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|Shirley Browne died on
Saturday, October 26, after an illness of several years.
Shirley was a long-time member of the Ottawa Council of Women who made a
tremendous contribution to the work of the Council of Women. She was President
of Ottawa Council from 1990 to 1993, and held many other positions on the
Executive over the years, including Education Convener (1998 - 2001 and 2005
-2006), and Environment Convener (2001 -2004 and 2006 - 2009), as well as
Second and First Vice-President. She was one of the Chairs of the long-running
Centennial Committee which planned for Ottawa Councils 100th Anniversary
in 1994, and a member of the National Council's Committee which prepared for
Nationals centennial in 1993. She contributed greatly to communication
between Ontario Councils as Bulletin Editor for many years for the Provincial
Council of Women of Ontario (PCWO), and was made an Honorary Life Member of
PCWO in 2002. Shirley was a pleasure to work with, cheerful, creative and
positive in her outlook.
2018 Brochure Front
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Provincial Council of Women of Ontario (PCWO) Newsletter Report
| 2018 Newsletter Bulletins
Last month, the Ottawa Council of Women asked you to study and amend, approve
or reject a great number of Provincial and National resolutions. These
resolutions, once adopted become the basis for letters and briefs to the
The Provincial Council of Women of Ontario (PCWO) Newsletter
Report, illustrates the PCWO Semi-Annual Meeting, when the PCWO Annual
Brief is presented to the Ontario Government, Opposition Critics and all
sitting MPPs. In 2018, the Provincial Council of Women of Ontario celebrates
its 95th anniversary, and at the Semi-Annual Meeting on November 27, 2018, the
Provincial Council will present its 95th Annual Brief to the Ontario
Government, and we are all waiting to see of course, who that government will
Please also note the Ottawa Equal Pay Day Event on April 10 at St
Click for PDF copy of letter
|2017 OCW letter re Ottawa City
Council Gender Equity
Click for PDF copy of letter
Dear Mayor Watson and City Councillors,Attached, please find correspondence and
information for you to consider when discussing "Gender Equity Lens in
Ottawa Council of Women Advocating for a Gender
Equity Lens in Ottawa
The Ottawa Council of Women (OCW) has a proud history dating from 1894. It is
federated with the Provincial Council of Women of Ontario, the National Council
of Women of Canada and with The International Council of Women. OCW is
non-governmental and non-partisan. Our mission is to bring together like minded
organizations and individuals, to study emerging issues and to prepare
resolutions aimed at improving the condition of women, families and
communities. We advocate on policy that is established democratically. Issues
include gender equality, equal pay, health, child care, education, safety,
civic affairs and social services.
From the early suffragettes to the activists of today, feminists continue to
inspire others through their determination to make a difference. They are the
activists, advocates, and allies who continue to lead the way towards positive
Local governments and organizations can make a difference by providing
leadership and programs. Research shows that local and national womens
organizations are uniquely positioned to understand the needs of those that
they serve and support. This leads to building better public policy and
improving the lives of women.
Recent Research: The Best and Worst Places to be a Woman in Canada
2017 -The Gender Gap in Canadas 25 Biggest Cities by Kate McInturff
, Ph.D , Senior Researcher at the Canadian Centre for Policy
Alternatives.(October, 2017) www.policyalternatives.ca.Ottawa ranks 11 out of
25 cities across Canada. Victoria ranks #1 and Gatineau ranks #2
Gatineau: Groupe Femmes, Politique et Démocratie launched
Défi Parité. Five regional partner organizations collaborate to
encourage participation of women in municipal politics in the Outaouais region.
Ottawa has an opportunity to become a better city for all. Utilizing a gender
equity lens for all policy and program decision making is key. Goals and
targets should be SMART - Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Realistic and Time
sensitive.We respectfully ask City Council to consider this request.
Sheila J. Perry,
Ottawa Council of Women
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News & Events
||ACORN Members across Ontario are
fighting for affordable child care! (2018)
The average cost of childcare in our province is $1200/ month. These are the
highest fees in the entire country. Meanwhile, there are thousands of low
income families on the waiting list for subsidy. Help us bring the fight for
affordable child care to Ottawa!
Join ACORN members and allies at our next campaign planning meeting!When:
Thursday, April 12th @6 pmWhere: Heron Road Community Centre (1480 Heron
Learn more about the campaign
here: https://acorncanada.org/tags/childcarePlease RSVP by
e-mailing email@example.com or calling 613-746-5999
||IODE House & Garden Tour - May
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full details of the 57th Annual House and Garden Tour, including where to buy
||Multifaith Housing Initiative
Save the date: Tulipathon 2018 (like Spring) is just around the corner! Please
note that this year the event date (Sun., May 27) is later than usual.
Click the following links to download:
This year we will be unveiling our new integrated online donation system for
Tulipathon. We will update you in the coming weeks about how you can fundraise
||Council on Aging
Events List on their website
The above link will take you to the latest information on the Council of Aging
website, including which events still are available or sold out.
|Click here for poster
| NEIGHBOURS HELPING NEIGHBOURS
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Training to support family and friends who are providing community-based
Date: April 3, 2018
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Overbrook Community Centre,
33 Quill Street, Ottawa
To provide practical information for participants who would like to help the
primary caregiver who is providing care to a family member, friend, or
neighbour who is in frail health or who has ageing needs.
*role of family in caregiving,
*attitudes and boundaries for informal caregivers,
*normal & abnormal ageing,
*the grieving process,
*pain & comfort, safety issues.
There is no cost. However, participants are asked to bring a brown bag lunch.
OCW will provide tea, coffee, and water.
The workshop, originally developed by the Victorian Order of Nurses, is
supported by the National Association of Federal Retirees (NAFR). This workshop
will be in English, however French Workshops are available on request.
Maximum number of participants is 12.
Registration Deadline: Friday, March 23, 2018
Email Beverlee.firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 613 728-9770
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|Alzheimers Workshop, Tue Mar
480 Metcalfe Street, Ball Room, 2nd Floor, Villagia in the Glebe, free street
Renowned cognitive and behavioural neurologyh expert and researcher, Dr Andrew
Frank, will present the latest innovations in Alzheimer's research being
See poster for
Health professionals and community members invited.
RSVP 613-798-5111 or Catherine Bennett
Terry Black email@example.com
||Band Together for Nelson House
- Event on Friday, March 23, 7pm at All Saints Churchis a low cost
($25) opportunity to help support Nelson House in its mission to provide a safe
place for women and their children escaping violence. While Nelson House is
located in west Ottawa, it helps women from anywhere and works in cooperation
with other shelters to make sure that no woman who needs help to escape a
violent situation is turned away.
- This evening is being held in Sandy Hill so may be of interest to some who
are not from west Ottawa.
- Click here to buy your tickets now OR call Nelson House
at 613-225-0533/ email: firstname.lastname@example.org $25 Early Bird/
$30 at the Door
- You may also call or email Lee Farnworth who has tickets at
||Christ Church Cathedral
To keep you centred and energized in your work and ministry, you are invited to
try some or all of our labyrinth workshops for caregivers. This year we are
offering the workshops on different days of the week to make them more
Save these dates:
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 Carrying the Weight of the World: The Complexity of
Tues, Jan 16, 2018 When we Don't Know: Inner Guidance
Wed, Feb 28, 2018 Walking Together: Embracing Imperfection
Thurs, April 19, 2018 A Pause from Fixing: Sabbath Moments
All workshops take place at the labyrinth at Christ Church Cathedral, 414
Sparks St, Ottawa from 1 to 3:30 pm, doors open at 12:30.
For more information, to register, contact Deacon Christine Jannasch