The mission of the Canadian Foundation for Women's Health is to advance the health of women in Canada and around the world through research, education and advocacy in obstetrics and gynaecology.
CFWH believes that every woman should have equitable access to optimal comprehensive health care, provided with integrity and compassion in Canada and around the world.
With the support and generosity of individual donors and corporate partners, we support some of the most innovative women’s health research efforts and programs to provide women in Canada and in low-resource countries with the basic necessities to simply survive childbirth.
We are Canada's national not-for-profit fundraising foundation for women’s sexual and reproductive health. With the support of individuals, medical organizations and companies, we fund research that is improving “health between the hips” for Canadian women at every stage of their lives. We are champions of increased funding for research on women’s health and we also foster support for international women's health programs.
By advancing the science of women’s health, the Foundation helps women attain self-determination over their bodies.
About Canadian Foundation for Women's Health
We derive our strength from the thousands of women, men, corporations and organizations that support our work. And we derive our credibility from our partnerships with the leading national professional women’s health societies:
* Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC)
* Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology (APOG)
* Society of Gynecologic Oncologists of Canada (GOC)
* Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS)
* Canadian Society of Urogynaecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery (CSURPS)
* Society of Colposcopists (SCC)
When you support the CFWH, you are helping women through research into areas such as:
* In utero fetal health
* Preterm labour
* Safer pregnancies
* Post-partum depression
* Gestational diabetes
* Safe delivery and newborn health.
Your support helps mothers and their babies, and helps ensure that all women have access to optimal health care and health information.