Who We Are

Soroptimist is an international women’s organization whose members work to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to economic and social empowerment.

Approximately 66,000 Soroptimists in 120 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community-based and international projects that benefit women and girls.

As a recognized NGO with a seat at the UN, Soroptimist provides critical leadership and a voice to issues affecting women/girls on a global scale.

Why Soroptimist

Friendship and more friendship!

Active/Engaged members-SI Peterborough

“Giving Back” at home & abroad

Inspiring women to live their dreams!

Commitment to women/girl issues

Travel / International Welcome

Awareness, Advocacy, Action

Together, we make a difference!

Soroptimist Links

Soroptimist International has five Federations, which in turn house regions/unions/districts and/or clubs.

Soroptimist International www.soroptimistinternational.org

Soroptimist International of the Americas: www.soroptimist.org

Live Your Dream Campaign: www.liveyourdream.org

Soroptimist of Eastern Canada Region: www.ecsoroptimist.org

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New Board inducted at June 5th Business Meeting

New Board inducted at June 5th Business Meeting

Our June business meeting included the presentation of service pins, the Soroptimist of the Year award and Board installation. The hostesses were Tanna Edwards and Karen Doherty and the theme was 'gardens'. We also heard from our guest speaker, Aloha who shared her...

DIBI – 10 year partnership with the City of Peterborough

DIBI – 10 year partnership with the City of Peterborough

Soroptimist International of Peterborough (SIP) and the City of Peterborough have been working together to deliver the Dream It Be It (DIBI) program for 10 years. Ellen Stewart, Youth Coordinator for the City of Peterborough, provided the following comments: The City...

Spring Conference 2024

Spring Conference 2024

HIghllghts from the Eastern Canada Region (ECR) Spring Conference 2024 (April 26-28) included presentations by SIA Director Melanie Kenny, Soroptimist Foundation of Canada Board Member Wendy Templeton, Yiilka Bojku on the topic of Artificial Intelligence and the...

Club Giving 2024 Award

Club Giving 2024 Award

This badge represents SI Peterborough's commitment to the global advancement of women and girls. The recognition is awarded annually by Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA) for providing financial support to our Federation.  

Awards Dinner 2024

Awards Dinner 2024

On April 3rd, we celebrated our 2024 Live Your Dream, Trent University and Fleming College award winners. Thanks to Mina, Soundarya, Kelsey, Bailey, Lauren and your families/friends for attending our Awards dinner. Your stories remind us of how much financial...

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