85th Anniversary of the Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women
Prime Minister Stephen Harper in his congratulatory message conveys his best wishes for a memorable anniversary celebration and encourages BPW Canada members to use this milestone "to reflect on the history of the organization, to celebrate all that it has accomplished over the years and to set goals for the future."
Winnipeg, Canada, August 3, 2015 (Newswire.com) - On Friday August 7th, 2015 The Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW Canada) will be celebrating its 85th anniversary during their annual general meeting in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This year, a tour of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights happens to be on their agenda with the theme “Empowering Women – Strategies for the Prevention of Violence Against Women".
Since 1930, BPW Canada has been working steadfastly to improve the economic, political, social and employment conditions of women by developing their professional and leadership potential through education, awareness, advocacy and mentorship. The Federation is a non-sectarian, non-partisan and non-profit organization that comprises of almost 40 clubs and 600 members across the nation.
As part of an International Federation which has Consultative 1 Status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council, BPW Canada takes immense pride in its strong history and legacy. Prime Minister Stephen Harper in his 85th Anniversary message to BPW Canada has congratulated members of BPW Canada for “their advocacy on behalf of women”. “I am certain”, he stated “that you will continue with your important mission for many years to come.”
Colleen Allan, President of BPW Canada is confident that “We have the tools, we have the experience, and we have dedicated, committed, passionate, and strong women who are leaders in their communities”. Tickets to the 85th Anniversary banquet can still be purchased until August 5th by non-members at $60 on our website.
For More Information, please contact:
Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla, BA, JD, RCIC
First Vice President and Chairperson for Communications
The Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women