The Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women is a non-sectarian, non-profit, and non-partisan organization that works to improve the economic, political, social and employment conditions of working women in Canada. We provide a training ground for developing leadership skills in a safe and supportive environment, enabling members to build networks and create lasting friendships.
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 thereby encouraging participation at any and all such events.
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 fight against human trafficking and a voice for the Indigenous people. Organizations such as the United Nations and other foreign governments from all over the world have acknowledged and applauded the our efforts to improve conditions for all women. Our mission, vision, values and principles guide us to our ultimate goal:
The Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW Canada) develops the professional and leadership potential of women in Canada through education, awareness, advocacy and mentoring within a supportive network.
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.
Our Values and Operating Principles
Honoring and celebrating diversity
Equity of opportunity and security for all women
Recognizing the accomplishments and aspirations of women
The improvement of economic, political, social and employment conditions for women in Canada. Bottom line, we work to educate and empower women in Canada.
"Let us build together and see what we can make."
Lena Madesin Phillips, founder and first President of BPW International, 1930
You Are Worth It! Workbook - A joint initiative of BPW ONtario and The Pay Equity Commission
Click here to download the Workshop. (English)
Click here to download the Workshop. (French)
Brochure, logo, media coverage, resolution and other resources to raise awareness on the issue of Equal Pay
BPW Canada - Equal Pay Day - Click here!!!