About the FWIC
In February 1919, the Federated Women’s Institutes of Canada was formed so that the rural women of Canada might speak as one voice and that programs and projects could be coordinated. Its first president was Judge Emily Murphy (Janey Canuck) of Edmonton, a tenacious woman of remarkable ability and energy.
“The idea to form a national group was first considered in 1912. In 1914, however, when the war began the idea was abandoned. At the war’s end, it was Miss Mary MacIsaac, Superintendent of Alberta Women’s Institute, who revived the idea. She realised the importance of organising the rural women of Canada so they might speak as one voice for needed reforms, and the value of co-ordinating provincial groups for a more consistent organisation. In February 1919, representatives of the provinces met in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to form the Federated Women’s Institutes of Canada.”From the FWIC website
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