Zonta International seeks to empower women worldwide by improving their legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status at the global and local levels through service and advocacy.

Our Mission Statement: Maximize our impact through service and advocacy initiative and educational programs that empower woman and girls!

The Zonta Club of Nanaimo, a part of Zonta International, is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide and right here in our community through service and advocacy.

With the objectives to:

  • Improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global and local level through service and advocacy.
  • Work for the advancement of understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of executives in business and the professions.
  • Promote justice and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.
  • 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.

Read more About Us, explore our Events Calendar or read all about our Scholarships

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Latest News

Zonta Red Gala

Zonta Red Gala

February 1st, 2021

Nanaimo's favourite girls night is postponed until further notice due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.    [read more]

Persian Cooking Class

Persian Cooking Class

January 9th, 2021

Join us for this fabulous fundraising event hosted and sponsored by Bees Knees Community Café. You will receive a detailed recipe and shopping list the week prior to your cooking class. You can join along live via Zoom or sit back and watch. The recorded video will be available.   [read more]

16 Days of Activism Campaign

16 Days of Activism Campaign

November 19th, 2020

16 Days of Activism Campaign - Join the campaign to end violence against women November 19th, 2020   [read more]

International Women's Day

International Women's Day

March 6th, 2020

International Women’s Day theme: I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights. Friday March 6th 2020. Speakers – Sisters Jodi Gaudet and Lori Tribeck.   [read more]

Interested in becoming a Zonta Club of Nanaimo member and adding your voice to empower women locally and throughout the world?


Check out the Zonta International website for membership information to learn more about joining this worldwide organization to support and empower women or contact us.

Join an amazing group of women in the Nanaimo Zonta Club, chartered in 1994, who work to support women's education through scholarships, women's health, and to improve the status of women in our community.

Though COVID restrictions have prevented us from holding our usual annual events it has not deterred us from our purpose and mission To Improve and Empower Women through Service and Advocacy.

We Want You!!!