Monthly Meetings are held at the St. Catharines Central Library
54 Church Street, St. Catharines.

Business Meeting at 7:15 p.m. and Speakers Forum begins at 8:00 p.m.

Upcoming Events

Forum Topic: Is Niagara Ready for  Legal Cannabis?
Speakers: Patrick Robson, Professor of Environmental Management and Assessment and professional planner (MCIP RPP); Professor Bill MacDonald, Coordinator of the Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College; Barbara Wiens, Director of Planning & Development for the Town of Pelham; and Diana Teng of Niagara Region Public Health.
See poster for more information

November 20, 2018 – Federated Member Event
Business & Professional Women’s Club St. Catharines – Mystic Women Event
For more information please visit 

November 23, 2018 – Federated Member Event
Positive Living Niagara – AIDS Awareness Week
For more information please visit

NOVEMBER 27, 2018 – PCWO
Provincial Council of Women of Ontario Semi-Annual Meeting
Queen’s Park – Legislative Building, Toronto

The PCWO Semi-Annual Meeting includes observing Question Period in the morning; catered 95th Anniversary Tea Luncheon (included with registration); MPP visits in the afternoon.
Pre-registration is required: see PCWO Information and Registration Forms

11:30 PM – 1:30 PM in the Mills Room
Topic: Celebrating Individuality Through Boundless Opportunities  
Speaker: France Vaillancourt, Executive Director, will present the programs and many opportunities being created for the people supported by Community Living of Grimsby Lincoln & West Lincoln.

Topic: Precarious Work
Speakers: Dr. Jeff Boggs from Brock University; Karrie Porter from Start Me Up Niagara; and Lori Kleinsmith from United Way Niagara.

Topic: How Schools Deal with Racial Issues – Equity Action Plan
Speakers: TBA

NCWC and PCWO Policy Voting

APRIL 10, 2019 – NDCW AGM
Annual Dinner Meeting & AGM at 6:00 pm
Location: TBA
Topic: TBA
Speaker: TBA

APRIL 26-28, 2019 – PCWO
Provincial Council of Women of Ontario AGM
Location: Oakville

Spring Auction & Dessert Party at 6:30 pm
Location: TBA

JUNE 14-16, 2019 – NCWC
National Council of Women of Canada AGM
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba


Past Events

Topic: Protecting the Great Lakes
Speaker: John Jackson, Great Lakes Expert and former President of Great Lakes United. John Jackson is a passionate leader who has been tirelessly advancing public engagement throughout the Great Lakes, combining an extraordinary depth of knowledge about the Great Lakes with passion and a strategic vision for binational collaboration. He has a remarkable ability to influence Great Lakes policies and issues. 
See poster for more information

September 12, 2018 
Topic: Women in Niagara Politics – 2018 Candidates Public Forum
Moderator: Debbie Zimmerman, a former Niagara Regional Chair and CEO of Grape Growers of Ontario
Speakers: We have invited all 21 women who are running for either Mayor or Regional Councillor in Niagara municipalities to speak for 3-4 minutes, with questions to follow. Candidate confirmations to attend have been very high with only a few unable to attend due to other commitments. 
The focus of this unique candidates’ meeting is the fact that women are needed in Niagara politics and can make a difference in how our communities are best served in all aspects of life — economics, education, health, environment, housing, justice, status of women, social development and seniors’ issues. 
See poster for more information.

June 25, 2018
Spring Auction & Dessert Party
Location: Silver Spire United Church, St. Paul Street, St. Catharines
See poster for more information

June 7-10, 2018
National Council of Women of Canada AGM
Location: Residence & Conference Centre – Niagara-on-the-Lake
Niagara College, 137 Taylor Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

April 27, 2018 
100th Anniversary Commemorative Tree Planting Ceremony
At 11 a.m. on Friday April 27, we will be planting a commemorative tree in Malcolmson Eco-Park to honour our founding president Mary Malcolmson. The park is named after Mary Malcolmson, who also started the first Girl Guide unit in Canada in St. Catharines.   A dedication plaque will also be placed with the tree.  Malcolmson Eco Park is located at 345 Waterfront Trail, off Lakeshore Road near the Welland Canal.
See poster for more information

April 20-22, 2018
Provincial Council of Women of Ontario AGM
Location: Oakville

April 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm
100th Annual Dinner Meeting (AGM)
Location: Antipastos Di Roma, 87 Hannover Dr, St Catharines
Topic: Women in Leadership
Speaker: Maryanne Edwards

Punch and registration begins at 6:00 pm with dinner being served at 6:30 pm. The cost is $35 per person. Tickets must be paid for ahead of time so that we may reserve your dinner. Organization Members have 4 tickets and Individual Members have 1 ticket, but there is no limit on the number of people who may attend. More tickets may be ordered from Irene Newton.

Mary Ann Edwards

Our guest speaker will be Mary Ann Edwards, Rankin Cancer Run founder and Director, speaking on Women in Leadership. This being our Centennial year, we will also have presentations from the Mayor of St. Catharines, Walter Sendzik, and MPP Hon. Jim Bradley. Our Past Presidents will be honoured.

Please note that Membership Fees are due at the AGM. Organization Fees are $40 and Individual Fees are $20.  Please bring your completed 2018-2019 Membership Form.

We will again be having a draw for Bountiful Baskets. Those donating a basket may bring it directly to the dinner.

The deadline for payment for Dinner Tickets is Wednesday April 4, 2018. Please send payment for your Dinner Tickets and Membership Fees to: Irene Newton, 18 Captain Tenbrock Terrace, St. Catharines, ON L2W 1B2  (905-684-8643)

March 14, 2018 at 7:15 pm
Resolutions Debate – NCWC and PCWO policy voting
Read about the importance of Resolutions in
Listen Up! It’s Resolutions Time! by Gracia Janes, NDCW President.

February 14, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Read the Blog Post for this event)
Topic: Protection of Vulnerable Adults
Speakers: Cindy Forster, MPP for Welland and Neal Schoen, Justice Niagara

A Public Forum concerning the Protection of Vulnerable Adults.  Welland MPP Cindy Forster’s proposed Bill 135, the Protecting Vulnerable Persons in Supportive Living Accommodation Act, would put in place licensing rules for privately operated SLAs, as well as increased protections to prevent mistreatment of vulnerable high-risk adults and seniors living in this type of housing.
Read Bill 135, Protecting Vulnerable Persons in Supportive Living Accommodation Act, 2017.

January 10, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Topic: Homelessness (Read the Blog Post for this event)
Speaker Panel: Rob Cammaert, Bethlehem Place;  Elisabeth Zimmermann, YWCA; A.J. Heafy, Niagara Falls Community Health Centre;  Bob Barkman, Community Care RentSmart

December 13, 2017 at 11:30 am Membership Luncheon.
Topic: Migrant Workers in Niagara
Speakers: Rev. Javier Arias, St. Alban’s Anglican Church, Beamsville and Jackie Barrett-Greene, Niagara Migrant Workers Interest Group.

November 14, 2017
Provincial Council of Women of Ontario Semi-Annual Meeting Location: Queen’s Park, Toronto

November 8, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Topic: Criminalization of HIV
Joint program with Positive Living Speaker: Cecile Kazatchkine, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

October 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm 
Topic: The Indian Act 
Speaker: Darren Thomas, Lecturer, Indigenous Studies, Laurier University

September 13, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Topic: Human Trafficking 
Speakers: Suzanne Mason Public Education Coordinator, Niagara Region Sexual Assault Centre, Staff Sergeant Shawn Clarkson and Detective Sergeant Chris Lemaich, Niagara Regional Police