The Zonta Organization – Empowering Women – Nita McCown

Professional Profile:

I am a 15 year member of the Zonta Club of Toronto.  I have held positions on the Board of Directors and on various committees.   I was an Area Director for 2 years and am currently the United Nations Chair for Zonta District 4.

Company Details:

Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women world wide.  Zonta has consultative status with the UN on issues pertaining to women and girls.

Our Causes:
Zonta stands for women’s rights. We advocate for equality, education and an end to child marriage and gender-based violence through service and advocacy

Our Programs:
Zonta expands opportunities for women and girls through our international education programs and service projects.

We are dedicated to achieving gender equality in education and support scholarships, fellowships and awards for women and girls.

Full information on our international service, Advocacy and Education Awards can be found at

Local Programs:
In addition to the work being done internationally, each club supports service and advocacy in their city and region.  Zonta Club of Toronto currently supports Times Change Women’s Employment Service, which trains women to enter the workforce, to be able to support themselves and their families.  We are also aligned with the White Ribbon Campaign that works with boys and men to end gender based violence.

Throughout COVID, Zonta club of Toronto has remained active and was able to give monetary or product support to agencies who service those in most need. Toronto Food Bank, Yonge Street Mission, Women’s College Hospital Sexual Assault Centre, St. Josephs Hospital, Sistering A Women’s Place

Zonta Club of Toronto meets the second Wednesday of each month from September through to June.

In addition to Zonta Toronto, there are clubs in Oakville, Hamilton, Brampton-Caledon and the E-Club of Canada1.

Additional information can be found at and

Contact Details:

Zonta Club Of Toronto


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Video Content:

00:10 Minutes – Introduction

00:30 Minutes – The History of Zonta

01:18 Minutes – How Does Zonta Help Women

03:18 Minutes – Reasons For Joining Zonta

04:03 Minutes – Zonta Club Of Toronto

05:32 Minutes – Social Aspect Of Zonta

06:44 Minutes – How To Make A Donation To Zonta

07:04 Minutes – How To Join Zonta

07:40 Minutes – How To Choose A Not For Profit


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