Ottawa Story Tellers & the Zonta Club of Ottawa

art nightIn partnership with the Zonta Club of Ottawa, Ottawa Story Tellers is gathering stories from social workers and clients of Elder Abuse Ontario focusing on the issue of elder abuse in our communities. For the past year, Zonta has dedicated its resources to raising money in support of programs addressing this ‘hidden crime’. The stories are poignant and disturbing, illuminating as they do how the most vulnerable members of our population often find themselves victimized by the very people they rely on for protection. Ottawa Story Tellers has assembled a team of interviewers, writers, and tellers who are preparing both a live presentation, and a follow-up workbook that will bring people together to hear these stories. The presentation will engage and enlighten, while the workbook will serve as a further educational tool and resource.

March 5th Zonta Awards Evening and Fashion Show

Plans are well underway… Thursday, March 5, 2015

Please join us and buy your tickets today!

Please join us and buy your tickets today!

In Honour of International Women’s Day

This promises to be a wonderful Zonta Evening.

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See Fashion Show 2015 page for details.



February 25, 2015 “Where are all my beautiful things?”

The hidden crime of elder abuse

On Wednesday, February 25, Ottawa StoryTellers will present selections from Where are all my beautiful things? The hidden crime of elder abuse. The presentation will begin at 6:30 pm, 43 Bruyère Street as part of Arts Ottawa East’s public unveiling of ArtPlace. These stories, researched, and written in collaboration with the Zonta Club of Ottawa by Jennifer CayleyLaurie Fyffe, and Katherine Grier will feature storytellers Jennifer CayleyKatherine Grier, and Naomi Tessler.


This event is FREE!

Where are all my beautiful things? is funded by ArtPlace, a special initiative of Arts Ottawa East made possible through a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. In addition to OST’s storytelling presentation, ArtPlace features works from artists Rachel Kalpana JamesChristine MockettKarina BergmansSarah ConnNaomi Tessler, and Marc Walter

Award Applications now posted


Zonta President, Prem Grainger with the winners of the 2014 Zonta Awards as presented at Ottawa City Hall on May 25th.

The 2015 Applications for the Jean M. Coon Humanitarian Award and Young Woman in Public Affairs Award are now online on our Zonta Awards page.

The 2015 Application for the Zonta Theatre Arts Award is also now online.


The Zonta Club of Ottawa – Overview

Members of Zonta are executives or professionals in a recognized business, institution, or profession who are willing to support the objectives of Zonta.

Prem Grainger, President of the Zonta Club of Ottawa Photo by M. Tobgi

Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy.

Today there are more than 30,000 members belonging to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 63 countries and geographic areas,The Ottawa Club was founded in 1929.

Among the first Canadian Zontians:  Agnes Macphail, first woman to be elected to Parliament; Senator Cairine Wilson, first woman senator; and Senator Muriel McQueen Fergusson, first female Speaker of the Senate.

The Club meets once a month for a dinner meeting, usually on the fourth Wednesday of the month.  All members are expected to join committees and participate in meetings, activities and events.

The Zonta Awards 2014 Reception was held at Ottawa City Hall in May.

The Zonta Club of Ottawa is currently welcoming new members.  For information contact:  Susan Smith


Zonta International:  Be sure to see the UN and Zonta page under Zonta International.  Important information is updated often.

The Zontacler deadline is the 7th of the month

Val Hume, editor is expecting information for the Zontacler by the 7th of the month

Contact information:



Would you like to join?  Zonta_membership_form – 2015

The Zonta Club of Ottawa does not accept unsolicited proposals or requests for funding.