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Dunrobin Womens Institute

Dunrobin Womens Institute is a chapter of the Federated Womens Institute of Ontario and national Womens Institue who work locally and internationally to support and sustain quality of family and community life - advocates for quality of life for all: and, are a non-denominational group. Locally we work to enhance community life and promote sustainable practices. We look to support and accept leadership roles within the community; we work with the Dunrobin Community Recreational Association providing support to their organized events; we involve the West Carelton District High School in our events and try to support their curriculum volunteer program by extending invitations to our events; West Carleton Dist High School Shop class re-furbished park benches which are now located at the Dunrobin Community Centre grounds - supporting the refurbishing of the community centre grounds following the 2018 tornado which left much destruction on site; West Carleton Dist High School has donated a gazebo for the greenspace site which will provide rain and sun shelter to the site. Currently, there are no structures on the site. Dunrobin Womens Institute in coordination with the Dunrobin Community Recreational Association have enhanced the greenspace from initial clean up of site - having city keep the grass cut, placement of a barrier (environmentally friendly large stones in lieu of wood fences which would need replacement and maintenance), park benches (donated with a heritage significance to local community members), planting a flower garden; the greenspace is very well received and needed since the destruction of the local mall area (located adjacent to the site) was destroyed by the tornado and has not been replaced. Dunrobin has a lot of bicyclists and we have seen that the site is providing a place to rest; the gazebo will provide some sun and rain shelter as well to this group, and the once a week bus service to seniors and other non-drivers can also make use of it as there is no proper bus shelter in the vicinity. This summer 2020, the Dunrobin WI will work and encourage community to contribute to the further enhancement of the site by cleaning up the back property line, cleaning up invasive species and replace with perennials and shrubbery. We meet once per month and agendas vary and include topics on: recycling, health care; showcasing local entrenpreneurs (in June a local entrepreneur who has developed a physical disability will showcase his new-found hobby that he can do despite his physical limitations; other motivational speakers have included Todd Nicholson who spoke on the importance of parks with access for all; agricultural groups - recently the Canada Grains Commission Food Bank and the importance of dealing with world hunger. our meetings are open to the general public and advertised in local community paper, community facebook we support the Carp Fair by entering displays and items for domestic home crafts; We support the local Food Bank with annual donations, monetary and Christmas food baskets for local families. We support our provincial and national counterparts on the ``creating a greater awareness of Lymes Disease`. Our local membership age groups vary from late 20`s to 103 years old; our membership is small but our network is large

Parks we work in:

  • Greenspace, 2800 Dunrobin Rd,
  • Dunrobin Community Recreational Centre

Things we do:

  • advocacy
  • cleanups
  • community meals
  • crafts/folk art
  • environmental education
  • heritage conservation/education
  • stewardship
  • tree planting

We're looking for volunteers in these areas:

  • Regular volunteers
  • Occasional volunteers

Where you can find us

  • 2800 Dunrobin Road, Dunrobin, ON, Canada

Get in touch!