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CATHOLIC WOMEN'S LEAGUE
HISTORY

FOUNDED IN 1906

The Catholic Women's League was founded in England in 1906 by Miss Margaret Fletcher.  Membership is predominantly Catholic women over the age of 16 and also includes associate members that are non-Catholic.

The Catholic Women's League (CWL) of Canada

Although The Catholic Women's League had been around since 1906, it would take another 14 years before the Canadian National Council would be formed.

The Catholic Women's League of Canada is a national service organization of women who are members of the Roman Catholic Church, and who work together to promote Catholic values and to carry out volunteer and charitable work. In 2016 the CWLA has about 83,000 members in over 1,200 parish councils across Canada. The League's national office is in Winnipeg, Manitoba; it is federally incorporated, and is a registered not-for-profit membership association. The League does not have registered charitable status.[1]

This historical extract was quoted from the 'The Catholic Women's League of Canada - Handbook for Organization Chairpersons - Supplement to the Executive Handbook'

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Catholic Women's League (CWL) St. Joseph,
Bowmanville, ON

This St. Joseph Bowmanville Ontario Council was founded in 1935 and has been serving its Bowmanville community for the past 87years.

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