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Club Action Newsletter: July 10, 2019

This publication contains time-sensitive information generally directed to Club Executives and pertains to CFUW activities and events. Please send relevant pieces to all Club Members. 

CFUW Town Hall Agenda and Information

CFUW Town Hall Agenda and InformationJuly 15, 20197:30 pm Eastern, 4:30 pm PacificInternet WebinarDiscussion dial-in:  877-366-9096 – for those who wish to join the discussion
Conference ID 2095; PIN 6706111

Town Hall Format:

  • All participants will be invited to practice voting at the beginning of the July 15thmeeting.
  • Three presentations will provide overviews of the GWI Resolutions—Constitutional Resolutions, Policy Resolutions and Internal Resolutions.
  • Each presentation will be followed by an open discussion - see below on how to join the discussion
  • After the discussion, a poll will appear in the Town Hall screen and voting delegates will be asked to cast their vote — you do not need a separate tab to cast your vote. 

Town Hall Agenda:

Welcome

CFUW President Grace Hollett
Meeting Rules
CFUW Parliamentarian and Town Hall Moderator Elizabeth Haynes
Practice Vote
Review of GWI Standing Rules and Constitutional Amendments
CFUW Bylaws Chair Lori Ker
Review of GWI Policy Resolutions
CFUW VP IR Joy Hurst, CFUW VP Advocacy Cheryl Ambrose,
Review of GWI Finance Resolutions
CFUW VP Finance Dominique Racanelli
 
OneCast Webinar Information:

  • You can register for the CFUW Town Hall at this link:
    https://onecast.thinkpragmatic.com/ses/KqtqwQAO2FEvR90o__6GRg~~
  • For the purposes of the poll, one member per club may serve as a voting delegate. Other club members who wish to attend the Town Hall on a separate computer or mobile device must register. All attendees will be able to speak by joining the dial-in portion of the presentation at the appropriate time. Only voting delegates may respond to the poll.
  • Registrants will receive an email confirming registration. The email contains a link that will take you directly to the webinar. 
  • The presentation can be viewed and listened to on any internet capable device—computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone or smart TV. You will need speakers but you do not need a microphone.
  • If you wish to participate in the discussion, you must join the teleconference by calling this number: 877-366-9096 and enter the conference id: 2095 and pin: 6706111 when prompted.  You will be placed in a speaker queue and will be called on to speak in turn.  You may keep the townhall webinar open while you are in the queue. Mute your computer speakers when you are called on to speak.
  • If you choose to listen only—you will do that through the internet webcast. 
  • The screen shot below is what you will see when you follow the link provided in your registration confirmation. Once the meeting begins, a power point presentation will be visible.

Reminder: CFUW AGM Early Bird Registration 


The deadline to receive The Early Bird Discount on registration fees for the AGM on August 15-17 is this Friday, July 12th. You can register here: 
https://www.proreg.ca/events/cfuw/2019/welcome.php

BILL C-71 has become law!

                           

CONGRATULATIONS!  WE DID IT!  BILL C-71 passed the senate!
 
A big thank you to all who participated in the passing of Bill-C 71 by the Senate. The bill has received royal assent and has become law. This is a necessary step to reducing gender based violence by strengthening gun control. We thank the clubs and individual members who contacted each of their respective provincial senators.

However, our actions need to continue as we remember the 14 women who died at the Montreal Massacre. CFUW policy addresses the need for gun control in Canada. We have a federal election coming up in the fall. We must take action and ask candidates about their party’s position on banning hand guns and assault weapons. Let us keep going and again, well done.

GWI News

 

IAW News
  

Important Dates and Deadlines


July 12: Deadline for AGM Early Bird Registration
July 15: Virtual Town Hall
July 15: Deadline to purchase a congratulatory Ad
August 12: Final Registration Date for AGM 
August 15-17: 2019 AGM & Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba



Club Action Newsletter: July 4, 2019

This publication contains time-sensitive information generally directed to Club Executives and pertains to CFUW activities and events. Please send relevant pieces to all Club Members. 

CFUW Charitable Trust Online Auction Begins July 5th!


The CFUW Charitable Trust will be hosting an online auction starting tomorrow, July 5, 2019. The Charitable Trust has received a generous donation of five Bruce Head originals for sale online and at the AGM. 

The funds raised from this auction will be used to support the Trust's initiatives in supporting women's education. The CFUW Charitable Trust has supported graduate study, literacy and creative arts through awards and fellowships since its founding in 1967. Each year they assist women university graduates, the future of our country, to further their post-secondary education. The Trust raises money to support annual Fellowships, Awards and Grants for Canadian women doing advanced graduate study and research in science, math, engineering, home economics, education, visual arts, music, humanities, and social sciences.

To learn more about the Canadian artist, and to take part in the upcoming auction, visit the web-page here

 

Request for Help in Identifying Photos for the “Scarved” Video

                          
                                     

We need your help to identify the statutes, the location of them and the club that submitted them for the CFUW “Scarved” Video. If you know, please contact Robin Jackson at cfuwed@rogers.com or toll free 1-888-220-9606. We will be presenting the video at the Winnipeg AGM. Thank you!

Membership Campaign Toolkit

This is a reminder to have a look at our 100th Anniversary Membership Campaign Toolkit and to book a reservation for the travelling exhibit for your next club event! There is an English version and a French version. Join us in celebrating and promoting CFUW and 100 years of women working together. 

CLUB NEWS

 

Perth and District Hikers Enjoy Orchids

                              

CFUW Perth and District hikers took advantage of a warm summer's day to explore and view the many Orchids while walking alongside the beautiful Showy Lady’s Slipper Orchids at Purdon Conservation Area. 
 

GWI News
June 26, 2019

IAW News
 

Important Dates and Deadlines


July 12: Deadline for AGM Early Bird Registration
July 15: Deadline to purchase a congratulatory ad
August 12: Final Registration Date for AGM 
August 15-17: 2019 AGM & Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba
August 17: Deadline for IFUW pins draw at noon

Club Action Newsletter: June 20, 2019

This publication contains time-sensitive information generally directed to Club Executives and pertains to CFUW activities and events. Please send relevant pieces to all Club Members. 

Reminder: Update Your Club's Executive Information

This is a reminder to ensure your Club Executive Information is up-to-date by June 28, 2019 for the 2019-2020 CFUW Directory. To do so log into the cfuwmembership.org website using your Club login. Once you are in the site you can find instructions on how to update Club information by clicking on the link in the main screen "Click here for further data entry instructions". If you need any assistance in getting your login information or in completing this process please contact Rachel Deneault at cfuwgen@rogers.com or at 1-888-220-9606 ext. 101. Please contact Rachel once updated, or to confirm that there are no changes.

UWC Montreal Inc. Donates $5000 in Honour of Elizabeth Monk

                                               

For CFUW's 100th Anniversary Celebration, UWC Montreal Inc. has made a donation of $5000.00 in honour of one of the Clubs founders, Elizabeth C. Monk! We would like to thank the Club for their generous contribution. To learn more about Elizabeth Monk's incredible life, read the article here

Women Deliver

More than 8,000 gender rights advocates participated in the Women DeliverConference in Vancouver June 3-6, which was the largest gathering of feminists in the world. There were very inspiring speakers including Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo Movement. Tarana is a leader in working to end racial injustice and sexual violence and has previously given a powerful TED talk.

Jody Willson Rayboult spoke at the side-conference “Feminists Deliver” and stated that the Government of Canada has stuck to the norm of managing the “indigenous problem” rather than adopting a rights and recognition framework.

The main take away from the conference was that we need to ask ourselves how we can use our power to work together to advocate for gender equality. CFUW is proud of the work that has been accomplished over the last 100 years. It is vital that we stick together to address pressing concerns including climate change, sexual violence and universal childcare. We hope to see you at our AGM to get energized to continue the fight for gender equality!

Purchase a Congratulatory Ad for CFUW's 100th Anniversary

                       

For CFUW’s 100th Anniversary, we are giving our friends and partners the opportunity to celebrate with us by purchasing a message of congratulations in our Anniversary Booklet. We are giving our Clubs and members the same opportunity. You can purchase one as an individual or as a group. We have already received an advert purchase for the booklet from Lynne Kent, VP of Membership.
 
Your announcement will appear on the CFUW website and in the Anniversary Booklet to be distributed at CFUW’s Annual General Meeting and Conference in Winnipeg in August. Information about the price and size of messages can be found here. The size of the booklet is 8 ½ x 8 ½." To place a message and/or for further information, please contact Rachel Deneault at cfuwgen@rogers.com; phone: 613-234-8252 x 101. We hope that you will want to celebrate with a tribute message to CFUW. The deadline to purchase an ad is July 15, 2019. 

Reminder: Register for the 2019 AGM in Winnipeg

                         

This is a reminder to register for the 2019 Annual General Meeting and Conference. The event will take place at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba from August 15-17, 2019. For instructions on how to register and for information on tours, accommodations, dining and more, please visit: 
https://www.proreg.ca/

Remember to register before July 12, 2019 to receive the Early Bird Discount on registration fees. The final deadline for registration is August 12, 2019.

Flight discounts are available if you are flying out to Winnipeg. West Jet will be offering discounted flights from August 6-26, 2019. They will be offering 5% off Econo, 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling Trans-border. To take advantage of this offer use the following code at  www.westjet.com/conventions to make a booking online:
Z62RL70

Air Canada has been chosen as the official airline for CFUW AGM 2019. The eligible dates are between August 7-August 24, 2019. If you choose to fly Air Canada to Winnipeg, please use the following promotion code at aircanada.com:
XPMF76Q1

Launch of Final Report into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

The National Inquiry’s Final Report: Reclaiming Power and Place outlines the high rates of violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people. The report calls for urgent changes that need to be made in Canadian laws and in the wider society to address a crisis that has devastated Indigenous communities across the country. The National Inquiry report reflects the stories from 2,380 family members, survivors of violence, experts and Knowledge Keepers. It outlines 231 individual Calls for Justice directed at governments, institutions, social service providers, industries and all Canadians.

CFUW Members should read the report and in particular consider the following calls to action that are directed at Canadians:

Decolonize by learning the true history of Canada and Indigenous history in your local area. Learn about and celebrate Indigenous peoples' history, cultures, pride and diversity, acknowledging the land you live on and its importance to local Indigenous communities, both historically and today. Using what you have learned, become a strong ally. Here is a toolkit on what it means to be an ally to indigenous communities that was created by the Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network.

