CHW in Canada Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW) is known for the good work that is being done for Children, Healthcare, and Women in Israel. However, CHW also partners with many different organizations in Canada and CHW members in Centres from coast to coast participate in these charitable activities. Here is a peek at a few organizations or initiatives that were recently supported by CHW in our different communities. CHW Montreal Walk in the Park for CHW and Heart and Stroke In May, 2015, CHW Montreal held their annual Walk in the Park around Cote St. Luc.The Walk helps support CHW projects in Israel, a portion of the proceeds will also be donated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The Heart and Stroke Foundation is one of Canada’s largest and most effective health charities. Over the last 60 years they have invested over $1.39 billion in heart and stroke research.
CHW Toronto Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre CHW Toronto has been an active community partner with the Foundation at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, contributing to the funding of a Neonatal Intensive Care Patient Room and currently, the CHW Exam Room in the Louise Temerty Breast Cancer Centre. The Louise Temerty Breast Cancer Centre and its breast cancer experts ease patient anxiety by providing diagnosis and detailed treatment
plans in just 24 hours. CHW Toronto is proud to partner with Sunnybrook on these meaningful projects that reflect CHW values and reminds us of the importance of supporting our local communities.
CHW Vancouver Jewish Family Services Agency, and the Prostate Centre at Vancouver General Hospital CHW Vancouver has proudly partnered with various local organizations over the years. CHW Vancouver continues to provide new cosmetic items to women at the Jewish Family Services Agency in Vancouver. Since 2001, CHW Vancouver has partnered with the Prostate Centre at the Vancouver General Hospital, with part of the proceeds from the Pro-Am Golf Tournament going to the Centre. This support provides innovative treatments and exceptional patient care through updated equipment, improved facilities, and new initiatives.
CHW Ottawa Maureen O’Neil Award in Gender Studies Offered through Carleton University, this award was endowed in 1985 by CHW in honour of Maureen O’Neil, Coordinator, Status of Woman Canada. It is awarded annually, when merited, to a student enrolled in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research who is doing work in Women’s Studies. The award provides much needed financial assistance to the recipient.
CHW Edmonton Terry Horwitz Memorial Bursary Since 2009, CHW Edmonton has proudly sponsored the Terry Horwitz Memorial Bursary. The Bursary celebrates Terry’s life, and honours her work with children in the early learning years. The $1,000 bursary is awarded to full-time, second year students enrolled in the Early Learning and Child Care program at MacEwan University in Edmonton. Terry Horwitz z’l graduated the program in 2004.
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