About Us

The Zonta Club of Brampton and Caledon which was chartered in November 1974 continues to provide service to our community.  Zonta offers its members service, networking and fellowship, diversity, leadership, advancement, education and international interaction.

What Zonta Offers its Members

Governor Lori inducting new members (2016)

Governor Lori inducting new members (2016)

The rewards of membership in Zonta International and the Zonta Club of Brampton-Caledon are far reaching.
Service– Zonta members serve and make a difference in the community to which they belong.

Networking and Fellowship– Zonta provides common values to work together to meet common goals; their co-operative efforts also open doors to friendships world-wide.

Diversity– Zonta’s classification system ensures a broad membership drawn from many businesses and professions, and thus provides opportunities for interaction with others outside one’s own particular area of expertise.

Leadership– Zonta provides members interested in developing leadership potential with opportunities for growth at a variety of levels- in the local club, at the district or the international level.

Advancement of Women– Zonta clubs work on both the local and international level for the advancement of women- legally, politically, socially and economically.  Zontians serve as role models within their own community.

Education– Many of Zonta’s International and local projects involve education, whether awards or fellowships for students or literacy programs for adults.

International Interaction & Travel– Zonta provides members with a rare opportunity for international participation through its links with several United Nations agencies, through annual, local workshops/conferences and through its biennial international convention.

Zonta: The Name

The word Zonta, signifying honest and trustworthy in the Teton dialect of the Sioux, an Amerindian group, was chosen from many suggestions by the women who founded the Confederation of Zonta Clubs in 1919.

The emblem that evolved thereafter also draws from several Sioux symbols, blending the individual elements shown here into a composite logo, and extending their meaning to embrace the goals and objectives of Zontians, as the members came to be called.
Zontians consider themselves “a group of people inspired by common goals- namely community service and work understanding- banded together to achieve them in a framework of loyalty, honesty and trustworthiness”