Membership Campaign Toolkit


This is a reminder to have a look at our 100th Anniversary Membership Campaign Toolkit. There is an English version and a French version. Join us in celebrating and promoting CFUW and 100 years of women working together.

Note Cards for Sale

                

We have newly designed note cards for sale for our 100th Anniversary. Offered in a pack of 6, the note cards pictured on the right will be sold for $5. Our older design on the left side which are also sold in a pack of 5, will be sold for a discounted price of $4. Prices do not include taxes.

If you are interesed in purchasing these items, contact our Member Engagement Coordinator, Rachel at cfuwgen@rogers.com

Funding Announcement for Women’s Organizations

Minister Maryam Monsef announced the Government of Canada would provide $300 million to the Equality Fund, a partnership to invest in women’s rights. Prime Minister Trudeau also launched new funding for sexual and reproductive health and rights in developing countries. Seven hundred million dollars a year, over 10 years. These are significant and historic investments for the gender rights movement.

CLUB NEWS

 

Ruth Mellor Awarded Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers

                                             

We are excited to announce that our longstanding CFUW member Ruth Mellor has won the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers. This Medal recognizes exceptional volunteer achievements from across the country and abroad, celebrating a wide range of voluntary contributions. Ruth Mellor volunteers with several organizations in Kelowna, supporting women’s issues, chairing the Central Okanagan Community Gardens Society, and providing quality film options and scholarships through the Kelowna Film Society Board. A member of the Canadian Federation of University Women since 1972, she has served on the national and provincial boards. Congratulations, Ruth on this great achievement!

GWI News
May 29, 2019
June 12, 2019
 

IAW News
 

Newsletters

Abbotsford
Fredericton
Oshawa and District
Scarborough 
UWC Vancouver

Important Dates and Deadlines
 

June 28: Deadline to submit Club Executive Information
June 28: Deadline for IFUW pins draw
July 12: Deadline for AGM Early Bird Registration
July 15: Virtual Town Hall Meeting
August 12: Final Registration Date for AGM 
August 15-17: 2019 AGM & Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Club Action Newsletter: May 24, 2019

This publication contains time-sensitive information generally directed to Club Executives and pertains to CFUW activities and events. Please send relevant pieces to all Club Members. 

Update Your Club's Executive Listing for the 2019-2020 Club Directory


The 2019-2020 CFUW Directory will be produced in the upcoming weeks. Please ensure your Club Executive information is up-to-date by June 28, 2019. To do so log into the cfuwmembership.org website using your Club login. Once you are in the site you can find instructions on how to update Club information by clicking on the link in the main screen "Click here for further data entry instructions". If you need any assistance in getting your login or in completing this process please contact Rachel Deneault at cfuwgen@rogers.com or at 1-888-220-9606 ext. 101. Please contact Rachel once updated, or to confirm that there are no changes.

2019 AGM Registration


Please remember to register for the 2019 Annual General Meeting and Conference. The event will take place at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba from August 15-17, 2019. For instructions on how to register and for information on tours, accommodations, dining and more, please visit: 

https://www.proreg.ca/


Remember to register before July 12, 2019 to receive the Early Bird Discount on registration fees. The final deadline for registration is August 12, 2019.

2018 GWI Financial Statements Revised

                                                                                 
Please click here to view the revised 2018 GWI Financial Statement. 

IFUW Pins:An Opportunity to Own a Unique Piece of History

                              
In honour of CFUW’s 100th Anniversary, we are pleased to present members with an extraordinary opportunity to own a unique piece of history. Our CFUW VP Finance, Dominique Racanelli, on her much loved antique explorations, discovered two beautiful blue enamel pins that were created in 1924 for the third IFUW International Conference in Christiania (now Oslo), Norway, held Monday July 28 to Friday Aug 1, 1924.

These two pins are being made available to the membership through a draw. For a contribution (minimum $10) in the 100th Year of both CFUW & GWI, you will get two chances to own one of these lovely pins. Please contact your Club executives to give them your contribution to be eligible to win.

Alternatively, members may send their name and payment directly to the national office at Suite 502, 331, Cooper Street, Ottawa K2P 0G5. Payment may be made by cheque (made out to Canadian Federation of University Women) or by credit card by calling Rachel Deneault at the national office at toll free 1-888-220-9606, ext. 101. When paying, please include your name, club, email and mailing address. The deadline is June 30, 2019. The draw will take place before the GWI Triennial in July 2019 and announced on July 28, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Good luck to all!

Help tell us why Universal Child Care is so important!

Tell us your story! Have you witnessed your daughter’s or son’s desperate search for licensed childcare? Have you been lending a helping hand to provide care for your grandchild because of expensive child care fees?

Or, have you just simply seen too many years go by without governments delivering on affordable, accessible and high quality childcare across the country!

We invite you to share your testimony, and help raise awareness of the impacts the child care crisis has on families, women, children and seniors! We need your help to ensure CFUW's Grandparents for Childcare campaign is a success. Please email a short blurb describing your experience to cfuwadvocacy@rogers.com!

Check out the newly released Affordable Child Care for All Plan for more information on the push for Universal Childcare in Canada!

CFUW will be at the Women Deliver Conference!

Canada will host Women Deliver at the beginning of June 2019, the world's largest gathering on #genderequality, health, rights, and well-being of women and girls! CFUW’s Advocacy Coordinator Yasmin Strautins, and VP Membership Lynne Kent, will be attending the Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver from June 3-6.

Many exciting satellite events will be held in Vancouver in June that are are free and open to the public including Canadian specific programmingIndigenous Longhouse dialogues and the #Feminists Deliver Conference.

If you are located outside of Vancouver you can take part by tuning into the online live broadcasts!

Violence Against Women and Girls Award Applications Due May 31st

Almost half of Canadian women experience the devastating mental, physical, social, and financial effects of gender-based violence (GBV) in their lifetime.

Our work focuses on insuring that adequate laws, policies and programs are in place to prevent and address VAW.

If your Club has been working on the CFUW National Initiative on Preventing and Responding to Violence against Women and Girls, please download the National Initiative on VAW Report & Award Application form here to report your Club activities the and send it to both:

The deadline to submit applications is May 31, 2019

CLUB NEWS

 

The 40th AGM of the CFUW Ontario Council

                    

The 40th Annual General Meeting for the Ontario Council took place on May 10 and 11, 2019. It was a successful event and celebration featuring motivating guests such as Ana Bailão, the Deputy Mayor of Toronto and Kathleen Wynne, the Former Ontario Premier. To hear more about the empowering event, read the article here.

UWC of Montreal Inc. Announces Winners of les Olympes de la Parole School Competition

The University Women’s Club of Montreal is Proud to Announce the winners of the second North American edition of les Olympes de la Parole school competition. This year’s theme addressed the feminization of poverty and its impacts on the empowerment of women and the development of the child in Canada. Learn more about the inspiring projects these women have put forward. Congratulations to the winners! 

GWI News
May 15, 2019
 

IAW News
 

Newsletters

Abbotsford
Aurora/Newmarket


 

Important Dates and Deadlines
 

May 31: 2019 Violence against Women and Girls Award application due
May 30: New Members Award deadline
June 1: Deadline to raise funds for IWD-Inter Pares fundraising project
June 28: Update Your Club's Executive Listings
June 30: Deadline for IFUW pins draw
July 12: Deadline for AGM Early Bird Registration
August 12: Final Registration Date for AGM 
August 15-17: 2019 AGM & Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Copyright © | 2019 | Canadian Federation of University Women | All rights reserved.

Club Action Newsletter May 9, 2019

2018 GWI Financial Statements

Several Clubs have asked if the GWI Financial Statements are available. They have just been sent to us and we are forwarding them to you.
Please click here for the 2018 GWI Financial Statements.

French Version of Advocacy Letter on Bill C-71 to increase gun control in Canada!

                                

Calling all members! Please help support Bill C-71 which would increase gun regulations in Canada and require extensive background checks and recording keeping of handguns. The French version of the advocacy letter on Bill C-71 to email or send to Senators is now available. Click here to access the document. If you have any further questions please contact Advocacy Coordinator, Yasmin Strautins cfuwadvocacy@rogers.com

I
n case you missed it, view the English version of the advocacy letter on Bill C-71 here

Copyright © | 2019 | Canadian Federation of University Women | All rights reserved.

Club Action Newsletter April 15, 2019

This publication contains time-sensitive information generally directed to Club Executives and pertains to CFUW activities and events. Please send relevant pieces to all Club Members. 

Financial Motions Announcement for AGM 2019

Three financial motions have been received for consideration and voting at the 2019 AGM to be held in Winnipeg on August 16-17.
 
Motion 1: National Dues Increase for CFUW
The motion from the Finance Committee to the Board is for a per capita increase of $6.00 for CFUW.
 
Motion 2: National Dues Increase for GWI Membership Fees and Support Expenses
The motion from the Finance Committee to the Board is for a per capita increase of $10 for GWI membership dues and support expenses.
Please note that these two motions will be voted on separately.
 
Click here for the Two National Dues Increase Motions
 
 Motion 3: Winnipeg Motion
A financial motion for AGM 2019 has been received from CFUW Winnipeg.  This motion deals with differentiated CFUW dues for members who wish or do not wish to pay GWI dues. The Club has prepared background information for your consideration.
 
Click here for the Winnipeg motion

Grandparents for Childcare

CFUW has launched our new Grandparents for Childcare campaign in honour of our 100th Anniversary. We advocate for publicly funded child care that is high quality, accessible, affordable and inclusive across Canada.

Have you witnessed your daughter’s or son’s desperate search for licensed childcare? Or, have you just simply seen too many years go by without governments delivering on affordable, accessible and high quality childcare across the country! Tell us your story! 

You can help support Grandparents for Childcare now by submitting a testimony by April 30, 2019 describing your own personal experience. You can submit a testimony online at https://www.gpfcc.ca/ourtestimonies or by email to cfuwadvocacy@rogers.com.

Membership Campaign Toolkit

                            

This is a reminder to have a look at our 100th Anniversary Membership Campaign Toolkit here. Join us in celebrating and promoting CFUW and 100 years of women working together. 

CLUB NEWS

 


CFUW Nelson Hosts SIP Talks

                           

CFUW Nelson hosted their second SIP talks: Stories Inspire Passion on Saturday, March 30th. Seven women spoke from the heart on what inspired them in their work and their lives. It received a very warm welcome as these women spoke with passion, eliciting inspiration throughout the afternoon. 

Proceeds for the event were used for the Scholarship Fund, and a one time 100th Anniversary Scholarship will be awarded to a young woman within the community.  


