Provincial Council of Women of Ontario
95th Semi-Annual Meeting at Queen’s Park
November 27, 2018
October Presentation of
95th Annual PCWO Brief
to the Government of Ontario
A Federation of Local Councils of Women
and Provincial Organizations
“Working together since 1923”
October 18 is Person’s Day
We salute the Famous Five…
all very active Council of Women members.
October is Women’s History Month
We recognize the many female trailblazers
who came before us.
During Women’s History Month, we salute the Famous Five who were active Council of Women members.
Visit the National Council of Women of Canada’s website to learn more about the Persons Case.
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 was formed in 1923 and carries concerns of women in the province to the Ontario Provincial Government.
Members identify emerging issues during the year and prepare resolutions to be voted on by the membership, using Parliamentary Procedures, 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, the PCWO President writes policy request letters to various Ministers and the Premier, as well as making presentations to government representatives.
Membership in the Provincial Council of Women of Ontario is open to individuals, groups of women, or of men and women, who are in agreement with our objectives and policies.