Keynote Speaker (Middle) Senator Lillian Eva Dyck with National President Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla 

and International President Dr. Amany Asfour (Right).  Photo Credit: Newcomers in Ottawa.

Press Release with Senator



Keynote Speaker Chief Commissioner Marie Claude Landry of the Canadian Human Rights Commission (Middle) with Minister Counsellor of the Royal Norweigan Embassy Else Kveinen and International President Dr. Amany Asfour (Far Left and Left) as well as His Worship Mayor Jim Watson and National President Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla (Far Right and Right).





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CSW 62 2018 NYC 





Friends and Fellows Dinner Final


Gala and Awards Citadel


Meetings and Sessions


Opening Ceremony


Recognition Congress


Reception Day 1



BPW Canada 2017 AGM in Moncton with a Trip to Charlottetown

Banquet 1

Trip to Charlottetown Final


BPW Canada Online Club Charter and Candlelighting Ceremony: AGM 2017

Candlelighting and Charter Ceremony


BPW Montreal's Formal Launch at St. James Theatre in May 2017 with Dignitaries in Attendance.

Read BPW Canada President Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla's Launch Speech Here.



National Flag of Canada Day 2017: BPW Calgary's 90th Anniversary during Canada's Sesquicentennial

BPW Calgary National Flag Day


New York City: March 10 & 11, 2017

LS 2017 BPW Canada


 Presentations at LS 2017

 NGO CSW Reception 2017


BPW Canada Clubs Across Canada Showcase Their Spirit Of Generosity 

Merry Christmas 2016 From BPW Canada


BPW Canada's 45th Biennial Convention: Calgary, Alberta

2016 Convention Photos 

Board Installation with International Executive in Attendance

Board Installation 

Left to Right: Regional Coordinator Bessie Hironimus, Treasurer Lila Smith, Secretary Amanda McLaren, First Vice President Linda Davis, Vice President for Resolutions Karin Gorgerat, International President Dr. Yasmin Darwich, National President Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla, Vice President for Membership Shannon McEwing, Immediate Past President Colleen Allan, and International First Vice-President Dr. Amany Asfour.

Click here for more information on the national board members and individual portfolios. 

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                                            45th Biennial Convention Delegates: August 12-14, 2016                                      

 BPW International Leadership Summit held before the CSW60 in NYC 

Leaders Summit

Top - Left to Right: 1st VP BPW Toronto Maide Yazar, Young BPW Chair Saskatoon Niki Smith, BPW International President Dr. Yasmin Darwich, BPW Canada President Colleen Allan, 1st VP BPW Canada Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla, and BPW North Toronto Member Ms. Yazar (Standing)


                    Former VP Taiwan with BPW Canada delegates                 Phumzile UN Women               Justice Minister CSW60

(Left): Former Vice President of Taiwan and President of BPW Taiwan Dr. Anette Lu (3rd from the Left). (Middle): Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women.  (Right): Hon. Judy Wilson-Raybould, Justice Minister of Canada - with Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla, Incoming President.
BPW North American and Caribbean Regional Congress

The Congress Report is available in the Member Menu under Club Mailings.

BPW Canada was recognized for its work on Advocacy by the International Federation which has Consultative 1 Status at the United Nations.

                                Advocacy RecognitionGrand Cayman Formal 

Left to Right: Treasurer Karin Gorgerat, Past President (BPW Toronto, 1982) Dr. Dormer Ellis, First VP Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla, Past International VP Membership Jill Worobec, President Colleen Allan, VP Resolutions Linda Davis, Past President Doris Hall.

Bottom: BPW Canada's President Colleen Allan (left) delivered the President's Report at the North American and Caribbean Regional Congress hosted by BPW Grand Cayman on November 7, 2015.  BPW Canada's Past President Doris Hall (right) presented on the Canadian Coalition to Empower Women at the Regional Congress hosted by BPW Grand Cayman.  Pledge your support here!!

Colleen Allan Grand Cayman                 Doris Hall Grand Cayman

BPW Canada's First Vice President, Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla shares BPW Calgary's Equal Pay Day Journey at the Women's Leadership Symposium hosted by BPW Saskatoon in Saskatchewan. 

Leadership Symposium BPW Saskatoon


Annual General Meeting 2015 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. 



CMHR Tour and Workshop 2


AGM 2015 Luncheon 4



AGM 2015 Banquet 4


 BPW Canada President Colleen Allan and First Vice-President Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla attended the BPW International Leadership Summit and 85th Anniversary Gala in New York City during the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations Headquarters.  Past Presidents Jill Worobec and Sue Calhoun were also in attendance along with Maide Yazar, First Vice-President of BPW Ontario. 


UN IWD March During CSW59 2015


BPWI Summit and Gala 2015



BPW Winnipeg Hosts a Mayoral Forum

BPW Winnipeg hosted an All Candidate Mayoral Forum on Tuesday October 14, 2014 at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg Manitoba. All candidates were in attendance and asked to speak on three questions:

  1. Given that women have been under represented at council in the past, as Mayor what will you do to ensure the inclusion of women's voices in the decision making processes at city council and ultimately the future of our city.
  2. Given that women are the backbone of small and home business in Winnipeg - as Mayor, what will you do to support and provide incentives for women in small business.
  3. Given that poverty, lack of access to education, employment, job training and safe housing make women vulnerable to experiencing violence - and given that all citizens have a right to live in dignity and safety and have a living wage, as Mayor what is your Strategy to engage all levels of government in addressing these issues in the city of Winnipeg.


New BPW Mayoral Winnipeg

From L to R: Linda Pleskach, BPW Winnipeg President, Karen Burwash, BPW Manitoba President, Paula Havixbeck, Mayoral Candidate, Judy Wasylycia, Mayoral Candidate and Colleen Allan, BPW Canada President.


BPW Mayoral Winnipeg Forum pic 1


Back L to R: Karen Burwash, Linda Pleskach, Andrea Slobodian, Moderator and Colleen Allan. Front L to R: (Mayoral Candidates) Roberts-Falcon Ouellette, David Sanders, Brian Bowman, Paula Havixbeck, Michel Fillion, Judy Wasylycia.  

Congratulations to the successful candidate, Brian Bowman.


BPW Ottawa's 2nd Annual Tea on the Hill

Despite the cold and rainy weather on, September 13, 2014, BPW Ottawa hosted a very successful South Eastern district meeting and their "2nd Annual Tea on the Hill". With David's Tea and snacks provided, attendees from the embassies of Japan, Italy (and others) as well as our own BPWC Vice-President, Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla enjoyed the company and enthusiasm of other passionate and professional women in the city.

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BPW Ottawa members pause with their tea for a photo opportunity (top row - Wennin Chiu, Laura Munn-Rivard, Isabel Cruz, Crystal Sissons, Linda Daughtery, Victoria Pulman. bottom row - Chantale Neapole, Amanda McLaren, Audrey Tetrault)     


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BPW Ottawa President, Amanda McLaren, Dr. Roseann O'Reilly Runte, President & Vice-Chancellor of Carleton University, BPWC VP Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla, Clare Beckton, Executive Director of the Carleton University Centre for Women in Politics and Public Leadership, and BPW Ottawa VP, Chantal Neapole


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BPW Calgary celebrates its 85th Anniversary


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                                    Deputy Mayor Diane Colley-Urquhart


In May 2012, BPW Canada was pleased to welcome a new club, BPW Ottawa, located in our country's National Capital! It was an exciting day for all members! BPW Ottawa Charter

 BPW Canada Welcomes A New Club in Our Capital