Reminder of Club Merchandise Taxes

                     

With our 100th anniversary celebration this year, we're excited about all of our new merchandise products. As a reminder, all of our products are now charging tax on top of the salable price as follows: 

To purchase an item, or if you have any questions, please contact our Member Engagement Coordinator, Rachel Deneault at cfuwgen@rogers.com

GWI News
GWI Triennial Early Bird Info
 

IAW News
April 2019

Important Dates and Deadlines
 

April 30: Special Projects Award application due
May 1: International Women's Day Award nomination form due
May 1: International Relations Committee Award application due
May 1:  Nominations for Sage Award due
May 1: Deadline for Club Membership Dues to be sent in
May 30: 2019 Violence against Women and Girls Award application due
May 30: New Members Award deadline
June 1: Deadline to raise funds for IWD-Inter Pares fundraising project
June 20: Deadline for IFUW pins draw
July 12: Deadline for AGM Early Bird Registration
August 12: Final Registration Date for AGM 
August 15-17: 2019 AGM & Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Club Action Newsletter April 11, 2019

Advisory #1

This publication contains time-sensitive information generally directed to Club Executives and pertains to CFUW activities and events. Please send relevant pieces to all Club Members. 

AGM Registration is Now Open

Registration for the 2019 Annual General Meeting and Conference is now open! The event will take place at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba from August 15-17, 2019. For instructions on how to register and for information on tours, accommodations, dining and more, please visit: 
http://www.cfuw.proreg.ca

Remember to register before July 12, 2019 to receive the Early Bird Discount on registration fees. The final deadline for registration is August 12, 2019.

Hotel Accommodation

                  


There are only single rooms left at the Fort Garry Hotel.

Alternate accommodation is available at the Humphrey Inn & Suites, 260 Main Street, Winnipeg; Phone: 1-204-942-4222
The Humphrey Inn and Suites is a seven minute walk from the Fort Garry Hotel
The room rates are as follows:
$119.00 plus taxes based on a single or double occupancy in King Standard Rooms or Double Queen Standard Rooms.
$139 plus taxes for King or Double Queen Suites
 
Reservations may be made with the hotel by calling: 1-204-942-4222
 
Please specify that you are registering for the CFUW conference in order to receive the preferred rate.
The Group reservation code is: 156587
 
For those who might want less expensive accommodation, there is the University of Winnipeg hostel. The address is 370 Langside Street and is also called McFeetors Hall Residence.  The phone # is 204 789 1486 and the email: hostel@uwinnipeg.ca  The location is a little farther to walk but still easily doable for a walker.

Tour Schedule for Winnipeg, Manitoba's AGM

A number of exciting tours are being offered in Winnipeg, Manitoba during the Annual General Meeting and Conference on August 15-17, 2019. Some of these tours include a visit to The Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the Royal Canadian Mint. 
For a list of the full schedule, click here
 

AGM Flight Discount Information



We're happy to announce that both West Jet and Air Canada are offering discounted flights for Winnipeg's 2019 AGM. 

West Jet will be offering discounted flights from August 6-26, 2019. They will be offering 5% off Econo, 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling Trans-border. To take advantage of this offer use the following code at  www.westjet.com/conventions to make a booking online:

Z62RL70

Air Canada has been chosen as the official airline for CFUW AGM 2019. The eligible dates are between August 7-August 24, 2019. If you choose to fly Air Canada to Winnipeg, please use the following promotion code at aircanada.com:

XPMF76Q1

CFUW 2019 AGM Club Displays/Poster Sessions 

We are really excited to hear about all the very positive things that Clubs are doing across the country for the 100th Anniversary. We are again providing the opportunity for Clubs to present a 'poster display' of their activities. 

CFUW Reads: Join Our Virtual Book Club

CFUW Reads is an opportunity for members across the country to connect through a virtual book club. Many of our in person book clubs close for the summer which is when members might have more time to read either in the garden, on the deck, or by the lake. To join and to get more details please visit the CFUW Book Club Facebook Page. Members will be nominating the books and the club will run from
June to August 2019.

Submit Your Clubs Donation Records

This is a friendly reminder to submit your clubs donation records as soon as possible. Follow the step-by-step guide we have provided for assistance.
 

New Merchandise and Tax Information

In honour of CFUW's 100th anniversary, we are selling a variety of new club merchandise products including water bottles, mugs and pens. Going forward all our products will charge  taxes on top of the set price. For more information on the purchasing of items and tax guidelines contact our Member Engagement Coordinator, Rachel at cfuwgen@rogers.com

UWCM Member Appointed to Audit Sexual Abuse Claims

                                  

UWCM is proud to announce that their member, the Honourable Anne-Marie Trahan was appointed to the Montreal Archdiocese on March 27, 2019 to conduct an audit of sexual abuse claims levelled at the church over a span of nearly seven decades. Congratulations Anne-Marie!

Radio Interview with Sandra Shaw, CFUW President of the Perth and District, ON

                                  

Sandra Shaw, President of the Perth and District CFUW gave an illuminating interview on CFUW's 100th Anniversary with In Focus. Sandra discussed our organization’s projects to improve the status of women and advocate for human rights. Click here to listen!

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CFUW Fredericton
CFUW Kelowna
CFUW Oshawa and District
CFUW Perth and District
CFUW Richmond
CFUW Sudbury
CFUW UWC Vancouver


 

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         Press Release
          April 3, 2019

The Personal Insurance

Club Action Newsletter: February 25, 2019

This publication contains time-sensitive information generally directed to Club Executives and pertains to CFUW activities and events. Please send relevant pieces to all Club Members. 

The first step of the CFUW Articles and Bylaws amendment process has been completed. The Articles and Bylaws Committee (the Committee) received one (1) proposal to amend the bylaws (beginning on page 2). This proposal has been vetted and accepted by the Committee. 

The second step is the distribution of the proposed amendment. Click this link to find the amendment, and its rationale for consideration. If during your consideration of the material, you have questions or inquiries you wish to make, these must be sent in writing to the Chair of the Articles and Bylaws Committee to lori.ker@gmail.com

The third step is the submission of Amendments to the proposed Bylaw Amendment. The due date for Amendments to the Amendment is April 15, 2019. The correct form (Form 2) must be used and submitted on or before this date to lori.ker@gmail.com. Form 2, along with the procedures, may be found at this link here.
 
All Amendments to the Amendment will be forwarded to the proposers for consideration after being vetted by the Committee. The package of compliant amendments to the proposed amendment, along with the final wording of the Proposed Bylaw Amendment, will be distributed to the Clubs, Regional Directors and members of the Board of Directors before the AGM. If it is not possible, such material shall be distributed to members of the voting body on arrival at the AGM. At the AGM, only proposed Amendments to the Proposed Bylaw Amendment properly received and compliant will be allowed from the floor.

Lori Ker
Chair, Articles and Bylaws Committee

Call for CFUW Delegates to the 2019 GWI Triennial

The GWI/IFUW Triennial General Assembly will take place in Geneva, Switzerland from July 25 – 28, 2019. 
 
If you wish to be considered to be either a delegate or an alternate, the application form is available online here. Please be aware that you must be willing to attend the business meetings and participate fully in the work of the delegation.  If you have any questions, please direct them to Joy Hurst, VP International Relations, jghurste@gmail.com.
 
Please note that CFUW”s voting status has yet to be determined, however, regardless of the decision on this issue, CFUW will have a delegation attending this historical event.
 
The deadline for receipt of your application by email to National Office – cfuwed@rogers.com  is March 15, 2019.
 
For information on the GWI Triennial, please visit:  https://www.graduatewomen.org/

UNCSW63

UNCSW63 is fast approaching, and while our CFUW delegates will be there to participate in person, we would like to give the opportunity for all members who are not attending the session, to be home observers.

"UNCSW63 Home Edition" invites CFUW members to view the events straight from their computer or device, using THIS LINK.

If members would like to receive daily tips during the event and receive preparatory materials about the session, they should contact Shelagh Stevens: shelagh007@gmail.com, member of the International Relations Committee and past UN Peacekeeper, by Feb 27, 2019.

IWD Award 2019

We are looking forward to hearing about all of the international work that clubs are engaged in across Canada. Share  your your club's activities for International Woman’s Day by submitting your activity for the CFUW International Woman's Day Award.  Examples of past club activities are a film screening with panel discussion, hosting a speaker, special event, projects that contribute to raising awareness of international women’s issues and raising the profile of your local club or provincial council. Submission of annual events or initiatives that are done in partnership with other organizations are welcomed. 

2019 International Women's Day(IWD) Award nomination form

International Women's Day
Fundraising Project

CFUW’s International Women’s Day Fundraising Project for 2019 is “Promoting Justice for Women in Antioquia, Colombia” a project supported by Inter Pares and implemented by their Colombian counterpart, Humanas. CFUW is thrilled to partner with Inter Pares, an organization that has worked for over 40 years with organizations from around the world to build peace, advance justice and globalize equality. The deadline to raise funds for the Inter Pares project in Colombia is June 1, 2019. We hope CFUW members will consider donating to the Inter Pares IWD project to support strategic litigation for women and girls that were victims of sexual and gender-based violence in Colombia’s armed conflict.

Click here for more information.

IAW Positions

Dear IAW Network,

I am writing to you on behalf of the Ad Hoc Selection Committee responsible for filling the positions of Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer and Members of the Finance Committee.  With the support of President Joanna Manganara, Secretary General Olufunmi Oluyede, Treasurer Rosy Weiss, Azadeh Khalili, Kalyani Raj and the good will of the IAW network to spread the word, I have all the confidence that we will be successful in filling these positions with experienced, committed members to carry on the work of Rosy Weiss and the Finance Committee to the benefit of the organization.

Please find attached the following documents prepared for your information in a call to service.

1. Treasurer’s Guidelines

2. Terms of Reference of the Ad Hoc Selection Committee

3. Expression of Interest Form

4. Art. XIII (6) of the By-laws adopted 2017 governing the composition of the Finance Committee

Cheryl HaylesChair of the Ad Hoc Selection Committee  for the positions of Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer and Finance CommitteeVP North America

CFUW NEWS

The CFUW Creative Arts Award application deadline has been extended to April 1, 2019. The Award promotes interest and involvement in the creative arts by engaging audiences and inspiring discussion. The amount of the award is normally $4,000, and is set by the CFUW Charitable Trust budget. It is awarded biannually.
Click here for the guidelines.

If your club has fewer than 50 members, you may be able to receive a grant to send a member of your executive to the national AGM in August 2019. The grant may be put towards some of the expenses for AGM registration, travel, and/or accommodation costs for the event in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The application deadline is March 31, 2019.
Click here for the application form.

