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Club Action Newsletter:
May 3, 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. 
  • Webinar for Elder Rights & Long-Term Care Justice - May 4 Day of Action
  • GWI Triennial Committee 2022 - Expression of Interest
  • CFUW Membership Committee - Spring Dialogues
  • CFUW Expression of Interest Form 2022-2024
  • CALL FOR MENTORS - Young Women's Online Network Mentorship Initiative 
  • Our 100 Years - CFUW History Book
  • CFUW Scholarships, Community & International Donations Request
  • Sharing Corner
    • Council of Senior Citizens' Organizations of BC - Plan with seniors, not for them! - May 17 @ 10:30 AM PT
    • UWC Vancouver Presents "In The Name of Your Daughter" film screening & panel discussion - May 17 @ 6:30pm PT
    • Environmental Discrimination: A Global Problem - May 27 @ 10AM EST
    • CFUW Aurora/Newmarket Home & Garden Tour Save the Date! - June 18, 2022
  • Action Corner
    • Drug Poisoning Crisis Petition
    • Climate Emergency Pledge
    • Sexual Assault Prevention Awareness 
  • GWI Updates
  • Club Newsletters
Webinar for Elder Rights & Long-Term Care Justice 
Day of Action

On Wednesday, May 4 at 1pm ET, join our culminating event with esteemed panelists who will address the "Invisible No More: A Continuum of Care for Elder Rights & Long-Term Care Justice in Canada" theme. This is a public event, co-presented by CFUW, HelpAge Canada, the Canadian Health Coalition, and the Ontario Health Coalition. Please share widely!

Want to take more action toward elder rights & long-term care justice? Check out these advocacy materials to participate:
GWI Triennial Committee 2022 - Expression of Interest
The purpose of the GWI Triennial Committee is to provide a platform for representatives of Opt-in clubs to research, discuss and provide consultation and recommendations to the CFUW International Relations (IR) Committee, the CFUW Board of Directors and members at policy sessions on matters relevant to the 2022 GWI Triennial Session. The Committee is authorized to establish three subcommittees: Advocacy (advocacy resolutions), GWI Budget and dues motionsConstitutional resolutions including GWI governance resolutions and recommendations from the Organizational Development Steering committee. The GWI Triennial Committee is a special CFUW committee with up to 15 members, chaired by the VP International.

For more information and the application form, please click here. Deadline May 13, 2022.

CFUW Membership Committee - Spring Dialogues

The VP Membership, Lynne Kent, and Membership Committee invite club presidents, club communication & membership chairs from across Canada to join us for conversations for connecting and sharing via Zoom.
Following the collaborative Communications Committee and Membership Committee webinar on: “Marketing and Recruitment Strategies” in February, the Membership Committee is hosting our spring dialogues this year as a follow-up to this workshop.
We invite you to come together with colleagues from across the country to consider the following 3 questions:
  • What has been your most successful message that has garnered community attention for your club?
  • What has been your most effective tool for getting recognized and appreciated for the work you do?
  • What have your challenges been and what do you want to change/build on?
Come join us in a lively chat! Please select the dates & times (the ones highlighted in blue) that work best for you to join the meeting: click here. When you are prompted to fill out your contact information, please provide your club name under "postal address."
We look forward to engaging with you again and learning of ways CFUW national can help you to be the best you can be.
Warm regards,
Lynne Kent,
CFUW VP Membership
Canadian Federation of University Women
Expression of Interest Form 2022-2024
We encourage all CFUW members who may be interested in joining a National Committee to read the job descriptions for the various committees and submit the Expression of Interest form to the National Office. If current Chairs and Committee members wish to continue, they should indicate that interest by also submitting the Expression of Interest form. This can also be done by a current Committee Chair on behalf of her committee members who wish to continue. Notice that sub-committees are on this list as well. CFUW benefits from the work of all members who dedicate many hours of volunteer commitment, and our organization remains strong because of our volunteers. 

We welcome expression of interest for these positions (filling out this form and submitting it constitutes an expression of interest). The terms of reference for the Standing and Special Committees may be found in the Administrative Procedures Manual, Volume 2 available on the Members Only site. Please choose to Chair one Committee and/or be a member of two Committees maximum. Please contact Robin Jackson, Executive Director should you wish any additional information.

Click here for the Expression of Interest Form 2022-2024
CFUW Young Women's Online Network Mentoring Initiative
CFUW is proud to announce the launch of the Young Women's Online Network Mentorship Initiative to empower young women (ages 20-40) in the workforce. We are seeking CFUW members who are enthusiastic about uplifting the next generation of young women to join this initiative as mentors. We encourage working women, retired women, and women from diverse disciplines, industries and occupations to sign-up! 

The Young Women’s Online Network (YWON) will encourage young women (ages 20-40) to join the Network, and a CFUW club near them. As part of the YWON pilot project, the Network will offer an Advocacy Circle, Mentorship Program and various social events.  

