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, women from diverse backgrounds came together to create Zili CARE. These women were joined together through their own challenging journeys in and outside the health care system, and their collective understanding that wellness and resiliency needed to be redefined. The dynamic partners went through the journey of transforming their own lives with Zili CARE.
We are family doctors, CBC health contributors, mothers, daughters and previous leaders of large corporations, 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
Zili CARE Philosophy
We believe that for anyone to lead full, valued, healthy lives they must be equipped to own their own health. Zili CARE seeks to empower them, through insights, tools and community, to make their own preventative healthcare decisions in mind, body and soul.
Zili CARE seeks to serve, host and guide the voice of a unique, engaged and concerned community who are awakening to, and wish to be a part of, a rapidly evolving need for self-care.
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