Please click here for a letter from CFUW National regarding the use of copyright images, and free websites you can use to avoid this issue.

Sandra Millen, The Chair of 2019 AGM Local Arrangements Committee has updated her contact information:

Tel : 204-489-5864, 204-389-3738
Email : millens@mts.net

If you need to get in touch with her regarding the 2019 AGM in Winnipeg, please use the information above.

Correction

: In the previous Message from the President that went out on Friday, February 22, the President of CFUW Ottawa was mistakenly named as Heather Lester. The correct name is Heather Lewis. We apologize for this error.

Newsletters

 

CFUW Abbotsford
CFUW Kelowna
CFUW Nepean
CFUW Saskatoon
CFUW White Rock/Surrey
UWC Montreal Inc.
UWC North York
UWC Vancouver
 

If you would like to have your newsletter, events, and/or speakers publicized, please email the information to cfuwgen@rogers.com.

GWI News
February 6
February 20

IAW News
February 2019

Important Dates and Deadlines


March 8: International Women’s Day and start of International Women's Week

March 11-22: UNCSW63, New York City
March 31: Small Club Grants applications due
April 1: Creative Arts Award applications due
April 15: Deadline for Proposed Amendments to the Amendment to the Articles and Bylaws
April 30: Special Projects Award application due
May 1: International Women's Day Award nomination form due
May 1: International Relations Committee Award application due
May 1:  Nominations for Sage Award due
May 30: 2019 Violence against Women and Girls Award application due
May 30: New Members Award deadline
June 1: Deadline to raise funds for IWD-Inter Pares fundraising project
June 20: Deadline for IFUW pins draw
August 15-17: 2019 AGM & Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Club Action Newsletter January 24, 2019

This publication contains time-sensitive information generally directed to Club Executives and pertains to CFUW activities and events. Please send relevant pieces to all Club Members. 

Welcome to 2019-CFUW's 100th year!

Message from the President

Please be advised that we are asking all CFUW Clubs to submit their membership numbers for the 2018 year. Like last year, we request that you visit the CFUW Membership Website and log in using your Club's unique username and password. You can also print out your invoice on the site. Any Club that submits their membership numbers by February 7, 2019 will be eligible for the draw for an HD digital photo frame.

CFUW Pay Equity Workshop

This past Saturday, January 19, CFUW hosted a workshop titled “Negotiating Fair Pay: Empowering Women Entering the Workforce” at the Queen University's Female Leadership in Politics Conference. The goal was to provide students with important information about pay equity and skills that can help them negotiate for a better offer of employment. The workshop also intended to raise the profile of CFUW and motivate students to sign up to take part in Young Working Women. The workshop shared important statistics such as women working full-time, earn on average, 26% less than men earn in Canada, and it takes women 15.5 months to earn what a man earns in 12, according to the Ontario Equal Pay Coalition.
 
It was wonderful to see the participants so engaged, and to listen to their experiences and stories about the gender wage gap and negotiating for a job offer. We received very positive feedback, and approximately 50 participants signed up to receive more information about joining CFUW, and how to take part in the Young Working Women initiative. Overall, the workshop was successful in imparting key facts and statistics about the gender wage gap, in addition to information about the important work being done by CFUW.

Request for Photos for CFUW History Book

Canadian Women in Winnipeg at inaugural meeting of CFUW, 1919. Margaret McWilliams, CFUW's first president, is front and centre

When reviewing the photographs that are held at national office to find appropriate ones for the CFUW history book, it has been noted that while there are hundreds of pictures dating from 1980, there are very few prior to that date. We are asking Clubs to send us photos that date before 1980 which might be relevant to the contents of the book. It would be greatly appreciated if you could send the photos to Robin Jackson at cfuwed@rogers.com by February 28, 2019. 

For more information and the outline of CFUW history book, please click here.

Call for Nominations for the GWI Board, All Committees and for Assistant Treasurers

GWI has issued a call for nominations for the GWI Board, all Committees and for Assistant Treasurers in Circular 1/2019. The job descriptions and application forms are found in the Circular.
 
Interested members may submit a nomination form to the National Office.
The National Office will:

  • Ensure that current GWI procedures have been followed
  • Applications will be reviewed by the VP International Relations
  • The VP International Relations will make recommendations regarding the nominations to the Board of Directors
  • Once approved by the Board of Directors, will forward completed packages to GWI.

The deadline to return applications to the national office is: February 8, 2019.  Applications should be sent to Robin Jackson at cfuwed@rogers.com. GWI must receive all nominations by February 21, 2019 (the date was extended from February 7 to 21).

CLUB NEWS

Congratulations to UWC of Montréal whose Olympes de Parole contest has been nominated for a 2019 World Summit on the Information Society PrizeWe encourage you, your club members, friends and families to support UWCM by voting for the project.

Online voting is now open– deadline for votes is 10th of February. It is open to the public, so anyone can vote.

How to vote?

1.  Go to the link
2.  Register as a new user
3.  Log in to your account
4.  Go to the “Voting Form”
5.  Vote in each of 18 category (only then is your vote valid!)

Click here for a video on how to vote

Please do not forget to follow WSIS on Facebook and other social media:
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

 

Newsletters

 

CFUW Coquitlam
CFUW Guelph
CFUW Nepean
CFUW Oshawa and District

CFUW Richmond
CFUW Scarborough
CFUW Sudbury
UWC North York

GWI News
December 26 2018
January 9 2019
January 23 2019

 

IAW News
President's Newsletter- January 2019



This publication contains time-sensitive information generally directed to Club Executives and pertains to CFUW activities and events. Please send relevant pieces to all Club Members. 

Welcome to 2019- the 100th Anniversary of CFUW!

 
 2019 is an exciting time for CFUW as we celebrate our first centennial.
 
During 2019, we will have the unique opportunity to tell our stories and to showcase the impact of CFUW in our accomplishments at the local, provincial, national and international levels.  During 2019, CFUW is setting the stage for vibrant growth over the next century in its work on women’s rights, education and social justice.  
 
The slogan for the Anniversary is: 100 Years of CFUW – The Power of Women Working Together.  
 
In addition to the Annual General Meeting to be held in Winnipeg in August at the same hotel as the founding meeting, there will be the Notable Women Awards, the Sage Awards, the unveiling of a CFUW plaque by the Government of Canada, the additional $100,000 to be given out for the 100th Anniversary Scholarships, the 100thAnniversary Membership Campaign; the advocacy initiative for 2019 on Grandparents for Childcare and the publication of the CFUW History book.
 
To assist clubs with their plans for this year, this edition of the newsletter contains the 100th Anniversary toolkit; the 100th Membership Campaign toolkit; a report from the Membership Committee about information gathered from clubs on recruitment and retention; information on the draw for the IFUW pins; the Name the CFUW History Book Contest and the new advocacy initiative and website for Grandparents for Childcare.
 
 Thank you CFUW Members for all you are doing and all the plans you are making for the CFUW 100th Anniversary.
 
                             

Grace Hollett                                           Doris Mae Oulton

National CFUW President                   Chair, CFUW 100th Anniversary Committee

100th ANNIVERSARY CAMPAIGN

 

The 100th Anniversary Toolkit contains messaging for the celebration, branding, press release templates, tips for outreach and community engagement, and information on the Sage Awards.

Click here

to access it.

The 100th Anniversary Membership Campaign Toolkit contains key messaging for the campaign; tips on recruiting and retaining members, branding, marketing, suggested target markets, E-clubs and resources.

Click here to access it.

Membership Report
 

The CFUW Membership Committee undertook extensive work in speaking with CFUW clubs across the country about recruitment and retention. Their report includes what strategies have worked; what success looks like; why members stay; steps taken by some clubs in targeting soon-to-be retired and retired women and other tips.

Click here to access it.

ADVOCACY

Grandparents for Child Care - 100th Anniversary Advocacy Campaign
 

CFUW has launched our new Grandparents for Childcare campaign in honour of CFUW’s 100th Anniversary. This is a joint initiative with Child Care Now and is supported by grandparents invested in the well-being of their children and grandchildren. We advocate for publicly funded child care that is high quality, accessible, affordable and inclusive across Canada. 

Get involved in Grandparents for Childcare by signing up for our newsletter on the new website https://www.gpfcc.ca. Please help support the campaign by submitting a testimony by April 30, 2019 on the website describing your own personal experience. Have you witnessed your child’s dire search for licensed childcare? Have you been lending a helping hand to provide care for your grandchild because of expensive child care fees? Or, have you just simply seen too many years go by without governments delivering on affordable, accessible and high quality childcare across the country? We invite you to share your testimonies, and help raise awareness on the impacts the child care crisis has on Canadians! Help tell us why Universal Child Care is so important!

100th Anniversary Initiatives

Historian Dianne Dodd expects to have a draft of her book on the history of CFUW ready by late spring and the publisher, Second Story Press, has agreed to consider our suggestions for the title. If Second Story Press selects your suggested title, CFUW will award a prize to the winner.

Click here to read more about the history book, and the contest for naming rights.
 
Please send your suggestions with your name and email address to Robin Jackson at cfuwed@rogers.com by February 15, 2019.  Please mark the subject of the email “Name CFUW History Book Contest”.

IFUW Pins – An Opportunity to Own a Unique Piece of History
 

In honour of CFUW’s 100th Anniversary, we are pleased to present members with an extraordinary opportunity to own a unique piece of history. Our CFUW VP Finance, Dominique Racanelli, on her much loved antique explorations, discovered two beautiful blue enamel pins that were created in 1924 for the third IFUW International Conference in Christiania (now Oslo), Norway, held Monday July 28 to Friday Aug 1, 1924.

These two pins are being made available to the membership through a draw. For a contribution (minimum $10) in the 100th Year of both CFUW & GWI, you will get two chances to own one of these lovely pins.
Please contact your Club executives to give them your contribution to be eligible to win.


Good luck to all!

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Club Action Newsletter December 20, 2018

This publication contains time-sensitive information generally directed to Club Executives and pertains to CFUW activities and events. Please send relevant pieces to all Club Members. 

To all our CFUW members and professional staff from the National President

 

I wish to express my admiration for an organization that involves 7593 women across Canada in local, regional, national, and international projects aligned with our mission, while providing invaluable mutual support and friendship among the membership. In this season of peace and goodwill, I offer my appreciation of your support for the CFUW leadership team at all levels of CFUW.

Grace Hollett
CFUW National President-FCFDU Présidente nationale

Please click here to read the rest of the President's Message.

