Alberta Women’s Health Foundation

Disease is not restrained by borders.

Fortunately nor is the knowledge that comes from research.

The Alberta Women’s Health Foundation is a pan-provincial fundraising brand supporting the advancement of care and research in women's health. 

The Alberta Women’s Health Foundation supports the Women and Children's Health Research Institute

Together we are proud to foster equity in women’s health; close gaps in research, and connect pathways from lab to life all of which advance clinical care at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women and other women's health centres across Alberta and beyond.

"Research is the track that the engine of clinical care follows."
- Dr. Sandra Davidge, Executive Director, Women and Children's Health Research Institute

What do we mean by "women"?

The RAHF and AWHF acknowledge that sex relates to the physical and biological features of a person at the time of birth, whereas gender is a multidimensional concept influenced by factors including cultural and behavioural norms, and self-identity. As this concept is affected by ongoing societal change, gender is constantly evolving.

The RAHF and AWHF follow our partners in using the term “women” to refer to all people who identify as women.

Similarly, we use trans and non-binary as umbrella terms to refer to people with a wide range of gender identities that are different from the gender they were assigned at birth.

This is a living definition and we welcome feedback and discussion.