The innovative, cutting-edge research supported by WCHRI would not be possible without generous funding from the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation (SCHF) and the Alberta Women’s Health Foundation (AWHF). Over the 10-year period of 2016-2026, the SCHF has committed $40 million of funding and the AWHF $14.5 million.

This unique partnership structure has enabled us to focus on children’s and women’s health, and their intersection in perinatal and maternal health. This dual focus promotes a collaborative, cohesive approach to addressing women’s and children’s health needs through research. As the research arm for the Stollery Children’s Hospital and the Lois Hole Hospital for Women (at the Royal Alexandra Hospital), WCHRI ensures that both hospitals can offer the best evidence-based treatment and care for their patients and families.

WCHRI’s additional partners, the University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services, provide other invaluable supports, particularly the high quality personnel that includes our researchers, clinicians and clinician-scientists.

The power of our partnerships fuels our capacity and shared determination to make a positive impact on women’s and children’s lives and futures.