Who we are

We are a group of women who care about connecting with our community. Soroptimist connects women: to each other, to the local communities in Greater Hamilton, and to the world.

Our club is called Soroptimist of Dundas Ancaster Flamborough (SI DAF) and was founded in 1987. We are a group of women who are passionate about improving the lives of women and girls through education opportunities.

No travel home after a late committee meeting.

Even before online meetings were a thing, we met once a month online via Teams – normally on the first Thursday of each month from 7-8:30pm from September to June each year. Our meetings have an agenda – what’s happening across Soroptimist as an organization, and planning for our awards, upcoming fundraisers and events.

We also get together periodically to enjoy a meal and catch up in person . We’re flexible about when and where we meet to accommodate our members.

About Soroptimist International

Soroptimist International was founded in 1921 in Oakland, California. Eighty women in professions that included medicine, laboratory technology, education and printing formed the first Soroptimist club to “foster the ideals of service.” It’s now the world’s largest classified volunteer service organization for executive and professional women.

With almost 80,000 members in 130 countries and territories, Soroptimist International is a worldwide organization for women in management and professions working through service projects to advance human rights and the status of women. There is an annual club fee of C$185. 

SI DAF belongs to the Eastern Canada Region (also called ECR) along with 12 other clubs. There is also a Western Canada Region and the Soroptimist Foundation of Canada (sometimes called SFC). Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA) is the largest of the four federations that make up Soroptimist International. The other federations are Great Britain & Ireland, Europe and South-West Pacific.