The Annual Awards Reception will be held on Wednesday, May 24th. 7:00 p.m. in the Jean Pigott Room, Ottawa City Hall. More information to come – but save the date and be sure to invite family and friends. There will be lots of Ice Cream!
March 22, 2017 Meeting
ManUP: A group of young men at Ottawa’s Longfields-Davidson Heights High School launched a campaign to fight violence against women. About a dozen grade 12 students, all of them male, were inspired after hearing a speech by Glen Canning at Ottawa City Hall. Canning is the father of Rehtaeh Parsons. The Nova Scotia teen took her own life after she was allegedly sexually assaulted and bullied about it online.
The students started a campaign called “ManUP” and invited Canning to speak at their school. Now two years later they have spread the word to more schools. The students meet in a classroom at lunch hour and discuss the roles they play in relationships and they help their peers to learn that women are equal and that these boys and their friends should not tolerate violence by encouraging bystanders to speak out.
At the March 22 meeting the Zonta Club of Ottawa gave a grant of $2,000 to support the ManUP – INSPIRE Conference to be held on May 8th with more than 200 attendees.
NOTE: Our Zonta Awards deadlines are drawing near. Be sure to check our Zonta Awards Pages. Here is the poster for our Zonta New Immigrant award.
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NOTE New Deadline, April 30.
Members of Zonta are executives or professionals in a recognized business, institution, or profession who are willing to support the objectives of Zonta.
Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. Today there are more than 30,000 members belonging to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 63 countries and geographic areas, The Ottawa Club was founded in 1929.
Among the first Canadian Zontians: Agnes Macphail, first woman to be elected to Parliament; Senator Cairine Wilson, first woman senator; and Senator Muriel McQueen Fergusson, first female Speaker of the Senate.
The Club meets once a month for a dinner meeting, usually on the fourth Wednesday of the month. All members are expected to join committees and participate in meetings, activities and events.