Women-led, women-driven – for the health of our community.

She Shares is a women’s giving circle founded in 2017 to support St. Mary’s General Hospital. Members contribute an annual donation and collectively decide where their funds are allocated to, so that St. Mary’s can continue providing quality care close to home.
At She Shares, it’s more than just your donation. It’s a network of women who care about building a healthier community and want to do something about it.

Why a women’s giving circle?

It’s a space to be, learn and contribute – all from the lens of collective impact before individual needs.
Increasingly, women are drivers of the economy and thought leaders in their respective industries. A women’s giving circle like She Shares gives members the autonomy to make decisions toward a common good, informed by the team of healthcare experts at St. Mary’s.
SMGH ladies' auxiliary group learning about new medical equipment

Women in healthcare

In Canada, women comprise 82 per cent of health workers (Statistics Canada). They hold various health occupations, from physicians and nurses to optometrists and pharmacists to paramedics and technologists.
At St. Mary’s the role of women in healthcare holds special meaning. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Hamilton, the hospital opened its doors in 1924 with a simple but profound vision: it’s an honour to serve.
The Sisters were doing it all. They were administrators, nurses and teachers. They also committed $350,000 to help with the construction of the hospital. They sparked a spirit of generosity that continued many generations later.