Mission, Vision & Goals

For nearly 100 years, the Federation of Medical Women of Canada (FMWC) has been connecting Canadian women in the medical profession with each other, medical students, and the community. With 19 branches across the country, it’s easy to join to realize the benefits of professional and personal development that the FMWC brings its members.

Thousands of professionals are making FMWC an influential force in the Canadian medical profession by…

  • Providing a unified public voice for women physicians;
  • Promoting the interests of women physicians within medical organizations and the government;
  • Advocating for and improving management of women's health issues;
  • Influencing health care policies pertaining to women and the general population;
  • Aiding and encouraging ongoing education of medical students and physicians; and
  • Providing a forum for networking between women physicians at the local, national and international levels.

Our Mission

The Federation of Medical Women of Canada (FMWC) is a national organization committed to the professional, social and personal advancement of women physicians and to the promotion of the well-being of women both in the medical profession and in society at large.


Vision

FMWC seeks to be the networking and professional development home for all Canadian women in the medical profession while being the preeminent advocate for women’s health across Canada.

The emblem of the FMWC emblem consists of the staff and snake of Aesculapius, the god of healing in Greek mythology. The addition of the single wing symbolizes the spread of peace through the alleviation of disease and ignorance.


Goals

The Federation of Medical Women of Canada (FMWC) and its members are concerned with impacting healthcare here in our community, across the country, and around the globe.

Community/Branch

Locally each branch (metropolitan area) provides members with Continuing Medical Education, networking events to share ideas, and mentoring programs to mentor or be mentored. Each FMWC Branch advocates for local women’s health concerns and issues. Both locally and across the nation, the FMWC provides student loans for medical students as well as funding for women’s health research.

National

As a member of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), FMWC is asked to participate in Women’s Health initiatives and policy planning of federal government as well as advising the CMA. We hold national conferences including Leadership Workshops for Medical Women and the FMWC Annual General Meeting.

International

FMWC members gain full access to the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) and its conferences around the world, Women’s Health activities of United Nations and World Health Organization.