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

NEWS

August 23, 2017
Hannah Taylor

Hannah Taylor, who spoke to MCW at the September 2015 General Meeting, will receive the Muhammed Ali Humanitarian Award in Louisville, Kentucky for her work with Canada's homeless people. She is one of six recipients under 30 years of age from around the world being honoured with this award.

Hannah Taylor has been working to improve the lot of the homeless since she was first inspired at the tender age of 5 years. She started the Ladybug Foundation by the age of 8 years and has raised well over 4.2 million dollars for the homeless. Currently, the very inspiring 21-year-old Hannah is pursuing a political science degree at McGill University.

To read the complete article in the McGill Reporter click here


January 30, 2017
CHERYL BRAGANZA
Cheryl Braganza
February 25, 1945 - December 16, 2016

Cheryl Braganza, Montreal Council of Women "Woman of the Year" 2008 for Excellence in the Integration of Women Immigrants through the Arts and so much more... painter, writer, poet, pianist, and cancer survivor, passed away peacefully after a 12-year battle with multiple myeloma cancer.

Her painting of the Famous Five adorns the cover of the Montreal Council of Women 120 year Retrospective.

  • To read Cheryl's very inspiring story written by her son, click here.

  • For information about the creative memorial to be held on her birthday, February 25, to confirm your attendance or to make a donation to the Cheryl Braganza Memorial Fund, click here.

  • To visit Cheryl's website, see her paintings and read her inspiring words, click here.

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:
http://www.cbc.ca/allinaweekend/episodes/


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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EVENTS

Upcoming
February 1, 2018

Lynn Harris will speak about Family Peer Support

Recent
November 1, 2017

Kim Fraser of the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation spoke about child health, research and the challenges of fundraising. Children form 30% of the population but only 10% of the research funding is directed towards diseases in children.

Woman of the Year
April 21, 2018

MCW is pleased to honour Margaret Trudeau, mental health advocate, for her efforts in mental health-issues education and bringing attention to the stigma associated with the disease by naming her the MCW Woman of the Year 2018.

MArgaret Trudeau

The Woman of the Year luncheon will be held at the Mount Stephen Hotel, 1440 Drummond Street, Montreal. For ticket information please click here.

If you would like to support this event and to order tickets please click here.

Publications

The October 2017 Bulletin is now available.
The deadline for members to submit articles or announcements for publication in the Bulletin is the 10th day of each month.

MCW Annual Reports and NCWC Newsletters are also available on the Bulletin page.

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 (bdestounis@videotron.ca), S. Gyles (sagyles@sympatico.ca) or MCWinformation@gmail.com.

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