Welcome to the May Court Club of Ottawa

The May Court Club of Ottawa was founded in 1898 by Lady Ishbel Aberdeen, the wife of the Governor General. In a time when there were no social safety nets, she wanted to provide young socialite women with the ability to help other women and their children who were in need. Early activities of the club included establishing clinics, educational services, and knitting for the war effort. As the needs of the community changed so did the projects undertaken by the Club.
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The May Court Club of Ottawa is one of nine May Court Clubs that comprise the Association of May Court Clubs of Canada.  For more information about the Association and links to the other Clubs, please visit the Association web site at www.maycourtclubs.org