Catalysts for Change: Celebrating 100 Years of Medical Women in Canada The FMWC Past/Present/Future Essay and Poem Contest

The Federation of Medical Women of Canada (FMWC) is and always has been an organization looking out for the wellbeing and advancement of women in medicine and the promotion of women’s health. We have a track record of being catalysts for change. Through education and advocacy, we have changed our communities, advanced women in medicine and improved women’s health. We are proud to be celebrating 100 years of courage and caring in 2024. The centenary celebration will be held at
the Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa, September 27-28, 2024.

As a part of our celebrations, we will be asking women in medicine to submit either an essay or a poem or both that addresses one of the two topics:

What has been the biggest advance for Canadian medical women in the last 100 years?

What has been the biggest advance for women’s health in the last 100 years?

The length of the essay should be no longer than 800 words and no less than 500 words in Arial 12 font.

For the poem it should not fill more than 2 pages in Arial 12 font.

The submissions are due March 31, 2024.

A judging panel will decide on the winning entries. The winning essay and poem will appear in the Centennial book.

For further information contact Dr. Shelley Ross at [email protected]