Briefs, Submissions & Backgrounders

CFUW Stratford Appeals for Ban on Sale of Bottled Water at Municipal Facilities and Events

Here are CFUW Stratford Advocacy Committee members at City Hall after Bev Symons (centre) presented our report to the Infrastructure, Transportation and Safety Committee of City Council and appealed for the City to ban sale of bottled water at municipal facilities and events. The Committee referred the issue to staff for a report on how […]

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October is Women’s History Month

October is Women’s History Month in Canada! It’s a time us to celebrate women’s achievements and recognize the trailblazing women who have shaped our country and way of life. This year’s theme is #ClaimYourPlace. As we continue our quest for equality and inclusion in all areas of Canadian life, we need to honour and celebrate […]

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Binational Strategies on PCBs and HBCDs under Annex 3

Ontario Council signed onto an NGO submission prepared by Toxics Free Great Lakes Network under the auspices of the Canadian Environmental Legal Association (CELA) supported by 47 organizations responding to the draft Binational Strategies on PCBs and HBCDs under Annex 3 (Chemicals of Mutual Concern) of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. You can read […]

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CFUW North Bay asks for support for DEBWEWENDIZWIN

On behalf of CFUW North Bay, Ontario Council President Sandy Thomson sent the following: Dear Honourable Minister Naidoo-Harris: Please see a letter from my CFUW North Bay Club requesting continued stable funding for employment and training offered to victims of domestic violence. Thanking you in advance for review and consideration of their request. Sincerely, Sandra […]

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Literacy in a Digital World

Literacy is a component of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and their 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. September 8 – International Literacy Day – is a day for Governments, civil society and stakeholders to highlight improvements in literacy rates, and reflect on remaining literacy challenges. This year’s theme is ‘Literacy in a Digital World’ […]

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