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Federated Women's Institutes of Canada

The Federated Women's Institutes of Canada also known as "WI Canada", is a registered non-profit organization. FWIC is a national voice composed of representatives from every province with an active Women's Institute branch.

Our Mission

A national network for women and families to  promote leadership and personal development opportunities through education and fellowship.

To provide a united national voice for all Women'sInstitutes of Canada

To initiate national programs and provide resource material

To provide a medium of inter-communication among the units of the federation.


We believe that when women come together they can change their communities and the world we live in.


The WI Canada Board of Directors consists of elected and appointed representatives from across the country.  Committees are charges of the WI Canada Board and consist of representatives and members at large.

WI Canada also manages working groups for special projects such as centennial celebrations, heart health, rural childcare, Into the North, Food Summit, advocacy at a federal and international level, as well as the running of the Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead, a national historic site in St. George, Ontario.

Most serve a three-year term as approved by the Province they are representing.

The President and President-Elect's term begins at the Triennial Convention and Meeting.

FWIC/WI Canada Board of Directors

President - Margaret Byl (ON)
President Elect - Lynn MacLean (NS)
Linda Mason, FWIC Treasurer (AB)

Provincial Representatives:

Donna Henderson (AB) 
Colleen Hooper (BC)
Denise Joss (MB)
Linda Zelem (ON)
Judy Page-Jones (QC)
Angela Scott (NB)
Eleanor Lilley (NS)
Doreen Wall (PE)
Elizabeth Moss (NL)

Dates to Remember

FWIC Annual Board Meeting & Annual General Meeting       

  • late summer/early fall each year

Executive meetings

  • at the call of the Chair

Committee meetings

  • organized by Committee Chairs

National Convention 

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