The Women's Health in Focus Fund by CanadaHelps

A new, easy way to improve women’s health.

Help provide critical health care to women.

Learn more about matching opportunities for this Fund.

Around the world and in Canada, women face unique medical risks and barriers to care. Globally, nearly 300,000 women die each year from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.

Bias in diagnosis and treatment, a lack of research into the physiological differences of disease and effects of medicine between men and women, social and cultural obstacles in accessing care, and the unequal impact of poverty on health outcomes are all reasons we must put women’s health in focus in Canada and around the world.

In Canada, women are still dying from preventable diseases, and women from different marginalized groups are impacted differently according to Statistics Canada.1 For example, Black women have lower rates of breast cancer, but are more likely to die from it than white women.2 For older women, they live on average six years longer than men, but average only 1.5 more years of disability-free life.3

You can help create a world where the health and wellbeing of all women is prioritized. Your gift will provide women with critical physical and mental health care, sexual and reproductive education and services, and essential medication to ensure better health outcomes for women in Canada and around the world. You will also support maternal health programs and will help fund research and raise awareness of diseases that impact women differently or disproportionately when compared to men.

Your donation will be pooled with gifts from others like you to help achieve wide-reaching effects and make a real impact. Donate today and help those in need. Plus, get an official charitable tax receipt to qualify for tax credits!


What makes up the Women’s Health in Focus Fund?

The Women’s Health in Focus Fund by CanadaHelps includes over 90 registered charities supporting women’s physical and mental health in Canada and abroad.

The charities in this Fund are selected through an algorithmic approach, taking the charity’s area of focus, mission, and description into account. This Fund includes women’s health research foundations, treatment and recovery centres, drop-in clinics, maternal health services and centres, and more.

To ensure donations reach charities easily and efficiently, charities must be one of the more than 20,000 charities registered to receive funds electronically from CanadaHelps. Funds will be transferred quarterly, subject to a minimum of $10 per charity.

We regularly update the list of charities in this Fund. To see the latest list of charities included in this Fund, you can view the list here.


Become a Matching Partner

If you represent a company interested in partnering with CanadaHelps to match or make a major gift in support of the Women’s Health in Focus Fund, contact us at partners@canadahelps.org.


Why donate to a Fund on CanadaHelps?

The power of many.
Join others across Canada to support charities making a difference!
Your donation will be put to work.
You can rest assured that your donation will go to registered charities. You get a tax receipt, too, which can help reduce your taxes.
Broad impact!
Support a wide range of women’s health causes that together make Canada vibrant, safe, and a great place to live.


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