A historic gift from the Women’s College Hospital (WCH) Association of Volunteers will create a new Chair position in healthcare equity and access
Since 1915, members of the Association have contributed countless hours in support of patients and staff while raising millions of dollars for life-changing research and clinical care.
Now, they’re making history to advance a healthier, more equitable world for everyone.
In 2021, the Association announced a transformational gift of $3.8 million to Women’s College Hospital Foundation – the largest donation ever made to the Foundation and the largest ever granted by the Association itself.
Made possible through a generous bequest to the Association from long-time member Maureen Green in memory of her husband, Philip Green, the gift will create the Association of Volunteers – Maureen & Philip Green Chair in Healthcare Equity and Access. The new chair role will soon welcome a world-class healthcare professional dedicated to identifying and addressing gaps in health equity and access that are impacting marginalized populations.
Leading a team of researchers at Women’s College Research Institute, the chair will focus on driving systemic change to improve the lives of women, older Canadians and people from racialized communities – populations that have been traditionally underserved and overlooked by the healthcare system.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has starkly exposed the inequities in our healthcare system – inequities that are preventing marginalized groups from receiving the care they need,” says Lindsay Campbell, President of the Association of Volunteers. “It is an honour to have the opportunity to establish this Chair position in Maureen and Philip’s memory – a role that will ensure the hospital will always have a healthcare leader dedicated to closing gaps in equity and access for people across Canada.”
“This new Chair position will ensure the hospital will always have a healthcare leader dedicated to closing gaps in equity and access for people across Canada.”
The gift will also support the acquisition of four new mammogram and four new ultrasound machines for the hospital’s Breast Centre – state-of-the-art technology that will significantly advance WCH’s role as a leader in breast cancer diagnostics and care.
Thank you to the entire Association of Volunteers and to the family of Maureen and Philip Green for creating an extraordinary legacy of impact – one that celebrates the power of generosity while igniting change for generations of Canadians.