Gender-Based Abuse has no Place in Professional Discourse.

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Physicians Can and Must Do Better The Medical Post recently reported on a #MeTooMedicine moment that happened over Twitter involving a male physician and two women physicians that highlights in … Read more

FMWC Proposes #MeTooMedicine MWIA Statement

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

As a member of the Medical Women International Association (MWIA), the FMWC, supported by the American Medical Women’s Association, proposed the following statement be issued by the MWIA in response … Read more

FMWC Statement in Support of Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

The Federation of Medical Women of Canada stands with Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland in calling out Saudi Arabia and demanding the immediate release of human rights activists. We strongly support … Read more

Let’s help new mom physicians (and their patients) to breastfeed

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Reading time:  5:30 mins Physicians know the importance of breastfeeding. But what happens to new-mom physicians? How easy is it for them to take their own advice? The Canadian Infant … Read more

Open Letter to Canada Officials Regarding the Separation of Immigrant and Refugee Families

Friday, July 20th, 2018

The Federation of Medical Women of Canada has added their signature to this open letter to Canadian officials regarding the separation of immigrant and refugee children from their parents at … Read more

Physicians Can and Must Do Better

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

FMWC Statement on Gender Harassment and Sexual Violence in Medicine Over the last year, the #MeToo movement has exploded into #MeTooMedicine and #ScienceToo. It has exposed the prevalence of gender … Read more

Participation, Protection, Prevention: The United Nations Security Council Women, Peace and Security Agenda

Friday, June 8th, 2018

Reading time: 7:00 mins  In May, the Ottawa FMWC Branch was invited to a dinner in the Parliamentary Dining Room hosted by Independent Senator Marilou McPhedran. It was an educational … Read more

Is it Medicine’s #MeToo or #TimesUp Moment Yet?

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Reading time: 4:00 min This is a personal reflection submitted by Dr. Karen Breeck, past president of the FMWC. We applaud her courage in coming forward and sharing her experiences … Read more

FMWC Statement of Support for Rohingya Women and Girl Refugees

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Reading time: 2:00 min The Federation of Medical Women of Canada’s (FMWC’s) Women, Peace and Security Committee adds their support to the NGO statement that was released on April 26, … Read more

An Invitation You Won’t Want to Miss!

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Reading time: 1:30 min The following invitation is from Dr. Kathee Andrews, President-Elect, FMWC Dear Colleagues, As chair of the AGM planning committee, I am pleased to invite you to … Read more

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