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Club Action Newsletter:
June 21, 2022
This publication contains time-sensitive information directed to Club Executives and members and pertains to CFUW activities and events. Please send relevant pieces to all Club Members. 
  • "CFUW: Change the Name?"
    Townhall Sessions - Update
  • Janet Goldack, 1940-2022
  • AGM Workshop Registration
    • Club Leadership 101: An Intro to Being a Club President or Leader - June 21 @ 6:30pm ET or June 25 @ noon EDT
    • International Relations Workshop: Replicate & Amplify - June 22 @ 7pm EDT
    • CFUW Charitable Trust Virtual Breakfast - Aug. 28 @ 10:30am EDT
  • 2022-23 CFUW Directory - Update Club Executive Information 
  • Call for Appetizer Recipes for CFUW AGM 
  • Call for Club Photos for Feature in Annual Report
  • Sharing Corner
    • Aging from an Indigenous Perspective Webinar - June 23 @9am PDT
    • GBV in Canada: Behind the Stats Webinar - June 23 @1pm EDT
    • StandUP against Street Harassment Virtual Training - July 11 @ 12pm EDT
  • Action Corner
    • Afghanistan - Special Immigration Measures
  • IAW News
  • GWI Updates
  • Club Newsletters
Change the Name Townhall Sessions - Update
This is a brief message to update you on the two Townhall sessions held on June 16 and 18 to discuss renaming and rebranding CFUW. 

Thanks to all of you who took the time to attend and for sharing your ideas and suggestions through the polls, the chat, and the breakout sessions. 

We would like to emphasize that the Townhalls were designed to update members on the rebranding progress and to invite your feedback. There were no decisions made but lots of sharing of ideas. 

Next week, we will meet with the consultants and after that meeting will share the results of the Townhalls, the PowerPoint presentation, and plans for next steps. Thank you again for your participation and please continue to share your thoughts and questions. 
Janet Goldack
1940- 2022
The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) is saddened to learn of Janet’s death.  As you know, Janet was a long-time member of CFUW and in 2018, she received a certificate for 48 years of valued service to the organization.
From 2002 to 2008, Janet was the Regional Director for Manitoba. In 2009, she became the Co-Chair of the Local Arrangements Committee which organized the 2009 Annual General Meeting in Winnipeg. From 2010 to 2014, Janet carried out the duties of Vice President of the Prairies.
In 2014 during an exit interview, Janet was asked what she liked about being a CFUW Board Member. She said the following: “Companionship across Canada was a highlight of being a Board Member. The fact that we felt we were doing something valuable for society as a whole, for the welfare of women and girls, encouraged us to persevere even during difficult times. “
Janet’s values were evident in her actions and commitment to make the world a better place.
CFUW extends its sympathies to Janet’s family and friends.
Click here to see Janet’s obituary in the Winnipeg Free Press.
Club Leadership 101: An Introduction to Being a Club President or Leader 

If you are a NEW Club President or Leader, then this webinar is for you.  It will be offered twice: Tuesday, June 21st at 6:30 pm EDT and again on Saturday, June 25th at noon EDT.

Click here to register!

Barbara MacLellan will be the primary moderator. Barb MacLellan (B.A. English and M.A. Communications) has been very active in leadership positions within CFUW and is currently a member of several National Board Committees; she is also Communications Chair for CFUW North Vancouver. For over 17 years she worked as a program manager with North Shore Community Resources in North Vancouver, an information and volunteer centre. In that position she provided support and training to community organizations and their boards. She was a school trustee in North Vancouver for nine years and was Chair of their board for two years. Barb has served on a number of boards of charities and non-profits over the years. Heather Lewis, PhD, VP Ontario and Chair of the National Governance Committee, will provide assistance.  Heather Oxman, well-known to many of you, will handle the technical side of the event.  The owner of Bold Change Coaching, she has been an active leader in  CFUW, including currently serving as a member of several National Board Committees.
   International Relations Workshop: Replicate & Amplify
Are you interested in what CFUW clubs are doing for international work? Do you want to learn how your club can replicate and amplify other CFUW Clubs' successful international projects and advocacy campaigns? Then register to attend this webinar on Wednesday, June 22 at 7pm EDT!
Click here to register!

The CFUW International Relations Committee will host an AGM workshop with the theme "Replicate & Amplify" to showcase the international work and activities from CFUW Clubs across the country and to give members ideas on how to undertake their own international work. Representatives from CFUW Milton, CFUW Perth and District, CFUW Etobicoke, CFUW St. Thomas, CFUW Strathcona County, and CFUW St. John's will all be present to share their Club's work.
Save the date for the annual Charitable Trust Brunch: Sunday, August 28 @ 10:30 AM EDT!
Current winner of the Dr. Alice E. Wilson Award, Raafia Shaid, will talk about the challenges facing racialized immigrant women in Canada.

Click here to register

Registrants are asked to make a $25.00 donation to the Trust. Donations can be made at  Alternatively, cheques can be sent to:

CFUW Charitable Trust c/o 2321 Ravine Gate,
Oakville, ON
L6M 4R1

Update Your Club's Executive Information for the
2022-2023 CFUW Directory
The 2022-2023 CFUW Directory will be produced in the upcoming weeks. Please ensure your Club Executive information is up to date by July 25, 2022.
To do so log in to the 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 Brittany Sagriff at or at 1-888-220-9606 ext. 101. Contact Brittany once updated, or to confirm that there are no changes that need to be made.
Call for Appetizer Recipes for CFUW AGM!
Call for Club Photos for Feature in CFUW Annual Report!
Do you have photos of your Club's activities and events from the past year? We're looking for photos to feature in the CFUW 2021-2022 Annual Report! Please send 2-3 of your Club's best photos along with your Club name to Charlotte Akin, National Advocacy Coordinator, at before Friday, July 15 to be featured in the report!
Aging from an Indigenous Perspective Webinar 
Thurs. June 23, 9am PDT
Join this "On Aging: Canadian Conversations" session on Thursday, June 23 at 9am PDT to learn from Dr. Pamela Williamson about aging from an Indigenous perspective.
Gender-Based Violence in Canada: Behind the Stats
Thurs. June 23, 1pm EDT
Join the Canadian Women's Foundation, Women's Shelters Canada, and YWCA Canada for a webinar on Thursday, June 23 at 1pm EDT about the stories behind the statistics on gender-based violence in Canada. Hosted by award-winning journalists Anna Maria Tremonti and Eternity Martis. Live English to French translation & ASL interpretation are available.
StandUP against Street Harassment - Virtual Training
Mon. July 11, 12pm EDT
Join Right to Be (formerly Hollaback!) for a free, hour-long interactive, virtual training on Monday, July 11 at 12pm EDT to learn how to intervene when you see harassment happening. You'll learn what harassment looks like — from microaggressions to violence — and how Right To Be's 5D’s of bystander intervention can help: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct.

Facilitator: Julie S. Lalonde, internationally recognized women’s rights advocate and public educator.

  • AFGHANISTAN: CFUW is proud to join the Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan, the Afghan Youth Engagement and Development Initiative, the Afghan Women's Centre of Montreal, Northern Lights Canada, Women Living Under Muslim Laws, the Canadian International Learning Foundation, Hazara Women Organization, and the Canadian Hazara Humanitarian Services on a joint statement urging the Government of Canada to extend the Special Immigration Measures program established to help those Afghans who are especially vulnerable because of having worked for Government of Canada funded projects. Click here to learn more about this situation and take action!
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