Category Archives: Advocacy – Take Action!

Jan 22, 2021 – Ontario Health Coalition Press Conference

Sandy Thomson  represented CFUW Ontario Council at this press conference with over 108 participants, regarding LTC. The four key speakers were women who had or have relatives in LTC – a somber moment after each story.  The participants were varied. Natalie Mehra, OHC Executive Director announced the Canadian Federation of University Women Ontario Council as […]

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Ontario Council Response to the 2021-22 Education Funding Guide

On January 15, 2021 Ontario Council submitted their response to the Ontario 2021-22 Education Funding Guide. The response included comments to 3 questions pertaining to the COVID-19 outbreak response, adjustments to online learning, and use of outdated census data to support students with special needs. Read the submission in its entirety …

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CFUW Burlington Supports Halton Women’s Place

The Club’s Uncrafty Crafter Interest Group created bright, colourful, reusable pouches to hold donated grocery gift cards. CFUW Burlington members donated over $3500 and CFUW Oakville also donated funds to purchase the gift cards. Over 300 pouches with cards were delivered to Halton Women’s Place to be distributed to women in need. Read all about […]

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CFUW Brantford Supports Nova Vita

CFUW Brantford collected over $2000 to support Nova Vita, their local women’s shelter, and the shelter’s Hope for the Holidays Campaign. 

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16 Days of Activism Day 16 – International Human Rights Day

What should we, as members of humanity, expect as our basic human rights, inviolable and protected by law?  The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) uses 30 articles to define our rights (https://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/).  The Canadian Human Rights Act (1977) prohibits discrimination against a person or persons based on their race, ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, […]

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