The QWI Cairn

The QWI Cairn was installed at Dunham, the birthplace of the Quebec Women's Institutes.

On July 15, 1964, a special ceremony was held at Dunham when the plaque was unveiled by Mrs. McElroy, Charter Member of Dunham WI. Mrs. Gordon Brown, daughter of Mrs. Beach, read the minutes of the first meeting and Mrs. Harvey gave a history of the WI. Greetings were given from Mr. Glendon Brown, M.L.A., Mr. J. J. Bertrand, M.P.P.Q.C., Mme P. C. LeBeau, Department of Agriculture and representative from the Historic Sites and Monuments Board. Read more.

In the News

Canada Day 2020 at the QWI Cairn – COVID Edition

Gardeners welcome! 
Social distancing is not a problem here! 

QWI Members take on 
International Leadership Roles

with ACWW in April 2019

Congratulations to:

Sheila Needham
Brome County, Abercorn Branch
Chairman of the ACWW Communications and Marketing Committee

Linda Hoy
Sherbrooke County, Ascot Branch
ACWW Area President, Canada

Click here to learn more about ACWW.

Days for Girls Fundraiser


Learn more about Days for Girls at

Or contact Linda Janes Ryan

450-843-8864 or

For Home and Country

What's Happening 

Notable Women of the Gatineau
Thanks to Pontiac County for recommending Abbie Pritchard for the Notable Women Exhibition at the Wakefield’s Fairbairn House Heritage Centre. Join the launch on Zoom on March 11 at 7:00 pm. Click here for the Zoom link.


Send in your articles, poems, stories, pictures of what your Branch /County /District /Province, or what you have done during the past difficult year. Click here for more . . . 

Pen Pals for the British WI

With a variety of ladies from all over England and Wales really wanting Canadians to connect with and Covid-19 this is the perfect winter for a pen pal. Armchair travel can provide you with a diversion for the coming winter. Click here to learn more from WI Connections.

106th QWI Annual Convention, 
May 23, 2020

Cancelled due to coronavirus

QWI Board Meeting
May 22, 2020
Cancelled due to coronavirus

ACWW's annual Women Walk the World, April 29
Join your local group for some fresh air, exercise, and a chance to raise awareness about ACWW and the WI. Click here for more.

ACWW Canada Area Conference - Virtual for 2021

FWIC – July 5 – 6, 2021ACWW – July 12 – 13, 2021
See more on the FWIC site. Click here.

ACWW Canada Area newsletter - January 2019 Click here.

Annual Dates to Remember

Click here for the list of important dates.