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For over three decades, the Zonta Club of Guelph has been working to raise the status of women through advocacy and service. The Guelph club is part of Zonta International, a global organization with more than 30,000 members across 64 countries and geographic areas. We have lots to share! Explore our website to find out more about what we do, membership and events.
SAVE THE DATE May 21, 2015
Benefits of Membership
Enjoy the opportunity to work with a diverse group of talented and committed professionals who seek to make a difference in the lives of women locally and around the world.
Experience the rewards of personal growth in a supportive atmosphere and the enjoyment of years of friendship.
Take advantage of the warmth of international fellowship.
This biennium, Zonta International calls on parents, educators, administrators, law and policy makers to address PREVENTION OF ROOT CAUSES THROUGH EDUCATION and to facilitate effective mechanisms that will ensure ERADICATION of VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN once and for all.
You Are Invited to Celebrate International Women’s Day with us for Breakfast on March 5, 2015
International Women’s Day Breakfast
Thursday March 5 from 7 – 9 a.m.
Italian Canadian Club, 35 Ferguson St., Guelph
Please join us in celebrating International Women’s Day! The Zonta Club of Guelph, in partnership with the University Women’s Club (CFUW) and Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis, will host the Zonta International Women’s Day Breakfast on Thursday March 5th from 7 – 9am at the Italian Canadian Club.
We will celebrate this day with Jeannette Corbiere Lavell; a woman who has dedicated more than a quarter of a century to the causes of Native women.
After marrying a non-Native, Jeannette received notice from the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development stating that she was no longer considered an Indian according to the section 12 of the Indian Act. This section resulted in women losing their Indian status, as did any children of the marriage. Women could not receive treaty benefits or participate in band councils and political affairs. They lost the right to be buried in ancestral cemeteries. Native men who married non-Native women were not deprived of these rights. Jeannette fought tirelessly against injustice and in 1985 section 12 of the Indian Act was repealed.
Jeannette Corbiere Lavell is a founding member of the Ontario Native Women's Association and was also elected one of the vice-presidents of the Native Women's Association of Canada. She held the position of president of both the Nishnawbe Institute (an organization promoting Native culture) and Anduhyaun Inc. (a residence for Native women in Toronto). Jeannette received her teaching degree from the University of Western Ontario and eventually assumed the position of a school principal. She was also a cabinet appointee to the Commission on the Native Justice System, as well as an education/employment counsellor, and a consultant to the community for the Ontario government.
Tickets are $25 each or $220 for a table of 10. Tickets available from Barbara at 519-651-9727.