News & Articles

Gardening with Native Plants | fwio.on.ca

Gardening with Native Plants

May 7, 2021 |

Have you ever tried gardening with native plants? Did you know that in addition to beautifying your garden, native plants can help improve the environment, support biodiversity, and attract birds…

Read More
How to Create a Pollinator-Friendly Garden | fwio.on.ca

How to Create a Pollinator-Friendly Garden

May 4, 2021 |

Spring is here, and many of us are finally starting to plan out our gardens! If you’re looking to switch things up this year, you could try planting a pollinator…

Read More

“Green” Your Spring Cleaning Routine

April 9, 2021 |

Spring is in the air and you know what that means…spring cleaning! But have you ever wondered how to make your cleaning routine more environmentally friendly? Read on to find…

Read More
Self-Care: Looking After Your Mind, Body & Soul | FWIO

Self-Care: Looking After Your Mind, Body & Soul

March 9, 2021 |

Self-care is about so much more than just the occasional treat. It’s about taking good care of yourself – your mind, body, and soul.

Read More
A Brief History of Afternoon Tea | FWIO

A Brief History of Afternoon Tea

March 2, 2021 |

A brief history of afternoon tea including low tea, high tea, fashion and two of our favourite tea-worthy recipes.

Read More
Hygge and the Art of Coziness | FWIO

Hygge and the Art of Coziness

February 25, 2021 |

Hygge is about focusing on small things that really matter, enjoying time spent with friends and family, and appreciating the good things.

Read More
Robert Fortune and the British Tea Heist | FWIO

Robert Fortune and the British Tea Heist

February 23, 2021 |

In 1848, Robert Fortune was commissioned to discover China’s tea production secrets and smuggle plants out of China.

Read More
Image from the 25th Anniversary of the Women's Institute | FWIO

Women’s Institute Celebrates 124 Years

February 19, 2021 |

A global movement was sparked 124 years ago when Adelaide Hunter Hoodless stood before 100 women in a rural Ontario hall.

Read More
How Tea Captured the World | FWIO

How Tea Captured the World

February 16, 2021 |

A history of tea from its beginnings in China in the 16th century to our favourite tea blends and varieties today.

Read More
The Origins of Tea | FWIO

The Origins of Tea

February 9, 2021 |

From China over 2000 years ago, tea eventually spread to the rest of the world and became the popular beverage that is it today.

Read More
Looseleaf tea and tea bags |What is tea? | FWIO

What is Tea?

February 2, 2021 |

Many of us drink tea daily, but don’t know much about it. There are many different kinds, but did you know they all come from the same plant?

Read More
Home & Country ROSE Garden: Spring/Summer 2020 Issue | FWIO

Home & Country ROSE Garden: Spring/Summer 2020 Issue

June 27, 2020 |

The 2020 Spring-Summer edition of the FWIO Newsletter includes office updates, museum happenings, a spotlight on advocacy and more!

Read More
A Day in My Life During the COVID-19 Pandemic | Michelle Rich, Tec-We-Gwill WI

A Day in My Life During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 29, 2020 |

Michelle Rich of the Tec-We-Gwill WI found she has come to almost enjoy the pandemic with routines that make it all more bearable.

Read More
2017-2020 Digitizing Project Update | FWIO

2017-2020 Digitizing Project Update

April 2, 2020 |

The FWIO has completed our three-year project through the Documentary Heritage Communities Program of Library and Archives Canada.

Read More
2020 FWIO Provincial Conference Cancelled

Update: 2020 FWIO Provincial Conference Cancelled

March 24, 2020 |

It is with disappointment that we announce the June 2020 FWIO Provincial Conference has been cancelled.  This was not an easy decision for the committee but, in light of the…

Read More

FWIO Update: COVID-19

March 20, 2020 |

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic and out of concern for our Members, staff and volunteers, FWIO would like to share the following with you:  The Erland Lee (Museum) Home…

Read More

Save on FWIO Books!

January 22, 2019 |

Take advantage of great prices on books published by the Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario. Order online or contact the Provincial Office at 905-662-2691 or fwio@fwio.on.ca. 

Read More

Home & Country ROSE Garden: Fall 2018 Issue

November 28, 2018 |

Click here to check out the latest issue of FWIO’s provincial newsletter, the Home & Country ROSE Garden. INSIDE: Lyme Disease Donation Annual General Meeting Digitizing Update Erland Lee Award…

Read More

Erland Lee Museum Featured in Maclean’s Magazine

November 26, 2018 |

The Erland Lee Museum was honoured to be featured in the Remembrance issue of Maclean’s Magazine.  Alyssa Gomori, Museum Curator, gave an interview where she shared information on Gordon D’Arcy…

Read More

Gail Irvine Named 2018 Woman of Excellence in Agriculture Award Winner

October 19, 2018 |

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in partnership with the Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario has announced the winner of its Woman of Excellence in Agriculture Award for 2018. Retired sheep…

Read More

Don't Miss a Single Post!

Subscribe to our newsletter to have these articles delivered right to your inbox.