About Us

Our purpose is “to foster throughout Canada an interest in all matters of public concern in order to strengthen Canadian unity; to encourage the preservation and promotion of Canadian heritage and history; and to increase the knowledge and understanding of Canadians for the peoples of other nations”.

President’s Message 2016 - 2017

Welcome to a new season of the Ottawa Women's Canadian Club. Enjoy the fellowship and excitement as we move forward to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday.

Loreen O’Blenis, President


Scholarships

Scholarships maintained and awarded annually at Queen’s, Carleton and Ottawa Universities.

1. Queen’s University, Kingston www.queensu.ca

The Ottawa Women’s Canadian Club Scholarship
Awarded annually at the end of the third year to a student who will enter the fourth year of an undergraduate program in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and who has taken at least 5.0 credits of substantial Canadian content during the first three years. Selection for the scholarship will be on the basis of general proficiency.

Queen’s University Ottawa Women's Canadian Club Bursary
Established by the Ottawa Women's Canadian Club and awarded to an undergraduate student on the basis of financial need.

2. Carleton University, Ottawa www.carleton.ca

Patricia Larmonth Memorial Bursary – Established 1971

Ottawa Women's Canadian Club Scholarship - Endowed 1946

Awarded to an outstanding student who is a Canadian citizen proceeding from one year of program to another of the undergraduate Canadian Studies program.

Chelsea Club Bursary est. 2010
The Chelsea Club served as a meeting place for Ottawa Women for 84 years and the Ottawa Women's Canadian Club were founding investors in the Chelsea Club. The Bursary is granted to a student in good standing with an emphasis on Canadian Studies.

Carleton University Chelsea Club Bursary

3. University of Ottawa www.uottawa.ca

Ottawa Women’s Canadian Club Scholarship

Chelsea Club Bursary est. 2010

Established with a donation to be administered by the Ottawa Women's Canadian Club after the closing of the historic Chelsea Club. The Chelsea Club served as a meeting place for Ottawa Women for many years and the Ottawa Women's Canadian Club were founding investors in the Chelsea Club. The Bursary is granted to a student in good standing with an emphasis on Canadian Studies.

 

Ottawa Women's Canadian Club Patron


His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D., Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada Photo credit: Sgt Serge Gouin, Rideau Hall © Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada represented by the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General (2010)

November 2010: We are delighted to announce that His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston, who was sworn in on October 1, 2010 as the Governor General of Canada, has accepted the position of Patron of the Ottawa Women's Canadian Club.

Mr. Johnston comes to us from the University of Waterloo where he has been President since 1999. Previous to that time, he served in several capacities at different universities including Queen's, University of Western Ontario and McGill, where he was Principal and Vice-Chancellor starting in 1979.

He is the author or co-author of two dozen books, holds honourary doctorates from over a dozen universities and is a Companion of the Order of Canada.

In his Harvard years, he was twice selected for the All-American hockey team and is a member of Harvard's Athletic Hall of Fame.

He was born in Sudbury, Ontario, and is married to Sharon Johnston. They have five adult daughters and seven grand-children.