COVID19 Womens Initiative: Southwestern Ontario

COVID-19 Women's Initiative (CWI) is a non-profit, medical student-led organization that is currently collecting monetary donations in order to support women's shelters in the GTA, Hamilton, and London. This will help cover increased food requirements, provide safe alternative housing for women, cover evolving PPE costs, and other shelter-specific costs. 

The following services will be directly supported by your donation: 
The Redwood (Toronto)
Toronto Rape Crisis Centre (Toronto)
Mission Services of Hamilton, Women's Program (Hamilton)
ANOVA, previously Women’s Community House and Sexual Assault Centre (London)
My Sister's Place (London)
SafeSpace (London)
Atlohsa Family Healing Services (London)
Women's Rural Resource Centre (Strathroy) 

The ObGyn Advocacy Team at U of T collected donations until July 1, 2020 through the CWI Ontario GoFundMe page to address food insecurity, experienced across the GTA, Hamilton, and London. Donations were used to provide nutritious meals for women and children at women's shelters, at a reduced cost. 

The following services were directly supported by your donation: 
Sistering (Toronto)
YWCA (Toronto)

Please note: $100 donations were made to each of Women's Health in Women's Hands, Black Health Alliance, and Black Women In Motion to support the Black community in Canada. Additionally, the CWI was generously supported by the staff of the Women's Inpatient Unit at The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). 

Please contact us for more information:


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    • $15 
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COVID-19 Womens Initiative (CWI) 
Raised $5,806 from 103 donations
Toronto, ON
Food Insecurity OBGYN 
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Raised $3,265 from 37 donations
Womens Inpatient Unit CAMH 
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Raised $435 from 4 donations
Food Insecurity Family Med 
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