Welcome to the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) North Bay Website

CFUW North Bay holds monthly meetings, usually on the third Wednesday of the month, where we listen to inspiring guest speakers, socialize, and have fun. You can find out what is on our program for 2023-24 by clicking on the Information for Members tab. Socializing also happens in our interest groups. Click on the Interest Groups tab to find information about our book club, bridge group, and breakfast, lunch, and dinner groups. If you scroll down to the slideshow for 2022-23, you will see photos of activities showing both the serious side of our club and the fun we have throughout the year.

By clicking on the Scholarships tab at the top of the page, you can find information about how our club has accomplished one of its main purposes: raising money for scholarships for women to pursue higher education. By clicking on the Community Service tab, you will read how we service the community in other ways. You can check out the work we do in advocacy by clicking on the tabs in the Issues and Advocacy Committee box below.

If you click on the Information for Members tab, you will find our registration form and current membership fee. Membership in our club is open to any woman who aspires to the goals of CFUW. You will also find our current program there listing guest speakers and their topics.

As well as this website, we also have a Facebook page featuring many of our activities and photos and managed for us by Kristen Ferguson, one of our program chairs.  Its URL is www.facebook.com/CFUWNorthBay.

Founded in 1941, our club celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2021. As you explore this website you will find details and photos describing our celebrations of this and other important anniversaries.

CFUW North Bay is a member of the Canadian Federation of University Women. CFUW was established in 1919 to raise the social, economic and legal status of women, and to improve education, the environment, peace, justice and human rights.  CFUW represents almost 9000 members in about 100 clubs across Canada.

Bulletin Board for Members

October General Meeting

On October 18 we will be at Canadore College enjoying a welcome tour of The Village. Our speaker and tour guide will be Micheline Demers, the Project Manager for The Village Collective Impact Project at Canadore College. She will provide an overview about The Village and about the Village Collective Impact Project. She will review the current state of seniors and Indigenous seniors in our region (Nipissing and Parry Sound Districts) and how the project is working towards reducing the risk of social isolation for seniors in our region.

If you are not a member of CFUW North Bay and would like to receive more information about our club, send us an email: cfuwnorthbay@gmail.com.

 This website is still undergoing updating.  If you find errors or problems with navigating, please let Caroline Haist know by emailing her at cfuwnorthbay@gmail.com.

Members of CFUW North Bay, if you find a photo of yourself in the slideshow below or anywhere else on the website that you want removed, please let Caroline know.

Micheline has over two decades of experience in Quality Management and Lean Process Improvement in the Education, Healthcare and Private sectors. She is an influential leader who is relatable and honest with a reputation and passion to positively influence the experience of customers, clients, or patients.

Micheline is a graduate of Nipissing University and holds numerous certifications including Creative Problem Solving, creating a Lean Management System, and Change Management. She has lived in North Bay most of her life and enjoys spending time with her children, and grandchildren. Micheline has dedicated her work for the Village Collective Impact Project to her father, Louis Demers who passed away in February 2021. It is her hope to positively influence the experience of seniors living in our region.

Parking Information: When you arrive on campus from either entrance, you will see signs either for the Village or for parking Lot 7. Please park in Lot 7. We will need your license plate when you arrive at the Village to ensure your parking is at no charge.

CFUW North Bay’s Display at the North Bay Public Library

Report on CFUW National AGM

Click on the link below to read the report of the CFUW National AGM written by Kaarina Tulisalo, our voting delegate.

Once again Catherine Whiting and Kaarina Tulisalo have completed a display at the library advertising our club for all of September.

Issues and Advocacy Committee

Issues and Advocacy co-chairs are responsible for keeping the club informed about the research and communication of local, national and international issues relating to CFUW policy and concerns.  Members can check to see the work the committee is doing by checking the agendas and minutes of their meetings and the information the co-chairs want members to read.


New Members Award

CFUW North Bay received an award at the CFUW virtual AGM on August 15, 2023, for signing up new members, thus increasing membership by 10 per cent.

