Member of the National Council of Women of Canada since 1893
Membre du conseil national des femmes du Canada depuis 1893


September 14, 2016
Doctor Dolly Dastor

Listen to our very own Dr. Dolly Dastoor - MCW Board member - being interviewed by All in a Weekend's host Sonali Kornick on the topic of Aging and Memory.

Dr. Dolly Dastor explains what dementia is, how to help family members who may be dealing with the disease and how to delay the onset of dementia.


To hear the interview, click on the following link:

March 7, 2016

Montreal wants more streets and parks named after prominent women who contributed to the city's history.

The City of Montreal is pushing to make its streets and landmarks a more equal place for women. Women’s names only make up 6% of the 6 000 place names in Montreal where men’s names represent more than 50 %. The administration is asking the citizens’ help to come up with a list of prominent women who deserve a road or a park named in their honour.

To do so, the City has created a web page Toponym' Elles where people can nominate candidates. The goal is to have 375 names by the city's 375th anniversary in 2017.

Click here to submit your suggestions (in French only).

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October 8, 2016

Elizabeth Johnston, author, professor and autobiography coach, will lead a workshop entitled "Write about your life in three easy steps".

Elizabeth Johnston

Come join us for a light supper and participate in what promises to be a very enjoyable creative endeavour!

*NEW TIME - 6 p.m.* 
The meeting will be held in the evening with supper starting at 18:00 h followed by the workshop.

For more information, click here

September 8, 2016
Penny Rankin

Penny Rankin, Co-Chair of  Refugee Support Program at the St. Matthias’ and St. Mark’s Anglican Churches spoke about “Sorrows, Stories, Statistic and Strategies: A Crisis Unfolding" and the refugee crisis around the world.

For more information, click here

The Montreal Council of Women, 120 years and counting ...
A retrospective
2015 MCW Book cover

The MCW launched their 120th anniversary book on December 4, 2015 on the occasion of the 2015 Women of the Year awards luncheon. The book is a a history of the various groups, organisations and individuals who are part of the Montreal Council of Women.

Copies can be obtained at a cost of $20.00 each by contacting B. Destounis (, S. Gyles ( or

Order your copy today and don't miss out on having a record of the history and contributions of the women of Montreal!