The world economy, industry and sciences are becoming increasingly digitized, and these developments are disrupting society and familiar social processes. Women, however, are still largely underrepresented in technology fields. To create a world in which men and women have equal opportunities, women need to have an active role in technology and technological developments. Zonta International is pleased to offer its new Zonta International Women in Technology Scholarship to encourage women to pursue education, career opportunities and leadership roles in technology. For more information click here
The application materials for the 2019 JANE M KLAUSMAN WOMEN IN BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP are now available from Zonta International:
For details on how to apply through the Zonta Club of Toronto, click here:
The Zonta Club of Toronto has undertaken a project to assemble birthing kits to be delivered to areas of need throughout the world. The kits will be prepared and assembled by the members and friends of the Zonta Club of Toronto.
One hundred and twenty million women give birth every year, 86% deliver in developing countries, 60 million of these are women who either have the assistance of a Traditional Birth Attendant or no assistance at all. Half a million women die annually, many from infection, tetanus and other complications. For every woman who dies in childbirth, around another 30 women (15 million) incur injuries and infections, many of which are often painful, disabling, embarrassing and lifelong.
Birthing Kits save lives and reduces suffering by providing for a clean birth.
The birthing kits will be distributed by a registered charitable organization with links to established clinics that will ensure that the kits are provided with instructions on use. Each kit is ensuring that three people have a safer birthing experience – the birth mother, the baby and the attendant.
Next birthing kit build:
Please click on the link above for more details.
During the 2018-2020 Biennium, two projects are being supported by the International Service Fund:
- Let Us Learn Madagascar: An Integrated Program for Adolescent Girls
- Eid bi Eid (Hand in Hand): Support to the resilience and empowerment of Syrian refugee and vulnerable Jordanian women
To learn more about the International Service Program and the projects being funded this biennium, click here.
The 2017 Zonta Club of Toronto Award in Honour of Helen Hood at Ryerson University is Jasmine Allan-Sferruzzi from the midwifery program.
Starting in the fall of 2017, the Zonta Club of Toronto will be supporting the Times Change Women’s Employment Service!
The purpose of Times Change Women’s Employment Service is to help diverse, unemployed women achieve economic self-sufficiency by providing services that include professional employment, educational counselling, skills training, and job placement opportunities. Times Change is a non-profit community agency helping women reach their employment goals since 1974.
Times Change Women’s Employment Service
365 Bloor St. East, Suite 1003
Toronto, ON M4W 3L4
The Zonta Club of Toronto Scholarship awards established at the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences were presented at the Michener Institute Student Awards Ceremony held on November 7, 2018.
- Zonta Club of Toronto Diagnostic Cytology Scholarship ($1500): Kristen Morandin
- Zonta Club of Toronto Radiological Technology Scholarship ($1500): Kerri Koens (mammography)
In June, Zonta International announced the 30 recipients of the 2018 Amelia Earhart (AE) Fellowships. The AE Fellowship is highly sought by women from all around the world. You’ll find the full list of 2018 Amelia Earhart Fellows
Applications for the 2018 Fellowships must be completed by 15 November 2018 to be considered. Applications that are incomplete or late will not be considered. For questions, please contact [email protected]. Learn more.