRUST WITH REFUGEES AND NEW IMMIGRANTS TO DISPEL VACCINE HESITANCY AND MISINFORMATION

Financial Post: Misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines among refugees and new immigrants is fueling distrust and a reluctance to get vaccinated. WCH's Dr. Meb Rashid explains that we must make sure that newcomers get accurate and scientific information about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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THE IMPACTS OF COVID-19 ON WOMEN’S MENTAL HEALTH

Cityline: Jennifer Bernard, President & CEO at WCHF, weighs in on how Canada’s healthcare system is leaving women behind and helps to break down the myths surrounding women and mental healthcare.

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SUPPORTING NEW MOMS THROUGH COVID-19

CP24: The transition to having a new baby can be challenging even in the best of times. WCH’s Dr. Simone Vigod discusses the struggles that new moms are experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 
       
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FROM THE ARCHIVES

This year, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Women’s Cardiovascular Health Initiative (WCHI) at WCH, established with the generous support of Canada Trust (now known as TD).

 
 
       


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UPCOMING EVENTS


Virtual Hereditary Cancer Series

January - November, 2021

Are you interested in learning more about hereditary cancers and the most relevant advances in BRCA1 and BRCA2 research? Join WCH researchers and experts for a free monthly webinar series exploring a new topic every month.



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Run for Women

July 4 - 11, 2021

Join us virtually this July at the Run For Women, presented by the LOVE.YOU. program by Shoppers Drug Mart. 100% of proceeds from registrations in Toronto will be directed to Women's College Hospital's Women’s Mental Health Program.

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