Speaker Series / Standing Committees

CFUW Ontario Council

Speaker Series & Workshops

sponsored by the Standing Committees

Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
1585 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4T 1Z9

January 20, 2018

9:45am – 3:30pm


Election Readiness, a focus on election issues

Morning Plenary: Maya Roy (bio), CEO YWCA Canada:

“Standing in our own Power: Stories of Women’s Organizations”

Afternoon sessions:

  • Christine Corso, People for EducationEducation: Christine Corso, from People for Education, will discuss the Purpose of Education and Equity issues including: Regional Differences in Resources, Fundraising, Streaming, the Learning Opportunities Grant, School closures and the Rural Education Strategy. She will of course invite questions from our members and conclude with Education Funding recommendations.  Christine is the Researcher and Project Coordinator at People for Education. She studied Health Sciences at McMaster University and went on to earn her Master of Teaching at OISE. Christine recently spent two years teaching in Edmonton, Alberta and is happy to join the P4E team. In her role as Researcher and Project Coordinator, Christine oversees P4E’s Annual Survey of Schools and is involved in the Measuring What Mattersresearch initiative.
  • LegislationCreating Sustainable, Inclusive, Healthy Urban Communities with Housing for All. Michelle German, Senior Manager, Policy and Partnerships, Evergreen – the urban development NGO
  • Status of Women: TBA

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*** We cannot accommodate walk-ins***

Friends, daughters, granddaughters, nieces are most welcome,
please invite them!

2018 Meeting Dates
January 20, 2018 – March 24, 2018

Ontario Council Standing Committees in Legislation, Education, and Status of Women and Human Rights were developed to keep members aware of current issues in Ontario. The Committees meet three times a year – in September, January, and March in downtown Toronto – for a day of speakers, workshops, discussion, and networking with other CFUW members and guests. All Club members are invited and are encouraged to bring friends, whether or not they are members, to enjoy these days of discussion and learning.


Reports from morning Plenaries have been archived in DropBox. Clicking HERE will open a new tab, where all reports can be viewed or downloaded.