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

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. Catalina has been a member of SI Peterborough since 2002. She has held various positions with the club on a...

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...

Soroptimist International is celebrating 100 years

Soroptimist International is celebrating 100 years

Soroptimist International is celebrating our 100 year Anniversary and SI Peterborough is celebrating our 75th Anniversary. We have a lot to celebrate in 2021! We will be sharing our stories throughout the year on social media and on our website. Stay tuned for details...