CFUW Etobicoke – Stop the Violence Breakfast
On February 12th, CFUW Etobicoke hosted a Valentine’s Stop the Violence Breakfast. The guest speaker was Samra Zafur, international speaker, abuse survivor and renowned author of A Good Wife. The Etobicoke Guardian attended the event and published an article which you can read here.
Three Toronto Clubs Raise Over $6,000 in Support of the Sistering Organization
Three Toronto Clubs raised $6,165 to support the Sistering Organization through their participation in the February 22 Coldest Night of the Year Walk. Participants met and rallied at Dufferin Mall for 5:00 p.m. The CFUW Leaside/East York’s enthusiastic team included 11 Club members plus two family members, and the CFUW North Toronto team consisted of four energetic members (one of whom was a joint member with Leaside/East York). Leaside/East York’s team leader started preparing in November and through the Club’s efforts they raised $3,375. North Toronto raised $2,790, which included $200 from CFUW Etobicoke. All had a great evening and enjoyed the 2 km or 5 km walk around the Bloor-Gladstone area of Toronto.
The Sistering Organization supports women from across Toronto who experience first hand the impact of marginalization and poverty. They offer a wide range of services including, but not limited to, temporary accommodation, meals, primary healthcare, access to settlement services and employment support . Many of the CFUW members attending the walk had visited Sistering’s main drop in centre and/or heard the Executive Director speak to their club.