A Federation of Local Councils of Women and Provincial Organizations


“Working together Since 1923”


The aim of the Council of Women is to work for the betterment of conditions pertaining to women, family, community and society.

Members try to accomplish this through interest and action in such areas as economics, education, health, environment, housing, justice, status of women, social development and seniors’ issues.


The Provincial Council of Women of Ontario is composed of Local Councils throughout Ontario and Provincial Organizations.


The PCWO Board includes the Executive, Vice-Presidents in charge of specific Study Committees and Administrative Chairpersons. Similar committees in Local Councils are members of the PCWO Study Committees.


The Provincial Council of Women of Ontario was formed in 1923 and carries concerns of women in the province to the Ontario Provincial Government.

Members and Vice-Presidents identify emerging issues during the year and prepare resolutions to be studied and voted on by the membership at the Annual General Meeting.

Resolutions passed by the membership culminate in a Brief which is submitted and discussed with legislators at Queen’s Park each fall.

Throughout the year, letters are written to the Premier, Ministers and presentations are made to government representatives.


  • Work together to improve communities and society by identifying emerging needs, raising public awareness and responding to current concerns.
  • Provide ideas, leadership and strength to an organization whose history has proven its worth.
  • Meet and work with interesting community leaders.
  • Benefit from experience of other individuals and organizations.
  • Network with people having different viewpoints.
  • Discuss issues with other community organizations throughout the province.
  • Meet yearly with elected government representatives.


London & Area

Oakville & Area Study Group (OASG)

Ottawa Council of Women

Toronto & Area Council of Women

Niagara District Council of Women

Membership in PCWO is open to individuals, groups of women, or of men and women, who are in agreement with our objectives and policies.