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The CanSAGE Foundation will generate and distribute financial support for our members’ research and other educational pursuits. Apply for membership today to benefit from this initiative.

Welcome To The CanSAGE Foundation

January 2024

Dear Friends,

The establishment of the CanSAGE Foundation continues to move ahead slowly but steadily.  We are engaging with a new legal firm and hope that they are able to expedite the application with the Canadian Revenue Agency.  I plan to meet with them sometime in the next couple of weeks and hope that we can complete the process before the Annual meeting in September.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions.

Yours sincerely,

John Thiel

January 2023

Dear Friends,

I am very pleased to provide this update on the progress in establishing the CanSAGE Foundation. The mission of this organization is to identify and support research and education initiatives in the areas of gynecologic care of cis, trans and non-binary persons for both acute and chronic conditions such as endometriosis, fibroids, chronic pelvic pain.

Our application as a charitable organization to the Canadian Revenue Agency has been submitted and we are waiting on approval, which we expect any day now. Once we are officially established, we will be contacting our members and other potential donors as we seek to establish a consistent source for research funds for our CanSAGE members. Our first-year fund raising goal is a modest $10,000 but we hope to be able to exceed this amount.

We look forward to this new endeavour and are pleased to be part of the continued growth of CanSAGE. Stay tuned for an update soon.

Yours sincerely,

John Thiel

The First Board of the CanSAGE Foundation

Dr. John Thiel


Chair and Director
Regina, SK

Dr. Lian Belland


Calgary, AB

Dr. Sari Kives

Philippa Bridge-Cook

Toronto, ON

Olga Bougie

Philippe Laberge

Quebec City, QC

Dr. Lian Belland

Deborah Robertson

Toronto, ON

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the Foundation’s Fundraising Goal for 2024?

The CanSAGE Foundation seeks to raise at least $10,000 this year.

Do I Need to Be a CanSAGE Member to Benefit from the CanSAGE Foundation?

The CanSAGE Foundation’s work will support research by our members that advances gynecologic research as a whole. However, grants offered through the CanSAGE Foundation will be open to applications from members only.

How Will the Money Be Used to Establish the Foundation?

Money raised by the foundation will help cover the legal costs and provide research & educational funding for CanSAGE members. 

How Do I Apply for Membership?

Application for membership shall be made using the online form provided by CanSAGE. Upon receipt of the application properly completed, and the payment of the required dues, the Executive of the Board of Directors shall make independent investigation if deemed appropriate to determine whether the applicant meets all requirements for membership.

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