2017 CFUW OC AGM & Conference – Stratford ON

The 2017 CFUW Ontario Council AGM and Conference was held in Stratford ON on May 12-13, 2017. We are pleased to share write-ups of the excellent workshops and plenary with you.

Friday night Leadership Workshop – facilitated by Dr. Madeline Kalbach, Vice President, Membership, CFUW National Board and members of the Ontario Council Board. The topic was “Leisure, Volunteerism and Membership Retention“. Read the full report>>

Keynote Speaker – Anita Gaffney, Executive Director of the Stratford Festival Theatre, the largest repertoire theatre in Canada. Ms. Gaffney’s address, “Culture: A Catalyst for Economic and Social Health“, illustrates the theme of the Conference, “The Transformative Power of the Arts”. Read the full article >>

“From Art to Artisan: The Restorative Power of Social Enterprise” with Patricia O’Connell, Executive Director of Sistering, a not-for-profit agency serving Toronto’s most marginalized women – homeless or precariously house, often with mental health and substance use challenges. Read the full report >>

“The Impact of Art in Indigenous Communities” with Tamara Podemski, an Anishnaabe artist born and raised in Toronto. For 24 years, Tamara’s work has spanned across all mediums. View Tamara’s Video here>>

Women in Media, with Karen Powell, a senior executive in the film and television industry, with over 25 years of extensive industry experience as a producer, executive producer and business affairs and production executive. Ms. Powell advocates the need for women both in front of and behind the camera to effect real change in the roles of women in film and in the roles they portray for women. Read the full report here>>