Women’s Health Leadership Network

OWHN’s Women’s Health Leadership Network is an online forum on topics central to women’s leadership, including leadership development, community engagement, sex and gender based analysis, social determinants of health and health equity. This network has developed out of the women’s health leadership programming which OWHN carried out between 2010 and 2013, to build and strengthen the ability of women and communities in Ontario to act on their health issues.

The leadership network offers links to publications, learning modules, videos and other relevant resources. We have also compiled a list of useful information sharing links, such as electronic bulletins, listservs and newsletters. These resources will be complemented by a number of blogs, online community engagement events, including webinars and Twitter chats, to offer learning, discussion and networking opportunities.

We have also launched a new project, Leaders in Women’s Health, to highlight cross-sectoral women’s health leaders, their work, vision for women’s health and recommended resources.

The leadership network will continue to grow as new resources, events and profiles of women’s health leaders are added. We welcome suggestions of resources, topics and leaders that you think should be included on the site.

The Women’s Health Leadership Network was developed with funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

  • Leaders in Women’s Health: City for All Women Initiative (CAWI)

    We are delighted to feature CAWI (City for All Women Initiative) in our most recent “Leaders in Women’s Health” blog series. Established in 2004, CAWI is an Ottawa-based collaboration of women from diverse communities, organizations, and academia working with municipal decision makers to create a more inclusive city and promote gender equality.

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  • Leaders in Women’s Health - Dr. Gillian Einstein

    We are pleased to feature Dr. Gillian Einstein in the latest chapter of OWHN’s Leaders in Women’s Health series. Gillian is a leader in investigating the influences of sex and gender in health research, graduate education in women's health, and a champion of women’s health funding and resources.

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  • Gender-transformative health promotion: Opportunities to enhance women’s health and promote gender equity

    OWHN was pleased to host this webinar presented by Ann Pederson, PhD, Director of Population Health Promotion at BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre. Gender-transformative health promotion (GTHP) aims to improve health outcomes as well as gender equity.

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  • Leaders in Women’s Health - Ariel O’Neill

    Ariel is a Community Animator for the Women and HIV/AIDS Initiative (WHAI) at PARN – Your Community AIDS Resource Network in Peterborough Ontario. We profile her as a leader in women's health for her activism, passion and commitment to social change.

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