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.
21 March 2017
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.Read More
Gender-transformative health promotion: Opportunities to enhance women’s health and promote gender equity
21 November 2016
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.Read More
02 November 2016
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.Read More
25 July 2016
Using community-based methodology, this cross-sectoral network is working to increase awareness of the health and safety challenges of nail salon owners and technicians and strategize about the changes needed to enable safer work environments.Read More