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

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Memories – our stories

Memories – our stories

We have been collecting stories to celebrate our 75th Anniversary. Members were asked to share their fondest Soroptimist memories. Click on each of the links to read the stories. These are our stories: Memories from Betty Verner - Cameron House Memories. Phyllis...

October 24th United Nations Day – our story

October 24th United Nations Day – our story

From the Soroptimist Archives - In 1946 Soroptimists held a reception for delegates to UN conferences, which included Eleanor Roosevelt, and in 1948, the Soroptimist International Association was awarded Consultative status with UNESCO. The Association was awarded...

What a celebration!

What a celebration!

BIG thanks to Delta Bingo and Gaming for their financial support. Photo courtesy of PTBOCanada https://www.ptbocanada.com/journal/soroptimist-international-peterborough-donates-to-five-community-partners-on-75th-anniversary