WI Canada

WI Canada is dedicated to serving communities across Canada through advocacy and education programs.

Email: info@fwic.ca

Phone: 519.448.3873

CRA Registered Charity

Thank you to our Partners:

Associated Country Women of the World

Brant Museums and Gallery Association

St. George Lions' Club

Arborland Tree Services

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WI Canada Board & Committees

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

2018-2021 Board Members as appointed:

Joan Holthe (BC), President

    Chair, Executive Committee


Margaret Byl (ON), President Elect

    Executive Committee

    Chair, Community, Culture & Heritage 


Jill Copes (BC)

    Executive Committee

    Chair, Lobbying & Advocacy

Linda Mason (AB)

    Outreach & Development


Karen Gerwing (SK)

    Chair, Communications & Marketing

Liz Chongva (MB)

    Executive Committee

    Communications & Marketing

    Chair, 2019 Centennial Celebrations (ad hoc)

Linda Zelem (ON)

    Executive Committee

    Chair, Governance Committee (ad hoc)

Judy Page-Jones (QB)

    Chair, Outreach & Development


Holly Hersey (NB)

    Outreach & Development


Miriam Lank (PEI)

    Community, Culture & Heritage

Delores Jones (NL)

Wendy Hamilton, Ex- Officio

    Executive Director, WI Canada/FWIC

Annual Calendar

  • 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

The WI Canada/ FWIC Board consists of representatives from every province with an active Women's Institute branch in addition to the WI Canada/FWIC Executive Director.

The WI Canada/FWIC committees are charges of the WI Canada/FWIC Board and consist of at least one representative and members at large.

WI Canada/FWIC also manages working groups for special projects such as centennial celebrations, heart health, rural childcare, Into the North Food Summit, advocacy and lobbying 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.