“Do unto others as you would have that they should do unto you”. — Motto, Ottawa Council of Women
The Council is made up of various committees such as Education, Cultural and Health; they are a voice for advocacy at the local, provincial and national level.
The Council supports women through advocacy that promotes policy directions that build trust and cooperation, maximize citizen participation, build consensus and encourage collaboration, as well as build alliances with others – women’s groups, environmentalists, and others intent on ensuring that democracy survives.
The Ottawa Council of Women, along with the Canadian Federation of University Women, co-hosts the celebration of International Women’s Day every March in Ottawa.