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Club Action Newsletter:
May 10, 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. 
  • GWI Triennial Delegation 2022 - Call for CFUW Delegates
  • Last call: GWI Triennial Committee 2022 - Expression of Interest
  • CFUW Resolutions: Proposers & Amenders Workshop
  • CFUW Membership Committee - Spring Dialogues
  • Request for CFUW Scholarships, Community & International Donations 
  • Sharing Corner
    • CFUW St. John's Presents: Women & Gender Equality: From Immigrant Women's Perspective - May 10 at 6pm ET
    • Graphic Design Workshop: May 11 @ 11am ET
    • Canada Summit on Seniors' Transportation May 12 @ 11:30am ET
    • UWC Vancouver Presents "In The Name of Your Daughter" film screening & panel discussion - May 17 @ 6:30pm PT
    • Environmental Discrimination: A Global Problem - May 27 @ 10AM EST
    • CFUW Aurora/Newmarket Home & Garden Tour Save the Date! - June 18, 2022
  • Action Corner
    • Climate Emergency Pledge
    • Sexual Assault Prevention Awareness Month
  • GWI Updates
  • Club Newsletters

Zoom has completed a worldwide reset, which has caused CFUW Zoom accounts to require an additional authentication code to sign in. Unfortunately, the CFUW Zoom accounts are currently unavailable as a result of this reset and will be unavailable for the rest of the week.

If you have a meeting scheduled for this week, please email Brittany Sagriff at, so that we can find an alternative platform for your meeting. We are currently working with Zoom to resolve this issue as soon as possible and we apologize for this inconvenience.  
GWI Triennial Delegation 2022 - Call for CFUW Delegates
In preparation for the upcoming GWI Triennial General Assembly, CFUW is pleased to call for delegates to participate in this event. CFUW’s entitlement to voting delegates is determined by GWI. Two voting positions are occupied by the CFUW President and the VP International Relations; other members of the delegation will be selected from CFUW members serving on GWI committees and individuals from the general membership of GWI supporting clubs. Delegates will be nominated by the CFUW President and VP International Relations and to the extent possible, reflect the diversity of CFUW members supporting GWI. The delegate slate is approved by the CFUW Board.
LAST CALL: GWI Triennial Committee 2022 - Expression of Interest
The purpose of the GWI Triennial Committee is to provide a platform for representatives of Opt-in clubs to research, discuss and provide consultation and recommendations to the CFUW International Relations (IR) Committee, the CFUW Board of Directors and members at policy sessions on matters relevant to the 2022 GWI Triennial Session. The Committee is authorized to establish three subcommittees: Advocacy (advocacy resolutions), GWI Budget and dues motionsConstitutional resolutions including GWI governance resolutions and recommendations from the Organizational Development Steering committee. The GWI Triennial Committee is a special CFUW committee with up to 15 members, chaired by the VP International.

For more information and the application form, please click here. Deadline May 13, 2022.
CFUW Resolutions: Proposers & Amenders Workshop
May 30, 4-6pm ET
This workshop gives proposers of the six resolutions for 2022 an opportunity to interact with Clubs especially those who have sent them amendments, suggestions and comments relating to  the resolutions. Prior to the workshop, proposers will have contacted each of those Clubs to explain why they could or could not accommodate the requested changes. Clubs whose proposed amendments do not appear in the revised wording and who still wish to bring their proposals forward may do so at the workshop. No new amendments may be submitted at the workshop as that deadline was April 19th, extended from April 15th due to the holiday weekend.
Proposers and the Resolutions Committee appreciate the response that has come from Clubs to the opportunity to submit amendments. The committee realizes the intense effort that proposers have made to revise their resolutions to accommodate those proposed amendments that would improve without compromising the intent of their resolution.
Advocacy resolutions that have been passed at previous CFUW AGMs, or recently at a CFUW Policy Session, have become CFUW policy on which we can advocate to various levels of government. This workshop is part of the grassroots democratic process as we refine the resolutions that will be presented for a vote at the August Policy Session.
Grace Hollett for the CFUW Resolutions Committee

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

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
CFUW St John's Presents...

You are invited to a Zoom meeting  with CFUW St. John's. 
When: May 10, 2022 07:30 PM Newfoundland and Labrador (6:00 pm Eastern)
Register in advance for this meeting: 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Graphic Design Workshop: How Nonprofits can Use Canva and Improve their Designs
May 11 @ 11am ET
Graphic design is essential to help nonprofits convey their message and tell their story in a visual manner. If you want to learn about all the amazing things your nonprofit can achieve with Canva, an online graphic design software, sign up for this free webinar for May 11 at 11am ET.
Canada’s first-ever summit on seniors’ transportation
May 12 @ 11:30am ET
Across the country, older Canadians are left stranded due to lack of transportation services that meet their needs. Now is your chance to be part of the solution! Join HelpAge Canada, CanAge, O'Hara Aging + Accessibility, and others for this virtual event on May 12 from 11:30am - 2:30pm ET.
UWC Vancouver Presents "In The Name of Your Daughter" film screening & panel discussion - May 17 @ 6:30pm PT

You are invited to learn more from a special screening of the award-winning documentary In the Name of Your Daughter and a Panel Discussion with Filmmaker Giselle Portenier, Moderator Nurjehan Mawani, University Women’s Club Member and Former Chair of the Immigration and Refugee Board, and others with first-hand experiences. Learn about the girls who are subjected to FGM and their stories of courage and hope.

Participate in-person on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, or view the documentary online May 18th at your convenience.

Environmental Discrimination: A Global Problem - May 27, 10am ET
CFUW Edmonton, UWC Vancouver, & GWI Peer-to-Peer Conversation
Two Canadian Clubs, CFUW Edmonton and The University Women’s Club of Vancouver invite: Graduate Women International (GWI) members from around the world to take part in a Peer-to-Peer Conversation about Environmental Discrimination on Friday, May 27 from 10am-12pm ET. Environmental discrimination occurs when development, policies, or practices result in more pollution and health risks in specific communities. Whether it is a village, a people, a country, or a global region experiencing these increased hazards the causes of environmental discrimination are similar across the world. However, solutions are available to assess, decrease, and prevent this discrimination in historically and newly affected communities. Click here to view or download the event flier.

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 .
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