"The Power of Women Working Together" is at the heart of this project. If you are interested in enhancing your leadership and communication skills, while gaining intrinsic satisfaction by helping young women develop their potential, being a mentor is for you! Please complete the Mentor application by Friday, May 6th, 2022.

To complete the mentor application, click here.
Click here for more information & background about this initiative.

Our One Hundred Years: The Canadian Federation of University Women

By Dianne Dodd

More than one hundred years in the life of a vibrant organization.

To celebrate CFUW’s centenary, Dr. Dianne Dodd was engaged to write a history of the Federation. This engaging study of a still active women's organization is more than a centennial history to make its members proud. It also provides a lively exploration of a unique organization founded by early women leaders in higher education who offered friendship, community engagement, and lifelong learning. With a leadership of exceptional women, the organization played a largely overlooked role in the women's movement by supporting education and the arts, encouraging young women to pursue higher education and scholarships, and through its advocacy initiatives helped to build the Canadian nation.

To purchase the book, please click here

Requesting Clubs Register Information on their Scholarships, Community and International Donations

In preparation for the annual tally of the total amount of scholarships, fellowships, awards, community and international outreach donations provided by Clubs and the Charitable Trust, we are asking you to input your Club's total scholarships and donations made between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021 on the website by May 20, 2022

A guide on how to submit your 2021 Club education awards and donations is available at this link here

If you have any questions or require your Club's Username/Password, please contact Betty Dunlop, CFUW Fellowships Program Manager, at

While CFUW publicizes the amount it awards for education, we know that many Clubs make donations to their communities and to some activities and organizations internationally. We suspect that these amounts are quite significant and we would like to give credit to those Clubs and publicize the total amounts given on the community and international levels. In this respect, there are two sections on the CFUW membership website one is called Community Outreach Donations and the other is International Outreach Donations. We are asking you to input your Club’s individual Community Outreach Donations as well as your International Outreach Donations made between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021 on the website by May 20, 2022.

If you need assistance in entering your data, please contact Betty Dunlop at
Council of Senior Citizens' Organizations of BC - Plan with seniors, not for them! - May 17 10:30am PT
Join the Council of Senior Citizens' Organizations of BC (COSCO BC) for their event "Plan with seniors, not for them" on May 17 at 10:30am PT to learn about the roles COSCO plays in advancing the social and physical welfare of older adults in BC, including advocacy, education & campaigns, together with its charitable arm - the COSCO Health and Wellness Institute - which offers free workshops across the province. Elder Abuse has been selected as one of 3 major priorities for COSCO in 2022.
UWC Vancouver Presents "In The Name of Your Daughter" film screening & panel discussion - May 17 @ 6:30pm PT

You are invited to learn more from a special screening of the award-winning documentary In the Name of Your Daughter and a Panel Discussion with Filmmaker Giselle Portenier, Moderator Nurjehan Mawani, University Women’s Club Member and Former Chair of the Immigration and Refugee Board, and others with first-hand experiences. Learn about the girls who are subjected to FGM and their stories of courage and hope.

Participate in-person on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, or view the documentary online May 18th at your convenience.

Environmental Discrimination: A Global Problem - May 27, 10am ET
CFUW Edmonton, UWC Vancouver, & GWI Peer-to-Peer Conversation
Two Canadian Clubs, CFUW Edmonton and The University Women’s Club of Vancouver invite: Graduate Women International (GWI) members from around the world to take part in a Peer-to-Peer Conversation about Environmental Discrimination on Friday, May 27 from 10am-12pm ET. Environmental discrimination occurs when development, policies, or practices result in more pollution and health risks in specific communities. Whether it is a village, a people, a country, or a global region experiencing these increased hazards the causes of environmental discrimination are similar across the world. However, solutions are available to assess, decrease, and prevent this discrimination in historically and newly affected communities. Click here to view or download the event flier.

Saturday, June 18, 2022
10AM – 4PM 
For 65 years, the Canadian Federation of University Women Aurora/Newmarket has shown its commitment to education. We invite you to attend our Home & Garden Tour on June 18, 2022. The event is our premier fundraising initiative in support of scholarships for deserving young women in the local community.
This event will feature self-guided tours of selected homes and gardens in Aurora, Newmarket, and Stouffville. We have 9 stops on the tour, from a century home to a mid-century bungalow. And glorious gardens and outdoor living spaces that will inspire our guests.
Our HGT box office is now open. Tickets are $40/person
To find out more about the tour visit our website .
For more information, contact Anne Marie Devine at .
Israel Association of University Women (IAUW) and University Women of Europe (UWE) warmly welcome you to the online UWE Meet & Greet on Sunday May 8, 17:00 (CET) 
Link for registration:

Following registration, you will receive a confirmation message and the Zoom link to the event, please save it. You will also receive an event reminder with the zoom link 24 hours before the event.
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