Amethyst Women’s Addiction Centre

kicks off fundraising campaign at local Shoppers Drug Mart


Annual Growing Women’s Health campaign raises critical funds to support women, individually and together, to take control of factors affecting our health and well-being.

Ottawa  – Amethyst Women’s Addiction Centre is calling on residents of Ottawa to support women, individually and together, to take control of factors affecting our health and well-being. From September 9th to October 6th, residents can donate to the Growing Women’s Health campaign at local Shoppers Drug Mart store locations. Donations go directly to local charities to support women’s health initiatives.

“Community fundraising is so important to helping Amethyst provide women in the Ottawa region with the resources they need to improve their overall health,” said Amethyst Women’s Addiction Centre. “Over the next four weeks, we are asking everyone to learn more about our initiative and to get involved by donating through Shoppers Drug Mart’s Growing Women’s Health fundraising campaign.”

Each fall, the campaign provides customers with the opportunity to purchase and personalize a Growing Women’s Health icon, which are prominently displayed on the Growing Women’s health tree in all participating stores.

Make a difference and support women in communities across Canada by visiting any local participating Shoppers Drug Mart store and purchase a “leaf” for a loonie, a “butterfly” for $5, an “apply” for $10 or a “blue bird” for $50.

 The following Shoppers’ locations are raising funds for Amethyst Women’s Addiction Centre

  • 2148 Carling Avenue in Ottawa
  • 5230 Mitch Owen Road in Manotick
  • 647 Earl Armstrong Road in Ottawa

The Growing Women’s Health campaign is a four-week program held across Canada and is one of the leading partnership programs of the SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU platform –  which showcases the Company’s commitment to improving the health of all Canadian women in body, mind and spirit.

National in scope, yet locally-based, the annual Growing Women’s Health campaign offers patients, customers and employees the opportunity to donate directly to the organizations that make a difference in their own communities. Since 2002, the Growing Women’s Health campaign has raised more than $32 million for Canadian health charities. In 2017, over 500 women’s health charities across Canada will benefit from the campaign’s proceeds with 100 per cent of funds staying in the community where they are raised.


About Amethyst Women’s Addiction Centre–For more than 37 years, Amethyst Women’s Addiction Centre has offered alternative addiction services to women living in the Ottawa area. Amethyst is committed to working with diverse and marginalized groups of women. Our aim is to support women to take control of factors affecting their health and well-being. Amethyst is grounded in the feminist belief that women’s experiences with alcohol, drugs, and gambling cannot be separated from their experiences and status as women. Amethyst makes direct links between the unequal position of women in society, the various forms of violence against women, and substance use or problem gambling.

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SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU represents the organization’s commitment to improving the health of all Canadian women in body, mind and spirit. Brought to life through eight partnership programs, created with leading experts and institutions in women’s health, this national initiative connects women to health information and resources that help ensure their health only gets stronger. More information can be found at:

About Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation–Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation is one of the most recognized and trusted names in Canadian retailing.  The Company is the licensor of full-service retail drug stores operating under the name Shoppers Drug Mart (Pharmaprix in Québec).  With more than 1,300 Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix stores operating in prime locations in each province and two territories, the Company is one of the most convenient retailers in Canada

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