Club Recognition Awards

2021 Ontario Council Recognition Awards

Applications are now open for the 2021 Ontario Council Recognition Awards and for the Carolyn Day Award for Environmental Action.

Ontario Council of CFUW recognizes significant projects or activities undertaken by Ontario clubs that support the advancement of women, human rights and the common good locally, nationally and internationally.

The actions recognized may encompass education, lifelong learning, charitable fundraising, scholarships, advocacy, community action and involvement, fellowship and support. For example: new scholarships, the monthly lecture series, public awareness of issues through public forums and newsletter articles, candidates’ meetings, letter writing campaigns, organizing a Fall Gathering, partnerships with other community organizations, projects within the community, etc.

Choose only one project of importance to your club during 2020-21 and tell us about it. Is it new? Is it ongoing but your club achieved more during this past year? What progress was made and what were the results?   Is it an activity for which your club has never been recognized?

Projects that support the environmental common good will be considered for The Carolyn Day Award for Environmental Action. This award was created in honour of Carolyn Day, a Past-President of Ontario Council, 1998-2000, who was the Environment, Clean Water and Great Lakes Policy Advisor from 2000 until her death in 2018, having written more than 40 briefs and letters for Ontario Council.

Please complete the 2020-2021 application form and e-mail to President Sandy Thomson on or before April 15th.

2020 Ontario Council Recognition Awards

The Ontario Council Recognition Awards have again been awarded this year, with thanks to the clubs who have applied. This year clubs were asked to highlight one project only. The award winners are listed below, along with their projects. More information about these can be found here.

The Carolyn Day Award for Environmental Action has again been presented this year. This award was created in honour of Carolyn Day, a Past-President of Ontario Council, 1998-2000, who was the Environment, Clean Water and Great Lakes Policy Advisor from 2000 until her death in 2018, having written more than 40 briefs and letters for Ontario Council.

Teri Shaw, Kathy Wosnick, Isobel Boyle, Anne Cordon – CFUW Advocacy Committee, 2018-2020

ONTARIO COUNCIL RECOGNITION AWARDS

ClubProject
CFUW Etobicoke as a member of CFUW Toronto Housing GroupHOUSING FOR ALL advocacy providing a united, collective voice for affordable housing and healthy communities in Toronto
CFUW GuelphCelebrating Women: International Women’s Day 2020 Posters project
CFUW Leaside-East York as a member of CFUW Toronto Housing GroupHOUSING FOR ALL for affordable housing and healthy communities in Toronto
CFUW Markham-Unionville100th Anniversary Cookbook with members’ recipes – raised $3773 for Education Fund
CFUW Milton & District100th Anniversary Project: 100 Years/100 Women – Celebrating Milton’s Trailblazers with sculpture, Opening Night Gala, booklet
CFUW North BayPerspectives on Education – 3-part Speaker Series.
CFUW North TorontoAdvocacy to end homelessness, especially for women and girls in conjunction with a number of agencies
CFUW North Toronto as a member of CFUW Toronto Housing GroupHOUSING FOR ALL for affordable housing and healthy communities in Toronto
CFUW Orangeville & DistrictWomen’s Campaign School – a Federation of Canadian Municipalities demonstration project
CFUW Scarborough as a member of CFUW Toronto Housing GroupHOUSING FOR ALL for affordable housing and healthy communities in Toronto
CFUW ScarboroughAnnual fashion show raising over $57,000 for scholarships and community over the years
UWC of North York as a member of CFUW Toronto Housing GroupHOUSING FOR ALL for affordable housing and healthy communities in Toronto
UWC Toronto as a member of CFUW Toronto Housing GroupHOUSING FOR ALL for affordable housing and healthy communities in Toronto
UWC TorontoA new scholarship charity which has given over $100,000 to scholarships and community

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

CFUW Leaside-East YorkColdest Night of the Year, Feb. 22 – $3375 for Sistering, Bloor St. West Women’s Shelter
CFUW MuskokaCFUW Muskoka Lecture Series
CFUW Perth & DistrictColdest Night of the Year – $1100 for Cornerstone Landing, a non-profit support organization for youth re homelessness
CFUW SudburyEnvironmental action including Regional gathering, petition, meetings

CAROLYN DAY AWARD FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION

CFUW Haliburton HighlandsEnvironment Haliburton connection including speaker series, newsletter articles, member actions with a number of other environmental groups

Advocacy Award Booklets from 2003-2004 through 2018-2019 are archived in DropBox and can be viewed or downloaded  HERE.

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