Better Health Care for Women

We will work towards equal treatment in health care for women.

Canada’s publicly-funded universal health care system is a source of pride for Canadians – it keeps us healthy, cares for us when we are sick, and makes sure that everyone who needs care gets it, regardless of their ability to pay.

At the same time, not everyone receives the same quality of care – and this is especially true for women. To deliver better health care for women, we will move forward to find and eliminate the gaps in the quality of care women receive. We will:

  • work with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to integrate sex and gender-based analyses, as well as diversity analyses, to ensure research takes diversity factors into account to improve women’s health care; and
  • create a National Institute for Women’s Health Research, the first of its kind in Canada. The Institute would bring together experts in women’s health from across the country to tackle persistent gaps in research and care – taking an intersectional approach that includes race, ability, indigeneity and more.