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WI Canada Archives

Research Policy and Fees for the Archives and Collections


Thank you for your interest in the history of the Federated Women’s Institute of Canada. 

Many of our collections are not online due to copyright, conservation issues, and our staff resources to process our collections. However, we are slowly adding material each quarter to the online database and hope you will continue to use WI Canada resources. 


If you can’t find the information you need online ,please do not hesitate to reach out to our office for further research assistance. Appointments can be made by calling 519.448.3873 or emailing


Research fees may apply to requests please review our research policy and fee schedule prior to booking an appointment.


Research Policy:

Access to collections:

The WI Canada archives, library and collection are great resources for historic research. Full of stories to the founding of the organization, work of WI’s across Canada over the past 100+ years, and biographical information on key players in the WI Movement make up the bulk of the material.  WI Canada strives to provide as much accessibility as possible to the material held in trust. However, some access may be restricted or denied to material based on copyright or condition of the material. Some material may only be accessed via an in-person visit to the archives.

Copying of material:

Researchers are welcome to document any information found in the collections of the WI Canada while using the material in our collection. However, some material may be held in copyright, not able to be reproduced or stable enough to reproduce without conservation. 


WI Canada staff will endeavour to assist in any copy requests to the best of their ability.  Any copies request will be subject to a copy/scan fee.

                First hour of Research: Free 

                Subsequent hours of research: $20 per hour

                Scanned copies (emailed to address provided on researcher form): $.25 per page

                Photocopy :$.50 per page + postage as necessary


WI members or Friends of Addie receive a 15% discount on their total research invoice.


All fees collected will contribute to the ongoing preservation and conservation of the historic material cared for by WI Canada.

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