WI Resolutions 2000-2019

WI Resolutions Collections contains an overview of the resolutions passed by the Federated Women's Institutes of Canada (now known as WI Canada) from 1919 to current resolutions being added to the collection as they are accepted. Subgroups are organized chronologically. 

Please credit: WI Canada/FWIC Resolutions Collection FWIC-001.SG05

1919: Formation of FWIC
1919: Formation of FWIC

That delegates here assembled from the Homemakers’ Clubs, the Home Economics Societies and Women’s Institutes do federate themselves into a national organization, the name to be decided upon after hearing the report of the committee on the constitution.

1919: Age of Consent
1919: Age of Consent

WHEREAS we understand that our Senate vetoed the Amendment to the Criminal Act last Session without consideration, we would earnestly protest against the vetoing of such amendment after it has passed the Lower House, and we would respectively suggest that with further consideration the Senate will place this Legislation on the Statute Books

1919: Parental Guardianship
1919: Parental Guardianship

RESOLVED that parents shall have equal rights of ownership over their children.

1919: Divorce Clause
1919: Divorce Clause

RESOLVED that the Federal Government be petitioned to establish divorce courts in each of the Provinces, such courts to be governed by federal enactments.

1919: Wife Desertion
1919: Wife Desertion

RESOLVED that the Legislative Committee of the Federated Women’s Institutes of Canada investigate and study the measure taken in various countries to deal with cases of wife desertion.

1919: Equal Pay for Women
1919: Equal Pay for Women

RESOLVED that women receive equal pay with men for equal work.

1919: Equal Pay
1919: Equal Pay

RESOLVED that women receive equal pay with men for equal work.

1919: Wife Desertion
1919: Wife Desertion

RESOLVED that the Legislative Committee of the Federated Women’s Institutes of Canada investigate and study the measure taken in various countries to deal with cases of wife desertion.

1919: Anti-loafing Act, Registration
1919: Anti-loafing Act, Registration

RESOLVED that the Standing Committee on Legislation take steps to lay before the Federal Government the extreme doaifability of having the recent Orders in Council re Anti-loafing and Registration placed on the Statute Books as enactments.

1919: Investigation of Packing Plant
1919: Investigation of Packing Plant

RESOLVED that it be recommended to the Committee on Household Economics that they study the report of the American Investigation of Packing Plants and that they act upon it and investigate Canadian Conditions and take action at as early a date as possible.

1919: Prohibition
1919: Prohibition

RESOLVED that the present laws re Prohibition be left on the Statute Books until the time when the soldiers return and a vote may be taken on it.

1919:Women Members of the House
1919:Women Members of the House

RESOLVED that the recommendation be made to the Committee on Legislation that they petition the Federal Government to grant the right to women to enter the House of Commons as Members

1919: Citizenship and Loyalty
1919: Citizenship and Loyalty

RESOLVED that greater emphasis be placed in the school upon the instilling into the children those ideals which pertain to and promote true citizenship and loyalty to the Canadian nation and to the whole British Empire. RESOLVED that the Union Jack be placed in a prominent position in all schools in Canada; that it be saluted with the words, “For God and my Country”; and that this resolution be put before the Standing Committee on Education.

Easter Cupcakes
Easter Cupcakes
1919:“O Canada”
1919:“O Canada”

RESOLVED that the FWIC adopt one set of words and music, preferably that begin: “O Canada, Our Home and Native Land”; and be it further resolved that the Federation recommends and urges the Provincial Women’s Institutes to encourage the regular use of the version in the schools and at public meetings of their respective Provinces.

1919: Canadianization of New Canadia
1919: Canadianization of New Canadia

RESOLVED that the FWIC petition the Federal Government to take immediate action in devising some distinct and systematic plan, whereby this most essential process of Canadianization may be made effective.

1919: Protection of Birds
1919: Protection of Birds

RESOLVED that the FWIC petition the Department of Education to have a copy of the “Migratory Bird (Protection) Conservation Act” posted in every school, and that it be made compulsory for teachers to explain the Act to their pupils, and impress on them the importance of protecting the birds.

1919: Refined Foods
1919: Refined Foods

RESOLVED that the FWIC demand of those in authority that the food that is manufactured be pure and wholesome, and that whole wheat be manufactured and placed on the market generally.

1919: Safeguarding while Travelling
1919: Safeguarding while Travelling

RESOLVED that the President of the FWIC be authorized to take up with the heads of the Canadian Railway System the whole question of the safe guarding of young women and children while traveling.

1919: Health and Hygiene
1919: Health and Hygiene

RESOLVED that a Women’s Institute Health League be constituted, the membership to consist of those who have attended a prescribed course of lectures on Health subjects, and passed an examination on the same RESOLVED that all those who have fulfilled the required conditions be granted a certificate of Membership in the League. RESOLVED that in order to secure uniformity and to provide a course suitable to the needs of this country, the Executive of the FWIC be authorized to prepare a suitable t

1919: Lack of Adequate Inspection of
1919: Lack of Adequate Inspection of
1921
1921
Dog Walker at the Park
Dog Walker at the Park
Pink Sea
Pink Sea
Man with Flower in Mouth
Man with Flower in Mouth

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Since the founding of the Federated Womens Institutes of Canada there have been many official resolutions presented to leaders at home and abroad. Click on the decade to learn about the federal resolutions presented and supported by the WI Canada.

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