Status of Women Standing Committee

Chair: Anne Cordon

The Ontario Council Status of Women and Human Rights Committee seeks to assist local members in bringing forth discussion and activism in their Clubs and communities by focusing on the many issues and concerns of women across the province. The three meetings held throughout the year provide Ontario members with the opportunity to speak with a collective voice for the current concerns of women and an opportunity to learn more about the issues of the day.

Committee Reports

March 2, 2019

Joint session with Education Standing Committee

TOPIC: “Mommy, Am I Pretty?”
SPEAKER: Margot L. Denommé LL.B. J.D.

Our culture continues to be obsessed with outward beauty inundating young people, particularly girls with unrealistic expectations. Margot described her two books written for young people and her many visits to schools and community groups to share the message that it is what is inside that count. Her books, Mommy, Am I Pretty and just released Awesome, Inside and Outside encourage read more …

November 24, 2018 PLENARY

TOPIC: Participating in the Gender Equality Advisory Council for Canada’s G7 Presidency
SPEAKER: Rosemary Ganley, lifelong feminist activist, writer and educator.

We were treated to an insider look at this historic council through Rosemary’s stories and impressions of the diverse, talented delegate representation. Rosemary’s perspective on gender issues and changing attitudes over time is rich and deep from her long life traveling and serving around the world including working in Jamaica and Tanzania and attending the UN Conference on Women in Beijing. Read more…

September 29, 2018


Reports from previous years have been archived in DropBox. Clicking on the link will open a new tab to the Status of Women Folder, where all reports can be viewed or downloaded. Read Archived Reports >>

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