BPW Canada 46th National Convention: August 10 - 12, 2018, Ottawa.

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Convention Information

BPW Canada is celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights during its 46th Biennial Convention in our nation's capital, Ottawa. Marking this anniversary, the Friday Opening Ceremony and Saturday Gala will include high profile speakers such as Senator Lillian Eva Dyck, Chief Commissioner Marie-Claude Landry, Elder in Residence Claudette Commanda, and Mayor Jim Watson.

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Registration: Early Bird Deadline - July 1, 2018.

Venue: Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa. Call the venue, 1.800.441.1414, before July 10th for a discounted room reservation rate of $249/night.

Opening Ceremony: Friday, August 10 at 6:30 pm, off-site at a Canadian Heritage Landmark.

Core Business Sessions: Saturday, August 11 (8 am to 5 pm) and Sunday August 12 (8 am to 12 Noon).

Saturday Evening Gala: Gala starts at 6:30 pm will be held at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier with BPW International Representatives, leaders from government, business and civil society.

Pre-Convention and Post-Convention Tours: Click here for details.

BPW Canada Members: Login to Members' Area for documents, including nomination forms.

BPW Canada Convention: 2016 

Videos of Messages from Madame Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, Governor General David Johnston and Dr. Frances Wright can be accessed HERE.


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                       Scroll Down For The BPW Canada Centennial Recognition Awards Recipients' List

Read Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's Message For the 45th Biennial Convention below and download or print Here.

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Presenting Sponsor:                                                                                 VIP Partner:
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A Tribute to 100 Women's Organizations to Mark 100 years of Women's Suffrage at BPW Canada's Centennial Gala & Awards Night on Saturday, August 13th 2016 

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 To print the above BPW Canada's Centennial Recognition Award Recipients' list, click Here.

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 Alberta Minister of Status of Women, Honourable Stephanie McLean addressing the attendees of BPW Canada's Centennial Gala on August 13th, 2016 to mark 100 years of Women's Suffrage while recognizing 100 Organizations working to advance women in Canada.


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 Emcee Linda Olsen, Global Calgary TV Reporter (far left)          MLA Robyn Luff (second from left) with national board.

 with Honourable Kent Hehr (MP for Calgary Centre) 


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 Honourable Brandy Payne, Associate Minister of Health at the Opening Ceremony and Friday evening reception (with baby in hand).

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 (L-R): Regional Coordinator for North America Bessie Hironimus, International President Dr. Yasmin Darwich, Incoming National  President Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla, International 1st Vice President Dr. Amany Asfour, and USA President Liz Benham.

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BPW Canada National Convention - July 25-27, 2014


BPW Saskatoon did an amazing job of hosting this year's National Convention. It was very successful, with 33 of our 37 clubs having been represented!

Many exciting conversations and experiences took place. It truly was a wonderful experience for all who were there.



Pictured Above from left to right: Karin Gorgerat - Treasurer, Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla - 1st Vice President, Linda Davis - Vice President & Resolutions Chair, Shannon McEwing - Vice President & Membership Chair, Cara Cote - Immediate Past President, Colleen Allan - President. Missing: Ogla Gil - Secretary & Katherine Regnier - Vice President, Young BPW

 Best Wishes from the Minister of Status of Women

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Here are some more pictures from the event in Saskatoon, 2014:

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LEFT: Doris Hall and Sheila Crook lead the plenary session on the Women's Empowerment Principles. Middle: Freda Miriklis, Immediate Past President of BPW International, presents some great new resource materials for members.

If you'd like to read BPWI's Immediate Past President, Freda Miriklis' Keynote Speech, click HERE! It was very inspirational.

RIGHT: BPWC's Past President, Doris Hall & Immediate Past President, Cara Cote recieve certificates from BPW International, honouring their hard work on the Women's Empowerment Principles from Freda Miriklis, Immediate Past President of BPW International and Bessie Hirominus, Regional Coordinator of North America.

What's it like to attend?

This is a question we're often asked and our Administrator has decided to share her experience with you, in attending her first ever this year, in hopes to answer. CLICK HERE to read her experience.

More pics....

The Boast and Toast - July 25, 2014 

LEFT: BPWC Admin, Rebecca Lantos, entertains the attendees with music.  RIGHT: BPWC Past President Doris Hall, Past Vice President Teresa Habs, Saskatoon President, Sue Woods and Immediate Past President Cara Cote.                                          

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