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The Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario (FWIO) provides Members with a stronger voice by working together as a united group. We focus on personal growth opportunities, advocacy and health and community wellness projects.

Our Stories

We are experts at compiling our local histories. Our Tweedsmuir Community History Books provide documentation at all levels of the Women’s Institute’s structure – Branch, District, Area and Province.

Erland Lee Museum

The FWIO Provincial Office is based in the home of our co-founder, Erland Lee. The Erland Lee (Museum) Home preserves our birthplace, honours those who have come before us, and is a National Historic Site of Canada.

Education & Advocacy

We provide education and advocate social justice issues on behalf of women, children, families and our communities. Learn how you as a WI Member can voice your concerns to bring about positive change.

Women Worldwide

We are part of something bigger. Beyond our province and country. We are part of an international non-governmental organization along with 9 million women in more than 80 countries around the world.

Upcoming Events

Throughout the year we gather to learn, share, connect, and create. Whether we're fund raising or raising awareness, we would love to see you at our next gathering.