The Canadian Federation of University Women – Georgetown (CFUW) is an equality-seeking, advocacy organization that works to advance the human rights of women and girls. The Georgetown club is one of 100 Canadian Federation of University Women/Fédération Canadienne des Femmes Diplômées des Universités (CFUW/FCFDU) clubs across Canada www.fcfdu.org of which 54 are in Ontario making up 5000 of the 8000 members accross Canada.
Local CFUW – Georgetown Activities:
- Provide opportunities for fellowship and support
- Hold meetings on educational, cultural and social issues with an emphasis on the status of women and girls
- Have special interest and study groups on a wide range of topics
- Annually award scholarships to members of the Halton Hills community.
- Research and present resolutions for consideration at the CFUW/FCFDU Annual General Meeting
- Ensure that local MPs, MNAs; MLAs; MPPs are aware of CFUW/FCFDU policies
- Advocate for CFUW policies at the local level
At the national level the CFUW is the largest of the 79 affliliates that belong to the Graduate Women International www.graduatewomen.org. Founded in 1919, the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) is a national, non-profit, non-governmental, women’s equality-seeking organization of close to 10,000 women graduates, students and associate members in 112 Clubs across Canada. CFUW has special consultative status at the United Nations and is represented at the Sectoral Committee on Education at the Canadian Sub-Committee for UNESCO.
Nationally the CFUW/FCFDU is committed to:
- Improving the status of women and girls
- Promoting quality public education
- Advancing the status of women, human rights, justice and peace
National Activities – CFUW:
- Informs the Government of Canada about CFUW/FCFDU policies on education, the status of women, human rights, justice, social and environmental issues
- Provides members with opportunities to network at local, regional, provincial, national and international meetings
- Supports the CFUW/FCFDU Charitable Trust which
- Receives individual and Club donations
- Administers funds for graduate awards and fellowships, Creative Music Award through the Banff School of the Performing Arts and the Read-it-up grant through the National Library of Canada