Our Events

Women's Xchange hosts workshops and two events per year; the annual Spring Event and the annual Fall Event. These events are designed to promote women’s health research, profile our most recent $15K recipients' projects, highlight graduate-level student researchers and encourage critical and interdisciplinary discussions on a variety of women’s health topics. We invite a wide range of academics, community members, students and provincial leaders from across the province to attend these events.

Our Most Recent Fall Event

Women & Substance Use - Tailoring Services to Meet Diverse Needs

Join us for an important discussion on the experiences of women and youth facing substance use challenges and how tailored and trauma-informed support services can improve treatment and facilitate recovery.

Event Details

October 27, 2017
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Reception: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Women's College Hospital
Second Floor Conference Centre
Auditorium and Pink Cube

Topics of Discussion Included:

  • Understanding different patterns of opioid prescribing and outcomes among men and women in Ontario
  • Providing inclusive care to LGBTQ Youth substance users
  • Gendered & trauma-informed approaches to care
  • Harm reduction services


Tara Gomes
Scientist, St. Michael’s Hospital; Principal Investigator, the Ontario Drug Policy Research Network

Ruth Cameron & Jenn Boyd
Executive Director & Harm Reduction Coordinator, The AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo & Area (ACCKWA)

Faith & Tim McConnell

Co-Founders & Project Coordinators, Pieces to Pathways (P2P)

Jesleen Rana
Family Physician, focused practice designation in Addictions Medicine; Women's Health in Women's Hands Community Health Centre

Meldon Kahan
Medical Director, Substance Use Service, Women's College Hospital

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