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Current Ontario Council Actions

2023 Letters and Briefs

  • September 28-29 – the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care held their AGM. A Toronto Caucus member was in attendance. Read her report here. The report includes a sample letter for clubs to use as a template when writing to their MPPs. Click here to download the sample letter.
  • May 15 – Tribunal Watch Ontario issued an update on the Landlord and Tenant Tribunal Board. The Administrative Justice System was the topic of their presentation at our November Speaker series. The update includes a Media Release, an article in the Globe, and an editorial in the Toronto Star.
  • March 30 – In February, MP Adam Chambers (Simcoe North) presented Petition e-4185 to the House of Commons. This petition, championed by CFUW Orillia, requests that the government tighten the Bail Laws to Protect Victims of Intimate Partner Violence. The government response was tabled on March 30th. Read the response here.
  • March 24 – A document was sent about Ontario Council’s position on Bill 60, Your Health Act, 2023 and distributed to a committee at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. It was also sent to all Ministers of the Ontario government, as well as all opposition critics.
  • January 24 – Ontario Council sent a letter to Premier Doug Ford requesting that Bill 23 be rescinded

2022 Letters and Briefs

  • February 7 – 2022 Budget Brief focusing on the Caring Economy, specifically Education, Child Care and Elder Care
  • January 26 – Open letter from OCBCC and others; CFUW joins others in asking for a provincial plan to protect Ontario’s child care sector, and to protect young children.

2021 Letters and Briefs

  • November 25 – in conjunction with CFUW Kitchener-Waterloo, Oakville and Windsor, sent a submission to the Standing Commission on the Legislative Assembly concerning Bill 37, the Providing More Care, Protecting Seniors and Building More Beds Act.
  • October 25 – Letter to Hon. Rod Phillips, Minister of Long-Term Care asking about the new legislation, enforcement of the current one, and the future proclamation of the section concerning administrative penalties
  • October 25 – in conjunction with CFUW Kitchener-Waterloo, letter to MPP Kathleen Wynne concerning the loss of Private Member’s Bill 172 concerning FASD.
  • October 25 – Letter to Minister Lecce concerning the proposed federal-provincial Early Learning and Child Care Agreement
  • October 17 – Letter to Minister Lecce re access to menstrual supplies
  • May 2 – Spring 2021 survey, Long Term Care in Ontario sent to multiple ministers and critics.
  • April 12 – Ministry of Education’s proposed amendments to the Education Act, in particular the changes pertaining to online learning.
  • March 1 – MOE response to CCEYA consultation
  • February 10 – 2021 Budget Brief
  • January 15, 2021 – Ontario 2021-22 Education Funding Guide.


This Special Edition of the Annual Report – ADVOCACY ✮ AWARDS ✮ ACCOLADES – celebrated the action of the clubs from advocacy to community action to fundraising and friendly support. 

2020 Letters and Briefs

A number of letters were submitted to the Ontario Government in 2020.

  • November 30 – Conservation Authorities Act
  • November 24 – Long term care, annual unannounced inspections
  • November 19 – Review of the Child Care & Early Years Act
  • November 5 – Human Trafficking
  • October 1 – Payday Loans
  • September 20 – Long term care, More Than a Visitor Act
  • April 9 – Thank-You to First Line Essential Health Workers
  • April 6 – Support for University Students

Budget Briefs

To view Budget Briefs select Budget Briefs from the Select Category drop-down list on the right-hand side of the page.

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