The Canadian Women's Health Network has closed its doors after failing to recover from a Canadian government budget cut in 2013.
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Respected women’s health organization shuts down, after Canadian government budget cut


The respected and much consulted Canadian Women’s Health Network (CWHN) has suspended its activities after failing to find alternate funding after the Canadian government suddenly cut financial support in 2013.

In a statement released November 21, the board of directors voiced its “concern about the lack of funding for organizations committed to improving women’s health in Canada.”

The statement also pointed out that the organization “has been providing independent health information to Canadian women for over 21 years and it is a unique and trusted national resource.”

The organization’s fact-filled website will remain on line, but will not be updated. Remaining staff members have been laid off.

RCI’s Wojtek Gwiazda spoke to Anne Rochon Ford, Executive Director of the Canadian Women’s Health Network, about the organization’s work and its closing.


More information:
Canadian Women’s Health Network (CWHN) press release – here

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5 comments on “Respected women’s health organization shuts down, after Canadian government budget cut
  1. I saw one of your posts and could not stop reading. You are a gifted writer. 

  2. Avatar jim cowan says:

    Congratulations Mr Harper. You said we wouldn’t recognize Canada by the time you are through with it and you sure kept your word on that one. You are also cutting language services to new Canadians doubtless so your base can continue their we and them attitude. Divide and Fool. Not at all a leader.

  3. Avatar David says:

    It’s always been a puzzle to my why woman’s health is of more importance than men’s health. There are Children’s hospitals (which I think makes sense because children need specialized care) and there are Women’s Health Care hospitals. But there are no Men’s Health Care Hospitals and I wonder why. Besides the obvious gender differences our bodies are identical. Why are resources spent on a separate heath care facilities for women? Cancer is cancer for everyone. Separating the genders does nothing to advance the science for things such as cancer or diabetes. All it does is create additional bureaucracy and wastes critical funding. Just saying…

  4. Avatar Edward Schweikert says:

    Knowledge equals freedom; ignore equals propaganda.