CFUW Georgetown is a self-funded, equality-seeking, advocacy organization that works to advance the human rights of women and girls. The Georgetown club is one of 95+ Canadian Federation of University Women clubs across Canada.
Local CFUW Georgetown Activities
- Provide opportunities for fellowship and support
- Hold meetings on educational, cultural and social issues
- 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
Founded in 1919, the Canadian Federation of University Women is a national, non-profit, non-governmental, women’s equality-seeking organization of close to 10,000 women graduates, students and associate members in over 95 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.
CFUW Georgetown History
A little bit of our story –The Georgetown chapter of the CFUW received its charter in 1971 and has had an active programme since that time. Over the years programming highlights have included:
Dynamic Speakers such as Edna Staebler, Hazel McCallion, Adrienne Clarkson, Sheila Copps, Elizabeth Hay, and Dr. Samantha Nutt, to name a few.
Community Involvement in activities such as:
- Awarding over $192,800 in scholarships to local high school graduates for their post-secondary education through apprenticeship, college or university
- Organizing past book sales to raise money for scholarships and educational programming
- Leading International Women’s Day Marches and other events focused on women’s issues
- Hosting All Candidates debates during provincial and federal elections
- Greening Guelph Street – planting of trees along Guelph Street for Canada 150.
- Collaborating with the Halton Hills Public Library to host an educational panel discussion regarding the proposed Highway 413
- Partnering with the Halton Hills Public Library for an expert panel discussion on Growing Halton
- Celebrating our 50th Anniversary ~ 1971-2021 in a variety of ways!92