Speakers Series & Standing Committees’ Workshops

2020 – 2022 Theme
Women Helping Women

The 2020-21 Speakers Series will be virtual on ZOOM.

October 3, 2020
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Elder Care

Protect the Vulnerable

Please register by October 1st, 2020

The ZOOM meeting will be open at 9:30 AM.

The Plenary will begin at 10 AM sharp.

Please click here to register

Plenary Meeting

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed and exacerbated the many problems with elder care in Canada, especially in Ontario and Quebec where COVID-19 hit hardest. Our first Speakers Series of the 2020-21 year includes three presentations that will address different aspects of Elder Care in Ontario, followed by a panel discussion.

Karen Henderson will speak about the issues in long term care (LTC). Karen is the founder and CEO of the Long Term Care Planning Network, a national resource centre for aging and long term care education and planning.

Michèle Harding will speak about issues in community care and home care. Michèle is the Chair of the Board of Directors for Care Watch Ontario

Dan Levitt will speak about legislative issues in elder care, specifically pertaining to ageism. Dan is an elder care leader, writer, and gerontologist, specializing in helping others to create better lives for seniors, and is also the Executive Director of Tabor Village, a community of more than 300 seniors.

The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion and a Q&A. Questions from OC members are to be submitted in advance to Sandra Shaw, Chair of the Status of Women and Human Rights Standing Committee.

Register in advance for the October 3rd speakers series here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the meeting. 


There will be no afternoon workshops on October 3rd.

CFUW Ontario Council Standing Committees

Ontario Council Standing Committees in Legislation, Education, and Status of Women and Human Rights were developed to keep members aware of current issues in Ontario. The Committees meet at the discretion of the Committee Chair.


Reports from morning Plenaries have been archived in DropBox. Clicking HERE will open a new tab, where all reports can be viewed or downloaded.