We are a non-sectarian, non-profit, non-partisan organization that works to improve economic, political, social and employment conditions for working women in Canada. We provide a training ground for developing leadership skills in a safe and supportive environment, allowing members to build networks and create lasting friendships.
We have been recognized for many projects over the years, from our Women's Empowerment Principles, to our Equal Pay Day, and our fight against human trafficking. Organizations such as the UN and foreign governments from all over the world have acknowledged and shared their appreciation for all that we have done and continue to do. Our mission, vision, values and principles guide us to our ultimate goal:
The Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW Canada) develops the professional and leadership potential of women in Canada through education, awareness, advocacy and mentoring within a supportive network.
To achieve a just and equal status of women in all levels and areas of society where decisions are taken in true partnership with men, based on mutual respect, for a more balanced and peaceful world.
Our Values and Operating Principles
The improvement of economic, political, social and employment conditions for women in Canada. Bottom line, we work to educate and empower women in Canada.
Membership in BPW offers many opportunities and many benefits to working women. Our advocacy work gives women a chance to be involved in the key issues that affect women in Canada and around the world. Clubs provide a "training ground" for developing leadership skills in a safe and supportive environment, allowing members to build networks and create lasting friendships. Members participate in a range of activities that lead to personal and professional development and career advancement.
A member of a local club is automatically also a member of the district, national, provincial, and international organizations. She is entitled to attend all events, including national and international conferences. She is also entitled to be part of BPW Canada's delegation to the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York each February. In addition, we have some specific programs that are available to BPW members.
We hope to see you soon.