The Association of May Court Clubs of Canada
Their Excellencies the Right Honorable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnson

 

HISTORY OF THE ASSOCIATION OF MAY COURT CLUBS OF CANADA

In 1898, Lady Aberdeen, wife of the Governor-General of Canada, held a May Day Party on the grounds of Rideau Hall in Ottawa. She spoke to over 100 privileged young women, urging them to use their resources to help those less fortunate than themselves. From that beginning, the May Court Club was established. At present, there are member clubs now working in the following nine cities across Ontario: 

OTTAWA

LONDON

ST. CATHARINES

CHATHAM

OAKVILLE

BROCKVILLE

KITCHENER-WATERLOO

BARRIE

 

THE MAY COURT CLUB OF WINDSOR

Established in 1934
OUR MANDATE

 
The May Court Windsor’s focus is to address the needs of children and youth of Windsor and Essex County.
  • The May Court Club of Windsor is a registered charitable organization, dedicated to addressing the needs of children in our community.
  • Evolving from the Junior Hospital League (1925) and established as a women’s service club in 1934, it began by setting up a Thrift Shop, a Day Nursery, a Prenatal Clinic and a food program for undernourished children in Windsor and Essex County.
  • We are part of the Association of May Court Clubs of Canada (est. 1898), a volunteer organization of more than 2000 women in nine Ontario cities.
  • Our members are unique in that they combine volunteerism in their community-through direct service, financial assistance and administrative placements-along with activities that promote a cohesive bond amongst themselves.