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.

Almost 95,000 Soroptimists in about 127 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

We are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Soroptimist International – stay tuned for updates.

News

2021-2022 Board Members and President inducted

2021-2022 Board Members and President inducted

Our 2021-22 board was installed at the June 2nd business meeting. Welcome to our new board member, Tanya Fusco and congratulations to our new President, Dorothy MacDonald. The board members and positions are as follow: President – Dorothy Macdonald President-Elect –...

Friendship link renewed with SI Lisburn Ireland

Friendship link renewed with SI Lisburn Ireland

FRIENDSHIP LINKS  -  celebrating our 75 year anniversary with memories  Led by member Joyce Fee, SI Peterborough has renewed our Friendship Link with Soroptimist International Lisburn, Ireland.  We have been friends since the early 1990’s but have not been in touch...

2021 Soroptimist of the Year announced

2021 Soroptimist of the Year announced

Congratulations to Catalina Malin, the 2021 Soroptimist of the Year (SOY) for SI Peterborough. This exciting news was announced at our May 5th business meeting. Marney Horton (SOY 2020) presented Catalina with her plaque on May 27th.   Catalina has been a member...

Sharing our history

Sharing our history

Did you know that Senator Iva C. Fallis was an honourary charter member of SI Peterborough in 1945? Senator Fallis was appointed to the Senate by Prime Minister R.B. Bennett in 1935 and was the second female Senator in Canada. Fallis is back left in the photo below....

Soroptimist International Peterborough Awards – April 7th 2021

Soroptimist International Peterborough Awards – April 7th 2021

Soroptimist International Peterborough 2021 Academic Awards were presented on April 7th Each year Soroptimist Peterborough presents awards to women in the Peterborough area. The Live Your Dream (LYD) Awards are presented to 2 deserving women who are pursuing...