Founded in 1919, the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW/FCFDU) is an equality-seeking, advocacy organization that works to advance the human rights of women and girls in 112 CFUW/FCDU Clubs across Canada. CFUW is the largest of the affiliates that belong to the International Federation of University Women (IFUW). CFUW has special consultative status at the UN and is represented at the Sectoral Committee on Education at the Canadian Sub-Committee for UNESCO.
The Halifax Club was established in 1936.
The Atlantic Regional Council of the CFUW was formed in 1988 to help improve communication, co-operaration, and friendship among the Atlantic Canada Clubs, and to promote the policies and programs of CFUW.