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Club Action Newsletter:
October 29, 2020
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. 
  • Dialogue Session Invitation, Communications Committee
  • Women and the Arts During COVID Webinar
  • Wanted: Administrators for a Public Group Facebook Page
  • CFUW Advocacy Town Hall - Nov. 4 @7PM
  • GWI Webinar - TODAY Oct. 29
  • Leadership and Concrete Action Webinar
  • Sharing Corner:
    • CFUW Oshawa meeting with guest speaker
    • United Way Basic Income Panel
Dialogue Session Invitation:
Communications Committee

As recommended by the CFUW Mediation Report of June 2020, the CFUW Board created a national Communications Committee to develop a communications strategy to improve relationships within our organization and with the specific intent of healing strained relationships. Please join us for a conversation as an information exchange and open discussion among CFUW members. For the Zoom invitation and more information, click here. 

Join CFUW for a discussion on 
November 2, 2020 – 4 p.m. Pacific – 7 p.m. Eastern


Join Senator Patricia Bovey and Stratford Festival Executive Director Anita Gaffney as they discuss the challenges faced by women in the arts, how artists are coping and connecting with their audiences during the pandemic. The discussion will also include an exploration of what the arts will look like once the pandemic is over. For more information, click here. 

Register in advance for this meeting:

Administrators for a Public Group Facebook Page 


CFUW is looking for 5-7 interested and dedicated Facebook fans who like our discussion page to administer this site for the next two years.  This involves one day a week of about 1-2 hours, to review content, edit posts that are not suitable according to the published rules and find new content to post.  If you enjoy social media, this project is for you. The national Communications Committee is looking for you. We thank Doris Mae Oulton who established this Facebook site and kept it running for these years for her many hours of diligent effort and scrutiny.  The 1100+ followers in this group are a treasure and we would like to maintain the site to the same high standards that Doris Mae has held.  For more information about this project - click here. 

Apply to Heather Oxman 

CFUW Advocacy Town Hall 
Wed. November 4 @ 7PM Eastern
CFUW encourages its members to use their passion and expertise to bring about change. There are innumerable social issues impacting women and girls right now that require awareness and action! Join the National President, VP Advocacy and the Advocacy Coordinator on Wednesday, November 4 at 7PM Eastern for a town hall discussion on how you can bring about change as a member of CFUW, current CFUW priorities, and a Q&A session. 

Click here to register for this webinar. You will receive the Zoom invitation link after registration. 

Take a look at the "Who Does What?" CFUW Advocacy Guidelines.
GWI: How to Become a Practicing GWI Advocate

On Thursday, 29 October 2020 (10-11 am first session, and 4-5 pm second session CET) GWI will continue the fall 2020 international advocacy webinar series, "Putting the pieces together and raising women's voices through strategic advocacy in the changing world" with the second webinar, "How to Become a Practicing GWI Advocate", of the 4-part series. Register here. 
Leadership and Concrete Action to Realize the Women, Peace and Security Agenda: Webinar

The WPS Focal Points Network Troika – Namibia, Canada and Uruguay, South Africa and Switzerland – and UN Women are very pleased to share the attached Invitation and registration link for this Friday’s upcoming high-level event to commemorate the 20th anniversary of UN Security Council resolution 1325.

The event, 20 years after UN Security Council Resolution 1325: Leadership and Concrete Action to Realize the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, will be held on Friday, 30 October 2020 at 8:30am – 10:00am (EDT).


Please register by 29 October 2020.

Universal Basic Income: Panel Discussion, Nov. 4
Join United Way Perth-Huron on Wednesday, November 4 at 7PM Eastern for a panel discussion on basic income. CFUW Stratford Advocacy Committee is working with United Way Perth-Huron, the Social Planning and Research Council and Huron Perth Public Health on promoting this webinar. Basic Income has been a CFUW policy since 2013 - "Moving Canadians Out of Poverty"! 

Click here to learn more about this event.
       Montreal Lakeshore UWC
            UWC Winnipeg
       October 28, 2020
Important Dates and Deadlines: 

November 2: Women and the Arts During COVID Webinar
November 4: CFUW Advocacy Town Hall
November 8: Application deadline for UNCSW (may be a virtual event and participant numbers may be limited)
November 15: Deadline for Intents to Submit a Resolution for AGM 2021. 
December 1: Preliminary Club Membership Numbers to be submitted by Clubs to National as per GWI directions
December 14: Fellowships & Awards Applications due

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