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Club Action Newsletter:
November 12, 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. 
  • Charity Village Virtual Screening of Conviction - Nov. 8 - Nov. 21
  • Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan - Nov. 20
  • Environment & Cimate Change Town Halls - Nov, 20 & 23
  • 16 Days of Activism - CFUW Toolkit & Resources
  • CFUW Webinar: Sexual Violence on Campus - Dec. 9
  • CFUW Kelowna Pottery Fall Show & Sale
  • Voices for Hope Concert - Nov. 27
  • CFUW National Zoom Account Reminder
  • Sharing Corner
    • Congratulations Doris Mae Oulton!
    • CFUW Nepean Evening Speaker Series - Nov. 17
    • UWCNY: The Economic & Social Benefits of Basic Income - Nov. 22
    • Share your Club's plans & events!
    • Speaker for Clubs; Margot L. Denomme
  • Important Upcoming Dates

Join a free virtual screening of Conviction from November 8 – November 21, 2021
Conviction tells a deeply moving, disturbing, and sometimes inspiring story that exposes a world that is rarely seen — life behind bars for Canadian women. At its heart, Conviction is a film collaboration with those who are most deeply affected by the prison systems of Canada.

Register for the virtual screening, and you will be emailed a link and password to access the film. It is free to register and you can watch the film at your convenience!

Register now for the viewing here!
Ottawa Chapter Hosts a Virtual Event:
Education at the Borderlines: Human Rights or Privilege?
Saturday, November 20, 2021, 11am PST / noon MST / 2 pm EST

Borderline is a moving documentary about second-generation Afghan refugees born in Iran. The documentary provides a unique insight into the issue of refugees' identity and the challenges Afghanistan refugees encounter in their neighbouring countries, where they are deprived of citizenship rights and education.

At this vital moment of history, when Canada promised to host new refugees from inside Afghanistan and neighbouring countries, provision of insight into the life of refugees in third countries and their country of origin will help better prepare to support the resettlement process of Afghanistan refugees into Canadian society.
   The film will be followed by a panel discussion with Dr.         Hassan Faryaar, Economist/Former Lecturer at Bamayn       University and current, Lecturer at Carleton University,         who will provide his personal experience living as an           Afghan refugee in Iran. At the last part of the event,               participants will have a chance to ask questions from the     panellist and the Ottawa chapter members.
    Register for the event here!

Environment & Climate Change Town Halls - Nov. 20 & 23

The United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, is taking place between October 31 – Nov 12, the 2021 (26th) in Glasgow, Scotland. Decisions and pledges made at COP26 by all the leaders of the UN member nations that attend will be important steps in the fight to reduce and mitigate climate change. As chair of the CFUW ECC subcommittee I’m leading two ‘town halls’ type events (two to accommodate different schedules of attendees), November 20 at noon ET & 23 at 7pm ET, where all CFUW members who are interested in the environment and climate change are welcome to join in a discussion about where we are in Canada with our climate change efforts, what was pledged by our government at COP26, and how we can use our CFUW voice to speak up, speak out, push governments to meet their pledges and follow through on their decisions made to mitigate climate change in Canada.

The world has seen some important and damaging milestones occurring related to climate change these past years and they are occurring faster than the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) predicted. This is a worrying trend that has led some to call COP26 the “last best hope for the world to get its act together”. More information on COP26:

– Amy Macleod, Chair of the CFUW Environment and Climate Change (ECC) Subcommittee

16 Days of Activism - Toolkit & Resources

The 16 Days of Activism (November 25th to December 10th) is an international campaign to generate actions that will put an end to violence against women and girls. From November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to December 10th, International Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign can help put an end to violence against women and girls. CFUW clubs and members can be trailblazers in their communities and across the country, contributing positively to end gender-based violence (GBV) and violence against women (VAW).

You can find all of these resources on the CFUW Member Resources site here. Or on the CFUW public website here. *All of these materials are available for wide distribution outside of CFUW. Please share widely!*
CFUW Webinar: Sexual Violence on Campus - Dec. 9
Save the date! As part of the 16 Days of Activism campaign, CFUW is holding a webinar on Thursday, December 9 at 1pm EST about the issue of sexual violence in post-secondary settings in Canada. We will hear from two speakers, Dr. Tasia Alexopoulos, Mount Allison University's Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Coordinator and Dr. CJ Rowe, Director of Simon Fraser University’s Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office, for a discussion on the status of prevention and response to sexual violence on Canadian post-secondary campuses and ways to support survivors of violence. This is a public event.
CFUW Kelowna would like to share their upcoming event, for anyone is interested in making a trip this weekend!



Saturday, November 27
7:30 pm PST/8:30 pm MST/10:30 pm EST


Featuring two incredible performances, you can attend the Voices for Hope benefit concert in person or from the comfort of your home. 100% of proceeds from tickets sales, both in-person and virtual, go towards supporting human rights of Afghan women and girls through access to education and responding to the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan by supporting at-risk Afghans, distributing basic necessities to internally displaced people, and assisting with efforts to provide safe passage for refugees.

