What Are The Issues?

October 2021: Issues and concerns that we have followed and commented on for many years.

Long Term Care, Home Care and Health Care

CFUW Ontario Council supports the five principles of Medicare – universal, accessible, comprehensive, portable and publicly administered, including Home Care services. Currently we are concerned about Long-Term Care, advocating for evidenced-based standards, with qualified well-paid full-time staff with benefits, annual, unscheduled onsite inspections among other points. Read more

Early Learning and Child Care

CFUW Ontario Council supports early learning and child care that is accessible, affordable, comprehensive, emphasizing the development of the whole child.  Read more

Human Trafficking

At the Ontario Council AGM this past May, the membership adopted the resolution, Human Trafficking Awareness, Prevention and Detection. Read more

Climate Emergency

CFUW Ontario Council supports using all powers available including policy and program development, legislation and regulations, taxation mechanisms, legal enforcement, market incentives and inter-governmental agreements to deal with the climate emergency.  Read more

Education & Schools

CFUW Ontario Council supports a high-quality public education system, and is currently concerned about the long-lasting impacts of COVID and on-line learning on students and learning. Read more

Gender Based Violence

CFUW Ontario Council is concerned about and will support actions that stop gender-based violence of any type.  Read more

Poverty & Affordable Housing

CFUW Ontario Council supports measures that will relieve poverty, especially child poverty, including a basic income program. 

Affordable Housing & Homelessness

CFUW Ontario Council supports programs and actions that will guarantee more affordable housing as well as programs that will alleviate homelessness.  Read more

Pay Equity

CFUW Ontario Council is a member of the Equal Pay Coalition supporting their work concerning the gender wage gap. Read more

Current Ontario Council Actions

2021 Letters and Briefs

  • 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

2020 Budget Brief

To view Letters and Briefs from previous years select the appropriate year from the Select Category drop-down list on the right-hand side of the page.

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

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