Queen's University Chapter


We are excited to share the news

that we won the


The prize money will help to change

the maternal health of women and their babies in East Africa.

Thanks to the Chapter for their efforts and for their focus on maternal health. You are a valued asset to Save the Mothers.

Janet Sampson

Managing Director, Save the Mothers


Fond Farewell to Ainsley – Save the Mothers Chapter at Queen's University is excited and sad to say goodbye to our amazing President Ainsley. She took this chapter by the reigns and accomplished so much in her two years. We can only send you best wishes for much success in your career and hope you stay in touch with Save the Mothers and the chapter.

A BIG thanks to the entire Chapter Executive team:  Ainsley Johnstone, Kana Ogawa, Sarah Chapman, Ali Miller-Boothe, Julia Baldassarra, Zainab Naqvi, Wala Naeem, Isobel Gibson, Sierra Gaspari, Serena Sengupta, Mahma Ahmed, Kyran Sachdeva, Emily Wang, Alyssa Sasis, Lauren Sanvido for their efforts and events over the past two years. We are excited to see what 2023/2024 has in store.


WELCOME TO SARAH CHAPMAN as the new President of Save the Mothers Chapter, Queens University.

Sarah is a 4th year Bachelor of Health Sciences student at Queen's University, who has been a part of the chapter since its creation in 2021. Sarah is very passionate about maternal health, and hopes to become an OB/GYN that serves rural regions.

Sarah is taking over from Ainsley Johnstone, who has overseen the growth and development of the chapter over the past two years! Sarah is looking forward to growing the club this year and leading events that support the incredible work of Save the Mothers!

Headshot - Sarah Chapman

In the spring of 2021, the first university chapter of Save the Mothers was kickstarted at Queen’s University! The Queen’s chapter of Save the Mothers is devoted to two specific goals:

1. Raising awareness about current issues in maternal health, while educating the public about the initiatives of Save the Mothers.

2. Collecting donations to further support Save the Mothers.

How did this chapter start?

The Queen’s Chapter of Save the Mothers was founded by Ainsley Johnstone, a 3rd year health sciences student at Queen’s University. She is extremely passionate about maternal health and is currently studying in hopes to become an OB/GYN who works in rural or developing areas.

Ainsley began to recruit other students to help with the chapter, and eventually established a team of 15 dedicated and passionate executive members. Once the school year starts, she is hoping to recruit more student volunteers to help lead events around campus!


"I am a strong believer in the sustainable approach that Save the Mothers takes. People often ask me why I started this chapter, and that is because I want to ensure sustainability is reflected in my own approach. This chapter can continue to exist for many years as new students take on new roles within it, ensuring that Save the Mothers has a constant stream of support.”

—Ainsley Johnstone

What exciting things are planned for this year?

The chapter is gearing up for the upcoming school year with plans for events, including a workshop, trivia night, coffee house, maternity clothing drive, conference, and a variety of fundraisers! If you are interested, follow the Queen’s chapter’s Instagram and Facebook page to stay up to date.

Students helping students: When you support the Queen’s STM chapter events – your donations will help more East African professionals enrol in Save the Mothers’ Master of Public Health Leadership program. Already more than 400 professionals have graduated and are making a difference through their spheres of influence.


Support Save The Mothers through the Queen’s University Chapter

Queen's Book Purchase

Support mothers in need by purchasing Where Have All the Mothers Gone for $19.99 and get the Game Changers book for free! After ordering, please call or text (289) 439-1309. to arrange pickup at Bracken Health Sciences Library or at 253 MacDonnell St.
Price: $ 19.99 CAD
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