Election Readiness Morning Plenary Guest Speaker: Maija Saari Making Sense of Politics in a “Fake News” Era: Thinking Critically about the Ontario Election With an increasingly fluid digital information landscape, old touch points of reliable information are being called into question while emerging sources and new digitally-propelled social movements change the game. How best to navigate this with a critical eye? Maija Saari is an Associate Dean of Film, TV and Journalism at Sheridan College. After nearly a decade in…Find out more »
It’s the war story we think we know … but don’t!
At the mere mention of The Great Escape, people automatically think of a German POW camp, Second World War, tunnels Tom, Dick and Harry, Steve McQueen on his motorcycle in the 1963 Hollywood movie, and American know-how. Right?
Wrong! The Great Escape is not an American story. It's not even a British story. Ted Barris’ book title clarifies - The Great Escape: A Canadian Story. And that's because the POW who designed the tunnels, the principal tunnel excavators, the chief of security, the chief of diversions, one of the intelligence chiefs, one of the forgery chiefs, among the organizers of the sand disposal team (called "penguins"), the duty pilot (cataloguing every person coming/going through the main gate), and the custodian of "the canary" (the secret short-wave radio) inside Stalag Luft III ... were all Canadian!
CFUW K-W has recognized and encouraged educational excellence by offering scholarships and awards at the secondary and post-secondary levels in the Kitchener-Waterloo Region, and nationally since 1964.
The revenue from our Annual Book Sale contributes to the more than $400,000 that we have awarded to local women and girls since 1991.
CFUW Mississauga Issues Group – Fundraiser for TEMBO
In support of educational opportunities for Tanzanian girls
Shop at our Tanzanian marketplace for colourful, genuine items
Guest Speakers on TEMBO’S work on behalf of girls
“High Tea” at Lionhead Golf and Country Club
Fashions by Lady Sophisticate, 2023 Avenue Road, Toronto
This show is a ‘SELL OUT’ every year and no tickets are sold at the door.
Tickets can be ordered by calling Nancy Moon at (905) 457-9035
by sending a cheque payable to CFUW Brampton to
Nancy Moon, 5 Frederick Street, Brampton L6Y 1G3
All proceeds from this event go to scholarships for female students graduating from every Brampton high school (Public and Catholic boards).
Check into the lavish Grand Hotel, where the lives of ten hotel guests collide over one unforgettable night. Love. Betrayal, Jealousy. Murder.Find out more »
Joy Kogawa, a decorated Canadian author, will speak about her life and read excerpts from her recent memoir, Gently to Nagasaki, about coming to terms with her father’s abuses of power as an Anglican priest. Born in Vancouver, B.C., to first-generation Japanese Canadians, Kogawa experienced life in the Slocan internment camp during World War II. She is best known for Obasan, a semi-autobiographical novel which won numerous awards and was adapted as a children’s book, Naomi’s Road, later made into an opera. Kogawa was awarded the Order of Canada (1986), the Order of British Columbia (2006) and the Order of the Rising Sun (2010) for her contribution to the understanding and preservation of Japanese Canadian history.Find out more »
Dr Imogen R. Coe - “Embedding Equity, Delivering Diversity, Saving Science”
Dr. Coe has written and spoken extensively on the issue of equity, diversity and inclusion in STEM in Canada, nationally and internationally and is a sought-after speaker and advisor in this area. She is the Dean of the Faculty of Science Ryerson University and Affiliate Scientist in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Keenan Research Centre at St. Michael’s Hospital Toronto. She is a cell biologist whose research focuses on the basic biology of a class of drug transport proteins and their roles in clinical settings. In the fall of 2016, she was recognized by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) as one of Canada's Top 100 Women, in the Trailblazer category, for her advocacy work in promoting equity in STEM.