Our Cause

The Lois Hole Hospital for Women is the only hospital in Alberta dedicated to women’s health and wellness.

Thanks to the generosity of donors including years of support from the Lois Hole Hospital Women's Society, the Lois Hole Hospital for Women has become a national leader in women’s health by funding innovative models of care, advanced research, and specialized programs and services.

From comprehensive, high-risk obstetrical and maternal care to the surgical treatment of ovarian, cervical, and other gynecological cancers, the hospital offers specialized services for women under one roof, improving accessibility and quality care for all those who walk through its doors.

It is the mission of the Lois Hole Hospital Women's Society to support the Lois Hole Hospital for Women through the contributions of our supporters. 

Areas of Support

One of our active fundraising efforts is focused on providing continued support for the Antepartum Recreation Program at the hospital which aims to create a supportive environment for mothers to reduce the negative impacts of extended bed rest and hospital stays.

Women on the antepartum unit often have conditions like hypertension, placenta previa, or preterm labor, putting them at risk for various mental and physical challenges. Consequently, they may experience feeling isolated from home and family, having little privacy, losing control and sense of self, financial strain from lost income, and worrying about their safety and the baby's health due to medical treatment.

Watch below to learn more about this important program.

Your gift today has the power to bring more joy and support for moms-to-be staying at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women Antepartum Unit. 

Make My Gift

My hope is that when people come to this new hospital and see my name they are going to have a little extra hope-that real uplifting hope-that things will turn out okay.

- Lois Hole

The hospital is a Canadian leader in new treatments for urogynecologic and pelvic floor disorders and we are proud to place a special focus on the needs of maturing women. The Lois Hole Hospital also provides clinical-based, innovative research in mental health that is setting new standards in the treatment and care of women with anxiety and depression.

The hospital serves as the centre of excellence for women's health in Canada's northwest and strives to meet the growing demands for women’s health services in central and northern Alberta. 

Having a dedicated women's hospital is not only unique, it's incredibly valuable for research.

A Hospital for All Ages and All Stages

What do we mean by "women"?

We acknowledge that sex relates to the physical and biological features of a person at the time of birth, whereas gender is a multidimensional concept influenced by factors including cultural and behavioural norms, and self-identity. As this concept is affected by ongoing societal change, gender is constantly evolving.

We follow our partners in using the term “women” to refer to all people who identify as women.

Similarly, we use trans and non-binary as umbrella terms to refer to people with a wide range of gender identities that are different from the gender they were assigned at birth.

This is a living definition and we welcome feedback and discussion.


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