CFWH Awards, Fellowships & Grants Recipients

Congratulations to our 2019 recipients!


CFWH General Research Grant

The CFWH General Research Grants are awarded to those committed to finding solutions to the reproductive health issues that face women both in Canada and around the world. Open to any area within the field of obstetrics and gynaecology, these grants aim to help make further advancements in women’s health treatment, research, and education.

Marie-Eve Roy-Lacroix, MD, Département d’obstétrique-gynécologie, Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l’Estrie — Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke
“Évaluation de l’impact de l’administration de bétaméthasone en prématurité tardive sur le neurodéveloppement : une étude pilote chez la souris”


The Duchesnay International Elective Fellowship for Obstetrics and Gynaecology Residents

The CFWH awards two Duchesnay fellowships every year to resident students in obstetrics and gynaecology who desire to complete an elective in a healthcare center in a developing country.


Marie-Pierre Durand-Labelle, Bachelor of Midwifery (in progress) at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Elective – Centre hospitalier de la Basse-Terre en Guadeloupe



The Dawn Walker Grant

Thanks to the Walker-Peters Family, the CFWH is proud to award a Dawn Walker grant to health-care professionals and/or students so that they may be better prepared to contribute to the development of health care policy for children and women.

Martha Paynter RN PhD(c)
“Reproductive (In)Justice and Federal Incarceration: Maternal Health in Canadian Prisons”



The SOGC/CFWH Journalism Award

Reaching the Canadian public at large with relevant and critical health information is a daunting task, particularly for non-profit organizations. This is why CFWH, in collaboration with the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC), recognizes those who demonstrate initiative by preparing articles that help advance women’s health. Public awareness, attitudes and behaviours are greatly influenced by the information Canadians receive in print, audio-visual and online media outlets.

Broadcast Category

Anaïs Elboujdaïni et Sarah Murphy, CBC
Menstruée verte « tu n’as pas à être parfaite dans ta culotte » un projet numérique


Print Category

Carly Weeks, The Globe and Mail
Abortion-pill inequality: How access varies widely across Canada