Women’s College Research Institute (WCRI) is a multidisciplinary research institute based at the historic Women’s College Hospital (WCH)—Canada’s leading academic, ambulatory hospital and a world leader in health for women. WCRI was established in 2006 after a long-standing tradition of research at WCH. 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 health for women across their lifespan. Its scientists, all of whom have academic appointments at the University of Toronto, lead innovative and focused research programs that improve the health of women, help people prevent and manage complex chronic conditions, and deliver innovative health system solutions. Researchers at WCRI collaborate with more than 70 centres in 30 countries.