"The objects of the Association shall be the creating of a general interest in art and the encouragement of women's work for the purpose of mutual help and co-operation of its members, the establishment of art lectures and reading clubs, the holding of exhibitions of painting, designs, sculpture, engraving and the industrial arts, and the encouragement and development of the art handicrafts and home industries of Canada."
Passed by House of Commons, 1907
Bill No.30 An Act To Incorporate
The Women's Art Association of Canada
About WOMEN'S ART ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
The Women’s Art Association of Canada is a registered not-for-profit organization managed by a volunteer executive and comprised of about 200 members.
The Women's Art Association of Canada continues to fulfill the mission established 125 years ago and awards annual scholarships to assist students in various fields of the Arts. Currently 13 scholarships are given to schools such as the National Ballet School, the Royal Conservatory of Music, the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, the Ontario College of Art and Design, Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advance Learning and George Brown The City College. The first Women's Art Association Scholarship was granted in 1947 to the Ontario College of Art, which was, in fact, the first scholarship for the College.
Funding for scholarships comes from a combination of public donations, bequests and revenues from various volunteer-run art and cultural events.