Attend the live concert at the Cultch Historic Theatre in Vancouver. This event is sure to sell out quickly, so book your tickets now! Note: Please have your Vaccine Passport and ID ready when you arrive at the concert.

$49.50 plus service charge per ticket
$94.50 plus service charge for package of 1 x in-person ticket and 1 x full series of Voices for Hope wooden ornaments.
(Pick-up at venue).


The concert will be live-streamed, so online viewers can join the event.

$10 per ticket

Any amount donated above the $10 ticket price will generate a charitable tax receipt. Help us reach our goal of $10,000!

CFUW National Zoom Account Reminder
The CFUW National Office has Zoom accounts available for your Club to use for any of their virtual meetings. To schedule your Zoom meeting, please fill out the CFUW Zoom Meeting Request form and send it to Brittany Sagriff at  
Once a meeting is scheduled for you and you are given access to the Zoom account, please do not schedule any meetings or make any changes to meetings on your own. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Brittany at
Congratulations Doris Mae Oulton On Being Appointed as a Member of the Order of Manitoba!

Doris Mae Oulton has been appointed as a member of the Order of Manitoba during the formal investiture ceremony held on October 28, 2021. Doris Mae, a prominent advocate for women’s rights and a former assistant deputy minister of the Manitoba Women’s Directorate,  is recognized for her many achievements.
The Order of Manitoba was established in 1999 to honour Manitobans who have demonstrated excellence and achievement, thereby enriching the social, cultural or economic well-being of the province and its residents.

The Order of Manitoba ceremony on October 28 was recorded on YouTube. Click on the link below for the live stream video. If you would like to fast forward the ceremony to the award presentation to Doris Mae Oulton, set the video progress bar to 1:22:25. Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba Live Stream
Doris Mae Oulton is Chair of the CFUW Charitable Trust and Past President of CFUW (2014-2016). As part of the CFUW 100th Anniversary in 2019, histories of all CFUW Past Presidents were written and published on the CFUW website. The biography of Past President Doris Mae Oulton is available here.

Congratulations Doris Mae on your well-deserved recognition, the Order of Manitoba!
CFUW wishes you the very best and continued success in all future endeavors.
CFUW Nepean Evening Speaker Series - Nov. 17
Bronwynn Guymer retired in 2018 as Commander with the Royal Canadian Navy after serving 28 years as a Naval Logistics Officer.  Since her military retirement, she continues to support the Forces and is currently the Senior Policy Analyst for the Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces in Materiel Management.  In her career, Bronwynn served in 19 different posts and obtained four degrees.  She served on board HMCS HURON and HMCS OTTAWA and on Air Base, Navy Bases, Training Bases and in Ottawa.  She worked in operational support, training delivery, strategic headquarters, operational headquarters, supply positions, finance positions, and was the project manager for a large initiative to improve and modernize materiel divestment management within the Canadian Armed Forces.  She was the first female Deputy Commandant of the largest training establishment in the Forces.  All the while raising a family of three children and widowed in 2019 when her husband of 26 years, another serving member, passed away suddenly.   But this is just a few facts and not even close to the real story.  

Join us as Bronwynn discusses her life in the Forces and her life after the Forces.  She prefers to engage with the audience by answering their questions after a short introduction because that means you get to know what you really want to know. Come for information, laughter and entertainment. Click here to register!
UWCNY: The Economic and Social Benefits of Basic Income - Nov. 22
Join UWCNY on November 22, at 7 pm EST to hear The Honourable Hugh Segal speak on BASIC INCOME. Hugh Segal, a former Conservative Senator, Chief of Staff to Premier Davis, and P.M. Mulroney, and architect of Ontario’s basic income pilot, will present the economic and social benefits of Basic Income.
  • To register for the ZOOM Meeting email:
  • Deadline to register is Friday, November 19, 2021.
Share your Club's plans & events!
Is your Club planning an event or campaign for the 16 Days of Activism? Can CFUW members from different Clubs attend? We want to publicize them! Send the details (flyer,  Zoom link/registration, event address, etc.) to Charlotte Akin, Advocacy Coordinator at and we will share all of the events in an upcoming newsletter!
Speaker for Clubs: Margot L. Denomme
Margot L. Denomme, criminal lawyer and children’s book author, believes that young girls should know that beauty and strength come from within. Author of Mommy, am I pretty?, and Awesome, Inside + Out, Denomme spreads her empowering message to schools across the Greater Toronto Area and has spoken to several CFUW clubs about the importance of working together to create strong, empowered girls by raising their self-esteem from the inside out. Is your club interested in having Margot Denomme as one of your monthly speakers? Learn more about Denomme’s books, her motivation for writing them, and her contact information for booking below!  

GWI Update - November 10

Click on the links below to read about the upcoming important dates in November. Feel free to create a social media post on the dates that stick out to you and your Club!

5 - 11 November - Veterans' Week 
11 November - Remembrance Day
20 November  - National Child Day

                       - Transgender Day of Remembrance
20 - 26 November   - Canada History Week
27 November  - Holodomor Memorial Day
25 November - 10 December - 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
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