Important Happenings

16 Days of Activism

From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world.

Krystal Valencia attended the District 2 Fall Conference. She was asked and accepted to lead the group in singing “Oh Canada” as part of the opening ceremony. Pictured with Krystal is Marjorie Lavin, District 2 Governor.

The Zonta Club of Ottawa, Ontario, will be participating throughout the 16 days.  Check here for our planned activities.

November Meeting

Please plan to attend our planning and working Meeting, November 22th.  Rather than a dinner meeting, we will have Desserts.  Starts at 7:00 p.m., Remax Education Room, 610 Bronson.  Discussion and finalize the 16 Days of Activism – and make Zonta scarves to wear thoughout the 16 Days.

Representatives from the Ottawa Rape Crisis Center presented their program to the Club on October 26th.

Holiday Dinner & Auction for family and friends: 

November 29th, 5:30 p.m. International Restaurant, Algonquin College. (Please let Val Hume know about the Auction Items you will be donating for the event). In case the Restaurant is closed because of the labour strike,  we have reserved the Receptoin Room at 136 Darlington Pvt. Ottawa, ON.  An EVITE will be sent confirming the change.  If we do meet on Dralington, we will change the format to be a PopLuck… so get out your aprons please!

Zonta Club of Ottawa, Ontario’s Youth Awards:

NOTE:  The Young Women in Public Affairs Award and the Jean M. Coon Award Applications are now online.  Applications are due February 14, 2018.



Members of Zonta are executives or professionals in a recognized business, institution, or profession who are willing to support the objectives of Zonta.

The Zonta Club of Ottawa, Ontario, is a member of Zonta International, a leading global service and advocacy organization with more than 30,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1919 and named for a Native American Sioux word that means “honest and trustworthy,” Zonta is made up of executives and professionals who work together to empower and assist women locally and internationally. The Zonta Club of Ottawa was chartered in 1929.

While Zonta is active in 66 countries, our clubs are not divided by country. Rather, our members work in geographic regions that transcend national and provincial borders. For example, Zonta Ottawa ON is part of a District that includes clubs in Montreal and many parts of New York State. This global structure enhances the truly international nature and scope of our mission and mandate.

(Note:  There are two Zonta Clubs of Ottawa – ours in Ontario, Canada, and the Zonta Club of Ottawa, Illinois is in the United States)

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Lynda Pearson, L, receiving well-earned recognition for serving Zonta for 50 years. The club's Zonta Award was presented by Marjorie Lavin, Disctict 2 Governor.
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Past and Present Zonta Club of Ottawa, Ontario's Programs...

Krystal and the Governor

Zonta International

Be sure to see the UN and Zonta page under Zonta International.  Important information is updated often.


The Zontacler deadline is the 7th of the month