Founded in Ottawa in 1926.
The Chelsea Club was founded in 1926 by a group of 227 women, including future Ottawa mayor Charlotte Whitton.
At its 1926 founding, the club was described as “quite the finest achievement yet in Ottawa for women and by women.".
It once held annual tea-parties for the wife of the Governor General.
Its membership has included prominent women senators, members of Parliament, lawyers and university Chancellors.