Our next meeting this year is February 27th and our guest speaker is
Dr. Sylvia Olsen
Making Poverty: A Short History of Government on-Reserve Housing Programs
Members, potential members and guests are invited to meet old friends and make new friends 7:00 at Mary Winspear Centre.
Funds raised by our club support high school and post-secondary scholarships through the Education Trust Fund of CFUW Saanich Peninsula
CFUW Saanich Peninsula is a member of the Canadian Federation of University Women, who welcome all women interested in making a difference in their local and international communities.
CFUW Saanich Peninsula is a non-partisan, voluntary, self-funded organization with over 100 CFUW clubs, located in every province across Canada.
Since its founding in 1919, CFUW has been working to improve the status of women, and to promote human rights, public education, social justice, and peace.
CFUW member clubs award close to $1 million in scholarships, bursaries, awards, and fellowships to help women and girls pursue post-secondary education each year.
CFUW holds special status with the United Nations (ECOSOC), Education Committee of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. CFUW regularly sends a delegation to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.
Learn more about women making a difference nationally at cfuw.org .
We are women from many fields, in all stages of life, who find fellowship in contributing to their community while being a lifelong learner.
The total disbursements from our Saanich Peninsula CFUW club for the 2016-17 year was $8,500. This amount included $4000 in scholarships to the secondary schools (students completing high school at Parkland, Stellys, Claremont, and the Individual Learning Centre), $1,300 to the Carl and Audrey Mawby University of Victoria scholarship, $1900 to the Camosun College Endowment awards and $1300 to the Camosun College First Nations scholarships.
We are an organization that collaboratively develops policy to speak with a common voice in support of opportunities for women and children.
Below are two resolutions that were presented at the National AGM this year. These Resolutions were overwhelmingly passed by the membership, allowing the CFUW National to continue to advocate to the various levels of government.
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Resolutions Passed at the 2017 National AGM
The Right to Safe, Clean, Accessible and Affordable Drinking Water and Sanitation on First Nations Reserves in Canada
Resolved, that the Canadian Federation of University Women urges the Federal, Provincial and Territorial governments of Canada to work collaboratively and expeditiously with First Nations to secure access to safe, clean, accessible and affordable drinking water and sanitation for all residents of all First Nations Reserves and Communities; and Resolved, that the Canadian Federation of University Women urges the Federal, Provincial and Territorial governments to work collaboratively with First Nations to develop inclusive national water standards as well as five-year and ten-year plans of action to ensure the funds allocated are adequate and utilized for sustainable solutions, including appropriate training and certification of Reserve and Community residents to ensure regular monitoring and maintenance.
Resolved, that the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) urges the federal, provincial and territorial governments of Canada to work collaboratively to deliver Universal Pharmacare, a publicly funded and financially sustainable drug plan that would cover medically necessary prescription drugs for all Canadians, regardless of their ability to pay.