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shirley_e_greenbergThe Shirley E. Greenberg Women’s Health Centre, opened in January 2005, is named in honour of a woman who has been a long time activist and generous supporter of women.

Mrs. Greenberg, a long term advocate for women’s causes, was inspired in the fall of 2001 to make a major private donation towards the construction of the Centre.

A few months earlier, the Centre’s medical founder, Dr. Elaine Jolly of The Ottawa Hospital, joined by fundraising co-chairs Gerda Hnatyshyn and Betty Hope-Gittens, met with Mrs. Greenberg to present the doctor’s vision to create a centre for women’s health for the city and region.

Shirley Greenberg’s commitment to further improvement in women’s lives remains as strong as ever. She views the opportunity to contribute to the establishment and ongoing development of the Women’s Health Centre in Ottawa as a vital step.