Women's College Research Institute (WCRI) is a multidisciplinary research institute based at Women's College Hospital (WCH) – Canada’s leading academic, ambulatory hospital and a world leader in women’s health. WCH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network.
WCRI is one of only a few hospital-based research institutes worldwide to focus on women's health. Our scientists, all of who have academic appointments at the University of Toronto, conduct research that improves the health of women, helps people prevent and manage complex chronic conditions, and delivers innovative health system solutions.
Our vision is to lead innovative, high impact health research that changes practice, changes policy, and changes lives.
Our scientists are expanding and exporting knowledge about health conditions that have unique implications for women throughout their lives - like arthritis, depression, diabetes and heart disease. They are investigating the complexities of these conditions - because rarely does one woman experience only one disease or take only one medication. They are exploring the social, political and economic forces that influence women's health and their access to health care. And they are looking to reinvent health care for women and their families.