Become a Member of IODE
IODE women are Interested, Organized, Determined and Enthusiastic.
IODE members feel needed and valued. Welcome! As a member, you will get a chance to become more involved in your community.
IODE women have FUN! Long-time IODE members agree that involvement is key to getting the most out of membership. The chapter is where most of IODE members’ meaningful service work is carried out.
IODE gives back to communities through education, social service and citizenship programs with a special emphasis on children and literacy.
IODE offers a sense of purpose because one person can make a difference in someone’s life with just a few hours a month as you work with other women to meet needs in your community. What IODE members’ get out of IODE depends largely on what they put into it.
IODE needs your gifts of time and talent. You can serve others through your vocation and exercise high principles.
IODE experience allows you to develop new skills and abilities and attain valuable experience for employment.
IODE members are encouraged to volunteer for leadership roles at the chapter level and beyond.
IODE will give you new friends in your community and across Canada.
IODE membership creates important networking contacts.
Volunteering is good for the heart and the soul.
"Through IODE we do make a difference. As members we are that kind of people. As I travelled across Canada meeting with members, I repeatedly quoted Maya Angelou, who understands the motivation that drives the kind of women who are IODE. She wrote: "To make a difference is not a matter of accident, a matter of casual occurrence of the tides. People choose to make a difference." As IODE members, we all do.