FWIC Structure

FWIC Board

FWIC Board at the June 2016 AGM at the Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead in St George, ON
  • Appointed/Elected Executives (3 year terms):
    President and 10 Executive Officers, one of whom is also the President Elect
  • 10 Provincial Presidents:
    Elected or appointed according to the Constitution of their respective province
  • Executive Director



  • Agriculture
  • Canadian Industries (Environment)
  • Citizenship & Legislation
  • Education & Cultural Activities
  • Home Economics & Health
  • International Affairs


  • Constitution & By-laws
  • Finance
  • Resolutions
  • Editorial & Publicity


  • Recruitment & Extension
  • Canadian Unity
  • Projects


  • Criteria: any member in good standing of any provincial unit, institute, or body of women, duly admitted to affiliation with FWIC
  • Annual membership fee
  • 672 branches distributed throughout 10 provinces
  • 8,000 members
  • The FWIC has Charitable status

Meeting Structure

  • Annual Board Meeting and AGM – June of each year
  • Executive meetings – bi-monthly virtual meetings
  • Committee meetings – organized by Committee Chairs
  • Triennial Convention – July 10-14 2018 in Winnipeg MB


Submitted by provinces to the FWIC board through a resolutions committee consisting of three members appointed by the board of directors; presented by committee for consideration at the two annual board meetings between triennial conventions; accepted for presentation to the national convention until three months prior to that convention; copies are then forwarded to board members and to the offices of the Provincial Units one month prior to the convention; emergency resolutions also presented for consideration by the board and national convention; these must be considered by the board prior to presentation at the national convention.

Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead

  • The FWIC owns and operates the birthplace of Adelaide Hunter Hoodless as a museum and National Historic Site in St George, Ontario.
  • Adelaide Hunter Hoodless inspired the formation of the first Women’s Institute in Stoney Creek, and is credited as the co-founder of the WI movement.
  • The Head Office of the FWIC is also located at the Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead.
  • www.adelaidehoodless.ca
2016-05-11 AHH Homestead
The Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead – a National Historic Site and our FWIC National Headquarters


  • Print publications of the FED News are sent out to subscribing members and branches 2 times/year
  • FWIC distributes an organizational brochure and an annual report
  • Important updates are posted on our website and various social media, including: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

External Organization

Organization Issues

  • Food Safety & Nutrition
  • Agriculture Awareness
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Education
  • Rural Child Care
  • Legal Rights
  • Literacy
  • Rural Renewal
  • Farm Safety
  • Financial Planning
  • Violence against women
  • Support services for the elderly

What is W.I.?

Proud of our Past, Prepared for our Future
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