The organization began on June 20–23, 1985, at a meeting between seventeen women from across Canada who came together to discuss issues of interest to women with various disabilities. The main purpose of this initial meeting was to plan a larger national gathering of women with disabilities who would then develop the organization’s strategies and goals. Early groups formed in Prince Edward Island, Toronto, Halifax, British Columbia, Montreal and in Winnipeg, through existing groups for women with disabilities in each city. The Consulting Committee on the Status of Women with Disabilities also joined the network.
Our Founding Mothers (PDF Document)