Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario

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Record #: GCL1169 Last Modified: 19 May 2015 Last Full Update: 30 Sep 2014
Contact Information
Alternate NameFederated Women's Institutes of Ontario ; FWIO ; ROSE Program ; Tweedsmuir History Books
Office Phone905-662-2691
Primary ContactKim Sauder, Office Administrator; Email: kim@fwio.on.ca
Alternate ContactAndrea Morrison, Program & Communications Manager; Email: andream@fwio.on.ca
Located In CommunityStoney Creek
Address & Map
552 Ridge Rd
Stoney Creek, ON L8J 2Y6
View MapQuest Map
AccessibilityPartially Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Service)Provincial headquarters for the Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario. 
* approximately 4,000 Members and 300 Branches across Ontario 
* personal growth opportunities for rural/urban women and families 
* educational programs 
* health and wellness initiatives 
* advocacy for social/economic change 
* assists women to become active citizens 
* promotes leadership skills
Sup. DescriptionPrograms and activities include: 
ROSE (Rural Ontario Sharing Education) Program 
*a unique province-wide initiative driven by Women's Institute Members who organize a broad range of educational programs and events in their communities. 
Scholarship and Awards program to assist: 
* students pursuing higher education 
* members furthering their education 
* students in developing countries 
Tweedsmuir History Books 
* compile and preserve local community history and Women's Institute events 
* important research tool for study of Ontario history at local level
HoursOffice Hours: Mon-Fri 10 am-4 pm 
Areas ServedOntario
FeesMembership ; Call for information
Other Details
Legal Status(50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Established1897 (Women's Institute movement) ; 1919 (organization of FWIO)
FundingMembership fees, partnerships
Print MaterialProvincial Newsletter: Home & Country ROSE Garden
Service CategoriesCommunity Involvement Programs ~ Rural Residents ; Family Life Education ; General Health Education Programs ~ Rural Residents ; Student Financial Aid ~ Rural Residents ; Women's Advocacy Groups