Council evolved from the organization across Canada of
Local Councils of Women. Today there are some 18 Local
Councils, from Victoria, British Columbia to Halifax, Nova
Scotia, plus two Study Groups in different Canadian communities.
Local Councils are made of local organizations and
individual members. They are involved in local projects
and national issues through their work with Conveners of
National Council Committees and the Resolution process.
Most hold monthly meetings and offer a wide variety of
interesting and educational programs.
Each Local Council is a member of the National Council voting Body,
receiving a weighted vote of 10, through either the Council
President or her designate.
Local Councils receive regular Council mailings, the Resolutions
Package, the Nomination and Election Package, Notice of the
Annual Conference and AGM, the Yearbook and the
Newsletter. They carry out the work of NCWC in their area
and are autonomous in dealing with local issues in the
framework of the NCWC Constitution. They can make direct
approaches to MLAs or MPs in their area on matters of
local concern. Local Councils may establish committees that usually
parallel the national committees. Conveners of local
Committees are encouraged to contact and work with the
national Conveners on areas of mutual concern and to
involve themselves in the national Committees' work.
To form a Local Council, at least five organizations
signify their intent and they contact the Membership
Convener who shall review with them the outline in the
Procedures Manual for joining or federating with NCWC.
Upon completion of this process, the President, at the
next Annual Meeting, shall acknowledge and welcome the new Federate
member. In provinces where there are Provincial Councils, the
NCWC Membership Convener shall keep them informed.
Current listing of Cities where there are Local Councils of Women:
Halifax, Nova Scotia
New Westminster, British Columbia
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
St. Catharines, Ontario
Vancouver, British Columbia
there are not sufficient numbers of Organizations to form
a Council, Study Groups may be formed. A Study Group is a group
of individual women, who may or may not be affiliated with other
community organizations. To be recognized by NCWC the
group must consist of a minimum of five women, must have
filed an official application to NCWC and been approved by
the full voting membership at the Annual General Meeting.
Each Study Group is a member of the
NCWC voting body, receiving a weighted vote of 3, through
either the Group President or her designate. Each Study
Group will receive regular Council mailings,the
Resolutions Package, the Nomination and Election Package, Notice
of the Annual Conference and the AGM, the Yearbook and the
Newsletter. Study Groups will be asked to submit a report
of their activities to NCWC for the Annual Report and are
encouraged to submit items to the newsletter, as well as
to the NCWC office for inclusion in regular mailings.
If you would like information on how to reach the group
closest to you, or if you are interested in starting a
group in your area, please contact NCWC National Office.
Study Groups can be formed in areas without Local Councils, the current Study Groups include:
BORN, Prince Edward Island