125th Anniversary!

View photos from the 125th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon here!

The May Court Bargain Box

Office Hours

At this time, the May Court Club office is usually open Mondays from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, but please call the office at 613-733-4681 before going in.

Facebook and Instagram!

The May Court Club of Ottawa now has a presence on Facebook and Instagram. Take a look!

Welcome to the May Court Club of Ottawa

The May Court Club of Ottawa was founded in 1898 by Lady Ishbel Aberdeen, the wife of the Governor General. In a time when there were no social safety nets, she wanted to provide young socialite women with the ability to help other women and their children who were in need. Early activities of the club included establishing clinics, educational services, and knitting for the war effort. As the needs of the community changed so did the projects undertaken by the Club.
To learn more, please explore the menu links on our website, and visit our Facebook page!

Are you interested in becoming a member and being part of this dynamic group? Check out our Become a Member page for details.

Daytime Ottawa on Rogers TV interviewed our President, Donna Shields-Poë. Click here to watch.

The Old Ottawa South Community Association Review (The OSCAR) highlighted the May Court Club of Ottawa and our 125th anniversary Celebration Luncheon recently. View the article here.


For your convenience, you can make a donation by clicking here. This is a wonderful way to support a good cause, remember a friend, or purchase tickets for May Court events.

If you wish instead to make a donation to support Hospice Care Ottawa’s May Court Hospice, please click here and you’ll be redirected to their website.


We would like to acknowledge the the generous help of Fred Sune at WP Expert in updating our website to a fresher appearance with more robust navigation and new needed features.