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Club Action Newsletter:
April 1, 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 Membership Dues
    • Submitting Club Membership Dues
    • Notice to GWI Supporting Clubs
  • CFUW Club Awards & Grants for 2022
  • CFUW Membership Committee - Spring Dialogues
  • "Invisible No More" Elder Rights & Long-Term Care Justice Day of Action Toolkit
  • Call for Nominations for all CFUW Board of Directors Positions - 2022-2024 Biennium
  • CFUW Merchandise Giveaway!
  • CFUW Scholarships, Community & International Donations Request
  • Club Survey on International Activities
  • Volunteer opportunity: Board Member - Women's Economic Council (WEC)
  • Sharing Corner
    • Lakehead University & CFUW Muskoka presents "China and the World" - Mar. 30 - Apr. 27
    • CFUW Kanata, Nepean and Ottawa present "Tackling the Environmental Crisis: Together We Can" April Webinar Series
    • CFUW Fredericton Presents "Breaking Barriers: Women Redefining Leadership" - Apr. 12 @ 6PM EST
    • Equal Pay Coalition - Party Leaders Debate on Women's Economic Equality - Apr. 12 @7PM EST
    • CFUW Oshawa & District presents "Rogue Urban Park" - Apr. 13 @7PM EST
    • The Women's History Project: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms - Apr. 13 @ 4:30PM EST
    • CFUW Hamilton Speaker Series "Bright Run's Nancy McMillan" - Apr. 19 @7PM
    • Environment & Climate Change News
  • GWI Update
  • Club Newsletters
CFUW Membership Dues
Submitting Club Membership Dues
Reminder: the CFUW Membership dues are $55 per capita and the GWI Dues are an additional $30.10 per capita. 

How to get your Membership dues invoice: 
  1. Go to and click "login" at the very top right of the screen. 
  2. Use your regular username and password. If you do not remember it, please contact Brittany Sagriff, Member Engagement Coordinator or telephone toll free:  1-888-220-9606
  3. Once you are logged in, go to "clubs" in the menu and click "enter club membership."  If your membership numbers are not listed for this year yet,  please add them in as they are needed in order to generate the invoice.
  4. To add in or update your membership numbers,  click on the ‘EDIT’ button on the left hand side of the grey table. It will allow you to change your membership to reflect your final numbers. Make sure after you have entered new membership numbers to click on the 'UPDATE' button where the Edit button used to be. 
  5. Please review it, make sure it is correct, (CFUW members pay $55.00 and GWI Dues are $30.10), and click "download membership invoice" at the bottom of the screen to get your invoice. There you will find the total due, to whom you should write the cheque, and where to send it.
  6. Print this invoice and send it in along with a cheque noting it is for Membership Dues in the memo section. You make the cheque out to “Canadian Federation of University Women” (please do not use CFUW, CFUW National, etc.) .
  7.  Please note that we have not had time to change the address on the invoice to the new office. The new address is: Room 230, 815 St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa K1K 3A7.
Notice to GWI Supporting Clubs:

CFUW Membership website-

Each year when our IT specialist undertakes administration on the database and turns over the fiscal year to the next one, the line referring to “Payment of GWI Per Capita Dues” defaults automatically to Club has opted out.

While this can be frustrating, it does allow those clubs that change their status to update it each year. By clicking on the checkmark and then save, one can change it to the following:


In the event that you need assistance in doing this, please contact Brittany at
CFUW Club Awards and Grants for 2022
CFUW National provides several membership and advocacy awards each year to Clubs. 
Click here to view the reminder of details and deadlines of each award.

