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Club Action Newsletter:
July 7, 2021
This publication contains time-sensitive information generally directed to Club Executives and members and pertains to CFUW activities and events. Please send relevant pieces to all Club Members. 
  • Update Your Club's Directory - July 26, 2021
  • 2021 Virtual AGM & Policy Session Evaluation Survey
  • Jade Sullivan joins CFUW as Pay Equity Advocacy and Workshop Coordinator
  • UNCSW65 Delegation Report
  • In Case You Missed It: CFUW IR Newsletter Spring/Summer
  • Stay Tuned... GWI Organizational Development Process Applications
  • Sharing Corner
    • CFUW Orillia Surpasses Fundraising Expectations
    • CFUW Southport Raises $14,490 for the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation
    • Rebel Women: The Change Makers and Innovators Who Refused to Play By The Rules: Course
    • Town Hall/Webinar: Immigration Policy during COVID-19
  • Action Corner
    • World Youth Skills Day July 15 - GWI Press Release
    • Climate Change Solutions!
Update Your Club's Directory by July 26, 2021
It's that time of year again! We are working on the Club directory for the 2021-2022 year. Having an updated directory is important for keeping our Club communications up-to-date! We urge that your executive submit your directory information by July 26, 2021. Instructions can be found below. Regardless of whether or not you have any changes this year, please report this to Rachel at If you have any questions or need any assistance, again please email Rachel at
Updating the Directory
To login, visit the membership site: you will need your club's username and password. If you are a club executive and do not have your club's login information, please email Member Services at You will find the login button at the top right of this screen.
Once you are logged in, you have a few options for updating club information:
  1. To update general club information such as the club address, main telephone number, etc. go to the "Clubs" tab (this only appears after you are logged in, so if you don't see it, you are not logged in). Under the Clubs Tab, a drop-down menu will appear. Please choose the first item, "Update Club Contact Information." The club information will appear in a grey box on this page. Click the small grey "edit" button at the bottom of this grey box to edit this screen. If you wish to download this information to your computer, there is an option to do so using a button at the bottom of the page. We strongly encourage you to input your clubs social media address next to the Facebook and Twitter Logo. 
**Please note that the main contact information for the club is almost always information belonging to an executive member, so if you are updating the executives' information, it is likely that you will need to look over and update the club's main contact information.
  1. To update or enter club executives' information, you'll want to click the second item in the drop-down menu under the "Clubs" tab: "Club Executive Peoples list." You'll see a list of names on this screen. To enter a new person or someone who isn't listed, you will find empty fields at the bottom of this list. This is not where you will assign positions to individuals, but it is simply where you list new people before assigning them their position.
You cannot delete anyone from this list if they are currently holding an executive position: you will get an error. You can tell who in this list has a position if you look at the far right of their listing. If there is a number under "Has Position," clicking "Delete" next to their name will not delete them. In the next step, you will see how to delete people who are no longer on the Club Executive.
  1. To assign positions to individuals listed in step 2 (on the "Enter or Update Club Executive People list"), return to the "Clubs" tab and now click "Executive Positions." Here you will see a list of individuals and their assigned positions. If you wish to delete a person who is listed with an executive position, you can do so on this screen. Then, if you would like to delete them completely from the membership site, you can go back to "Club Executive People s list" in step two and delete them there. If you'd like to assign a position to someone you've entered in step 2, or to someone who was already listed, you can do so at the bottom of this page using the drop-down menus. If you'd like to assign a position to someone who does not appear in the drop-down menu, you must first list them and fill in their information (see step two).
We appreciate you keeping us up-to-date with your club info and thank you for your time. Please contact Members Services if you have any questions: send an email to
Once the changes have been made, please notify member services,
2021 Virtual AGM & Policy Session Evaluation Survey
Did you attend the CFUW 2021 Virtual AGM & Policy Session? If so, we're looking to hear from you! CFUW is asking delegates for feedback on their experiences at the 2021 Virtual AGM and Policy Session in order to make improvements for the 2022 AGM. Please complete the survey below by Friday, July 23. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback!

