Why Join BPW?
Membership in BPW offers a plethora of opportunities and benefits to working women. Our advocacy work gives women a chance to be involved in the key issues that affect women in Canada and around the world. Clubs provide a “training ground” for developing leadership skills in a safe and supportive environment, allowing members to build networks and create lasting friendships. Members participate in a range of activities that lead to personal and professional development and career advancement.
A member of a local club is automatically a member of the district, provincial, national and international organizations. She is entitled to attend all events, including national and international conferences. She is also entitled to be a part of BPW Canada's delegation to the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York each March.
In addition, we have some specific programs that are available to BPW members, such as:
Flexible, comprehensive and affordable insurance coverage through Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada. Each member can custom-design a plan that meets her needs and those of her family. Self-employed and business-owning members can write off the premium as a business expense, and individual members may be able to deduct the premiums from their taxes as a medical expense.
Click here for the range of products offered to BPW members.
Leadership for the 21st Century
BPW Canada offers an interactive leadership workshop that includes discussion and development of strategies, and an action plan to promote leadership based on feminine principles. It is offered regularly to clubs, upon request, and we hope to offer “train-the-trainer” sessions in the near future.
Click here for more information regarding the workshop, including its learning objectives.
Women's W.O.R.K. (Women Offering Resources & Knowledge)
BPW Clubs can access funds from this non-profit organization to organize educational activities and programs in leadership, life skills and professional development of women in Canada.
"This is a charitable organization with the objective of providing funding to support seminars sponsored through BPW clubs across Canada. These seminars must be specifically centred on helping women increase their knowledge in areas that will help them to become successful in business and politics, and to provide information on issues specific to women. Donors will receive a tax receipt when they make a contribution to W.O.R.K" -message from W.O.R.K.
Career Skills Achievement Program
BPW Canada has developed a great series of training modules for its members. They are “self-directed” in that participants learn by working through the material together. The modules are made available to members only via our website.
Click here to read the list of topics.