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CFUW Mississauga and CFUW Halifax prepared questions for politicians, so has Up For Debate. CFUW was very involved with this project. We have also prepared questions concerning our new resolutions: Physician Assisted Death, Carbon Tax, and Neonicotinoid Pesticides.
Other questions cover affordable housing, child poverty, climate change, Fair Elections Act, federal scientists, foreign policy, gender equity, health, Library and Archives Canada, long form census, National enquiry into the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW), Parks Canada, water policy, women's economic equality, women's leadership, and youth unemployment
Download a summary of questions that have been published by CFUW over the past weeks in our Election Bulletins HERE.
Ottawa – August 17, 2015 – The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) is pleased to announce the release of seven videos on YouTube on the subject of early learning and child care. These videos were recorded at the CFUW Guelph Community Child Care Forum, organized to bring awareness to the importance of early childhood education and the serious lack of quality licensed child care spaces in Canada. Read more and view the videos...
In a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, CFUW calls on the Government of Canada to take further steps to address the tragedy of Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women. Read the letter here.
Election season is upon us - perhaps more quickly than we all expected, but some of our Clubs were ahead of the game.
The Saskatoon Club also began urging people to vote with a clever adaptation of Rosie the riveter. Read more...
CFUW is saddened by the passing of Flora MacDonald. A trailblazer in Canadian politics, Flora paved the way for many women leaders to come. She will be missed and remembered fondly.
Flora was an honorary member of CFUW, and a friend to many within CFUW. Read some of our members' tributes to Flora.
People across Canada are reacting to the treatment of television reporter Shauna Hunt. It is appalling that women in the media are still challenged by forms of violence such as that experienced by the female journalist most recently. Women in the media should not be subjected to any form of violence. Whether it be verbal, as in this case, or in the form of negative representation that so adversely affects self-image and status in society. Read our statement here.
CFUW has just learned, through an APTN report, that the Quebec Native Women/ Femmes autochtones du Québec (QNW-FAQ) stands to lose core funding as a result of transferring the Aboriginal Women’s Programming Elements (AWPE) from Heritage Canada to Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Developmen’s Family Violence Prevention Program. The potential loss of funding is troubling, and puts the future of this organization at risk.We have therefore called on the Government of Canada to take immediate steps to ensure continuity in this vital organization’s funding and operations. Read our letter here.
This year’s budget is heavy on tax benefits, as well additional support for women entrepreneurs and women in the corporate sector. Some of the announcements include a $60 increase in the Universal Tax Benefit, income splitting through the “family tax credit”, an Action Plan for Women Entrepreneurs, and enacting a “comply or explain” approach to promote more women on corporate boards. Read our 2015 budget analysis here.
As part of the 100th year celebrations, CFUW-FCFDU is looking for a qualified researcher/writer who will agree to write our organization’s history in the context of Canadian social history in exchange for full independent access to our archival materials...dowload the RFP to learn more.
Download Request for Proposal.