BC Women’s Health Foundation’s 2019–2020 Impact Report

Helping to ensure all women, at all life stages have access to the highest quality healthcare, when, where, and how they need it.

Our 2019-2020 Impact Report, titled Here For Her, highlights the many ways that your investments are amplifying the voices of women, making systemic changes in policy and practice, bridging the gender gap in women’s health research, and helping to fund vital equipment and upgrades at the province’s dedicated women’s hospital.

Together with donors and partners like you, and women across our province, we are addressing the barriers to health equity.


Amplifying the voices, experiences, and healthcare needs of women across our province through our Education + Awareness initiatives help changemakers target solutions that truly make an impact.

Advocating for women’s health equity through targeted engagement with policymakers helps shape the systemic and sustainable changes in policy, practice, and investment needed.

Investing in Capital + Equipment at the BC Women’s Hospital ensures their facilities match the world-class model of care that women deserve.

Supporting Research + Innovation helps close the gap and enable women’s unique health needs to be understood, diagnosed, and treated, improving women’s health across our province and beyond.

Thank you for bringing us one step closer to healthy women everywhere, capable of anything.

With allies worldwide, you are part of a movement to demand gender equality in women’s healthcare and research, and your ongoing support continues to incite change and deliver impact directly to women, newborns, and families in British Columbia and beyond.

Uncovering the true impacts of COVID-19

While the initial impacts of COVID-19 on women are alarming, the long-term health and societal repercussions for women are yet to be determined. Already we have seen inequity in data, research, and gender-responsive policies. Greater understanding of the realities of COVID-19 on women’s health is needed to inform decisions now and prevent catastrophic gender disparities for women in the future.

Read the full story in the Here For Her’ Impact Report.

You are helping women go from invisible to invincible.

The incredible milestones inside this report are credited in a large part to the inspirational, philanthropic spirit of donors, sponsors, partners, volunteers, advocates, staff, and supporters like you who are making a difference in the lives of women, newborns, and families throughout BC.