Federated Women's

Institutes of Canada

The Federated Women's Institutes of Canada, hereafter "WI Canada", is a registered non-profit organization. We are a community-based organization, compromised of representatives from every province with an active Women's Institute branch.

The WI Canada Board of Directors consists of elected representatives from across the country. Executive committees are charges of the WI Canada Board and consist of at least one representative 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.

Board members serve a three-year term which starts at the Triennial Convention and Meeting.

Our mission: a national network for women and families to promote leadership and personal development opportunities through education and fellowship.

Judy Page-Jones (QB)

    Chair, Outreach & Development

Mary Shortt (ON)

     Communications & Public Relations

Elizabeth Young (NL)

     Outreach & Development

     2021 Triennial Meeting (Ad Hoc)


      Executive Director

2018-2021 Board Members

Joan Holthe (BC), President

    Chair, Executive Committee


Margaret Byl (ON), President-Elect

    Executive Committee

    Chair, Community, Culture & Heritage 

Linda Mason (AB), Treasurer

    Executive Committee

    Outreach & Development

Jill Copes (BC)

    Executive Committee

    Chair, Advocacy

Lynn MacLean (NS)

     Executive Committee


Karen Gerwing (SK)

   Communications & Public Relations

Justina Hopp (MB)

    Community, Culture & Heritage

Miriam Lank (PEI)

    Community, Culture & Heritage

Angela Scott (NB)

     Chair, Communications & Public Relations

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

Triennial Convention 

  • June 2021 hosted by Newfoundland and Labrador Women's Institutes

WI Canada

Email: info@fwic.ca

Phone: 519.448.3873

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