Alberta Women's Institutes

Resolutions will be discussed.


The following resolution was passed at the 2011 Provincial Convention. We are asking to have this resolution reaffirmed as it is still an important health issue for Albertans.

BE IT RESOLVED that the Alberta Women’s Institutes urge the Alberta Ministry of Health to provide diabetic medications, blood glucose testing equipment along with the necessary supplies, and administration equipment to all Albertans that have been diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus, at no charge.


Moved by Cottonwood Women’s Institute

Seconded by Mary Riley Women’s Institute


Motion #1:

Moved that the following clause be added to the Constitution of the Alberta Women’s Institutes:

The organization shall be carried on without purpose of gain for its members, and any profits or income, if any, must be used solely to promote its purposes.”

In the Executive’s efforts to attain Charitable Tax status for the Alberta Women’s Institutes a non-profit clause must be added to our Constitution. According to the AWI’s Constitution amendments may be made to it by a unanimous vote of all present at the Provincial Convention. If we are granted Charitable Tax status we will be able to give out tax receipts for donations made to AWI. Without this amendment our application for Charitable Status comes to a standstill.

Motion #2:

Moved that each District is to be responsible for their District Director’s expenses as a member of Alberta Women’s Institutes Council including, but not limited to, participation in Council meetings, conventions and/or annual general meetings, and other meetings involving her responsibilities as a District Director and Council member.

This motion is a result of the information Council received regarding restructuring Alberta Women’s Institutes. Please see the Spring 2017 Home & Country for more information.

The handicraft items created by members of WI will be on display for the public as well as members on Monday May 29 from 6 pm to 9 pm and Tuesday and Wednesday at noon. There is no charge. Come and get inspired to do some handicraft.

Our Annual Provincial Convention will be held from May 30 to June 1, 2017 in Camrose at the Norsemen Inn.  Please contact Fern at at the Provincial Office to register.

Our Goals

To improve conditions

  • within our Community
  • within our Province
  • across Canada
  • throughout the World.

To encourage Women to be

  • progressive
  • well informed and involved.



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Provincial life membership awarded to Hazel Swainson.


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