Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario

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Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario

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  • Ontario Women's Institutes

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Dates of existence

1897-

History

The first Womens’ Institute was established in 1897, as a result of the activities of Adelaide Hunter Hoodless and Erland and Janet Lee. By 1907 there were 400 Branches. Its objectives were to improve skills in the arts of homemaking and child care. Many social causes and projects have been undertaken. Local Branches are grouped into Districts.

In Ontario, the Ministry of Agriculture published handbooks to assist the establishment and management of the Women’s Institutes. In 1919 the Federated Women’s Institute of Ontario was organized.

Local histories called Tweedsmuir Books were undertaken at the suggestion of Lady Tweedsmuir, wife of the then Governor General.

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Related entity

Lansdowne Women's Institute (1909-)

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hierarchical

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Description of relationship

The Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario is the parent organization of the Lansdowne Women's Institute.

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Rockport Women's Institute (1920-1977)

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hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

The Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario was the parent organization of the Rockport Women's Institute.

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Created August 10, 2011, PM.
Revised August 16, 2011, EH.

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