Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW)

The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) is a national, non-profit, non-partisan, bilingual organization of close to 10,000 women in over 120 Clubs across Canada. Members are active in public affairs, working together for the equality of women and girls socially, economically and politically as well as to improve education, the environment, peace, justice and human rights. CFUW Vaughan was founded in 1972 and over the years, the Vaughan Club has been actively involved with the local community, initiating and supporting environmental causes as well as educational projects.

This year's fundraising February Dinner featured guest speaker and author Lawrence Scanlan, who spoke about his most recent book, “A year of living generously: dispatches from the front lines of philanthropy”. The event was held at the L’Azzurra Ballroom in Woodbridge, with over 100 guests in attendance.

Funds raised from the February Dinner ticket sales support a number of educational projects in the community. These include: "Battle of the Books", a book-reading competition held in April among grades 4-6 students from participating schools in Vaughan and York Region; sending a female elementary student to "The Summer Institute" summer camp; providing Book Week Kits to all Vaughan libraries for "Children's Book Week" in May; and supporting programs for the Women's Centre of York Region.

The Vaughan club currently has 24 members and would like to encourage more women in the community to join us. Membership eligibility has expanded to include Student Members, who are full-time university or college students, and Associate Members, who are not university graduates but who support the objectives and purposes of CFUW. The club meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month, September – May (except December) at the Pierre Berton Resource Library.

Please contact the CFUW Vaughan President at
cfuwvaughan-contact AT yahoo.ca
for more information

Click here to read the January 2011 newsletter