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December 2017

December 6 Vigil

December 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In memory of the 14 women murdered in Montreal in 1989,
the 1200+ missing and murdered indigenous women,
and the many women who died from domestic violence
The Canadian Federation of University Women Kitchener-Waterloo invite every man, woman and child to attend the vigil to honour those women who died by violence.

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December 6th Vigil

December 6, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Boathouse, 116 Gordon Street
Guelph, ON
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The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal. They died because they were women.
What will you do?

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women is about remembering victims; it is also a time to take action.
Why a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women?

As well as commemorating the 14 young women whose lives ended in an act of gender-based violence that shocked the nation, December 6 represents an opportunity for Canadians to reflect on the phenomenon of violence against women in our society. It is also an opportunity to consider the women and girls for whom violence is a daily reality, and to remember those who have died as a result of gender-based violence. And finally, it is a day on which communities can consider concrete actions to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.

November and December are important months for raising awareness of gender-based violence in Canada and around the world. In addition to the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women on December 6, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women takes place on November 25 and marks the first day of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which ends on December 10, with International Human Rights Day.

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January 2018

CFUW Grimsby Lobster Dinner

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Andrew’s Church Hall, 156 Main St
Grimsby, ON Canada
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Includes 1-lb lobster (or pork tenderloin alternative), salad, sides, dessert, coffee/tea
Plus, wine and beer cash bar

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February 2018

Guelph-Wellington Women’s Campaign School

February 24 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden St
Guelph, ON N1H 3A1 Canada
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Learn about the nomination process, rules about fundraising, and developing a campaign platform and strategy.
Who should attend?
• Women thinking of running for school trustee/
• councillor in the 2018 municipal election
• Women who may be interested in local government
• Anyone wanting to support a woman’s campaign

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March 2018

CFUW Kitchener Waterloo: International Women’s Day Open Closet

March 7 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St John the Evangelist Church, 23 Water St N
Kitchener, ON
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In celebration of International Women’s Day, CFUW Kitchener-Waterloo is hosting the 12th annual Open Closet. During this time, women and their children are invited to shop through the selection of gently-used, free clothing and enjoy refreshments.
Community members interested in donating women’s and children’s clothing are encouraged to sort through their closets. Clothing donations can be made on March 7 from 5-9 pm at the church.

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CFUW Milton: International Women’s Day

March 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Milton Sports Centre, 605 Santa Maria Blvd
Milton, ON Canada
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Invites you to a public screening of Director Tiffany Shlain’s short film: 50/50, Rethinking the Past, Present & Future of Women & Power.
Followed by panel discussion with Cindy Lunau, Councillor, Town of Milton, Cheryl Hayles, VP International, CFUW, Isobel Boyle, CFUW Guelph, Women in Politics Project.

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CFUW Ontario Central: IWD with Jodi-Lynn Waddilove

March 8 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
University of Toronto Faculty Club, 41 Wilcocks Street
Toronto, ON Canada
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Celebrate International Women’s Day with The University Women’s Clubs of Ontario Central. UofT FACULTY CLUB. Keynote Speaker Jodi-Lynn Waddilove, Independent Street Checks Review Board.
Gourmet Lunch

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CFUW Aurora/Newmarket: International Women’s Day

March 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Trinity United Church, 461 Park Ave
Newmarket, ON Canada
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International Women’s Day Event, Thursday March 8, 2018. All are welcome. We will be celebrating March 8 at Trinity United Church, 461 Park Ave. Newmarket. Our guest speaker will be Fiona Jack who is a Sex Trafficking Prevention Trainer from Covenant House, located in downtown Toronto. She will enlighten us about Human Trafficking. Covenant House has been working with victims of sexual exploitations since they opened in 1982(homeless youth are at a significantly increased risk for both trafficking and sexual abuse). She has travelled to York region to our schools and her focus of these talks are about luring techniques and warning signs.

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CFUW Guelph: IWD Community Panel – Bridging the Gap

March 8 @ 12:10 pm - 1:30 pm
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CFUW Cambridge: International Women’s Day Breakfast

March 10 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Galt Country Club, 750 Coronation Boulevrd
Cambridge, ON Canada
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CFUW Cambridge 6th Annual International Women's Day Breakfast Fundraiser. Blood, Sweat and Fears of Progress, with speaker Gayle O'Brien. #PressforProgress

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