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Women’s College Hospital

Women's College Hospital is well established as a leader in women's health - our remarkable history goes back more than a century in Ontario. We have gone through many changes in the past several years - the most recent being regaining our independent governance on April 1, 2006. This is a very exciting time for us, as we explore new and better ways to provide care to women and their families throughout every phase of their lives. Women's College Hospital is a community dedicated to achieving leadership in women's health in an ambulatory care setting. We are the first and only independent, academic, ambulatory care hospital in Ontario with a primary focus on the health of women. As a teaching hospital fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, we support research in women's health and will lead the way in training health-care providers within an ambulatory setting.
Thursday, July 24, 2014

My Health Matters

1933 seeks to improve the health of Canadian women by offering age-specific health information, resources and tools across a wide range of devices including desktops, tablets and smartphones. The information is provided by Women’s College Hospital through the website which is Canada’s trusted source of information, news and research findings on women’s health. Both and are proudly sponsored by Shoppers Drug Mart’s WOMEN program.
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Wait Time Alliance Report Cards: 2006 -

Each year, the Wait Time Alliance releases a report card to evaluate governments’ performance in reducing health care wait times, highlight the issues contributing to long waits, and provide recommendations on how these issues should be addressed. Governments pay attention to our report cards which are often referred to in Parliament and provincial legislatures. - See more at:
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Time to Close the Gap: Report Card on Wait Times in Canada (2014)

For the past two years the Wait Time Alliance (WTA) has reported a worrisome trend of little to no progress in reducing waits for a range of necessary medical care in Canada. A review of the 2014 provincial wait-time data reveals that some provinces have or are beginning to make substantive and sustained progress to reduce wait times in the four initial areas where benchmarks exist — notably Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador and Saskatchewan. See more at:
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

National Health Expenditure Trends, 1975 to 2013

National Health Expenditure Trends, 1975 to 2013 is the 17th edition of this annual publication. It provides an overview of how much is spent on health care every year, what and whom that money is used for, and where it comes from. It features comparative expenditure data at the provincial/territorial and international levels, as well as Canadian health spending trends from 1975 to the present.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Cervical Cancer Screening in Canada: Monitoring Program Performance 2009–2011.

The monitoring of cervical cancer screening performance is a priority of the Pan-Canadian Cervical Cancer Screening Network, a national cervical cancer screening forum supported by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (the Partnership). To address this priority, the Network collaborated closely with cervical cancer screening programs to develop standardized reporting definitions, submit data and produce an inaugural report that provided information on cervical cancer screening across Canada from 2006–08. This second report presents data for the years 2009–11 for the 12 cervical screening program performance indicators for women aged 20 to 69 years, plus descriptive information about the use of HPV testing and immunization. This report also provides more detailed cervical cancer information for 20 to 24 year old women and by histological subtype (squamous cell carcinoma and non–squamous cell carcinomas).
Friday, May 30, 2014

Canadian Cancer Statistics 2013

Canadian Cancer Statistics is an annual publication that provides estimates of the burden of cancer in Canada for the current year. This year’s publication also features an in-depth analysis of liver cancer (Chapter 7: Special topic: Liver cancer). This cancer is one of the fastest growing cancer types in Canada with regard to new cases and deaths. It is increasing particularly quickly in men, with an average annual percent increase in incidence of 3.6% (1970 to 2007).
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Liver Neoplasms.

Past editions Canadian Cancer Statistics

The development of Canadian Cancer Statistics is supported by charitable funds collected by the Canadian Cancer Society and by in-kind support from the Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada. For print versions of past editions (1987–2011), contact Starting with the 2012 edition, this publication is only available electronically.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Canadian Cancer Statistics 2014

Canadian Cancer Statistics is an annual publication that provides estimates of the burden of cancer in Canada for the current year. This year’s publication also features an in-depth analysis of skin cancer in Canada (Chapter 7: Special topic: Skin cancers). Skin cancer takes a significant toll in Canada related to the high burden of annual cases, social impact and costs associated with its treatment. In 2014, it is estimated that 6,500 new cases of cutaneous malignant melanoma and 76,100 cases of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) will be diagnosed, making skin cancer the most common type of cancer in Canada.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Canadian Index of Wellbeing: How are Ontarians Really doing?

This report, our first produced provincially, draws on data collected for the CIW’s national report in 2012. In keeping with the CIW’s mission, the report focuses on three principal objectives. First, based on rigorous research, it describes how the quality of life for Ontarians has shifted from 1994 to 2010, and how those shifts compare to all Canadians. Basically, we ask a simple question: “How are Ontarians really Doing?” both overall and within each domain, and in comparison with Canada. Second, it encourages policy makers and government leaders to make decisions based on solid and compelling evidence. Third, it empowers Ontarians to advocate for change that responds to their needs and values. Collectively, we should be asking, “How can we do better?”
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
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