Voice Your Concerns! Take Action!

One of the objectives at all levels of FWIO is in the conduct of its affairs. In every phase of its work the Women's Institute shall be non-partisan, non-sectarian and non-racial.  All Women's Institutes shall be operated for the equal good of all citizens in a democratic manner to ensure that proper opportunity is provided for the expression of opinions and that the rights of a minority are respected. (FWIO Handbook, pg 18, #4a).


Women's Institute Members have been instrumental in establishing new laws and amending existing ones.  Our Members voice their concerns and initiate resolutions at the community, provincial, national and international levels.

Historically, FWIO has played a pivotal role in influencing many changes to provincial laws and practices, including:

  • Mandatory stopping for school buses with flashing lights
  • Installation of railway crossing signs
  • Painting of white lines on provincial highways
  • Implementation of easy-to-understand labels on food products
  • Enforcement of the proper use of slow moving vehicle signs
  • Clear markings on poison containers
  • Many other initiatives!

The Advocacy Committee, comprised of WI Members, actively review and research various resolutions before submission to the Provincial Board for final approval. Once approved, a resolution is submitted to the appropriate party or level of government.


Are you interested in voicing your concerns and creating safe and secure communities?

Then, Be active! Be involved! Be a Member!

Call 905-662-2691 or email fwio@fwio.on.ca