10th Annual Celebrating Women Gala

Join us on July 5th to celebrate Manitoba’s unsung women. Provincial Council of Women of Manitoba will be holding our 10th Annual Celebrating Women Gala, in which we will be recognizing women and organization for their contributions to the community. The funds raised by this gala go towards continuing PCWM’s 60 plus years of advocacy and to engage our almost 50 member organizations across Manitoba. This work includes creating alternative policy strategies to present to the provincial government, holding educational forums, and providing networking opportunities for Manitoba’s women’s organizations.

When: July 5th, 2016 @ 7:00pm
Where: Viscount Gort – 1670 Portage Avenue
Ticket: $40.00 each or $280.00 for a table of 8
Available by contacting:
Shirley Walker (204) 775-0743 or sleepyhollow52@gmail.com

This Election Matters to Women – Federal Election Forum

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Federal Election Forum – Co-hosted by Council of Women of Winnipeg and Provincial Council of Women of Manitoba

Date: October 8th, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm *Doors Open at 6:30pm
Location: Room 1L11 Lockhart Hall, University of Winnipeg
Cost: Free

Join the Provincial Council of Women of Manitoba and the Council of Women of Winnipeg for the Federal Election Forum, This Election Matters to Women, on Thursday, October 8th. Come prepared to have your thoughts heard by federal election candidates, community members, and community leaders.

Featuring community experts tackling topics that matter to Canadian women and allies:

  • Murdered & Missing Women – Diana Redsky
  • Immigration and Refugee Policy – Ariana Yaftali
  • Women in Leadership – Jen Zoratti
  • Gender Wage Gap – TBA

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National Council of Women of Canada AGM

Date: May 26th, 2015
What: National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC) AGM attended by Council of Women of Winnipeg (CWW) and Provincial Council of Women of Manitoba (PCWM)
Where: Montreal, QC WHEN: May 21–24th, 2015
Who: CWW delegates – Kelly-Ann Stevenson, Randi Gage, and Gisele Saurette-Roch, PCWM delegates – Alberta Johnson, Alexandra Shkandrij, and Muriel Smith

For more information please contact: Kelly-Ann Stevenson, Media Contact President – Council of Women of Winnipeg Vice President – National Council of Women of Canada 204-825 Sherbrook Ave Wpg MB R3A 1M5 (204) 997-9632


Winnipeg, MB – Council of Women of Winnipeg (CWW) along with Provincial Council of Women of Manitoba (PCWM) recently returned from the National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC) AGM held in Montreal, Quebec May 21 – 24, 2015. This AGM provides a forum for members to bring resolutions forward to the national stage and participate in a national discussion about issues facing Canadian women.

The strength of the National Council of Women of Canada’s work comes from a broadly based network of organizations affiliated with its local and provincial councils, and affiliates of the NCWC. It is their representatives who research and debate proposals for change and develop the resolutions, which the NCWC presents to government. When these resolutions are approved at the national level, they represent the consensus of many thousands of women.

There was great Manitoba representation at the AGM from the Manitoba delegation – CWW delegates – Kelly-Ann Stevenson, Randi Gage, and Gisele Saurette- Roch, PCWM delegates – Alberta Johnson, Alexandra Shkandrij, and Muriel Smith.

A number of policies originating from the Council of Women of Winnipeg were adopted at NCWC AGM:

  • 1. MAXIMIZE REMOVAL OF CHEMICALS & PHARMACEUTICALS FROM WASTEWATER BEFORE RELEASING WASTEWATER INTO THE ENVIRONMENT
  • 2. THE REGULATION OF ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES
  • 3. UPDATE Policy – MISSING AND MURDERED ABORIGINAL WOMEN

Other policies that were approved:

  • 1. MEAT AND CLIMATE CHANGE by St. Catharines & District Council of Women
  • 2. MEDICALLY ASSISTED DEATH by St. Catharines & District Council of Women
  • 3. REGULATION OF TOXINS AND BANNING OF ANTIBACTERIALS IN PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS by St. Catharines & District Council of Women
  • 4. REDUCTION IN SUGAR CONTENT IN PROCESSED FOOD, FRUIT DRINKS AND SODA POP Toronto and Area Council of Women
  • 5. UPDATE Policy ASBESTOS EXPOSURE A HEALTH HAZARD by Gracia Janes, VP Environment

BACKGROUND

The National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC) was founded on October 27, 1893, by Lady Aberdeen, Ishbel Maria Hamilton-Gordon, Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair, GBE, wife of the Governor-General of Canada. Throughout its history, the Council has been concerned with the welfare and improvement of the conditions of life for women, the family, and the community since its founding. The Council is a vibrant, pro-active, credible organization of women reflecting the diversity of society, encouraging informed political decision-making and public attitudes for the well-being of society, through research, education, consultation and cooperation. NCWC was designated by the Government of Canada as being of historical significance for its role in Canadian women’s history. Today, NCWC is comprised of Local Councils of Women and Study Groups in 12 Canadian cities, Provincial Councils of Women in 6 Canadian provinces, Study Groups in one Canadian province and 10 affiliated National Organizations. http://www.ncwcanada.com/

Council of Winnipeg Women

The Council is a nonpartisan, non-sectarian network of organizations and individuals of diverse interests networking to pursue work of common interest where the stability of the family and the welfare of the community are concerned. http://councilofwomen-winnipeg.webs.com

Provincial Council of Women of Manitoba

PCWM strives to empower women to improve the quality of life for themselves, their families and society. It is a volunteer organization consisting of a federation of organizations and individual members whose purpose is to improve social conditions by influencing political decision-making and public attitudes. This common purpose draws support from people from all political parties, and members from a variety of social, economic, religious and ethnic backgrounds. http://pcwmanitoba.ca/