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

Support the UN Feminist Network in Ending Sexual Assault and Discrimination at the UN

Friday, May 18th, 2018

Reading time: 1:30 min The FMWC received the following request for support from the UN Feminist Network. The FMWC has signed the petition and we encourage you to explore the … Read more

Ovarian Cancer – Increased Awareness and Funding Needed to Tackle Low Survivor Rates

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Reading time: 4 minutes An estimated 2,800 Canadian women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2017. An estimated 1,800 will die from the disease. Canadian Cancer Society Today is … Read more

Happy National Physicians’ Day!

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Reading time: 2:20 On this day, May 1, 2018, we mark the first annual National Physicians’ Day, the day of Emily Stowe’s birth, to celebrate and show appreciation for the … Read more

Celebrating Women in Medicine at the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

The Federation of Medical Women of Canada was in London, Ontario last week to attend the 2018 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame festivities hosted by the Canadian Medical Association. The … Read more

Women and Leadership: Women Leaders in Canadian Medicine

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

It would be easy to say that all women physicians are leaders. They are leaders in their practices, in their communities and on committees, in education, in the military, in … Read more

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