Welcome to the Zonta Club of Kitchener-Waterloo!


We are an enthusiastic group of women from Waterloo Region working together to empower women & girls locally and globally.

Our Club has been thriving since 1978 (over 40 years!). Since our Club is a member of Zonta International, we also support global education and service projects through the Zonta Foundation for Women. Zonta International, founded in 1919 in Buffalo New York, is comprised of more than 1100 Clubs in 62 countries and has more than 28,000 members (women & men). Zonta’s story is one of empowerment and progressive change.

Zonta envisions a world where women’s rights are recognized as human rights; where every woman can reach her full potential; and no woman lives in fear of violence.


We are proud to support initiatives that have expanded health, educational, and economic opportunities for women and girls.

We are members of Zonta International. Founded in 1919 in Buffalo, New York, Zonta International has more than 30,000 members in 31 districts around the world, and we're a member of District 4. Zonta International has operational relations with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO) and 

consultative status with 


  • To improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global and local level through service and advocacy.

  • To work for the advancement of understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of members.

  • To promote justice and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.

  • To be united internationally to foster high ethical standards, to implement service programs, and to provide mutual support and fellowship for members who serve their communities, their nations and the world. 


Zonta International, its districts and its clubs are nonsectarian and nonpartisan.

"Zonta" is a Sioux word that means honest, trustworthy, inspiring, security and banding together for the purpose of loyalty.


Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.



Zonta International envisions a world in which women's rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential.


In such a world, women have access to all resources and are represented in decision making positions on an equal basis with men.


In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence.



Empowering Women Through Service and Advocacy