Girls & Women

TBSF is committed to supporting thoughtful, strategic and innovative ways to empower girls and women so they can help build strong and stable communities and countries.

Belinda’s Place

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In York Region more than 10,000 single women were living in poverty in 2006. Single women are mre than three times likely to live in poverty then other residents and the number of female clients using services for the homeless continues to increase annually.

When open, Belinda’s Place will be the only shelter for single homeless women in York Region and will provide programming and services to provide hope for women without a home.

TBSF is proud to be supporting the Belinda’s Place Foundation committee in their efforts to raise the capital to break down for this incredible project.

The Belinda Stronach Chair in Breast Reconstructive Surgery

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Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women in Canada. One in nine women is expected to develop the disease during her lifetime, according to the Canadian Cancer Society. Last year, 23,400 women were diagnosed in Canada.

The Belinda Stronach Chair in Breast Cancer Reconstructive Surgery at the Toronto General Hospital will enable the development of patient education programs and clinical research to improve outcomes for women seeking reconstruction. It will also support the training of surgeons with special focus on techniques and procedures of breast reconstruction. It is estimated that only 10% of women diagnosed with breast cancer discuss reconstruction as part of their treatment.

This Chair will also serve to raise awareness and make reconstruction available to more women as part of their treatment.