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Soroptimist International Club of Edmonton

A Soroptimist membership provides women a unique opportunity to do meaningful, life-changing work in an atmosphere of fun and friendship.  Soroptimist membership provides a variety of benefits.

Soroptimist is coined from the Latin "soror" meaning sister, and "optima" meaning best, and is interpreted as "the best for women". Soroptimists are at their best helping others to be their best. Soroptimist International is a worldwide organization of business and professional women who unite to make a difference for women. Working within their communities and through international projects, Soroptimists enhance the education, health, human rights and status of all women.

A Soroptimist is a leader in her community. She believes that by joining with other women and engaging in awareness, advocacy and action in the service of her community and society, she can make the world a better place for humankind.

Soroptimists make a difference for women through six programs of service:

  • Economic and social development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Human rights/status of women
  • International goodwill and understanding

Using a three-pronged approach (awareness, advocacy and action), Soroptimists identify the special needs of the community - be it a big, industrial city or a small, rural town. Soroptimists then establish projects that best address these specific needs.

Soroptimist International Club of Edmonton is one of the first SI clubs to be chartered in Alberta in 1936, and since then has contributed to the well being of our Edmonton area community and to many communities throughout the world.

Soroptimist International incorporates four federations, of which Soroptimist International of the Americas is the largest with almost 50,000 members in 20 countries and territories. The Western Canada Region, which is comprised of 500 members in 18 clubs, covers the geographical area of British Columbia to Manitoba.

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