Issues and Advocacy 2020-21 

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2021 Resolutions Intents

We are pleased to announce that we have received 5 resolutions intents for the 2021 year. Please find them below:

  1. The Right to Repair – CFUW Cape Breton (English)
  2. Raising Awareness of Canada’s Opioid Crisis – Montreal Lakeshore UWC
  3. Singe-Use Plastics and Discarded Plastic Waste – CFUW Nepean
  4. Post COVID-19 Recovery for Women in Canada – CFUW International Relations Committee


Schedule for Resolutions

Here you can access the Resolutions Guidelines & Information for 2020

NOVEMBER 15

  • Deadline for Intents to Submit a Resolution for the upcoming AGM. Use Form 1 in this document or online. Send toresolutions@fcfdu.orgNew Resolution cycle begins.
  • National Office will publish Intents by November 30 after a review by the Resolutions Committee.

JANUARY 15, 9:00 AM EST

  • Deadline to submit the completed proposed Draft Resolution to resolutions@fcfdu.org
  • Resolutions Committee works with proposers from January 15 – February 7
  • Clubs across Canada will be advised of potential resolutions after January 15
  • Clubs will receive proposed draft resolutions package February 15.
  • Proposers will be assigned a specific email address for their resolution, e.g. resolution1@cfuw.org where they will receive advice of amendments. As soon as possible after April 15 send final amended resolutions to resolutions@cfuw.org

FEBRUARY 15 TO APRIL 15:

  • All Clubs study the proposed resolutions
  • Any Club may submit amendment (s) to the RESOLVED clause(s) and corrections to the Background by April 15.
  • After April 15, no new amendments will be considered

MAY 15

  • Deadline for Emergency Resolutions.
  • Shortly after this date, the Amended Draft Resolutions, together with any Emergency Resolutions, will be sent to the Clubs

AT THE AGM

  • A representative from the Proposing Club makes a two-minute statement to the Voting Body:
  • Prior to discussion of the Resolution; and
  • Prior to the Vote: closing statement
  • If adopted the Resolution becomes CFUW Policy.

AFTER THE AGM

  • After a resolution is adopted at the AGM, it becomes CFUW Policy and is recorded in the Policy Book Online.
  • The National and International Advocacy Committees will work with National Office and work with the Proposer on next steps for action.