Members of Zonta Club of Ottawa, attended the Zonta District 2 Fall Seminar in Oswego, NY on the weekend of October 20th.  What a surprise and as we proudly received from Past International Governor (PIG) Marjorie Lavin the…Zonta District 2 Governors  ‘ZI HONOR AWARD’  Team event  – 2018 Fall Seminar

Zonta International District 2 Honor Award: 

This award was initiated and developed by Past Governor, Margaret Mitchell, 2008-2010, to be presented to a club for an event that displays a sense of teamwork in working together to promote Zonta’s Mission. Sample projects could be an Amelia Earhart event, a fundraiser, chartering of a Z club, a Service project, opening a new club or hosting a seminar, workshop or conference.


Our club was recognized for the following…

#1.  New Cornerstone Shelter for Homeless Women Fundraiser:

We raised $6500 to sponsor a room at the new shelter, for a homeless woman.  Also that we are continuing to raise money and the hands on work we will continue to do once the women move in.

#2.  ManUP Project:  (group of male students from LDHSS)

Fundraising for a program that we believe in and that we have financially sponsored since 2015.  Male high school students teaching other male students to respect girls/women, no harassing, no bulling, no violence etc…

I’m so very proud of everyone, with all that has happened since 2016 we still did amazing service and advocacy in our Ottawa community and to be recognized for this TEAMWORK is an incredible feeling!

Sincerely,   Cindy ONeil, President

Mark you Calendar: October 24th, 2018

Remax Building, 610 Bronson.  6:00 reception, 7:00 dinner (Please respond to the online Evite when  you receive it]

September meetings are reserved for planning! This month we will not only discuss our particpation in the upcoming 16 Days of Activism, but we plan our event to allow the Zonta Club of Ottawa to hold the Centennial Torch. We will be receiving the District 2 Centennial Torch which will overlap with the 16-Days of Activism.

The theme this year is: End gender-based violence in the world of work. This being said, the Campaign promotes ALL activities that raise awareness about gender-based violence.

Pot Luck, Speaker & ZCO Meeting

  • Host:
    Sophia for Zonta Club of Ottawa
  • 613-837-3082
  • When:
    Wednesday, October 24 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM


Important Happening

Male Students Host Man Up Inspire Conference on Ending Violence Against Women

Public Record – April 26, 2018 Video

(This is the program supported by the Zonta Club of Ottawa for several years.) Students from the Man Up group at Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School in Ottawa host their fourth annual Man Up Inspire Conference at city hall to address men’s roles in reducing violence against women. Guest speakers at this event include sports radio host Ian Mendes, retired CFL player Moton Hopkins and Glen Canning, who shares the tragic story of his daughter Rehtaeh Parsons. Over 200 young men from other Ottawa-area schools come to hear the message and continue the conversation.

The Man Up group at Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School was started in 2014 by a group of male students who wanted to change the way women are treated by men in our society. The group holds meetings throughout the year to discuss violence against women, situations that can arise in their daily lives, and how they can effect change in their community. (April 26, 2018)

[Be sure to click on the link for Public Record CPAC

Program supported by the Zonta Club of Ottawa for several years. We are proud of participation and look forward to assisting in the future.


Rogers TV, Daytime Show, February 5, 2018

Krystal Valencia & Dr. Kirsten North representing the Zonta Club of Ottawa appeared on Rogers TV, Daytime Show with host, Dylan Black talk about the work the club does. Monday, February 5, 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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