Who we are & What we do

With increasing demands on the healthcare system and unique challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the transfer of knowledge from the healthcare provider to patient has been limited. Furthermore, knowledge gaps about one's own health can disempower patients and limit care. The Women’s Health Education Made Simple (WHEMS) initiative was born in response to this disconnect. What started off as a group of three, has now become a voluntary team of dedicated medical students, physicians and allied health members, working together to create evidence-based online learning tools for those who need an easy to understand explanation of various health issues.

Mission & Vision

Women’s health education made simple (WHEMS) was created to help to empower women in understanding more about their mind, body and wellbeing. Having started during a global pandemic, we hope to generate conversations, alleviate stigma and provide tools to help you learn and advocate for your health. By presenting easily accessible, evidence based infographics and videos, our aim is to increase health literacy and advocacy in women across Canada, and around the world.

Core Values

Accessibility

From social media platforms to our online website and YouTube, you can access our work from anywhere in the world.

Respect

We promote the understanding of others and are committed to building relationships based on trust, values and well being of others.

Accuracy

We recruit experts in the fields, to ensure that we give you evidence based information.

Social Responsibility

We promote the understanding of others and are committed to building relationships based on trust, values and well being of others.

Integrity

From social determinants of health, to issues affecting minorities, we are committed to ensuring that our message meets ethical and moral standards. 

Leadership

Team of women leading and empowering other women as we serve the community through education.

Our Sponsors
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NYGH Women's Health Innovation Fund