Zili CARE Story
"In order to care for your community, you need to care for yourself first and foremost; and have the self-awareness, insight and compassion to know what that means." -Dr. Z
Zili CARE was born of a personal and professional epiphany that made the Zili CARE team all rethink and question the current societal definition of well-being.
As the original founder of Zili CARE, and a family doctor of over two decades seeing thousands of patients, Dr. Z, was increasingly discouraged from witnessing so many of her own patients with mental and physical illnesses. The health care system was limiting her ability to get to the root of the cause for her patients to gain the true understanding that well-being is an interaction between mental and physical health. With the professional limitation of our current healthcare system and personal struggles of burnout, stress and anxiety, she founded a not-for-profit platform Zili Health in 2017; a preventative health platform that informed and assisted women in navigating the medical system to their own specific health care advantages with yearly conferences that offered tools, insights and a sense of community. It was a local success story and after three years with increasing community support and engagement with various partnerships and media support, Zili CARE needed to find a way to become sustainable.
In 2020, when the pandemic began with a surge in mental health and societal pressures on females in particular, Zili CARE was created. The challenging journeys in and outside the health care system made us redefine the collective understanding that well-being and resiliency needs to include CARE, the acronym to how we can take ownership of our mental and physical health, and challenge the way we understand health in our society at a whole.
We are family doctors, CBC health contributors, mothers, daughters and business owner and this combination makes our voice and vision unique for our community needing tools, insights and a sense of accountability on how to care for their wellbeing; be it physically, mentally and emotionally. The vision of Zili CARE is to bring care to anyone regardless of the social determinants of health.
Zili CARE is committed to social justice, social causes and the ability to bring equity to care.
Maryam Zeineddin, MD, CCFP, FCFP
At Zili CARE we believe that for anyone to lead a full, valued, healthy life they must have the tools to own and care for their personal health and well-being.
Zili CARE seeks to empower the individual, with insights, tools and community to assist in making informed preventative healthcare decisions.
Mind, Body and Soul - Zili CARE’s goal is to serve, host and guide the voices of a unique, engaged and concerned community who wish to discover
new insights in the rapidly evolving need for comprehensive self-care.
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