Message from Our President

For Home and Country in a New Century


During the 2019 Centennial celebratory year of the Federated Women's Institutes of Canada we take time to reflect on our past and make plans for the future.  Keeping our motto For Home and Country front of mind, we celebrate the diversity of families in Canada and the great work of our members in supporting the needs of communities across the country.

As we embark on the next decade of the 21st century we take to heart the work done by our foremothers and continue to be inspired by the amazing work done by women around the world. In this triennium (2018-2021), WI Canada is embarking on a new and crucial project aimed at bringing health and wellbeing to communities across Canada through education and united advocacy at the national and provincial levels. In addition to our triennial project, we continue to support the work of WI's across the country. 

I invite you to explore our website and all the wonderful information being presented about Women's Institutes and issues being faced by women and families in Canada.  


I hope you are inspired to join us as we move forward into the next century of WI and make a larger impact in our communities! 

Yours in Home and Country,

Joan Holthe


WI Canada/FWIC President (2018-2021)