The HPV portfolio encompasses a number of initiatives: namely, HPV week (first week in October, supported by all parties in Parliament) the Cancer Won’t Wait Newsletter and the Ontario Task Force on the Crisis in the School Based Immunization Program.There are FMWC members working in these areas, all designed to educate and advocate HPV vaccination, with a WHO goal to eliminate cervical cancer. With advocacy, marked by collaboration and education, we continue to be a powerful voice in this arena. The FMWC has been involved in HPV advocacy since 2007, and we continue this effort for the better health of all Canadians.
The Finance Committee is one of FMWC’s standing committees. This committee is responsible for providing short and long-term financial oversight including budgeting and financial planning, financial reporting, creating and monitoring of internal controls and accounting policies and practices. The finance committee works with the Treasurer to develop an annual budget, set long-term financial goals and ensure compliance with government regulations.
The primary role of the nominating committee is to oversee board recruitment and succession planning. The committee monitors executive recruitment closely and seeks out potential candidates for positions on the board. The committee reviews each candidate’s qualifications and ensures they align with the requirements and needs of the FMWC.
Women, Peace & Security (WPS) Committee
FMWC is a member organization of the Women, Peace & Security Network – Canada. WPSN is a network of over 80 Canadian non-governmental organizations and individuals committed to promoting and monitoring the efforts of the Government of Canada to implement and support the United Nation Security Council Resolutions on women, peace and security. Learn about the WPSN and how to get involved through FMWC.
The FMWC Governance Committee was formed to review the Bylaws and ensure that the Policies and Procedures Manual aligns with the Bylaws. FMWC strives for diversity, equity and inclusion, and aims to ensure that governance provides a welcoming environment for all those wish to be members.
Women’s Cardiac & Cerebrovascular Health (WCCH) Committee
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is under-researched, under-diagnosed, and under-treated in women and is the leading cause of death in women worldwide. The Women’s Cardiac and Cerebrovascular Health Advocacy Group was formed in 2018 to advocate for women’s CV health. Our mandate includes increasing awareness and partnering with female/women-friendly agencies and institutions to effectively translate evidence-based knowledge into practice, within our own profession and the broader community. This advocacy committee is co-Chaired by Dr. Shahin Jaffer, a Vancouver based Internist, and Dr. Rajni Nijhawan, lead preceptor for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Program, UHN/TR, Toronto.