History of the Association of May Court Clubs of Canada

In 1898, Lady Aberdeen, wife of the Governor-General of Canada,

held a May Day Party on the grounds of Rideau Hall in Ottawa. She spoke to over 100 privileged young women, urging them to use their resources to help those less fortunate than themselves.

From that beginning, the May Court Club was established. At present, there are member clubs now working in the following nine cities across Ontario:

St. Catherines

Where your funds go

Monies raised at the resale shop as well as the various social and fundraising events throughout the year have been directed to children at:

A Book of My Own

Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Downtown Mission – Windsor Youth Centre

Downtown Windsor Community Collaborative

Essex County Diversion Program/ Youth Diversion

Family Respite Services

Film Camp for Kids and Youth

Friends for Atkinson Park & Pool

Hiatus House

John McGivney Children’s Centre

Kind Minds

Kiwanis Club of Windsor – Sunshine Point Camp

Knit Witts

Learning Disabilities Association of Windsor/Essex

Maryvale Adolescent & Family Services

New Beginnings

Noah’s House Mental Health Foundation

Postpartum Support International – Climb Out of the Darkness Windsor

Sandwich Teen Action Group

Windsor Essex Child/Youth Advocacy Centre (WECYAC)

Windsor Essex Therapeutic Ride Association

Windsor Family Homes & Community Partnerships (“I Can” camp)

Windsor Residence for Young Men