In October 2017, the Charitable Trust contacted CFUW Clubs across the country to ask about their support for scholarships and fellowships. Please click here to access the report of the work being done by CFUW Clubs to offer financial support for education.

We are still looking for CFUW members to join our Mentorship Program as mentors for Young Working Women! Young Working Women is an initiative of CFUW that focuses on young women entering the workforce. YWW is continuing the work that CFUW has been invested in for the past 100 years by creating a membership program that addresses the needs of younger women, and the challenges they face when embarking on their careers. Young women are often looking for female mentors who have the knowledge and experience that can help them navigate some of the challenging issues and barriers they face. These young women also have a lot to show other generations as well, and creating a learning experience for both parties will allow CFUW to modernize and continue the incredible work it does for women. If we create that relationship, YWW members will also be more inclined to join their local clubs and continue the work CFUW does past Young Working Women. We are hoping to have the program launch early next year, so if you are interested in getting involved, please fill out THIS FORM, and email it to cfuwgen@rogers.com.If you would like to read more about the benefits for mentorship, here are some articles which highlight its importance:

 

Championing and Mentoring
Why mentoring is so important for women in business
Why Mentoring Matters, and How to Get Started

On December 13, Status of Women Canada was officially made a full and equal department under the law. Previously, the agency was placed under the Department of Heritage, but the implementation of this new department will hopefully create a greater focus on the need for the social, political and economic equality of Canadian women. If you would like to read more about this development, please click here.

CFUW CLUBS

CFUW Fredericton members: Marion Leaman,Dr. Eileen Wallace, Dr. Gwen Davies

Dr. Eileen Wallace, 2018 Recipient of the Order of New Brunswick

 
On November 27, 2018, Dr. Eileen Wallace was invested into the Order of New Brunswick by the chancellor of the order, Lieutenant-Governor Jocelyne Roy Vienneau, at a ceremony at Government House in Fredericton, New Brunswick
 
Dr. Wallace is being recognized for her trail-blazing achievements in bilingual education and for her outstanding impact on children’s literacy. Dr. Wallace is a long-standing member of CFUW, joining CFUW St. Thomas in 1947 and, upon moving to Fredericton, joined CFUW Fredericton where she remains an active member of the CFUW Fredericton Club.
 
On behalf of all CFUW members, and most especially her CFUW Fredericton friends, we extend congratulations and best wishes to Dr. Eileen Wallace.

Cornwall chapter of CFUW holds charity auction for education
Many Gather For Women's Vigil in Port Elgin put on by CFUW Southport
CFUW Comox Valley supports North Island College students
CFUW Nanaimo marks 100th Anniversary by establishing new scholarship
CFUW Fredericton December Newsletter


CFUW National Office has lanyards from UNIFEM (now known as UN Women). There are approximately 75 black and blue ones with the UNIFEM logo, as well as 25 plain blue ones. Each comes with a plastic business card cover that can be attached to the lanyard. If any clubs are interested, please email cfuwgen@rogers.com with how many you would like, and we will ship them to you free of charge.

2018

As we look back on 2018, we may see a lot of discouraging news, particularly about women here in Canada, and around the world. It's important to acknowledge and take action on the many ways society has to change, but it is also important to see the positives as well. Thank you to all of the CFUW Clubs for your hard work and dedication in making the world a better place for women. Here's a little motivation to start the next year!

29 Powerhouses: The Canadian Women Killing It In 2018
12 Days of Feminists 2018
2018 will be the Year of Women
A Bank NOTE-able Canadian Woman
These Are the Heroes In the Fight to End Gender-Based ViolenceHow the Seeds Planted by the Women’s March Bloomed on Election Night


The Top 25 Canadian Women of Influence 2018


Club Action Newsletter November 28, 2018

This publication contains time-sensitive information generally directed to Club Executives and pertains to CFUW activities and events. Please send relevant pieces to all Club Members. 

16 DAYS CAMPAIGN

The 16 days campaign has started! From November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to December 10, International Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism is a campaign which calls for the elimination of gender-based violence by raising awareness at the local, national, and international levels. To check out events happening all across the country, please visit WIIS Canada's 16 Day Calendar.

CFUW's 16 Days Campaign 


CFUW's 16 Days Toolkit

If your club is hosting an event, or raising awareness about this important issue, please send an email with the information to cfuwgen@rogers.com. We can publicize your news to spread the word!

CANADIAN WOMEN

Status of Women Canada has released an online gallery dedicated to women's achievements, featuring profiles of Canadian women who have made an impact in politics, the arts, STEM, human rights, and many other important areas. 
Click here to take a look at SWC's Learning Toolkit, and to learn more about creating a local Women of Impact gallery in your community!
You can also nominate a Woman of Impact here.

It may have taken far too long, but the first Canadian woman can now be officially seen on a bank note in Canada! Click above to watch a short video about the extraordinary life of the woman receiving this honour, Viola Desmond.

Viola Desmond was born and raised in Halifax, and was trained as a teacher, before becoming a successful entrepreneur in her community. In 1946, while making a stop on a business trip from Halifax, Desmond was arrested and tossed out of a New Glasgow, N.S., movie theatre for sitting in the whites-only section. Her ensuing legal fight against that injustice helped end segregation in Nova Scotia. In 2010, she was posthumously awarded an apology and a free pardon. The bill was officially put into circulation on Monday, November 19, and can be seen here. Here's hoping that many more deserving Canadian women will be given this honour in the future!

CFUW NEWS

Message from the President
 

Last night I returned from “President’s travel” from my home in Mt. Pearl St. John’s (and my home Club CFUW St. John’s) to attend the CFUW Quebec Provincial Council meetings in Montreal, and in Ottawa, the Lobby Day on the Hill for Child Care, The Scientific Awards at the French embassy, business meetings with RK, and visits to the CFUW Clubs at Ottawa, Kanata and Nepean. I will be sending out a message next week with more news and information about my travels, so stay tuned!

Grace Hollett
CFUW National President
FCFDU Présidente nationale
 

If you missed the last Message from President on November 9, you can access it here: EN/FR

Our New Advocacy Coordinator
 

Please welcome our new Advocacy Coordinator, Yasmin Strautins! She is excited to join a dynamic organization that is a leader in improving the rights of women and girls. Yasmin is a passionate human rights activist and feminist. She grew up in Toronto, and identifies as Latvian-Moroccan. Yasmin specializes in research relating to violence against women, education, poverty reduction and reconciliation in Canada.
Before working for the CFUW, Yasmin was employed as a Policy Advisor for the Native Women’s Association of Canada. She previously organized an intergenerational seminar series at the United Nations on Indigenous Rights. She obtained a graduate degree in Canadian and Indigenous Studies at Trent University. She also studied at The Paris Institute of Political Studies (SciencesPo) and Carleton University. We're very happy to have her join us at CFUW!

The deadline to submit applications for CFUW Fellowships & Awards has been extended! Submissions are now due December 3, 2018.

To access the online application form, please click here!
To learn more about the various fellowships that CFUW awards each year, please take a look at our bilingual brochure.

If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact our Fellowships Program Manager-
Betty Dunlop: fellowships@cfuw.org613-234-8252 ext. 104

The University Women’s Club of Montreal Inc.(UWCM) is spearheading the second edition of the school competition: les Olympes de la Parole: Empowered girls’ voices

This academic competition is a unique opportunity to engage secondary school girls in the global conversation on the central theme of gender inequalities and its impact on the empowerment of women and girls, based on the principles of human rights.

To learn more about this project, please visit UWCM's website.

For more information about the launch of the project on December 6th, please click here.

Thank you to UWCM for their continued dedication to women's education!

Le Club des Femmes Universitaires de Montréal Inc. (CFUM) est le fer de lance de la deuxième édition du concours scolaire: les Olympes de la Parole : Puissance de la voix des filles.

Ce concours scolaire est une occasion privilégiée pour permettre aux filles d’écoles secondaires de prendre part à la conversation mondiale sur le thème central des inégalités entre les sexes et leur impact sur l’autonomisation des filles et des femmes, à partir des principes généraux des droits de la personne.

Pour plus d’information, consultez le site Internet de CFUM.

Pour plus d'informations sur le lancement du projet le 6 décembre, veuillez cliquer ici.

Merci beaucoup à CFUM pour leur dévouement continu à l'éducation des femmes! 

CFUW Perth & District celebrates its 13th Heritage Perth Christmas House Tour

UNCSW63
 

Would you like to join GWI as a delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women 2019? This annual event is held in New York City, and will take place from March 11-22, 2019. They still have a few spaces available, so if you are interested in this incredible opportunity, please fill out this form, by Friday, November 30, and email it to GWI Vice President: Advocacy and Education, Hazel Bowen: hbowen@telkomsa.net.

 

Call for Nominations

 

The GWI Board of Officers invite members of National Federations and Associations (NFAs), and Independent Members to nominate qualified, experienced candidates for positions on the GWI Board, GWI Standing and Special Committees, and as Assistant Treasurers.
For more information, and for access to the Nominations Form, please click here.
Submissions are due by Thursday, February 7, 2019, and can be sent to nominations2019@gwi.graduatewomen.org.

GWI NewsGWI 16 Days Toolkit
November 28 Update

IAW News
November 27 Update

Club Action Newsletter November 15, 2018

This publication contains time-sensitive information generally directed to Club Executives and pertains to CFUW activities and events. Please send relevant pieces to all Club Members. 

16 Days of Activism Package is Here!

From November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to December 10, International Human Rights Day, let’s generate actions to put an end to violence against women and girls. Click here to access CFUW's National Initiative on Violence against Women and Girls, which includes our 16 days toolkit with tips on how to get your club involved. Included here are template letters that can be specified by each club to raise awareness in their communities: 

Consult Women in International Security Canada (WIIS-Canada) to find out about 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence events closest to you. If you’re holding your own event, register it here.

CFUW AWARDS

CFUW National Initiative2019 Violence against Women and Girls Award

Almost half of Canadian women experience the devastating mental, physical, social, and financial effects of gender-based violence (GBV) in their lifetime.
CFUW members recognize the significance of this issue and, at our 2013 AGM, we adopted a National Initiative on Violence Against Women. The involvement of CFUW members and clubs is vital in creating change, locally and nationally and our clubs have enthusiastically embraced the initiative, undertaking activities in their own communities.
Our work focuses on insuring that adequate laws, policies and programs are in place to prevent and address VAW.
If your Club has been working on the CFUW National Initiative on Preventing and Responding to Violence against Women and Girls, please download the National Initiative on VAW Report & Award Application form here (PDF)-(Word) to report your Club activities the and send it to both:

The deadline to submit applications is May 30, 2019.

