Ottawa Regional Women Committee (ORWC)


The Ottawa Regional Women's Committee (ORWC) is a dynamic group of women drawn from components and locals in the National Capital Region. The ORWC strives to be inclusive and representative of the wider PSAC membership. Our mandate is straightforward – we provide a forum for identifying and addressing women's issues and concerns.

Meetings of the OWRC are held at 5:00 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month, at the Ottawa RO now located at 233 Gilmour St., Ottawa, Ontario) . All PSAC women in the National Capital Region are welcome to attend and bring their issues forward. Because we have a sister organization on the Quebec side of the region our committee works in English but welcomes women from any part of the region who wishes to attend and participate.

The members of the ORWC understand the value of partnerships and we continue to seek partnerships that bring us value and support. We believe that in order to continue to grow and be relevant to our members we must remain at the forefront of women's issues within our union and the community. We must appeal to a broad base of women of all ages. As such, one of the members of the ORWC \ sits on the Ontario Federation of Labour Women's Committee representing all PSAC women of Ontario. Indeed, we have developed a network of contacts that keep us up-to-date with  current and relevant issues regionally and nationally. We partner and keep in touch with our sisters in other unions, including tour umbrella organization, he Canadian Labour Congress.

The ORWC is a vibrant and growing committee. We thrive on the diversity, friendships and range of experiences around the table. The variety of issues we work with and are interested in provides a range of challenges and interests. Any and all women in the region are encouraged to become involved. There will be something in this committee for you to engage in and enjoy.

For more information on the ORWC and its current activities, please contact the committee or:

Carla Ross Chair,
Linda Walters Vice Chair,
Lisa Gregory, Secretary,
Louise Sicard, Treasurer,

Caroline Bédard , PSAC Regional Representative, at 819-317-1723 at

Terms of reference


May 21, 2019 - 5:32pm •
Agenda Biographies Presentation - Blandine Soulmana Workshop Gender Equity Task Force Survey Workshop Building Women's Power for Change
March 7, 2019 - 2:10pm •
Building Women's Power for Change June 8th and 9th, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2 Montcalm St., Gatineau, Québec J8X 4B4


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