About CFUW Milton & District

CANADIAN FEDERATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN

The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) is a non-partisan, voluntary, self-funded organization, working to improve the status of women and to promote human rights, public education, social justice, and peace for girls and women in Canada and around the world. 

Every year, CFUW and its Clubs award close to $1 million to women to help them pursue post-secondary studies. CFUW also provides funding for library and creative arts awards and life-long learning opportunities and fellowship to its members. There are over 100 lecture series, 200 book clubs, and 75 issues groups offered by CFUW Clubs. CFUW Clubs are involved in community outreach on such initiatives as working to prevent violence against women, child poverty, early learning and childcare.

CFUW’s impact on women’s issues extends beyond its local clubs; the organization also plays a key role in influencing the lives of women globally:

  • the largest affiliate of Graduate Women International, which represents women worldwide;
  • holds special consultative status with the United Nations (ECOSOC);
  • belongs to the Education Committee of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO; and
  • regularly sends a delegation to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

CLUB PURPOSES

The Club’s purposes are to:

  • stimulate intellectual activity;
  • encourage the interest of women in public affairs and afford an opportunity for the expression of a united opinion;
  • guard and improve the economic, legal, and professional status of women;
  • promote the higher education of women;
  • promote understanding and friendship among women; and
  • participate in the work of the CFUW and GWI.

CFUW Contacts

National

CFUW National Office – http://www.fcfdu.org/

331 Cooper Street, Suite 502
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K2P 0G5

Toll-free phone: 1-888-220-9606; Fax: 613-234-8221
Office Telephone: 613-234-8252

Executive Director
Robin Jackson
cfuwed@rogers.com
613-234-8252 ext: 102

CFUW Charitable Trust – www.cfuwcharitabletrust.ca

Provincial

CFUW Ontario Council – http://www.fcfdu.org/

CFUW Ontario Council
6505 Tenth Line West
Mississauga, ON L5N 5T9

Communities

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