The CFUW Creative Arts Award was created to promote interest and involvement in the creative arts by engaging audiences and inspiring discussion. The amount of the award is normally $4,000 and is set by the CFUW Charitable Trust budget. It is awarded biennially.
*Please note that each submission must be nominated by a CFUW Club local to the applicant.
Applications will be accepted for the 2019 Award from January 1 to April 1, 2019.
Click here (pdf version) or click here (Word document) for the guidelines and nomination form.

CLUB NEWS

If your club has fewer than 50 members, you may be able to receive a grant to send a member of your executive to the national AGM in August 2019! The grant may be put towards some of the expenses for AGM registration, travel, and/or accommodation costs for the event in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The application deadline is March 31, 2019. Click here for the application.

CFUW St. John’s Grace Hiscock Hollett 100th Anniversary Scholarship

Left to right: Dr. Aimee Surprenant, Dean of Graduate Studies at Memorial University, Grace Hollett, President CFUW, Dianne Reddy, President, CFUW St. John’s.


On October 30, CFUW St. John’s began anniversary celebrations with a presentation of funding for its CFUW St. John’s Grace Hiscock Hollett 100th Anniversary Scholarship.The cheque for $7500 was presented by club President, Dianne Reddy, to Dr. Aimee Surprenant, Dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Memorial University. The scholarship is named in honour of Grace Hiscock Hollett, current President of CFUW, and the first woman from Newfoundland to lead the national organization. It will be awarded to a full-time female graduate student in any Master’s or Doctoral program at Memorial University. This scholarship celebrates the 100th Anniversary of CFUW and the 75thAnniversary (in 2020) of CFUW St. John’s. We were delighted that the honoree and a number of members of her family were able to attend, as well as representatives from the MUN School of Graduate Studies, and members of the St. John’s club.

Dr. Althea Macaulay Celebrates 100 Years, and 59 Years as a Member of CFUW Fredericton

Left to right:  CFUW Fredericton members: Ruth Holmes, Edye Besner. Dr. Althea Macaulay (with her CFUW Certificate of Recognition), Gwen Davies and Sharon Crabb


On November 5, Dr. Althea Macaulay was presented with a CFUW Certificate of Recognition for her 59 years of service to CFUW Fredericton. This incredible achievement coincided with the celebration of Althea's 100th birthday on October 21, 2018! Althea joined CFUW Fredericton in 1959, and throughout her many years as a member of the Club, Althea has served on the Education and Scholarship Committee- where she chaired and co-chaired said Committee for a number of years, and since 2014 has served as Honorary Chair of the Education and Scholarship Committee. Althea served as CFUW Fredericton President from June 1971 to May 1973. When presented with her award, her response was: "Too bad it isn't 60 years; I'm 100 you know!". Well, we'll make sure you get one next year for your 60 years of service, Althea!

If you would like to read more about Dr. Althea Macaulay's life, achievements, and commitment to CFUW, please click here.

CFUW Dartmouth 70th Anniversary tea held on Oct 3, 2018.


CFUW Brantford Hosts All Candidates Night

CFUW Haliburton celebrates centennial with scholarship contest

Rick Hansen Ambassador inspires CFUW Orillia
CFUW Parksville-Qualicum organizes local REDress Project, which highlights missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada

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Club Action Newsletter October 19, 2018

This publication contains time-sensitive information generally directed to Club Executives and pertains to CFUW activities and events. Please send relevant pieces to all Club Members. 

UPCOMING WEBINAR

Only a few days left before our webinar on Child Care advocacy!
Child care and gender equality go hand in hand. Learn more about the child care situation in Canada and what the next steps to make it affordable and accessible are.

Please join us and share this invitation to your network!
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/354952371913602/
To register please contact Zindzi at cfuwgen@rogers.com by Tuesday October 23rd

2018-2019 RESOLUTION CYCLE

The new resolution cycle is now open. Each year clubs are invited to submit resolutions that are voted at the AGM and will be part of CFUW’s policy book from which we base our advocacy actions and public positions.
You can find the updated resolution guidelines here.
To prepare an intent to submit a resolution, Use Form 1 of the resolution guidelines. Clubs can send their intent to resolutions@cfuw.org.
National Office will publish Intents by November 30, after a review by the Resolutions Committee.
For questions about the resolution process contact Teresa Habs, Chair of the Resolutions Committee at resolutions@fcfdu.org, or the National Office at cfuwadvocacy@rogers.com.

PERSON'S DAY 2018

Congratulations Alana!

 

Alana Robert, the most recent winner of the CFUW ABORIGINAL WOMEN'S AWARD (AWA), has been awarded the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case. The Governor General's Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Casewere created in 1979 to mark the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Persons Case, which changed the course of history for women in Canada. This year, five recipients have been chosen from across Canada. Recipients of these Awards continue the tradition of courage, integrity and hard work that the Famous Five of the Persons Case inspired. Alana has been a vocal advocate for women's issues, particularly for Indigenous women, and was a guest speaker on our most recent CFUW Charitable Trust Webinar, Women and Education: Indigenous Experiences (which will be available for online viewing soon!). If you would like to read more about the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case, and specifically about Alana's incredible and inspiring achievements, you can click here for more information.

Alice E. Wilson plaque unveiled at Canadian Museum of Nature

From left to right: Betty Dunlop, Mary Partington, Charlotte Rigby, Grace Hollett, and Susan Russell


Last night, in Ottawa, on Person’s Day, Dr. Alice Evelyn Wilson (1881-1964) was honoured at an impressive ceremony when, in the presence of a filled room at the Canadian Museum of Nature, a plaque was unveiled to acknowledge her as a woman of national historic significance.
 Alice Wilson had been working with the Canadian Geological Survey from 1909, but could not get leave from her work to further her studies until CFUW advocated on her behalf, and also presented her with a Fellowship to enable her doctoral studies at Chicago.
Current applications for CFUW’s Charitable Trust Fellowships include six of $5000 each named for Dr. Alice Evelyn Wilson, a former CFUW member.
 CFUW had put forward Dr. Wilson’s name for this honour, and when contacted by Parks Canada in January 2018 to respond to the draft wording of the plaque, Past President Ardith Toogood, who had initiated the process, and I, used her and Susan Russell’s research in this review. To read the wording on the plaque, and to view more photos from the event, please click here.



Grace Hollett

Visit to the National Office


Yesterday, October 18, which just so happened to be Person's Day here in Canada, the National Office received a visit from CFUW National President, Grace Hollett. We were thrilled to have her join us, especially on the birthday of our Advocacy Coordinator, Geneviève (which explains the cake)!

ADVOCACY

Just in case you may have missed it, the Fall Advocacy Package is out! In it, you will find template letters, handouts, and suggested actions on CFUW’s resolutions adopted at our last AGM in June!

Time to take action!
To access it click here!

Participate in the consultation on the ban of handguns

CFUW supports a total ban on assault weapons, large-capacity magazines and handgunsas per CFUW’s policy book. Let’s put the safety and the well-being of our communities first.
The government is giving the opportunity to Canadians to weigh in on the issue via online consultations.
“In 2016, more than half (60%) of firearm-related violent crimes involved handguns. Statistics Canada has also concluded that much of the increase in firearm-related violent crime in recent years has been driven by increases in violent crime where a handgun was present.”
We encourage you to participate in the consultation and ask the government to prohibit the circulation of weapons designed to kill. Click here to participate.

From November 25 until December 6, participate in the 16 days campaign by raising awareness on gender-based violence. Organize events, participate on social media, or attend the 16-days events closest to you, found here.
To register your event, click here.

CLUB NEWS

Saskatoon Council of Women’s Annual Persons’ Day Luncheon &
Women’s Hall of Fame Induction
 on October 26th


CFUW Halifax presents an Evening of Music with Halifax Regional Arts music Students on Thursday, November 8th.


CFUW Notable Women's Award event held for recipient Carolyn Day in Southampton

CFUW Stratford hosts debate for all female candidates in their upcoming municipal elections

CFUW White Rock/Surrey celebrates 60 years

CFUW Milton and District 100th Anniversary Scholarship

CFUW Milton and District raises funds to endow the Canadian Federation of University Women Milton and District Scholarship Trust Fund, which awards several scholarships annually. In celebration of CFUW's 100th Anniversary, the Club has announced their new scholarship program: CFUW 100th Anniversary Gray Dryden Scholarship for Continued Post-Secondary Education and Graduate Studies.

To apply, and to learn more about this scholarship, and the other ways CFUW Milton and District is helping fund women's education, please check out their website.

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CFUW Sudbury Newsletter

CFUW Perth Newsletter

IAW News


October Newsletter



Club Action Newsletter August 27, 2018

This publication contains time-sensitive information generally directed to Club Executives and pertains to CFUW activities and events. Please send relevant pieces to all Club Members. 

CFUW 100th Anniversary Scarf

   

   CFUW has started an initiative to have members send in pictures of statues of women wearing our CFUW 100th Anniversary scarf. We have already received quite a few fantastic submissions! If you would like to join us in helping celebrate CFUW's 100th Anniversary, please send your pictures to our Member Engagement Coordinator, Zindzi Makinde, at cfuwgen@rogers.com. Please include the names and locations of the statues.
   Scarves can be purchased through the National Office, for a limited time price of $30.00. This can be done by sending a cheque to the National Office:
331 Cooper Street, Suite 502
Ottawa, Ontario

K2P 0G5

or over the phone by credit card to the number below::
1-613-234-8252 ext. 101

*We will be accepting photos until October 31, 2018.


If you would like any more information about this initiative, please take a look at this video.

ADVOCACY

   Courtesy of CFUW North Bay

 
On the Advocacy Menu this Year: A Little Sneak Peek at what’s Ahead!

 
We have a lot of exciting events, advocacy material, and campaigns coming up for clubs this year! A few highlights include:

  • Fall Advocacy Package: This package will provide tools to clubs to support and advocate for our three newest resolutions!
  • 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence: From November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to December 10, Human Rights Day. CFUW national will be participating in the campaign and encouraging clubs to generate actions to end gender-based violence.
  • The launch of the Grandparents for Childcare Campaign: A Campaign to Support Universal Child Care ahead of the 2019 federal elections. Grandparents have witnessed the child care failures in this country and the impacts it has on their children and grandchildren. It’s time for grandparents to mobilize and make this a key election issue!
  • International Women’s Day Celebrations, March 8: Clubs are encouraged to celebrate this day, raise awareness on gender inequalities, and fund raise for our IWD Fundraising Project.
  • And so much more!!