CFUW North Bay Directory

Please send Caroline Haist (carlilh43@gmail.com) your photos and bios for our club’s directory if you have not already done so.  The directory currently has seven entries.  When it has ten you will all receive a copy by email.  If you have concerns about personal information appearing on the website, remember that it will not be posted there.

Slides of 2022-23 Events

September: North Bay Public Library Display

September Display at North Bay Public Library

Catherine Whiting and Kaarina Tulisalo

Catherine Whiting and Kaarina Tulisalo

Venue for September 20 Media

Launch for Dr. Diana Walton


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Bonnie Roynon, Nipissing President Dr .Walmsy, Mr. Bill Walton, and Nipissing Representatives

CFUW North Bay Members

Bill Walton with Co-president Nat Brunette

Mr. Bill Walton

Co-President Bonnie Roynon

Co-president Bonnie Roynon , Recipient of a CFUW North Bay Scholarship and Nipissing Alumna


September 21 Meeting: Donna Spencer Registers with Sue Fisher, Membership Chair and Treasurer

Members at Motherhouse for September Meeting

Marg Mullen Joins on Zoom

Guest Speaker Elysha Carriere from My Village Doula Collective

Nat Brunette Thanks Members of My Village Doula Collective

Co-president Nat Brunette with Special Project Award Certificate for Museum Display

September 30: Sunrise Breakfast

October 4: Lunch Bunch at Average Joe’s

October 14: Wake-up Call

October 19: Kristen Ferguson Introduces

Guest Speaker Dr. Natalya Brown


November 16 General Meeting: Zoom Participants

Guest Speaker Dr. Natalya Brown

Janet Poudrier Thanking Dr. Natalya Brown

October 25:

Book Club

November 16: Susan Fisher, Guest Speaker

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Hybrid Meeting: Members in Motherhouse

Members on Zoom

November 24: Making Seasonal Urns at Burrows

Kaarina Tulisalo with Her Urn

December 6: Charitable Trust Walk at City Hall

December 14: Fun Night on Zoom

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January 11: Walk with Members to Introduce New Member to Club

January 24:

Book Club

January 27: Sunrise Breakfast

February 7: Lunch Bunch

February 15: Dr. Kurt Claussen, Guest Speaker

February 23: Dinner Group at Crown and Beaver

March 7: Lunch Bunch Celebrates Mary Catherine O’Hagan’s 80th Birthday at Average Joe’s

March 9: Fundraiswer for CFUW North Bay

Kaarina Tulisalo at March 9 Fundraiser for CFUW North Bay at NUSU

Nat Brunette and Catherine Whiting

Members at Silent Auction Table

New Member Marilyn Savage

March 31: Sunrise Breakfast

March 23: Donor Social at Nipissing University Student Union with Dr. Diana Walton Scholarship Winner Kennedy Bond (middle) and Co-presidents Nat Brunette and Bonnie Roynon

Some of the CFUW North Bay Members Who Participated in Fundraising for the Coldest Night of the Year

April 19: Lunch and Learn Panel with Johanne Brousseau, Erika Lougheed, and Tanya Vrebosch

May 2 Lunch Bunch: 19 for Lunch at Average Joe’s


May 17 AGM

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Getting in the Mood for a July Picnic with Teddy Bears

Diane Wallace and Terry Blair

Promote Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Heritage Gardeners on June 14

June 21: Year-end Party at the Home Cher Harvey


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Diane Wallace Provides Details of the July Fundraiser

Dessert: Flower Cupcakes from North Bay’s BK Bakery

July 26: Downtown Walk and Teddy Bears Picnic Fundraiser for Scholarships

Amber Livingston, North Bay’s DIA Executive Director (far left) Speaking About Downtown Businesses

Treasurer Susan Fisher with Cher Harvey’s Help Collecting Donations

Buffet Picnic Lunch

Our Hostesses and Cooks: Diane Wallace, Heather Chambers, Heli Vail, and Terry Blair