Canadian and Turkish Women’s Association of Ottawa

Canadian and Turkish Women’s Association of Ottawa

"Bridging Cultures"

The principal object of CATWAO is to provide a platform for Canadian and Turkish women to promote a better understanding and appreciation of their respective cultures, thus fostering goodwill and working towards better integration in the multicultural community.


This objective will be achieved through a variety of activities in the fields of art, culture, literature, women’s issues, and other complementary events.




Canadian Heritage
• Canadian Tulip Festival
Turkish Canadian Cultural Association
City of Ottawa
Native Women's Association of Canada


• Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Ottawa (In English, In Turkish)
Ministry of Culture and Tourism
- The World's First Temple
- How does Göbekli Tepe fit with biblical history?
- (video)

Turkey: Photos

Slide show (Ministry of Culture and Tourism )
Video (2007 - Ministry of Culture and Tourism )
Web sites of: Andrys Basten, (Dick Osseman - over 7000 pictures)

Turkey: Travel

- Fascinating facts about Turkey

- Sultan Ahmet Square and Hagia Sophia, The Blue Mosque

- Travel and Leisure Magazine presents Istanbul

- Bosphorus, Turkish Dishes, Arasta Bazaar

- Bodrum, Pamukkale, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Topkapi Harem

•New York Times: A More Intimate Grand Bazar

New York Times: Cultures Meet at the Dinner Table

The Observer: Cool Istanbul

New York Times: Bodrum: The Next St.-Tropez

Turkey: Exhibitions & Shows

Reflections from the Royal Ottoman Past into Present day Turkey
New York, Manhattan, Broad Street Ballroom (excerpt from the Epoch Times)
International Women's Day: March 8
Globe Women


Global Summit of Women 2011, Istanbul, Turkey
NIGH - Nightingale Initiative for Global Health
Monique Martin's selected projects:
- Rideau Canal Connections Project


- Association of Professional Engineers Project
(will be translated into Cree and Dene)
Women in Art
• Bilgen-Reinhart, Üstün (2007)


Porcelain Moon and Pomegranates: A Woman's Trek Through Turkey
• Bussidor, Ila and Üstün Bilgen-Reinhart (1997) Night Spirits
• Dossey, Barbara M. (1999) Florence Nightingale - Mystic, Visionary, Healer.
• Dossey, Barbara M., Louise C. Selanders, Deva-Marie Beck, Alex Attewell (eds.) (2005) Florence Nightingale Today: Healing Leadership Global Action. American Nurses Association, Silver Springs, Maryland.
• Zandstra, Ilsa, The Amber Cost, A Latvian Family's Journey
• 2010 November 16

Canadians and Turkish Achievements

Financial Times top 50 women in world business
Second: Andrea Jung, Canadian
Third: Güler Sabancı, Turkish
• 2010 March 30
Dr. Handan Tezel (CATWAO member) Wins 2010 John V. Marsh Award for Excellence in (University of Ottawa)

• 2010 January 27
Semra Gülder (CATWAO's founding member)
named 2010 Jeanne Sauvé Career Development Program participant
Profile: Semra Gülder at Canada's Public Service eMagazine (Spring 2009)
• 2009 October 5
Celebrating 90 years of Extraordinary Women at the University of Ottawa
Making History, Building Futures.
CATWAO Member Evelyn Greenberg is one of the recognized "Extraordinary Women."
• 2009 October 5
Monique Martin (CATWAO's Honorary Member)
gets 2009 Prime Minister's Award for teaching Excellence
• 2009 September 25
Financial Times top 50 women in world business
Second: Andrea Jung, Canadian
Fifth: Güler Sabancı, Turkish
Topkapi Restaurant, Ottawa