Jade Sullivan joins CFUW as Pay Equity Advocacy
and Workshop Coordinator

Jade Sullivan (she/her) is a feminist geographer and intersectional activist currently learning, loving and living on unceded and unsurrendered Mohawk territory, also known as Montreal (Tiohtià:ke). While completing her BA (Hons.) Geography and Women’s Studies at University of Ottawa, Jade focused her activism on creating safe and sustainable spaces for marginalized people, using anti-oppressive feminist frameworks. She hopes to use her professional and academic expertise to provide in-depth understanding on pay equity in Canada and ways in which we can achieve economic and political advancement for women and girls. On her time off she is usually painting, baking gluten-free treats, gardening or trying to get cute pictures of her cat, Princess. She is very excited to join the CFWU team!
Jade Sullivan (elle/la) est une géographe féministe et une activiste intersectionnelle qui apprend, aime et vit actuellement sur le territoire mohawk non cédé et non redonné, également connu sous le nom de Montréal (Tiohtià:ke). Pendant qu'elle complétait son baccalauréat spécialisé en géographie et en études féminines à l'Université d'Ottawa, Jade a concentré son activisme sur la création d'espaces sécuritaires et durables pour les personnes marginalisées, en utilisant des cadres féministes anti-oppressifs. Elle espère utiliser son expertise professionnelle et académique pour fournir une compréhension approfondie de l'équité salariale au Canada et des façons dont nous pouvons obtenir un avancement économique et politique pour les femmes et les filles. Pendant son temps libre, elle peint, prépare des gâteries sans gluten ou elle jardine. Elle est très enthousiaste de se joindre à l'équipe de la FCFDU !
Jade joins CFUW for eight months to develop and deliver workshops on pay equity, salary negotiation and raising awareness about pay inadequacies for women. The objective of the series of workshops is to address Sustainable Development Goal #8 which is to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all and Goal #5- to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls which includes ending all forms of discrimination against women and girls. The objective of the workshops is to assure that Canada’s progress on SDG goals #8 and #5 leaves no one behind by including the perspectives of vulnerable and marginalized women into this project’s pay equity activities
CFUW is grateful to Employment and Social Development Canada, the funder of the project.
UNCSW65 Delegation Report
One of the most important international advocacy activities of this year was CFUW's participation in the annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women held in March 2021 (UNCSW65). Click here to read the final delegation report from this year's UNCSW65!
In Case You Missed It: CFUW Spring/Summer IR Newsletter
Stay Tuned...
GWI Organizational Development Process Applications
Stay tuned for an announcement to apply for the GWI Organizational Development Process later this week. 

CFUW Orillia Surpasses Fundraising Expectations


"Switching from their usual in-person Homes Tour to a Virtual Tour this year was a leap of faith for the members of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Orillia. 

The Homes for Scholarships tour is a major fundraiser for the organization which awards scholarships to Orillia and area young women who are pursuing post-secondary education.

That leap of faith turned out to exceed all expectations set out by the organizing committee. In all, 543 people from across Canada, the U.S., Europe, and Asia registered to attend the virtual tour that was held on June 6. Approximately $26,500 was raised during this year's event."

CFUW Southport Raises $14,490 for the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation

"There were 20 Change a Life Challenge teams and CFUW Southport was one of the most dedicated – raising approximately $14,490, followed by the Troublesome Trekkers with $4,525."

Rebel Women: The Change Makers and Innovators Who Refused to Play By The Rules: Course

Register for the Hot Docs Course. Rebel Women: The Change Makers and Innovators Who Refused to Play by the Rules led by Elizabeth Renzetti, an award-winning columnist and feature writer with The Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper. For more information, click here.

Town Hall/Webinar: Immigration Policy during COVID-19

Join First Policy Response, CERC Migration and Integration, and the Toronto Star on Friday, July 9 from 9 - 11 AM ET for a timely discussion on immigration policy innovations from this past year and pathways forward for Canadian migration. Click here to register!
  • World Youth Skills Day: World Youth Skills Day is an international Day of Observance, celebrated on 15 July each year, that sheds light on the necessity to equip youths aged 15-24 with appropriate tools to enter and flourish in the labour market. Click here to check out GWI's press release urging States to prioritize and commit to skills development especially for women and girls.
  • Climate Change Solutions: A win-win solution to climate change is preserving nature, not only for the sake of biodiversity, fair trade jobs, or healthy sustainable food production but also for its critical role in mitigating the effects of climate change. Natural climate solutions are measures that people, industries, and governments can take to help nature store and capture GHG emissions. There are many pathways that help avoid or capture additional emissions through ecosystem protection, management and restoration. Click here to learn more about how preserving nature can help our fight against climate change.
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