Provincial Council of Women Ontario (PCWO)

The aim of the Council of Women is to work for the betterment of conditions pertaining to family, community and society.

Members, such as BPW Ontario, try to accomplish this through interest and action in such areas as economics, education, health, environment, housing, justice, status of women, social development and seniors' issues.

Visit the PCWO website, click here.

PCWO Newsletters

Housing and Land Use Report - September/October 2013

Social Housing Strategies, Framework & Action Plan: Several organizations have put forward these plans over the last few years. 

In Ontario, downtown city and private land for more social housing is increasingly difficult to acquire in larger than several small unit sites. These are, however, being planned & accomplished in several of our larger cities: Toronto, Hamilton, London & Ottawa. Smaller cities are slowly able to accommodate some of their most here to read full report.

Leading Girls/Women Building Communities Awards - Recognition Program

The Leading Women Building Communities Recognition Program acknowledges and celebrates women who demonstrate exceptional leadership in working to improve the lives of others in their communities.

Past winners include women who have made a positive difference in their communities by acting as a positive role model, encouraging girls to get involved in non-traditional careers, and championing issues such as financial security, diversity and healthy relationships.

To nominate someone, simply fill the forms (below),  answer three short questions about the nominee, and attach three letters of support.  These letters  must be unique to each nominee and should indicate how the nominee’s work has improved the lives of others. Letters may be submitted by a community leader, mentor, employer, or another individual who has experience volunteering with the nominee.

Submissions are sent to your local MPP. MPP must submit by January 24, 2014. Suggestion is to submit the nomination at least 10 days prior to deadline.

Complete information on the nomination forms.

Nominate a Leading Woman Form

Nominate a Leading Girl Form


Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day in Ontario was April 11, 2017

The 30% gender wage gap in Ontario is one of the largest in the world! Pay discrimination is not limited to one career or demographic, it affects women of all ages, races, and education levels – regardless of their family decisions.

Click here to learn about how you can make the difference and spread the word.

0% Gap by 2025