“Advocacy is an activity by an individual or group which aims to influence decisions within political, economic, and social systems and institutions. Advocacy can include many activities that a person or organization undertakes including media campaigns, public speaking, commissioning and publishing research.” Wikipedia

“CFUW encourages its members to use their expertise to bring about change, with particular reference to women’s issues such as violence against women, early learning and child care, education, economic prosperity and the empowerment of women as leaders and decision-makers.” CFUW website

CFUW Ontario Council’s Advocacy Team

  • CFUW OC President: Sandy Thomson
  • Advocacy Standing Committee Chair: Judy Gay
  • Education Standing Committee Chair: Wendy Taylor
  • Legislation Standing Committee Chair: Lisa Long
  • Status of Women & Human Rights Standing Committee Chair: Sandra Shaw
  • Policy Advisors:
    • Margaret McGovern – Early Learning & Child Care
    • Sheila Lacroix – Housing
    • Dr. Shelley Ball – Environment
    • Myrtle Greve – Poverty

CFUW Ontario Council Advocacy Guidelines 2020-2022

WHEN WRITING OR SPEAKING “ON BEHALF OF CFUW” and asking for some action, this must be based on CFUW and Ontario Council public policy as found in the Ontario Council and CFUW Policy Books; sent to your local MPPs/MPs/local authorities; signed by the President or her designate.

For more detail, click on the link above for CFUW Ontario Council Advocacy Guidelines.

Information on Issues

Current CFUW Ontario Council Advocacy Actions 

Advocacy tools and resources.

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