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Zonta Club of Ottawa, Ontario:
Empowering women since 1929

The Zonta Club of Ottawa, Ontario is a member of  Zonta Area 04 and District 02.

Our Mission & Vision


Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.


Zonta International envisions a world in which women’s rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential.

In such a world, women have access to all resources and are represented in decision making positions on an equal basis with men.

In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence.

Below you can find links and short descriptions of the different pages of our website:

Board and Committees

Includes the club’s organizational chart, designed to engage members at various stages of organizing and management of club activities.


We celebrated our 85th Anniversary in May, 2014.  Today we can look back with pride on the remarkable contributions the club has made to the Ottawa community as well as to Zonta International over its eighty-five years.  Rather than provide hundreds of dates and events, we will highlight the present and the past in that order.

Club members at the 90th anniversary tea at Fairmont Chateau Laurier, the site of the first club meeting in 1929.

Club Activity

Includes information on the various awards that our club offers, as well as how to apply. Plus, what else have we been involved in? From 16 Days of Activism to ManUp!, read more here. →

Club members made orange scarves in preparation for events of the 16 Days of Activism campaign in 2018.

In The Press

Includes information about the Zontacler, the club’s newsletter, compiled and edited by Valerie Hume, as well as Through the Chateau Door, the history of Zonta from 1929-1979 by Valerie Knowles. Also, see news coverage we have had in the past. Click here

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