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Carleen Pauliuk, Senior Director Development with BCWHF, Aaron Gillespie, President of COBS Bread, and David Riggs, franchise owner of COBS Bread Clayton Crossing in Surrey, BC.


(Vancouver, BC) May 27, 2022 –Over Mother’s Day weekend this year, COBS Bread partnered with BC Women’s Health Foundation (BCWHF) to support their vision of healthy women everywhere, capable of anything. At every BC COBS Bread bakery, $1 from every scone purchased on May 7th & 8th was donated back to BCWHF. The bakeries raised $32,800 and COBS Bread donated an additional $4,592 for a total of $37,392.

“Healthy women are critical to our collective future,” says Carleen Pauliuk, Senior Director, Development, BC Women’s Health Foundation. “Yet, despite a publicly funded healthcare system, women in British Columbia have experienced health inequities for decades. To this day, 70% of patients with ‘medically unexplained symptoms’ are women and 1 in 3 women in BC report their needs are not being met by the healthcare system. [1]

“We are so grateful to COBS Bread and their customers for helping BC Women’s Health Foundation change this narrative. The $37,392 raised over Mother’s Day weekend will be invested in our four key funding pillars: education + awareness, advocacy, capital + equipment, and research. Together, we are creating a world of healthy women everywhere, capable of anything.”

President of COBS Bread, Aaron Gillespie, presented the cheque to Carleen Pualiuk this week. “This donation represents the passion that COBS Bread, our customers and our bakeries have in supporting women’s health,” says Gillespie. “We proud to have the opportunity to make an impact in BCWHF’s funding efforts, furthering their goal to help create a healthier province.”

To find your local bakery and hours of operation, please visit www.cobsbread.com/local-bakery.

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COBS Bread (BD Canada Ltd.) bakeries is a one-of-a-kind family-owned bakery franchise, with a vision to be the favourite bakery in every community. Every morning at each one of our 148 bakeries, all bread, treats, buns, scones (and more) are baked fresh. All leftover product is donated to local charities at the end of each day, allowing COBS Bread to donate over $50M of retail product annually. COBS Bread’s loyalty program, COBS Club, provides customers with rewards for purchases and currently has has over 200,000 members. COBS Bread has received a Franchisees’ Choice Designation from the Canadian Franchise Association for 12 consecutive years and is also recognized as a Great Place to Work®.  

About BC Women’s Health Foundation

BC Women’s Health Foundation (BCWHF) is BC’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the full spectrum of women’s health. They ensure women have equitable access to the highest quality healthcare when, where, and how they need it. To find out more about their vision of healthy women everywhere, capable of anything, visit bcwomensfoundation.org.

[1]  In Her Words Report; BC Women’s Health Foundation 2022