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Club Action Newsletter:
June 6, 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. 
  • Joint Letter to Ministers: Firearms Control and Violence Against Women
  • CFUW's Delegation Report from the 66th UN Commission on the Status of Women
  • LTC & Elder Rights CFUW National Study Group Meeting - June 8 @ 1pm ET
  • AGM Workshop Registration
    • Club Leadership 101: An Intro to Being a Club President or Leader - June 21 @ 6:30pm ET or June 25 @ noon ET
    • International Relations Workshop: Replicate & Amplify - June 22 @ 7pm ET
  • Sharing Corner
    • CFUW Aurora/Newmarket Home & Garden Tour Save the Date! - June 18, 2022
    • Women's History Project webinar: History Unfinished: Reclaiming our Place - June 20 @ 4 - 6pm ET
  • Action Corner
    • Guaranteed Income Petition
    • Single-Use Plastics Petition
  • IAW News
  • GWI Updates
  • Club Newsletters
Joint Letter to Ministers: Firearms Controls and Violence Against Women
CFUW National President, Kathryn Wilkinson, is proud to join other feminist leaders in a letter on firearms controls as they relate to violence against women in Canada. The letter, initiated by the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) and now endorsed by 18 organizations, was sent to the Honourable Marco Mendicino, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety and the Honourable Marci Ien, P.C., M.P., Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth on May 16.
CFUW's Delegation Report from the 66th UN Commission on the Status of Women
Click here to read CFUW's delegation report from this year's UN Commission on the Status of Women!

You'll learn about the UN Forum, key outcomes and recommendations from the session, CFUW delegate reflections, important statistics about women and climate change, & more!
LTC & Elder Rights CFUW National Study Group Meeting
Wednesday, June 8 at 1pm ET

This meeting on Wednesday, June 8 at 1pm ET will be a review of the Elder Action Days’ events of April 27 and May 4 and a summary of our year together, the work we have achieved and where we hope to go in the next year. 

Let’s talk about the possible collective actions we could take advocating for independent Seniors’ Advocates in every province and collectively supporting the UN Convention on the Rights of Older Persons with the Canadian Government.  

Please join us - this meeting is open to all CFUW members who are interested in long-term care justice & elder rights! Click here to register in advance for this meeting.

 Requesting all Clubs to 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 June 10th, 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
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 ET and again on Saturday, June 25th at noon ET.

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 ET!
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. More details including Club showcases and projects to follow!

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 .
Women’s History Project webinar: History Unfinished: Reclaiming our Place 
Mon. June 20, 4 to 6pm ET
This free, virtual Indigenous Women’s Circle will honour Indigenous women activists, chiefs, and storytellers on Monday, June 20th from 4 to 6pm ET to coincide with National Indigenous Peoples Day.

Host: Dawn Lavell-Harvard, Director, First Peoples House of Learning, Trent University

Special Guests

  • Courtney Montour, Kanien’kehá:ka filmmaker of "Mary Two-Axe Earley: I Am Indian Again"
  • The Honourable Lillian Dyck, O.C., retired senator and member of Cree Gordon First Nation
  • Chief Emily Whetung, Anishnaabe Kwe, Curve Lake First Nation, lawyer
  • Jeanette Corbiere Lavell, Wikwemiknog First Nation, educator, advocate and founding member of the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA)
  • Pam Palmater, Mi'kmaq lawyer, professor, and activist
  • Sharon McIvor, Member of the Lower Nicola Band, Indigenous women’s rights activist, co-chair of the Feminist Alliance for International Action
Click here to learn more & register!
  • GUARANTEED INCOME: This parliamentary petition calls upon the Government of Canada to implement a Guaranteed Livable Income for all Canadians. Click here to sign.
  • SINGLE-USE PLASTICS: This parliamentary petition calls upon the Government of Canada to strengthen regulatory definitions to include more harmful single-use plastic items and close loopholes that currently allow plastic items to be replaced & other plastic waste initiatives. Click here to sign.
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