Affiliated Organizations

The Alberta Women's Institutes is a provincial instance of the national organization, the Federated Women's Institutes of Canada, which was founded In 1919 on the instigation of Mary MacIsaac, who had been employed by the Alberta Government as Superintendent of the Alberta Women's Institutes. The FWIC's first president was Emily Murphy, a women's activist from Alberta.

The international organization for all WIs around the world is the Associated Countrywomen of the World. It was founded in 1933 as a result of the efforts of Margaret Watt, who had taken the WI concept from Canada to the UK during WWI. Mrs. Watt became the first president of the ACWW.

Women's Institutes


Federated Women's Institutes of Canada

Newfoundland and Labrador Women's Institutes

Federated Women's Institute of PEI

Women's Institutes of Nova Scotia

New Brunswick Women's Institutes

Quebec Women's Institutes

Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario

Manitoba Women's Institute

Saskatchewan Women's Institute

Alberta Women's Institutes

British Columbia Women's Institute

International Organizations

United Kingdom:

National Federation of Women’s Institutes

The Associated Country Women of the World

UK Headquarters

The New Zealand Federation of Women’s Institutes

Country Women’s Association of Australia

Scottish Women’s Institutes

Irish Countrywomen’s Association