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Canadian Women’s Health Network
Networking to Improve Women’s Health


par CWHN

The CWHN is a network of individuals and organizations from across Canada who believe that health is a human right that eludes many women because of poverty, politics and dwindling resources for health and social services. The CWHN is committed to enhancing women’s health in Canada by facilitating information sharing, and building regional and national links among organizations and individuals who care about women’s health.

Our programs offer easy access to existing health information and resources, as well as newly produced health materials specific to women’s concerns. The CWHN also encourages community-based participatory research and provides forums for critical debate on women’s health research and policy issues. We operate in English and French, and strive to provide materials in accessible formats.

Canadian Women’s Health Network Programs


Our website offers access to a variety of women’s health resources, organizational links and databases, as well as breaking news on women’s health issues and bi-weekly feature articles on important women’s health topics. The CWHN website is visited more than 250,000 times each month, with more than 250,000 unique visitors each year. Check us out !

Electronic Mailing Lists

Our monthly e-bulletin on women’s health issues, Brigit’s Notes reaches more than 1,300 individuals who want to know what’s hot in women’s health. Our thematic women’s health mailing lists include, The Aboriginal Women’s Health and Research Interest Group ; The Rural and Remote Women’s Health Interest Group ; and The Evidence Group on Women, Health and Caregiving.

Network Newsletter

Network, our bilingual newsletter, continues to publish high quality articles on women’s health issues. It also features debates, national and international health news and selected health resources. This year Network presented a double issue with a focus on "Aboriginal Women’s Health", and a double issue on "Women and Health Reform". Network is available in print and electronic formats.

Women’s Health Information Centre : The CWHN responds to health information requests in French and English from individual women, family members, community groups, health care professionals, researchers and students who contact us through our website or through our toll-free information line.

The CWHN also collects and stores a broad range of essential women’s health publications in our Women’s Health Information Centre, with a focus on policy and research-oriented women’s health resources. These sources are searchable through an on-line database on our website, and housed for public use at the Women’s Health Clinic, Winnipeg.

Databases and Thesaurus

Our bilingual databases, available to the general public through our website, continue to grow. The databases now include more than 1600 women’s health organizations, 250 women’s health research specialists, 2400 published women’s health resources, and 200 women’s health research projects. We are always seeking suggestions for new materials or groups to include.

The CWHN has also completed an extensive, bilingual thesaurus of women’s health terms, soon to be available through our website and on request.

Media Referral Service

The CWHN continues to be contacted regularly by media personnel who regard us as a knowledgeable resource for information on women’s health topics and organizations. We regularly direct the media to those individuals or groups in Canada who have expertise on specific women’s health issues and who will offer a balanced women’s health perspective.

CHN Project

As the Canadian Health Network (CHN) Women’s Health Affiliate, the CWHN makes women’s health resources available through the CHN on-line health portal. CWHN’s contributes regularly to the CHN on-line collection on women’s health by providing women’s health links and Frequently Asked Questions on important women’s health issues. Visit the CHN Women’s Health Centre at :

Community Outreach and Networking

CWHN serves as a central linkage and resource on women’s health issues for women’s organizations, policy makers and key health planning groups across Canada. Our goals are to provide a conduit for shared information, to help reduce duplication, to facilitate networking and coalition building among parties with common agendas, and to provide women-centred voices and expertise in health planning and policy.

The CWHN regularly participates in numerous conferences, consultations and presentations, distributing credible women’s health information materials at regional and national conferences, events and workshops.

The CWHN also participates actively in a number of important policy and research working groups and institute planning committees, working hard to create a national presence for women’s health in Canada.

Join Us !

Make an Investment in Women’s Health Today.

Canadian Women’s Health Network
Mailing Address : Suite 203, 419 Graham Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0M3
Tel : (204) 942-5500
Fax : (204) 989-2355
Toll free : 1-888-818-9172
TTY (toll free) : 1-866-694-6367
E-Mail :
Website :

__ Yes, I want to support Women’s Health !

__ I want to become a member of CWHN ($15 individuals ; $20 groups)
__ I want to subscribe to the Network quarterly newsletter ($20 individuals ; $35 organizations)
__ I want to subscribe to Brigit’s Notes, email-newsletter (Free)
__ I want to receive the Centres of Excellence for Women’s Health Research Bulletin (Free)
__ I would like to support the work of the CWHN with a donation of $________.
(Tax receipts available for donations over $10)

Name : ______________________

Address : _____________________

Province : _____________________ Postal Code : ________

Telephone:___________ Fax:__________

Email : ___________________

I have enclosed a cheque in the amount of $______

I would like to use my __Visa __ MasterCard

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All women regardless of their income are welcome to join the CWHN. Please contact us about low income rates.


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