Mission

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Mission

The Canadian Women’s Health Network (CWHN) was created in 1993 as a voluntary national organization to improve the health and lives of girls and women in Canada and the world by collecting, producing, distributing and sharing knowledge, ideas, education, information, resources, strategies and inspirations.

We are a far-reaching web of researchers and activists, mothers, daughters, caregivers, and family members, people working in community clinics and on hospital floors, at the university, in provincial and federal health ministries, and in women’s organizations, all dedicated to bettering women’s health and equality.

The Canadian Women’s Health Network (CWHN):

  • Establishes a visible national presence for women’s health in Canada.
  • Provides user-friendly and reliable health information, resources and research.
  • Works to change inequitable health policies and practices by contributing women’s voices and expertise.
  • Acts as a knowledge broker for researchers, clinicians, decision makers, media and the public.
  • Encourages community-based participatory research.
  • Monitors emerging issues and trends affecting women’s health.
  • Acts as a forum for debate on women’s health research and policy issues.

We function in English and French, although our current funding does not always allow us to translate all documents on our site. We additionally recognize the need to produce materials in other languages and alternative formats.