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



International Women’s Day 2024

International Women’s Day 2024

JOIN US AND OTHER COMMUNITY PARTNERS ON MARCH 8TH. 12:00 - 1:00 Rally downtown Peterborough 5:00 - 7:30 Stories from our Grandmothers at the Peterborough Public Library For more information:...

Trent & Fleming Awards 2024 – APPLY NOW

Trent & Fleming Awards 2024 – APPLY NOW

Are you a Trent or Fleming student? Have you overcome obstacles? Been a volunteer? You may qualify for our Trent University or Fleming College Awards. Each award is $2000. The deadline to apply is February 29th. The application is on our Awards page. We look forward...

It is the season for Celebrating and Giving

It is the season for Celebrating and Giving

At our December meeting we celebrated Marylyn White who received the Eastern Canada Region (ECR) Dream Maker Award. This was announced at the Fall Region meeting in October by Governor Gertrud Hocke. This award acknowledges her many years of service and dedication to...

Apply for our Live Your Dream Awards

Apply for our Live Your Dream Awards

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO APPLIED FOR OUR 2023-24 AWARDS. WE WILL BE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR OUR 2024-25 AWARDS ON AUGUST 1ST 2024. Be one of our 2023-24 Live Your Dream Award winners. Our award winners in 2022-23  were so thankful for the support. APPLY by November...

Dream It Be It – new program launched

Dream It Be It – new program launched

NEW for summer 2023! Soroptimist International Peterborough has partnered with Canopy Support Services, to deliver our Dream It Be It (DIBI) program at a summer camp. The camp is for youth who have FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder}. There were 9 youth at the camp...

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