Our general meetings feature an interesting and stimulating program of guest speakers. Topics range from women’s issues to arts and culture and current affairs. The program is designed to reflect the broad interests of our members and introduce new and thought-provoking ideas. 

Current Speaker Program 2023-24 ...........more coming soon

September 12, 2023

Rita Trichur - Senior Business Writer & Columnist, The Globe and Mail

Human Trafficking in Canada

October 10, 2023

Patti Lee - President, Southeast Asia Support Organization

School Projects in Cambodia 

November 14, 2023

Marie Henein, Senior Partner, Henein Hutchison, LLP

Nothing but the Truth – A Memoir

2022 -23 Speakers

SEPTEMBER 13, 2022

Rev. Dr. Cheri DiNovo, C.M. - Minister at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts

The Queer Evangelist: A Socialist Clergy’s Radically Honest Tale

OCTOBER 11, 2022

Melissa Sheldrick - Patient & Family Advisor, Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada

There is a Person Behind Every Prescription 

NOVEMBER 8, 2022

Mehrak Mehrvar - International senior gender specialist & women's economic empowerment advocate

Moving towards the Goal of Gender Equity: A Story from Fiji

JANUARY 10, 2023

Dr. Amy Barron - Faculty, Sir Sanford Fleming College, Museum Management & Curatorship

Agatha Christie, Archeology and Alzheimer’s 

February 14, 2023 (on zoom)

Dr. Kaitlin Schwan - Executive Director, Women's National Housing & Homelessness Network


Marie McGregor Pitawanakwat - Co-Chair, National Indigenous Feminist Housing Working Group

Women’s Homelessness in Canada: Horizons for Rights-Based Action & Decolonization 

March 14, 2023

Barbara Isherwood - Art Historian

Great Women Photographers 

April, 11, 2023

Robert Rotenberg - Criminal lawyer & Author

Toronto as a Character in Fiction 

2021-22 Program

Portrait of Helen Battersby

April 12, 2022

Helen Battersby - Volunteer, Toronto Master Gardeners

15 Ways to Garden Large in Small Spaces 

Portrait of Catherine Bush

March 8, 2022

Catherine Bush - Canadian Author

Fiction for a Changing Climate

Portrait of Jasmine Ramze Rezaee

February 8, 2022

Jasmine Ramze Rezaee - Director of Advocacy & Communications, YWCA Toronto

Intersectional Advocacy & Feminism

Portrait of Min Sook Lee

January 11, 2022

Min Sook Lee - Documentary Filmmaker, Assistant Professor OCADU

Art as a Tool for Social Change

Portrait of Cora McGuire-Cyrette

November 9, 2021

Cora McGuire-Cyrette - Executive Director, Ontario Native Women’s Association

Fifty Years of Indigenous Women’s Leadership

Logo for the Royal Canadian Geographic Society

October 12, 2021

Sarah Legault - Vice President, Royal Canadian Geographic Society

Celebrating 90 Years of Canada’s Cultural & National History

Portrait of John Ota

September 14, 2021

John Ota - Canadian architectural writer, designer, author

A Journey Through History for the Perfect Kitchen