Run for Women

The biggest women’s mental health celebration in Canada! 

The Ottawa Run for Women, brought to you by the LOVE YOU by Shoppers Drug Mart™ program, is a 5K or 10K Walk/Run. A virtual walk/run means we will be gathering in spirit throughout our community!

To date, the Ottawa Run for Women has raised over $2.6M for women's mental health programs at The Royal. Every dollar raised supports mothers, daughters, and friends through the funding of programs that allow women to take that next step to recovery. 

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"It just breaks your heart… it tears you apart. You feel your child's suffering very profoundly, and of course, you want to fix it." Meet Tara, a mother to an adult son living with mental illness. On a cold October night, in the dark days of the global pandemic, Tara paced...
The Royal is welcoming Jill Skinner as the new Chair for the Run for Women Committee. Jill, who has been a longtime supporter and participant of the Run for Women campaign, was recently given the title of Chair of the Committee after being an active member for the last five…
I always made sure to be home before the school bus dropped the kids off. I needed time to check every room, one by one. I didn’t know what I might find. Would today be the day he couldn’t fight anymore and take his own life? From the outside looking in, we had the seemingly...



About the Shirley E. Greenberg Resource Centre for Women at The Royal

The main focus of the Shirley E. Greenberg Resource Centre for Women at The Royal, is to provide information about available treatments and supports to women with mental illness and their family members. In addition, the centre serves as a hub for education, peer & family support groups, & healthy living strategies.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2021 Run for Women, brought to you by the LOVE YOU by Shoppers Drug Mart™ program, in support of women’s mental health at The Royal. In 2021, we had 6,021 participants from across our community including 239 Royal team captains who recruited 3,859 people!

Not only did you contribute significantly to the event’s fundraising success, you also helped to build community and inspired people to prioritize their mental health along with their physical health.

When you Support Women's Mental Health at The Royal...
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