CFUW Halifax


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.  Website  http://www.cfuw.org/
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.
CFUW  Halifax  was established in 1936.  Website https://sites.google.com/site/cfuwhalifax
The Atlantic Regional Council of the CFUW was formed in 1988 to help improve communication, co-operation, and friendship among the Atlantic Canada Clubs, and to promote the policies and programs of CFUW.  Website www.cfuwarc.wix.com/cfuw
 
PURPOSE:
  • Promote lifelong learning
  • Advocate for the advancement of the status of women, human rights, and the common good locally, nationally, and internationally
  • Promote co-operation, networking support and understanding among women
  • Encourage and support women to apply their knowledge and skills in leadership and decision making in all forms of public affairs to effect change
NATIONAL ACTIVITIES:
  • Inform the Government of Canada about CFUW policies on education, the status of women, human rights, justice, social and environmental issues
  • Act in solidarity with other national non-governmental women's equality-seeking feminist organizations
  • Provide members with opportunities to network at local, regional, provincial, national and international meetings
  • Support the CFUW/FCFDU Charitable Trust and administer funds for: Graduate Awards and Fellowships, a Creative Music Award through the Banff Centre
LOCAL 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
  • Research and present resolutions for consideration at the CFUW/FCFDU Annual General Meeting
  • Ensure that local MPs, MNAs; MLAs and MPPs are aware of CFUW policies
  • Advocate for CFUW policies at the local level in concert with other equality-seeking organizations
  • Offer awards and scholarships
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Updated March 1, 2015