Tell your fellow club members to subscribe to the newsletter and look out for our advocacy updates throughout the year! Watch out world, CFUW ladies are in full-advocacy mode!

 
Join/Register a Sisters in Spirit Vigil

 

   On October 4, Sister in Spirit Vigils are held across Canada to raise awareness on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and show support to their families.
   As the Native Women’s Association of Canada mentions: "A vigil can take many forms, from a moment of silence, to a rally, to a community feast. All that is important is that you take some time on or around October 4th to mark the day".
   To organize a vigil in your community please consult NWAC’s Community Resource Guide. The guide is filled with useful information for organizers to raise awareness on the issue responsibly.

           
You can register your vigil here.


Learn how to advocate for Pharmacare


   Pharmacare is within reach. We will need as much public support as we can get to make Universal Pharmacare a reality for all Canadians! Next Wednesday, August 29 join the Canadian Labour Congress for a live webinar to learn how to promote Universal Pharmacare in your own community!


Register here.


Ending Online Harassment


   Online harassment has become increasingly preoccupying.  According to Statistics Canada, the individuals that experience the most online abuse are women and people of colour.
   This is why Heartmob was created. This online tool is used to generate a community of support for victims of online harassment, and is there to help report abuse. Get to know this tool!


Find out more here:  https://iheartmob.org/

 

CFUW CLUB NEWS

  • UWC Montreal member, Earlyn Sharpe, was recently interviewed by CBC about the first ever Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) First Nations and Inuit Education launched by The Mohawk community of Kahnawà:ke and McGill University. Earlyn has been instrumental in the design and planning of this program. Click here to listen to her interview.
  • CFUW Edmonton: Hosts FREE monthly movie nights at Whitemud Crossing Library, every 4th Monday from 6:30-9pm. Selected movies are life-giving and feature strong women. Next movie is Sept 24!
  • Upcoming Events for CFUW Aurora/Newmarket
  • CFUW Saskatoon  Fall 2018 Newsletter

Newsletter Updates


   If you would like your Club's special events, initiatives, or accomplishments, to be featured in our National Newsletter, please send the information to our Member Engagement Coordinator, Zindzi Makinde, at cfuwgen@rogers.com., and we will be happy to feature your Club in our next Newsletter! 

GWI News
GWI Update- August 22, 2018

 

IAW
August Newsletter

Club Action Newsletter August 9, 2018

This publication contains time-sensitive information generally directed to Club Executives and pertains to CFUW activities and events. Please send relevant pieces to all Club Members. 


Pre-Budget Brief: A Focus on Economic Justice for Women


  Measures to remedy women’s social and economic inequalities are instrumental in increasing our economic prosperity and competitiveness. Budget 2019 needs to strengthen initiatives to achieve economic justice for women.
   On August 3, CFUW submitted a brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance ahead of the 2019 budget. The brief highlights the need for bolder commitments and targeted policies to end violence against women, ensure access to universal child care, close the gender pay gap and ensure safe and adequate housing.


Click here to read our brief

ADVOCACY


CFUW Reacts to Family Separation and Detention in the US


   The US government put in place a cruel policy on asylum seekers that resulted in over 3000 children being separated from their parents. As the family reunification process is slowly starting, CFUW has written letters to put pressure on the US government in order to ensure all families are reunited as soon as possible and that migrant families are no longer separated and detained in jail-like conditions. Prior to these communications CFUW contacted Women Graduate-USA in order to inform the organization of our support on this issue.
 
   You can access the letters here: Letter to US AmbassadorLetter to Minister Freeland.

CFUW Signs onto a Joint Statement on Canada’s Support for Women Human Rights Defenders in Saudi Arabia
 

   In a joint statement released on August 9, CFUW and a group of Canadian non-governmental organizations express support for the women human rights defenders arbitrarily detained in Saudi Arabia and approve of Canada’s denunciation of the situation.

We believe the government of Canada should continue to stand up for human rights. We call on Saudi Arabia for the immediate release of all women’s rights activists currently detained.

Read the full joint statement here.

CFUW NEWS

 

Dear members and partners,

 
   The Canadian Commission for UNESCO is looking for three dynamic individuals with innovative ideas to be Chairs of its three (3) Sectoral Commissions (Education; Natural, Social and Human Sciences; Culture, Communication and Information) and fully engage their members in fulfilling CCUNESCO's and UNESCO's mandates.
 
   The call for application and additional information on the Sectoral Commissions’ mandate and priority themes can be found in the attached document.
 
   Interested applicants are invited to manifest their interest before September 17th, 2018 at alexandra.bobek@ccunesco.ca.
 
CCUNESCO’s Secretariat


Sectoral Commission Info
Call for Applications
 
****
Chers membres et partenaires,
 
   La Commission canadienne pour l’UNESCO (CCUNESCO) est à la recherche de trois personnes dynamiques et aux idées novatrices pour assurer la présidence de ses trois Commissions sectorielles (Éducation; Sciences naturelles, sociales et humaines; Culture, Communication et information) et maximiser l’engagement des membres de celles-ci afin de favoriser la mise en œuvre du mandat de la CCUNESCO et de l’UNESCO.
 
   Vous trouverez l’appel à candidatures et des renseignements additionnels sur le mandat des Commissions sectorielles et les thèmes qui y seront discutés en priorité dans les documents ci-joints.  Les personnes intéressées sont invitées à manifester leur intérêt à alexandra.bobek@ccunesco.ca avant le 17 septembre 2018.
 
Le secrétariat de la CCUNESCO

Document d'information des Commissiones sectorielles
Appel à candidatures

 


CFUW Elizabeth Massey Award Recipient(2012) Joins the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as Affiliate Composer 


   The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) and Interim Artistic Director Sir Andrew Davis proudly announce that Canadian composer Emilie LeBelhas been selected as the TSO's new Affiliate Composer. Emilie was awarded the Canadian Federation of University Women Elizabeth Massey Award in 2012. The Elizabeth Massey Award was established in 2006, in memory of Elizabeth Massey, a young lawyer and member of CFUW, whose life was greatly enriched by her love of the creative arts.

 

CFUW CLUBS NEWS

 

GWI News
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Club Action Newsletter May 4, 2018

This publication contains time-sensitive information generally directed to Club Executives and pertains to CFUW activities and events. Please send relevant pieces to all Club Members. 

  • May 15, 2018Donations Records: Please input your Club's total scholarships, Charitable Trust and other donations made between January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017 on the cfuwmembership.org website by May 15, 2018. A guide for how to submit your 2017 Club donations is available at this link here. If you have any questions or require your Club's Username/Password, please contact Jenna Smith at cfuwgen@rogers.com
  • June 1, 2018: Please register for the 2018 AGM by June 1 at this link here. For additional information about the AGM and registration, refer to Advisory #2
  • June 1, 2018: Deadline for voting delegates to submit AGM Credentials Form to Betty Dunlop at cfuwfls@rogers.com (please note that Betty's email in Advisory #2 is incorrect). 
  • August 15-17, 2019: Mark your calendars! The 2019 AGM will be taking place August 15-17, 2019 at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg. Details will follow in the next few months about reservations and travel.

Support Stronger Gun Control in Canada

The government introduced Bill C-71 to strengthen Canada’s gun control legislation. After the end of the long-gun registry, Canada failed to reintroduce past legal provisions related to the control on gun sales. Bill C-71 will enhance criteria for background checks and continuous eligibility checks, in addition to ensuring stronger provisions for the control of sales requiring gun shop retailers to keep records of sales and to verify that licences for owning firearms are current. Ask your elected officials to put the safety and the well-being of your community first by adopting Bill C-71!
UWC North York has already contacted many of their elected officials on the issue, and National will be sending a large number of letters in the next few days. Join us in this important advocacy effort!

Send a letter to your MP: Template letter here ENGLISH //  FRENCH
You can also access the letters via the membership website here.

100th Anniversary Video 

We are looking for clubs to submit any media or links to videos of their clubs in action in their community from the last 3 years. Do you have footage from a club event? Were you featured in your local news? Was someone from your club interviewed? Please send it to Jenna Smith at cfuwgen@rogers.com by May 7th. 

Final Blitz for the IWD Fundraising Project!

There is less than a month left for the 2018 IWD Project and we are excited to announce that the fundraiser is well on its way! Thanks to our clubs and members the total  amount of contributions to date for the MATCH International Fund is $3500! We hope to get to 4000$ by the end of the month. This is especially exciting considering that the amount will be doubled by a MATCH donor.
Clubs and members wanting to make a contribution have until June 1st to do so.
 (See details below to send your contribution).
CFUW local clubs supporting women’s grassroots organization in the global south is a powerful statement of solidarity. We believe our partnership with the MATCH for the IWD project is a strong symbol of the ‘’Power of Women Working Together’’.

  • Option 1) Clubs and individual members wanting to receive a tax receipt can make out cheques to: MATCH International Women’s Fund with memo: “CFUW IWD 2018”. (Receipts will be provided for a minimum of $10 contribution). MATCH is located at: 600-123 Slater Street, Ottawa, K1P 5H
  • Option 2You can make donations online here (and make sure to mention “CFUW IWD 2018” in the feedback section).
  • Option 3CFUW National Office also accepts donations from clubs and individuals. You can make, your cheque to the Canadian Federation of University Women with the mention CFUW IWD 2018. Please note that CFUW National cannot issue tax receipts.

Advocacy

 

Webinar: Unlocking the Power of Diverse Women in Politics

Want to learn more about breaking the gender barriers in politics? On May 16, 2018, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities will be presenting a webinar to discuss local governance and the participation of women in all their diversity. Register now!
 

CFUW Proud Supporter of the Documentary MISOGYNY 2.0

CFUW endorsed the upcoming documentary and digital project MISOGYNY 2.0 in a letter addressed to the TELUS Fund. The documentary from Les Productions de la Ruelle (PDLR) in partnership with ICI RADIO-CANADA TÉLÉ and SODEC, co-written and co-directed by Léa Clermont-Dion and Guylaine Maroist, will address the causes and the consequences of cyber-intimidation and cyber-violence within a feminist lens.
‘’After the #meetoo social movement, there is the need to keep the momentum going on meaningful societal reflections. We believe your documentary is a key element in doing that, pushing the reflection further and empowering women living cyber-intimidation and cyber-violence, by increasing access to resources to address the issue’’ wrote Robin Jackson, CFUW Executive Director.
We wish the production a tremendous success and look forward to the release date!

