Membership Information

Membership Information

The Annual Membership Fees For The Canadian Chapter Are $200 Per Year.

( January to December 2024, including the $35 US Membership for the IAWJ )

The Canadian Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges (CCIAWJ) is a member of the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ).  The Mission of the CCIAWJ is to enhance the work of women judges nationally and internationally in pursuit of equality, judicial independence and the rule of law. Further, the CCIAWJ endeavours to protect the rights and interests of women who are involved in the justice system implements strategies to achieve general equality in the justice system and supports programs and activities to discourage violence against women and children.

We are excited to announce that our 2024 Canadian Conference will be held from June 11-14 at the Château Frontenac in Québec.  We will be focussing on issues of equality, diversity and inclusion.  More details to follow.

Currently one of our main initiatives comes from our provincial consultations to create programs to address the attrition rate of women in the practice of the law. Since hosting the provincial roundtables we have been exploring specific identified types of discrimination and are exploring a National Advisory Committee regarding the issue.

The IAWJ, CCIAWJ and other worldwide organizations have helped many Afghan women judges and their families escape from Afghanistan. The IAWJ, including our International Director Mona Lynch, received the 2022 DLA Piper pro bono LeadHer Award, the 2022 PILnet Global Partnership Award and the 2023 Bolch Prize from Duke University in recognition of this work.

Our Law Student Initiative – An Evening with Women Judges – organizes and funds events at approximately 11 law schools across Canada each year to bring women judges together with law students for informal discussions.

The CCIAWJ recently approved of a three-year scholarship to assist an Indigenous woman to attend law school at the University of Manitoba.

Please consider membership renewal or new membership in order to support and participate in the significant work undertaken by the CCIAWJ and the IAWJ.

Membership renewal is digital.  Payment is by credit card only.  If you have any questions about renewing or joining, please contact the Membership Chair Edith Campbell at

On October 9, 2019, the IAWJ passed a resolution, which states that “individual members of the IAWJ Board of Directors will work with their own associations…to ensure that…going forward, all associations pay their dues in full by March 30th…”  In order to provide our support for the good work of the IAWJ, we kindly ask for your attention to membership renewal or initial membership in keeping with this timeline where possible and we thank you in advance for doing so.

Unsung Heroes: Women Who Quietly Change the World

Video Credit: National Judicial Institute