About the CFUW

The Canadian Federation of University Women is an equality-seeking advocacy organization of women working to enhance women’s rights and the lives of girls and women in Canada and around the world. There are over a hundred Canadian Federation of University Women Clubs across Canada. Internationally, the Canadian Federation of University Women is a member of the International Federation of University Women.

Canadian Federation of University Women:

  • A 10,000-strong, member-funded, voluntary and nonpartisan organization of women graduates and students
  • A nongovernment organization with special consultative status at the United Nations in regards to women’s rights and advocacy
  • The largest of the 79 member affiliates of the International Federation of University Women (IFUW/FIFDU)
  • Belongs to the Sectoral Committee on Education of the Canadian Sub-Commission for UNESCO
  • Includes over 100 clubs, promoting fellowships and scholarships for women and girls as well as supporting the CFUW/FCFDU Charitable Trust which awards fellowships for post-graduate education

Club Purposes

The Club’s purposes are to:

  • Stimulate intellectual activity;
  • Encourage the interest of University 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 University women; and
  • Participate in the work of the CFUW and IFUW.
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