An Announcement from BC Women’s Health Foundation

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BC Women’s Health Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Cally Wesson as the Foundation’s new President + CEO.

For the past four years, Cally has been the CEO of Variety – the Children’s Charity. There, she led a transformation that would help Variety to fill funding gaps and program needs for children in the healthcare and education systems. Before her CEO role at Variety, Cally served in various senior leadership positions in the non-profit sector, including the Alberta Diabetes Foundation and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Cally is passionate about working with the research community and translating that work into fund development. She is committed to bringing people together to foster community and create innovation through positive actions.

It’s why we thought she would be a perfect fit here at BC Women’s Health Foundation in pursuit of our mission: to ensure exemplary healthcare for women by providing holistic, solutions-focused philanthropy that delivers tangible societal impact through capital + equipment, research + innovation, education + awareness and advocacy.


“I am very honoured and excited to take on this new role. Building on the great work that has already begun, I look forward to further expanding the reach and impact of BC Women’s Health Foundation through research and advocacy,” said an enthusiastic Cally. “Women’s health should be top of mind for everyone.”

Cally was drawn to BCWHF to support opportunities that advance women’s health pan-provincially and improve the quality of life and potential of all women. At BCWHF, Cally has the opportunity to combine this drive with her extensive philanthropic sector experience to help advance our shared purpose: healthy women everywhere, capable of anything.

We are thrilled to have Cally join our team at BCWHF as we continue to deliver on our strategic priorities, guided by an engaged Board, a talented staff, and dedicated community partners. Together, we remain steadfast in our commitment to helping improve women’s health through capital and research investment and the education and advocacy efforts that move the needle on women’s health.

Cally officially joins the Foundation on Monday, May 2. On behalf of the Board and the entire BCWHF team, we are eager to have her at the helm in support of our mandate to help ensure all women in BC have access to the highest quality healthcare when, where, and how they need it.


Karim Kassam
Board Chair
BC Women’s Health Foundation