Bill 86 1998
An Act to designate a week of recognition for the Women's Institute
The Women's Institute (WI) has been an important force in the rural community across Ontario ever since the first branch was formed in Stoney Creek in 1897. WI initiatives and action have produced many social improvements. Today the need for WI's contribution to practical education and community betterment is greater than ever.
February is a significant month in WI history. In that month, the first branch was formed, Adelaide Hoodless (WI's founder) was born and died, the Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario was organized to co-ordinate the work of the branches and the Federated Women's Institutes of Canada was organized to work at the national level.
It is desirable to recognize and acknowledge WI's real and continuing contribution to improving the lives of families and communities both in Ontario and throughout the world.
Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:
Women's Institute Week
1. The week beginning on the second Monday in February in each year is proclaimed as Women's Institute Week.
2. This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.
3. The short title of this Act is the Women's Institute Week Act, 1998.
The week beginning on the second Monday of February in each year is proclaimed as Women's Institute Week. Copyright © 1998
Office of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario
Toronto, Ontario, Canada.