The Provincial Council of Women of Ontario invites you to our  96th Annual General Meeting April 26-28, 2019 at the Sandman Inn, Oakville.

2019 AGM Info & Registration Form


2019 AGM Agenda



Theme: “Pushing Through the Barriers: Addressing the Challenges Women in Ontario Face in Reaching Full Economic & Professional Equality at Work”


The Honorable Karina Gould, MP Burlington; Minister of Democratic Institutions
As the Member of Parliament for Burlington, Karina has been a strong advocate in the House on issues such as; youth employment, women’s issues, pension enhancement, the environment, and the future of manufacturing. In 2016, she worked closely with the Burlington community to coordinate efforts to welcome privately sponsored and government assisted refugees from Syria who now call Burlington home. Karina continues to ensure that active community engagement and constituent representation are her top priorities. Read Panelists’ bios.

Tanya Kyryliuk, PCWO Vice-President Health & Safety
Tanya Kyryliuk is a 26-year veteran with the Ontario Provincial Police. She progressed through her career from front line uniformed patrol in central region, to the media relations officer, and twelve years ago, she finally found her niche by investigating major crime cases. She participated on many high-profile crime investigations. She has received provincial training and experience in major case management, interview and interrogations, search warrant writing, and surveillance, and lead investigator roles. Read Panelists’ bios.

Linda Davis,  PCWO VP Economics; National President, The Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women
Linda has spent the past 25 years working for equality and balance between women and men. She engages in this activism through the Business and Professional Women where she is the National President. She also sits on the Boards of the Provincial Council of Women and the Canadian Federation of University Women. These groups are all engaged in creating a society where women and men are treated equally. It is the way she feels she can be a Changemaker. Read Panelists’ bios.

Facilitator: Maide Yazar, PCWO VP Resolutions; Past President and Chair of Public Policy, BPW Ontario; Board Member of Elder Abuse Ontario; Board of Directors of Cedarbrook Society
Maide is a community volunteer dedicated to the cause of achieving equality for working women and safety and security of vulnerable older adults. Maide is a proud member of the Board of Directors of the Provincial Council of Women of Ontario (PCWO). She first joined PCWO as a member when she was the designated representative from the Board of Directors of the Business and Professional Women of Ontario (BPW Ontario) in her role as its First Vice-President. Subsequently, she was elected to the PCWO Board of Directors and has served as the Vice-President and Convenor of Resolutions. Read Panelists’ bios.



Five years ago, photographer Jay Perry dropped everything to take care of his father who was diagnosed with lung cancer.

Three years after his father died, Jay released a book on his experience as a caregiver and the journey he and his father took together. He has travelled the country speaking at various events, most notably TEDx in Toronto and SocialLight Vancouver 2016.

Jay’s experience provides first-hand insight into home-care and the role of a caregiver from a unique and increasingly common perspective — that of a young person, a son or daughter, trying to navigate our health care system while supporting and being the prime caregiver for a parent in need of care.