The Ottawa Women's Canadian Club

The Ottawa Women's Canadian Club

presents current issues
and celebrates Canadian history and culture.

© G. Baranski 2009


 Our mission is to foster an interest in all matters of public concern to strengthen Canadian unity and to preserve & promote Canadian heritage and history.


A belief in the role higher education can play in leading happy, successful lives, is the impetus for maintaining scholarship programs for those in need.


The power of friendship is something the OWCC has witnessed throughout its existence. We aim to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Years in Existence

President’s Message Spring 2024

Welcome Spring!!! Birds are singing. Flowers are blooming. The days are brighter and longer. Time has moved forward… so has the Ottawa Women’s Canadian Club. As in the past, the OWCC continues to envision a vibrant community where women come together to foster a culture of continuous learning, meaningful connections, and unwavering support for post-secondary education. 

Our vision is to create an inclusive and empowering space where women of all backgrounds inspire one another to pursue knowledge, engage in lifelong learning, and champion the pursuit of higher education. Through a commitment to educational excellence, meaningful networking, and dedicated support systems, we aim to be the catalyst for personal and professional growth, ensuring that every woman in our community has the resources and encouragement needed to thrive in their academic journey and beyond. Together we aspire to build a foundation that not only advances individual aspirations but contributes to the collective empowerment of women, creating a positive ripple effect that resonates across generations and strengthens the fabric of our community.

So in moving forward with all the OWCC members in mind, let us continue to grow, enrich our lives, think outside the box, and make our mark in the community, our province, and our country.

THINK SPRING! Life and your OWCC coming into bloom! 

Carol MacKay
Your President

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  • Garth Hampson

    RCMP S/SGT. Garth Hampson (Ret) For over 38 years, Ret. S/Sgt.Garth Hampson has led the anthems at the OWCC meetings with his...
  • Dress For Success – Clothing Swap

    Dress For Success - Clothing Swap Saturday, November 25th - 11:30 am to 4:00 pm Queensview Cafe (170-2650 Queensview Drive, Ottawa) Drop Off -...

Kind words from our members.

I could write a book on Canadian Club regarding the importance it has been in my life which in just two months‘ time  will reach 100 years. [ … ]

I have felt my life benefitted from my lengthy association with Canadian Club and friendships that began back in the fifties are still continuing and greatly treasured.

Val Willis - Loyal Member for 70+ years (1920 - 2021)

Capturing Special Moments with the OWCC

Step back in time and relive a year of cherished moments with the Ottawa Women’s Canadian Club. Our photo collage encapsulates a year of inspiring events and shared experiences.

Upcoming Events

  • True North Rising

    Speaker: His Excellency Whit Fraser

    Whit is a former CBC News reporter, who covered the changing North from colonial rule to enshrining indigenous people’s rights in Canada’s Constitution and the creation of Nunavut. He has been the Chairman of the Canadian Polar Commission and later, Executive Director of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the national Inuit organization, and is the husband of Canada’s Governor General, Mary Simon. You are encouraged to read his award-winning and bestselling memoir, True North Rising and his novel, Cold Edge of Heaven.

    $ 70.00 Add to cart
  • Women’s Work: The First 20 Years of the WCHSO (Women’s Canadian Historical Society of Ottawa)

    Speaker: Connie Wren-Gunn

    Connie is an Ottawa-based historian and a Director with Know History Inc., Canada’s leading historical services firm. She completed an MA in History at Carleton University and wrote her thesis on the first 30 years of the Women’s Canadian Historical Society of Ottawa (WCHSO) and the women who founded and managed it. One of these women was Adeline Foster (see photo inset), a founding member of the OWCC.

    This luncheon will feature a Victorian Tea. Please wear your fascinator, hat or any other accessory which will put you in the mood for this event.

    $ 85.00 Add to cart
  • Summer Social – Accessory & Book Exchange

    Featuring: author Peter Pigott

    Peter Pigott, author of ‘See Jane Fly‘, a story of women in aviation, of femininity and feminism will also be with us. His book will be on sale for $20 (cash only).

    We will have a book and accessory exchange. No cash required. Bring your gently used books and accessories to give them a new life in a new home.

    Come and have some social time with your fellow OWCC members and enjoy a fully catered BBQ. Casual seating with acess to the terrace. Buffet style BBQ lunch menu.

    $ 70.00 Add to cart

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