Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario

Provincial Office, Guelph

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Record #: GCL1169 Last Modified: 04 Feb 2014 Last Full Update: 04 Feb 2014
Contact Information
Alternate NameFederated Women's Institutes of Ontario ; FWIO ; ROSE Program ; Tweedsmuir History Books
Office Phone519-836-3078
Primary ContactVicki Myslik, Receptionist; Email: fwio@fwio.on.ca
Alternate ContactAndrea Morrison, ROSE Program Manager/Newsletter Editor; Email: andream@fwio.on.ca
Primary ExecutiveLynn Ruigrok, Executive Director; Email: lynnr@fwio.on.ca
Site LocationGuelph-North
Located In CommunityGuelph
Address & Map
7382 Wellington Rd 30, RR 5
Guelph, ON N1H 6J2
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IntersectionWellington Rd 30 (Marden Rd), left off Hwy 6 N
AccessibilityPartially Accessible ; Entrance - Accessible
Description & Services
DescriptionProvincial headquarters for the Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario. 
* over 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: Wed, Thu 9am - 4pm 
Switchboard Hours: Mon-Thu 9am - 4pm
Areas ServedOntario
FeesMembership ; Call for information
Other Details
Service Level(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
SubjectsAdvocacy ; Education ; Funding ; Health ; International affairs ; Life skills training ; Lobby groups ; Women