Canadian Federation of Business & Professional Women's Club

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Canadian Federation of Business & Professional Women's Club

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1930 to present


BPW Canada was founded in 1930, at the same time as the International Federation. The International Federation, which has Consultative 1 Status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council, now includes clubs in more than 95 countries around the world. Membership in a local club includes membership in the provincial, national and international Federations.


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The Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW Canada) develops the professional, business and leadership potential of women in Canada through education, awareness, advocacy and mentoring within a supportive network. Their Vision is to achieve a just and equal status of women at all levels and areas of society where decisions are taken in true partnership with men, based on mutual respect, for a more balanced and peaceful world. Their goal is to improve the economic, political, social and employment conditions for women in Canada.

They follow the below listed Values and operating Principles:

  • Equal Opportunity and Participation
  • Respect For Diversity
  • Peace and Security for All
  • Celebrate Achievements

BPW Canada has been recognized for its many projects over the years, from the Women's Empowerment Principles to Equal Pay awareness campaigns and submission of Resolutions including the need to declare Equal Pay Day Nationally, the fight against human trafficking and being a voice for the Indigenous people.

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