To ensure our work has as much impact as possible, CFWH works closely with Canada’s leading national women’s reproductive health professional associations and other partners.
Our Founding Partner
The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) is the founder and administrator of CFWH. SOGC represents over 3,300 obstetricians/gynaecologists, family physicians, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals in the field of sexual reproductive health. Since 1944, the society has promoted excellence in the practice of obstetrics and gynaecology and worked to advance the health of women through leadership, advocacy, collaboration, outreach and education.
Medical and Professional Association Partners
Association of Academic Professionals in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (APOG) provides leadership in developing and promoting the highest quality clinical care through education and research. APOG provides a forum for communication and discussion, collaboration, problem-solving, and policy development.
The Society of Gynecologic Oncology of Canada is a nonprofit organization consisting of physicians, nurses, scientists and other health care professionals specializing in gynecologic oncology. Its purpose is to improve the care of women with or at risk of gynecologic cancer by raising standards of practice, encouraging ongoing research, promoting innovation in prevention, care and discovery, and advancing awareness. GOC also seeks to disseminate knowledge to practitioners, patients and the general public on gynecologic cancer as well as cooperate with other organizations committed to women’s health care, oncology, and related fields.
The Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) is the recognized Canadian multidisciplinary authority in reproductive science and medicine. It provides leadership in clinical practice guidelines, standards and certification for non-medical professionals, and education.
The Society of Canadian Colposcopists (SCC) advocates and promotes the highest quality of care in prevention, education and research, detection and treatment of benign and premalignant abnormalities of the lower genital tract.
The Canadian Society of Pelvic Medicine (CSPM)
The Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) promotes, supports and advocates for midwifery as a regulated, publicly funded and integral part of the primary healthcare system in all provinces and territories.
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of Canada’s agency responsible for funding health research in Canada. CIHR was created to transform health research in Canada by:
- funding more research in targeted priority areas
- building research capacity in under-developed areas such as population health and health services research
- training the next generation of health researchers
- focusing on knowledge translation, so that the results of research are transformed into policies, practices, procedures, products and services
The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) was established by the BC Government in 2001 to develop British Columbia as a leader in health research. MSFHR has boosted B.C.’s knowledge economy, created new jobs, built research capacity and developed health research excellence.
The Canadian Menopause Coalition is an alliance of 15 national health organizations that puts a spotlight on menopause and women’s health at midlife. The goal is to raise awareness and understanding while speeding up the process of transferring knowledge that conveys up-to-date research evidence to women and the health professionals who care for them.
WHIN is a registered, non-profit charitable organization that exists for the enhancement of women’s health to provide awareness, policy change, influence patient engagement and lead consumer research. The Women’s Health Initiative aims to create a community of women to open dialogue in women’s health and improve care.