WHO WE ARE:
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: https://cfuw.org/who-we-are/the-beginning-of-cfuw/
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;
Interest Groups: including book clubs, hiking groups, dinner club and more;
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.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AS A MEMBER:
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 National level, if you are interested - CFUW National Website: https://cfuw.org/ ;
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
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
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2023
Speaker - Rebecca Brown, MSW
Rebecca is a therapist
working locally with
Wednesday, April 12 , 7:00 pm
Bruce Country Museum and Cultural Centre
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
144 Trillium Drive
Port Elgin N0H 2C2
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