Improving the lives of Women and GirlsSoroptimist International of the Americas, Inc. Western Canada Region
WC Soroptimist

SI of Edmonton

Club email: siedmonton@soroptimist.net

Club website: www.siedmonton.org

Chartered in 1936.

Soroptimist International Edmonton is honored to be one of the first clubs to be chartered in Alberta.

Soroptimist International of Edmonton was chartered in 1936, and since then has contributed to the well being of our community and communities throughout the world.

We have supported the Women’s Emergency Accommodation Center, Compassion House (a home away from home for women under going treatment for cancer), Candora Society, WINGS of Providence (shelter for women), Women Building Futures Society, Alberta Cancer Foundation/The Weekend to End Breast Cancer, and E4C School Lunch Program.

We annually participate in Soroptimist International of the America’s three award programs (Women’s Opportunity Award, Violet Richardson Award and Ruby Award: For Women Helping Women), as well as international projects such as Project Sierra, the Project Five-O and the December 10th President’s Appeal. We have been host to several Soroptimist conferences, to Soroptimist guests from other countries, and have Friendship Links with clubs in England and Japan.

For information on place and date of meetings please go to our website www.siedmonton.org
Programs
Ruby Award: For Women Helping Women

SI Edmonton is seeking nominations from business or volunteer organizations. The purpose is to recognize and honor a women who works to improve the status of women in our society.
Violet Richardson Award

SI Edmonton is seeking applications. The Violet Richardson Award is a recognition program for young women ages 14-17 engaged in volunteer action within their communities or schools.
Women’s Opportunity Award

The Women’s Opportunity Awards program is Soroptimist’s major service project. The financial awards improve the lives of women by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills, and employment prospects.
Funding Recipients

Funds are allocated by the Fund Disbursement Committee on the merit of their support of the Soroptimist mandate.
International Funding Recipients

Project Sierra (Sierra Leone)
Agape Orphanage Foundation (Malawi)
Ongoing Projects

Domestic Violence Initiatives: In 1994, Soroptimist International of the Americas formally adopted the prevention of domestic violence as a major focus. Currently, Soroptimists participate in an annual event designed to focus attention on domestic violence as a workplace concern.

Soroptimist International of Edmonton strongly advocates against Human Trafficking Campaign as a sponsor of The Alberta Symposium on Human Trafficking (Red Deer, October 2007).
Life Members

Life Membership is bestowed upon members for long and meritorious service.

Date JoinedMember
1961Guynelle Allen
1964Julia Satanove
Friendship Links

S.I. of Bath, England; S.I. of Great Britain and Ireland; S.I. of Nayoro, Japan; and S.I. of Saitama, Kawagoa, Japan

Over the years we have met with members from all of these clubs, mostly at International Conferences, but also as Grants of Friendship whereby they visited us here in Edmonton.