 

Calling on Clubs and Members to Support the Rwanda Association of University Women (RAUW)
Marianne Muir from the Comox Valley and Susan Shepherd from Victoria are calling on Clubs and Members to support vulnerable girls in Rwanda through our sister organization the Rwanda Association of University Women (RAUW). Your financial support will allow a girl to remain in school in her own community, have her tuition paid, be provided with mentoring, and offered support and information in sexual reproductive health. Read their detailed request for support here, and join this initiative!

For more information, or to contribute, please contact: Susan Shepherd – Email: shepsue@yahoo.com / Phone: 778-350-4370

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CFUW Clubs News

  • In April UWC Montreal Inc. completed the first North American Olympes de la Parole competition which asked participants to explain how access to new technologies could contribute to the empowerment of indigenous girls and women in a particular region of Canada. Head over to their facebook page to see some of the highlights from the event. 
  • Members of CFUW Truro read their civil society statement on non-State torture to the UN Human Rights Council in February. You can watch the video here
  • On May 6th, CFUW St Catharines will host their 44th Annual House Tour which will feature a lakefront living at its finest. Check out the local article about the event here
  • Montreal Lakeshore UWC celebrated their 60th anniversary last week and was featured in their local paper which highlighted the club's contributions locally and globally throughout the years. Read the story here. 
  • CFUW Stratford welcomed Spring by hosting their annual "Tulips and Trivia" event last week to raise money for their scholarship fund. Read more here
  • CFUW Aurora/Newmarket hosted a celebration to honour the winner of their short story contest, Natalie Simonian who wrote Translating Carter, a story about a transgender youth, Read about the event and the short story here
  • The "150 Years of Fashion" fundraiser hosted by CFUW Sunshine Coast was a sold out event that raised money for scholarships and offered attendees a history of women's fashion across the centuries. Check out photos of the event here
  • CFUW Sherbrook invited 15 students from local secondary schools to meet at Amédée-Beaudoin Community Centre in Lennoxville to participate in the 26th annual (CFUW) public speaking competition on Wednesday afternoon. Read more about some of the topics students spoke on here

IAW News
April Newsletter 

Important Dates 

May 11-12: Ontario Council AGM, Oshawa and Ajax/Pickering
May 15: Deadline for Emergency Resolutions. Amended Draft & Emergency Resolutions sent back
May 15: Deadline for Club Scholarships and Donations reporting by Clubs
May 26: Saskatchewan Council AGM, Saskatoon
May, TBA: Manitoba Council AGM      
May 31: Announcement of Fellowship Winners posted on the CFUW public website
May 31: Applications for the academic year 2019-2020 available from the CFUW public website
June 8 : Deadline to Register for AGM 
June 23: Electronic AGM

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The CFUW International Committee continues the series on significant days to facilitate the conversation about the Sustainable Development Goals. The purpose is to overlay a recognized Theme Day with the SDG lens in order to shine a light on, and bring the conversation to the grassroots level.

SDG SERIES : Earth Day
For the eighth feature in the SDG series, the CFUW International Committee celebrates Earth Day. Through this piece the committee shares with members meaningful reflections on the state of our environment and the urgency to act. They also discuss the interconnection between the environment and gender equality by focusing on the Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls, which was this year's United Nations Commission on the Status of Women's Priority Theme. You can access the series here

Each year on Earth Day we pause to reflect upon the impact that we are having on the planet and what we need to do about it. However, it isn’t just once a year that we should do this. It is each and every day. As Jane Goodall once said, “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” Writes Dr. Shelley Ball, CFUW Perth and District, Member of the CFUW Climate Change Committee


Club Action Newsletter April 17, 2018

This publication contains time-sensitive information generally directed to Club Executives and pertains to CFUW activities and events. Please send relevant pieces to all Club Members. 

A message to bereaved families of the Humbolt Tragedy
 

“Kindness everywhere after bus crash kills 16” is the headline of an article in Tuesday's papers from The Canadian Press which tells of the reaction to the terrible accident that took the lives of so many of the Humboldt Broncos Hockey Team and injured 13 others as they were travelling to the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League playoff game on April 6th. Throughout Canada people are sympathizing with the families of those who did not survive the accident and with those whose loved ones were injured in the accident. Yesterday here in Mt. Pearl, NL, I attended a church service where all were remembered as their names were read.
 
When we were alerted to this tragedy Bilkies McKen, VP Prairies, and I composed the following brief message of condolence and forwarded it to the bereaved families last week on behalf of CFUW.  

  • Membership Dues: Congratulations to CFUW Guelph Winner of the draw for the Asus Zenpad for getting membership dues in before Aprill. Please note that the final deadline for membership dues to be submitted to National is May 1st.
  • Voluntary Payment of the GWI Dues Increase: The deadline to send in voluntary contributions of the GWI $8.40 dues increase is April 30th. The cheque should be made out to the Canadian Federation of University Women (spelled out in full) with a notation that it is for GWI voluntary payment of GWI increased dues. The address is: Suite 502, 331 Cooper Street, Ottawa K2P 0G5.  National office will arrange one wire transfer to GWI. We have been asked if individual members could pay in excess of $8.40 and that is acceptable. All funds collected will be forwarded to GWI around May 15, 2018. 
  • 2019 AGM: Mark your calendars! The 2019 AGM will be taking place August 15-17, 2019at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg. Details will follow in the next few months about reservations and travel.

Under the Copenhagen Accord, Canada committed to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) to 30% below 2005 levels by 2020. Canada’s auditor general has worked together to examine the federal and provincial governments response to climate change. According to the report released in March 2018, Canada is most likely NOT to reach the 2020 target. Read more about their report here
This Earth Day take action for the Environment!

  • To advocate for the use of renewable energy in Canada and the reduction of Green House Gas Emissions, sign onto this petition
  • To advocate to save our pollinators, sign onto this petition.
  • If you have not done it yet, contact your MP about access for Safe, Drinking Water on reserves :

Safe Water Letter to M.P. / Lettre Accès à l’eau potable (Élu Fédéral)
Safe Water Letter to M.L.A. and al. / Lettre Accès à l’eau potable (Élu Provincial)
 
You can also look at tips from the David Suzuki Foundation on how to reduce your carbon footprint at this link here

100th Anniversary Video 

We are looking for clubs to submit any media or links to videos of their clubs in action in their community from the last 3 years. Do you have footage from a club event? Were you featured in your local news? Was someone from your club interviewed? Please send it to Jenna Smith at cfuwgen@rogers.com by May 7th. 

Option 1) Clubs and individual members wanting to receive a tax receipt can make out cheques to: MATCH International Women’s Fund with memo: “CFUW IWD 2018”. (Receipts will be provided for a minimum of $10 contribution). MATCH is located at: 600-123 Slater Street, Ottawa, K1P 5H

Option 2You can make donations online here (and make sure to mention “CFUW IWD 2018” in the feedback section).

Option 3CFUW National Office also accepts donations from clubs and individuals. You can make, your cheque to the Canadian Federation of University Women with the mention CFUW IWD 2018. Please note that CFUW National cannot issue tax receipts.

Meet our UNCSW62 Bloggers!

Our delegation might be back, but they still have a lot to share with members across Canada from their time in New York. To access the blog page of the UNCSW delegation you can go to the membership website here(username: viewonly, password: cfuw4321).  Our first entry focuses on The Role of Canada Post* in Marginalization and Discrimination of Canada’s Rural and Indigenous Women by Sandra Shaw, CFUW Delegate to the UNCSW62 and Vice President of CFUW Perth and District. Stay-tuned, more entries to come!

Advocacy

 

Universal Pharmacare

  • CFUW sent a letter signed by our President Grace Hollett to Minister of Health, Ginette Petit Pas Taylor, about the government’s announcement in the 2018 Budget of the creation of an advisory council on Pharmacare. CFUW welcomes the government’s announcement, however, we are concerned that this advisory council lacks both funding and a definitive timeline. We are also concerned by the lack of financial commitments toward the implementation of Universal Pharmacare. Read our full letter here

Universal Child Care

  • CFUW sent a letter to Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Jean-Yves Duclos, to voice our concerns related to the lack of new investments in the Budget to respond to Canada’s child care crisis. Read our full letter here.

GWI News
April 4, 2018

IAW News
April Newsletter 


CFUW Clubs News

  • CFUW South Delta was featured in their local paper this week for their post-secondary bursaries. Read the story here
  • "The biggest event of the year for book lovers" in Truro, N.S. is coming up as CFUW Truro gets ready for their book sale fundraiser. Read tmore about the book sale and who the proceeds benefit here
  • CFUW Yorkton hosted an event on International Women's Day focused on family immigration in Saskatchewan. Read the full story here
  • CFUW Renfrew is gearing up for its annual book sale to raise funds for their scholarship program. Check out their feature here
  • CFUW Cambridge invited greenhouse vegetable specialist, Shalin Khosia to share with their membership about how greenhouse gardening is revolutionizing the vegetable industry in Ontario. Read the full story here
  • An upcoming fundraiser for CFUW Sunshine Coast will include Ivan Sayers to speak on the history of Canadian fashion. Read more about the event here.
  • CFUW Barrie will host this year's local Jane's Walk, an opportunity for the community to have a "walking conversation through neighbourhoods" Read more here.
  • CFUW Mississauga invites all members to their African Marketplace  fundraiser, an event to support educational opportunites for  Tanzanian girls. See event details here

Important Dates 

April 20-22: BC Council AGM, North Vancouver
April 21: Quebec Council AGM, Montreal Lakeshore Club
April 29-30: Alberta Council AGM, Edmonton
April 30:  Reports from Clubs on Violence against Women Project due to National
April 30:  IWD Project for MATCH International donations due
April 30: Special Project Applications due
April 30: New Members Award Application due
April 30: Member Increase Award Application due
May 1: Deadline for proposed amendments to the Aricles and Bylaws amendments 
May 1: Last day to submit Club membership dues
May 1: International Relations Award Application due
May 1: International Women's Day Award Applications due
May 1: Mentorship Award applications due
May 11-12: Ontario Council AGM, Oshawa and Ajax/Pickering
May 15: Deadline for Emergency Resolutions. Amended Draft & Emergency Resolutions sent back
May 15: Deadline for Club Scholarships and Donations reporting by Clubs
May 26: Saskatchewan Council AGM, Saskatoon
May, TBA: Manitoba Council AGM      
May 31: Announcement of Fellowship Winners posted on the CFUW public website
May 31: Applications for the academic year 2019-2020 available from the CFUW public website
June 23: Electronic AGM

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