Emily Murphy, First President, FWIC

When I find a well written article of interest, I feel I should use it, with credit to the writer. The following article on Emily Murphy is one of them.  Ruth Fenner Emily Ferguson was born into a well-to-do family in Cookstown, Ontario in 1868. Both of her grandfathers were active politically, one having foundedContinue Reading

Looking Ahead, and Back

This month, April 2019, the Associated Country Women of the World will meet in Melbourne, Australia and a number of changes will occur. At the end of the Conference, we will have a new World President, and a new Area President for Canada. But while these changes are coming, many things will remain the same:Continue Reading

Network News – April/May 2019

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Women’s Institutes

If the Women’s Institutes of Canada have done nothing else to justify their existence than compiling the Tweedsmuir Histories, they have earned a place of honour, in this country. To mind, the real history of the rural areas of Canada is noted down in these works. History, as written by the professional historians, can beContinue Reading

The Legacy of Adelaide Hunter Hoodless

The Legacy of Adelaide Hunter Hoodless

Adelaide Hunter Hoodless   – born 27 February 1857   – died 26 February 1910 The above dates are merely bookends to a short life, 53 years less a day, but one filled with service to family, community and nation. What an enormous amount of dedication and service she provided in her short life span – whatContinue Reading

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