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
"Invisible No More"
Elder Rights & Long-Term Care Justice
Day of Action Toolkit
One of CFUW’s most recent advocacy initiatives is to promote the rights and dignity of seniors, those in long-term care (LTC) facilities, as well as the personal support workers (PSWs) and nurses who care for these vulnerable citizens. Ahead of the May 4 Elder Action Day, check out the new toolkit which includes updated statistics, posters, and social media graphics to share in support of elder rights & LTC justice.
 The Nominations Committee invites applications for all CFUW Board of Directors positions to serve in the 2022-2024 Biennium.  The nomination period is April 1 – April 28, 2022.  Any member who is qualified and interested in any VP Board position is invited to submit an application with a nomination from a Club and a resume.
Applicants for CFUW Board positions must demonstrate an understanding of the responsibilities and commitment that the appointment entails.  Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to dedicate the time required to attend Board meetings, participate on committees when required and attend annual events such as annual general meetings and policy sessions.
The completed forms and supporting documents should be submitted no later than April 28, 2022, to the Nominations Chair, Pat McCutcheon –
and to the Executive Director, Robin Jackson –
Questions on the nominations process should be submitted to the Nominations Chair, Pat McCutcheon at
Elections for Board Positions will take place at the AGM in August 2022.  Nominations from the floor will be accepted.  Details about this procedure will be sent out with AGM material.
  1. CFUW Application Form for the Board of Directors
  2. CFUW Club Nomination Form for the Board of Directors 
  3. Job Descriptions for Board of Director Positions

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
2022 Club Survey on International Activity
The purpose of this survey is to have current information about the international projects and initiatives local CFUW clubs are involved in so that the International Relations committee can share this information within CFUW and explore ways to support and amplify the international work being undertaken by clubs. Please tell us about your club's international work through this survey by April 8! Thank you for your participation & for sharing this information! Joy Hurst, VP International Relations
Volunteer opportunity: Board Member - Women’s Economic Council (WEC)

Hello friends 
As some of you know, the Women’s Economic Council (WEC) is looking for new board members from across Canada.  If topics like women’s economic empowerment or women’s income security concern you, click here for more details on how you can make change. 
Our board welcomes women of all ages with fresh perspectives and passion for WEC values.  And one more thing, please share this email with others in your networks. Become a WEC board member and build a better economic future for all women in Canada.
Bonjour les ami.e.s 
Comme certain.e.s d'entre vous le savent déjà, le Conseil économique des femmes (CEF) est à la recherche d'une nouvelle personne membre du conseil d'administration au Québec. Si vous souhaitez apporter les problématiques économiques des femmes du Québec au forum national du CEF, veuillez cliquer ici pour plus de détails. 
N'hésitez pas à me contacter si vous avez des questions sur le poste ou le processus. 
Veuillez s'il vous plaît, partager ce courriel avec d'autres organismes au Québec intéressées à promouvoir l'autonomisation économique des femmes à travers le Canada.
Bien à vous,

Mary Siever (she/her)| Coordinator, Recruitment, and Support
Women's Economic Council 
Empowering women to build sustainable communities
Lakehead University & CFUW Muskoka Presents:

Read more about the series here!

Register for the event here!
Tackling the Environmental Crisis: Together We Can - April Webinar Series by CFUW Kanata, Nepean and Ottawa
Canada and the world are facing devastating environmental problems that make us feel overwhelmed and unsure about what to do and where to start. To learn what we might do and encourage others to do, join us to hear practical advice from three inspiring speakers who will focus on how individuals can take action.

Please register to join us for a series of free webinars on Wednesday evenings 7 p.m. (ET) on April 6th, 13th, and 20th, 2022

Click this link to register for each webinar:

Click here to view the event flyer with webinar descriptions!

Equal Pay Day is dedicated to raising awareness of the gender pay gap. It symbolizes how far into the year the average woman must work in order to have earned what the average man had earned the entire previous year. In Canada, Equal Pay Day is April 12, 2022. To mark Equal Pay Day on April 12, 2022, the ON Equal Pay Coalition invited Ontario’s party leaders Doug Ford, Andrea Horwath, Steven Del Duca, and Mike Schreiner to participate in a province-wide Party Leaders Debate on Women’s Economic Equality. The Leaders’ Debate will livestreamed from 7:00pm–9:00pm across multiple video-streaming platforms.

This will be a free, accessible, welcoming, and non-partisan format where leaders can speak directly to Ontarians on issues they care about. Questions will be posed by women who are experiencing the impact of the pandemic and inequality firsthand. Click here to RSVP!



Read more about the event here!

March: There is a lot of research, developments, news, and advocacy occurring on the Topic of Environment and Climate Change (ECC) around the world. Click here to view some of the notable ECC news that occurred in March. - Amy Macleod, CFUW Environment & Climate Change Subcommittee chair

GWI Newsletter - March 30
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