WE SEE THINGS DIFFERENTLY
We are focused on providing equitable care for all people, but especially for women, the underrepresented and the underserved.
Women’s College Hospital (WCH) offers a different perspective for solving systematic gaps in Canadian healthcare. We focus on the lived experience of all people to provide equitable, dignified care regardless of their age, race, background, gender identity or sexual orientation.
How we see things differently
A hospital designed to keep you out of the hospital
As an incubator for change, WCH is innovating ways to keep people at home, rather than in a hospital. Dr. Urbach offers his perspective.
Saving Lives With Vital Gender-Affirming Care
“Women’s College Hospital is home to Canada’s first hospital-based transition-related surgery program. We are proud allies and advocates for the 2SLGBTQ+ community and believe in providing the life saving care they deserve.”
When we break down barriers, we build up hope
Our Crossroads Clinic offers excellent care exclusively to refugees, regardless of their landed status. As Dr. Rashid views it, this has a major effect on their lives, and ability to build a successful future in Canada.
Older women’s health isn’t invisible, we see it clearly
Women’s Age Lab is the world’s only research program working to fight gendered ageism so that we can improve the lives of older women. Here’s how Dr. Rochon sees things.
Closing equity gaps for everyone
As Dr. Lofters sees it, equitable cancer screening means reaching everyone, in every community—not just those who come through our doors.
An Innovative New Vision Grounded in Indigenous Tradition
“The Ganawishkadawe-Centre for Wise Practices offers a sacred space to heal, informed by the traditional wisdom of Indigenous cultures. WCH delivers holistic care that makes a difference in the lives of our patients.”
Helping Survivors See Hope
“Our Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence program operates a groundbreaking new model with rapid response times and mobile clinics at seven local emergency rooms. It’s also a critical hub for 37 similar centres around the province.”
Research focused on women’s health from experts in women’s health
At WCH, our philosophy is, “you shouldn’t do research about us, without us.” Here’s what inclusion looks like through the eyes of Dr. Parekh.