CHW in Canada
Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW) is known for the good work that is being done for Children, Healthcare, and Women in Israel. However, CHW also partners with many different organizations in Canada, and CHW members in Centres from coast to coast participate in these local charitable activities. Here are some Canadian organizations and initiatives, that were recently supported by CHW in our various communities.
Chanukah Toy Drive
For over 13 years, CHW Calgary has held a toy drive prior to Chanukah. The toys are given to Jewish Family Services and the Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH) for distribution to families who cannot afford any extras. CHW Calgary is proud that the 2015 Toy Drive provided toys, movie passes and gift cards at the ACH and JFS. CHW Calgary is proud of this mitzvah project that supports their local community and reflects CHW’s values in investing in Children, Healthcare, and Women.
Terry Horwitz Memorial Bursary
Since 2009, CHW Edmonton has proudly sponsored the Terry Horwitz Memorial Bursary. The Bursary celebrates Terry’s life, and honours her work with children in the early learning years. The $1,000 bursary is awarded to full-time, second year students enrolled in the Early Learning and Child Care program at MacEwan University in Edmonton. Terry Horwitz z’l graduated from the program in 2004.
CHW Montreal Pro-Am supports LOVE
For 7 years, CHW Montreal has collaborated with Leave Out Violence (LOVE) Quebec, an organization that works with youth aged 13 to 19 by helping them end the cycles of violence in their lives and by training them to become leaders in violence-prevention within their communities. Staff and youth from LOVE volunteered at the event and had a chance to meet to the participants. Proceeds from the event were donated to LOVE.
Maureen O’Neil Award in Gender Studies
Offered through Carleton University, this award was endowed in 1985 by CHW in honour of Maureen O’Neil, Coordinator, Status of Woman Canada. It is awarded annually, when merited, to a student enrolled in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research who is doing work in Women’s Studies.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
CHW Toronto has been an active community partner with the Foundation at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, contributing to the funding of a Neonatal Intensive Care Patient Room and currently, the CHW Exam Room in the Louise Temerty Breast Cancer Centre. The Louise Temerty Breast Cancer Centre and its breast cancer experts ease patient anxiety by providing diagnosis and detailed treatment plans in just 24 hours. CHW Toronto is proud to partner with Sunnybrook on these meaningful projects that reflect CHW values and reminds us of the importance of supporting our local communities.
Jewish Family Services Agency
CHW Vancouver has proudly partnered with various local organizations over the years. CHW Vancouver continues to provide new cosmetic items to women at the Jewish Family Services Agency in Vancouver.
Canadian Young Judaea
Each year, Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW) provides funding to Canadian Young Judaea summer camps in Canada, which aim to strengthen young members’ Jewish identity and principles. CHW is honoured to have grown alongside such a wonderful organization, and enjoys serving children and youth in Canada and Israel together.