Association of Volunteers

Association of Volunteers

"Volunteers make the extraordinary possible"

The Association began as the Cradle Club, a century ago, in 1915. In addition to rocking new babies, the early members of the Cradle Club helped the hospital by knitting, sewing and raising funds for equipment.

As the role of women in society has changed over the past 100 years, so has the role of the Association of Volunteers. This dedicated group of people supports the hospital financially, as well as through volunteer service. The Association raises funds through:

  • Used-book sales
  • Raffles
  • STWM (Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon)
  • Personal and corporate donations

These activities support vital programs within the hospital, including the:

  • WRAP (Women Recovering from Abuse Program)
  • Women’s College Research Institute 
  • Sexual Assault and Domestic Care Centre 
  • Priority hospital equipment needs

This year the Association is focusing on raising more funds to support the purchase of additional life-changing medical equipment for Women's College Hospital. Every dollar makes the difference! Your support is greatly appreciated! 

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The Association is represented on the hospital’s board of directors. Association members enjoy the fellowship of meetings and social events and are always encouraged to become more actively involved. 

Fully affiliated with

A member of

Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO)