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Women 4 Change 


Please consider donating to Women 4 Change during COVID.


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Women 4 Change was established in 2012 by a group of local women who came together with HCF to inspire and enable the women of Hamilton to become leaders in philanthropy, while improving the lives of women and girls in our community through collective giving. Built on four pillars ‑ Learn, Inspire, Invest, Transform – W4C now has nearly 70 contributors and is an active giving circle of diverse and dynamic women who are pooling their philanthropic resources to have impact together.


The Women’s Health Review Program had donated $5,000 from the profits made from the 1st Annual Program in April 2019. This charitable donation was used in the following ways;


Pandemic Relief Fund

Hamilton Community Foundation has launched the Pandemic Response Fund to help address the needs of Hamiltonians today and in the months ahead. We have launched the fund with an initial $2 million commitment. You can read more about the Pandemic Response Fund here.


Women 4 Change Grants

We also acted quickly to provide the W4C grants to our grantees, Welcome Inn and Vanier Towers. As you recall, we made grants to both last year, and planned to continue to allow them to further the programs we were supporting.

Both Welcome Inn and Vanier Towers are in urgent need given the challenges from COVID-19. We have sent the W4C grants of $10,000 and $15,000 respectively. They will be repurposing a portion of the grants to address their urgent needs.


Welcome Inn: $10,000

Welcome Inn provides programming to community members in various forms. Isolated seniors affected by COVID-19 is a key area of concern and we are thrilled with the work Welcome Inn is doing to address this. They have switched their face-to-face visits to telephone calls and added to the list of those they are contacting. They have also added the delivery of emergency food hampers to seniors in need. 


Vanier Towers: $15,000

Vanier Towers is a housing complex that is home to some of Hamilton’s most vulnerable people including people with addictions, mental health concerns and elderly singles. Vanier Towers is in the process of securing and providing free WIFI to all residents to allow them to connect with each other, friends and family. They are also setting up an office space with a computer and phone that can be used by residents via appointment. The room will allow residents without a computer to connect with people and perhaps order groceries online. Vanier Towers staff are calling seniors in the building to ensure they are well and to provide companionship via phone. 

Rest assured that the Women 4 Change group is having a profound impact on both of these organizations during this challenging time. We are thankful for your contributions and dedication to make Hamilton a better place.


Women's Health Review Live Recordings - 2019


View all of the recordings here


View the 2021 Women's Health Review upcoming activity details

Dr. Sonia Anand

CVD across a woman's lifespan: opportunities for prevention

Dr. Shannon Bates

Venous thromboembolic disease in pregnant woman

Dr. Carolyn Best

Defying gravity: The treatment of pelvic organ prolapse

Dr. Keyna Bracken

Vulvar health: When your grandmother's advice fails




Dr. Dustin Costescu

Transitions in care for frail heart failure patients controversies and complexities in contraception

Dr. Sinead Dufour

Optimizing pelvic health through conservative care

Dr. Lea Luketic

Let's talk about uterine fibroids

Dr. Meera Luthra

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)




Dr. Dee Mangin

Issues for rational prescribing of SSRIs in pregnancy and the reproductive age group

Dr. Amy Montour

Understanding the context of Indigenous women's health

Dr. John Neary

Assessing fatigue in women

Dr. Tejal Patel

Prenatal screening for genetic disorders: Best current practice




Dr. Alison Shea

Reproductive mental health: From menarche to menopause

Dr. David Small

IDA in reproductive age group women

Dr. Michelle Zeller

Diagnosis and management of iron deficiency anemia in women of reproductive age

Dr. Martha Bauer

Occupational therapy: Focusing on function and health

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