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The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) is a national non-partisan, self-funded organization with over 100 clubs across Canada.

Since its founding in 1919, CFUW has advocated to improve the status of women and non-binary individuals, and to promote human rights, public education, social justice and peace.  To read more about the history of the Canadian Federation of University Women go to the CFUW National website here:

The CFUW Southport Club was founded in 1989 in the municipality of Saugeen Shores, Ontario (Port Elgin, Southampton and surrounding areas).  CFUW Southport currently has nearly 100 active members and ew members are always welcome (no degree or diploma required).

CFUW Southport offers opportunities for our members to learn and socialize through:


  • Program:  monthly membership meetings which include guest speakers;


  • Advocacy Committee: focussing on issues of local, national and global concern, such as environmental protection and climate change, improving long-term care and addressing food insecurity;    


  • Other Activities keeping members engaged including annual events such as the December 6th Vigil Against Violence Against Women, now in it's 32 year (Hyperlink to Vigil), strengthening relationships with our Saugeen First Nations neighbours through action to address the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission;

  • Scholarships supporting female students, women and non-binary individuals to reach their educational goals through Scholarships.  


You will enjoy and take pride in being a member of a nationally recognized organization committed to local and global action to advance the status of women and non-binary individuals locally and around the world. 


As a member of CFUW Southport, you will have many opportunities

  • To make new friends;

  • To network with others;

  • To expand and/or share your interests;

  • To hear interesting, well-informed talks about current issues of local, national and global importance;

  • To get involved and make a difference within Saugeen Shores and surrounding area;

  • To become involved at the CFUW Ontario Council level, if you are interested - CFUW Ontario Council Website: ;

  • To become involved at the CFUW National level, if you are interested - CFUW National Website: ;

  • To support female students, women and non-binary individuals who are pursuing a post-secondary education;

  • To participate in an organization with provincial, national and international affiliations and conferences;

  • To use the skills and attributes that you have gained through your own education and experience to enhance and enrich CFUW Southport and influence positive change in the status of women and non-binary individuals, to promote human rights, public education, social justice and peace, locally, nationally and globally.


Wednesday February 8, 2023 at 7:00 pm

Bruce County Museum

Speaker:  Shahnaz Fatima

Canadian Immigration Stories

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Originally from Lahore Pakistan, Shahnaz will share with us her journey to a new country and a new career.

Wednesday, March 8th, 2023 at 12:00 pm

Lunch & Learn at Walker House



Speaker - Rebecca Brown, MSW

"Equine-assisted Therapy"



Rebecca is a therapist

working locally with

PRANCE Therapeutic

Equestrian Centre.

Wednesday, April 12 ,  7:00 pm  

Bruce Country Museum and Cultural Centre

CFUW Resolutions


Wednesday, May 10, 7:00 pm OPEN MEETING

Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre

Speaker: Brianna Heels, Vice Principal PDSS, Award Recipient for Excellence in Education.

Topic:  Fostering Excellence in our Schools


Wednesday June 14: Time and Venue TBA

Year End Celebration and Annual General Meeting

By Mail: 
CFUW Southport

144 Trillium Drive
Port Elgin N0H 2C2

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CFUW Southport Newsletter
  • February 2023

Archived Newsletters 

  • January 2023

  • December 2022

  • November 2022

  • October 2022

  • September 2022

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CFUW National News

CFUW Ontario Council News


Town of Saugeen Shores

Saugeen Times

Shoreline Beacon

Owen Sound Hub


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For more information see our

2022/2023 Program Brochure

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