CFUW Ontario Council
Speaker Series & Standing Committees’ Workshops
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
1585 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4T 1Z9
September 29, 2018
10:00 AM – 3:30 pm
Registration Desk is open from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Meeting begins promptly at 10:00 AM
2018 – 2019 Theme – “Women Helping Women”
Guest Speaker: Andrea O’Reilly, PhD, Professor, School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, York University, founder and director of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement
Topic: ‘When my kids were young …’; The Changing Role of Motherhood in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Andrea O’Reilly will explore how and why the image and role of ‘good’ motherhood has changed over the last eighty years in North America. Beginning with a discussion of the celebration of the working mother during WW II, to the glorification of the full time stay home mother in the 1950s and 60s and finally to the idealization of intensive mothering and helicopter parenting … read more>>
Education and Status of Women and Human Rights
The afternoon workshop Empowering Mothers and Empowered Mothering, a combined session for Education and Status of Women and Human Rights, will continue to explore these issues in smaller groups.
TOPIC: Housing For All in Ontario
At the 2018 CFUW Ontario Council AGM last May, the Housing for All in Ontario resolution was passed. With the upcoming municipal elections and the promise of federal funding for housing flowing directly to municipal governments to meet specific needs, (National Housing Strategy) it is time to mobilize our advocacy efforts.
Housing is a women’s issue. The gender wage gap leaves many women at risk for living in substandard housing or struggling to make ends meet in market rental housing. We also must consider the needs of economically disadvantaged older women and women fleeing from domestic abuse or human trafficking, in need of transitional housing or subsidized rental housing, both of which are in demand. Read more>>
NEW THIS YEAR: Lunchtime Mini-Workshop
During the lunch break at the Ontario Council Speaker Series, we will be holding half-hour mini-workshops from 12:45 to 1:15.
TOPIC: Starting Your Advocacy Year.
Learn about resources available to start your year, plus some new club tactics – Southport’s Postcard for Politicians, Stratford’s Twitter campaign and Leaside-East York’s ‘annual report’.
Reports from morning Plenaries have been archived in DropBox. Clicking HERE will open a new tab, where all reports can be viewed or downloaded.