womenmind™ is a community of philanthropists and thought leaders tackling the unique gender issues that underrepresented people face when it comes to their mental health. Inspired and empowered by their support of CAMH, members of the womenmind community connect with and learn from each other while driving change for women’s mental health and women in science.
At CAMH, our definition of women includes cis-gender women, as well as those that identify as women and non-binary gender.
Goals of womenmind
The womenmind community is united in philanthropy, purpose and impact, working together with CAMH to close the gap in research on the mental health of girls and women, and to support women to become leaders in mental health research.
In its first five years, womenmind will raise funds to advance a number of initiatives such as recruiting new female scientists, providing early career start-up support, holding research and seed grant competitions, offering mentoring programs for women in science, and hosting an annual global research symposium.
There is a significant gender gap when it comes to mental health.
Women experience depression, anxiety and trauma to a greater extent than men across different countries and settings.1
Many treatments used today have been disproportionately tested on men and not equitably studied in women.
Women in science face biases as they work to advance their careers.
Increasing Awareness Across Canada
With a $1.5-million gift to activate and engage the womenmind community, Hudson’s Bay Foundation is making women’s mental health a priority. As Founding corporate partner, they are helping to increase awareness and education about women’s mental health at a national scale and inspiring Canadians to get involved.
The Treliving Family are proud to be Founding Members of womenmind. Building on their long history of support for CAMH, their $5-million intergenerational gift will help close the gender gap in mental health.
To learn more about the womenmind vision and joining the Treliving Family as Founding Members of the womenmind community, please connect with Megan Tregunno, VP, Philanthropy, CAMH Foundation.