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The world needs solidarity. Your photo counts.

In October, the United Nations will celebrate it's 75th anniversary. More than ever, your voice matters.

Add your photo to one of the UN75 photo filters and share with your friends on your social media platforms using the hashtag #UN75 and #canadabpw.

The Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women stands strong against racism and sexism. We will continue to speak out for a just society and unite with all Canadians that share these ideals.

BPW Canada is committed to doing the work to be an ally and to amplify voices of those who need to be heard.

BPW Canada’s 47th Biennial National Convention
A Virtual Convention

BPW develops the business, professional and leadership potential of women on all levels through advocacy, education, mentoring, networking, skill-building, and economic empowerment programs and projects across Canada and around the world.

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Who We Are

BPW Canada

The Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW Canada) is a non-sectarian, non-profit, and non-partisan organization that works to improve the economic, political, social and employment conditions of working women.

BPW Canada is a Founding Federation of the International Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW International). BPW International has Consultative Status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

BPW Membership

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Clubs provide a “training ground” for developing leadership skills in a safe and supportive environment, allowing members to build networks and create lasting and supportive friendships at all levels of BPW. 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 BPW events.


BPW Canada

BPW Canada is recognized for its many projects, from the Women's Empowerment Principles to Equal Pay awareness campaigns and annual submissions of Briefs to the Government including the need to declare a National Equal Pay Day, the fight against human trafficking and being a voice for the Indigenous people.

Briefs result from Resolutions, developed mainly by local clubs, and passed at a National AGM/Convention that contain directives to urge the federal government and/or as appropriate specific ministries to take some sort of action.

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What is a Brief?

Resolutions passed at a Provincial Conference or National AGM/Convention often contain directives to urge the provincial or federal governments and/or as appropriate specific ministries to take some sort of action. These directives outlined in the approved resolution Therefore Be It Resolved statements are consolidated into a written brief for submission to the various government ministries, and leaders of the opposition parties. A copy of the brief is circulated to Club Presidents for use at the local and/or provincial levels, i.e. for issuing press releases, and/or arranging meetings with their community-based Member of Provincial Parliament representatives or Members of Federal Parliament (MP).
Opportunities to meet with the ministries affected by the resolutions enclosed in the brief are requested/granted. These meetings provide a further opportunity to strengthen our relationships with decision-makers and to reinforce how and why we feel our resolutions should be implemented. A report of these meetings and correspondence is communicated to the membership through emails, routine mailings, annual reports and the website.


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