Eastern Townships Resource CentreSherbrooke, Quebec
Through the Looking Glass: One hundred years of Women's Groups in the Eastern Townships
'A nation cannot rise above the level of its homes, therefore women must work and study together to raise our homes to the highest possible level.'
Adelaide Hoodless, the founder of the first Women's Institute in Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada.
'Women's Institute aims to raise the standard of homemaking, maintain the national tradition of handicrafts, promote education particularly in rural areas, improve the welfare of child and health of the public, teach Canadian Citizenship, have a true spirit of patriotism, promoting world unity and international understanding.'
Jane C. Pearson, comp., and Wendy Lessard, ed., A Brief History of Womens Organizations in Lennoxville, Lennoxville, Bishops University, 1974, p. 5.