“Empowering Women in Cambridge since 1945!”

BPW Cambridge members involvement in the Community

A Volunteer Initiative to Help the World's Poor

Our members welcomed Janet Asbury, representing Cambridge's Happy Mat Ladies at our dinner meeting March 2, 2020.  Janet explained how the thousands of outer milk bags our club has collected over the years are weaved into sleeping mats for people in third world countries.

BPW Member, Margaret High, displaying a sleep mat

Pictured is BPW Cambridge member Margaret High displaying a finished sleeping mat.

The Period Purse

Striving to achieve menstrual equity.

Our members welcomed Kate Elliot and Kevin Hiebert, Chapter Leaders Kitchnener-Waterloo-Cambridge at our dinner meeting and annual candle lighting ceremony on February 3, 2020. Purses, bags, backpacks, tampons, sanitary pads, and numerous urgently needed items were collected by our members from the public to donate to homeless women.

Kevin and Kate speaking at the Period Purse event.

Pictured are Kevin Hiebert and Kate Elliot, Chapter Leaders Kitchnener-Waterloo-Cambridge, speaking at our February 2020 dinner meeting about The Period Purse.

Amanda with Period Purse Donations

Pictured is BPW Cambridge member, Amanda Robinson, with donations collected by our members for The Period Purse.

More Donations for Period Purse

More donations for The Period Purse.

Human Trafficking Awareness Event

Business and Professional Women of Cambridge in partnership with City of Cambridge held a Human Trafficking Awareness event November 7th, 2019.

Featured speakers were Kelly Tallon Franklin, Courage for Freedom, "Canada's Leading Expert in Anti-Human Trafficking Awareness and Certification" and Daryl Goetz, Superintendent, Waterloo Regional Police.

Kelly Tallon Franklin speaking at the Human Trafficking Awareness event

Pictured is Kelly Franklin speaking at the Human Trafficking Awareness Event.

Members: Angela Wilson, Lin Buxton and Margaret High at Human Trafficking Awareness Event

Pictured (from left to right) BPW members: Angela Wilson, Lin Buxton and Margaret High.

International Day to End Human Trafficking

On July 30, 2019, International Day to End Human Trafficking concluded ProjectONroute and launched #ProjectMapleLeaf.

It brought together collaborators, supporters and survivors who created the biggest media awareness movement across the Province of Ontario at select ONroute locations. Courage for Freedom requested Business and Professional Women Ontario and Global Shapers Toronto to participate

The Cambridge OnRoute event was predominately featured on CTV Kitchener News!

Dignitaries at ONroute Cambridge, 401 W.

From left to right: Pam Wolf, City of Cambridge Councillor Ward 5, Donna Reid, City of Cambridge Councillor Ward 1, Shirley Hilton, Waterloo Regional Police Superindentant, Bryan Larkin, Chief of Police, Waterloo Regional Police Services , Berry Vibanovic, Mayor of Kitchener, Belinda Karahalios, MPP for Cambridge, Amy Fee, MPP for Kitchener-South Hespeler, Laurie Scott, Minister of Labour and MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock

At back: Randy Pettapiece, MPP for Perth-Wellington and Will Bouma, MPP for Brantford

In front: Lin Buxton, Business and Professional Women of Cambridge and Co-Ambassador Courage for Freedom and Lorry Dawdy, Ambassador and Board Membr for Courage for Freedom

Business and Professional Women Ontario members from Cambridge, Kitchener-Waterloo, Niagara Falls and Brampton

BPW Ontario Members from Cambridge, KW, Niagara and Brampton

From left to right: Linda Hayes, Mariette Haras, Elaine Mortensen, Lin Buxton, Amanda Robinson, Nancy Broerse, Carolyn Shannon, Anne Knicely, Stacey Brison, Heidi Bryans (missing from this picture: Mary Balfour and Beth Poilin)

BPW Ontario Members celebrating afterwards

Celebrating lunch afterwards, Beth Poilin, front left and Mary Balfour, back left.

Members Met with Belinda Karahalios, MPP, March 2019

Members Met with Belinda Karahalios, MPP, March 2019

Margaret High, Lin Buxton, Belinda Karahalios, MPP and Amanda Robinson.

Soroptomist Annual Womens Day Walk, March 2019

Margaret High at Soroptomist Annual Womens Day Walk, March 2019

Member Margaret High participating in Soroptomist Annual Womens Day Walk, March 2019.

2018 Christmas Social

2018 Christmas Social with Phyllis Hemingway, Lin Buxton, Margaret High and Mary Balfour

Members filling a basket with donated items and gift cards for pregnant and parenting youth of Monica Place, Cambridge.

Garage Sale May 2018!

Garage Sale 2018 - Fundraiser Sign on LawnGarage Sale 2018 - Lin Buxton and other members

Flash Mob in Cambridge!

Flash Mob in Cambridge 2015Councillor Jan Liggett, joined by Kathryn McGarry, MPP and Lin Buxton, Past President BPW Cambridge. Many families came out to support raising awareness to stop sexual violence and harassment in our community. (Event was put on by Soroptomist International Cambridge, March 2015)

BPW members help to package birthing kits for Haiti

BPW Cambridge members and friends helping Zonta Intl. assemble birthing kits for Haiti. Nov. 10, '12.

Pay Equity Seminar

Conestoga College Business students and Business and Professional Women's Clubs of Cambridge and Kitchener-Waterloo held a "Pay Equity" seminar on April 9th. Speaker was Emanuela Heyninck, Pay Equity Commissioner.

Conestoga College Business students with Pay Equity Commissioner

Pictured are Emanuela Heyninck, Pay Equity Commissioner with business students.

Lin Buxton, Conestoga College Business StudentsPay Equity Commissioner and Lin Buxton

Club's Greatest Accomplishments

The Club's greatest accomplishment in 2011 was participating in an All-Candidates Meeting for the upcoming provincial election.  This was done in association with The Canadian Federation of University Women of Cambridge and the Zonta International Club of Cambridge.  This meeting was televised live on Rogers Cable.  There were also numerous press releases in the Cambridge Times and the Waterloo Region Record.

Lin Buxton and Atunuke Bankole

Lin Buxton, BPW Cambridge President with Atinuke Bankole, NDP Candidate.

Liberal Candidate Kathryn McGarry with Lin Buxton

Lin Buxton, BPW Cambridge President with Kathryn McGarry, Liberal Candidate.

The BPW Cambridge Club was pleased to host the 2011 S. W. Ontario District AGM. 

A presentation was done on Internet Safety for Women.

BPW members from various clubs

Left to right:  Karen Fuller, BPW London member, Peggy Hastings-Weston, S. W. Ontario District Director, Doris Hall, National President, Lin Buxton, Cambridge President, Elaine Mortensen, K-W President.

BPW Cambridge and Kitchener-Waterloo Clubs along with CFUW Club helped the Zonta Club put 1,000 birthing kits together.  Zonta has sent these kits to Haiti.

Haiti Birthing Kits with Zonta

Helping Hands

BPW Cambridge & K-W Club Members

BPW Cambridge & K-W Club Members