CFUW Saanich Peninsula is a member of the Canadian Federation of University Women who welcome all women (with or without degrees) interested in making a difference in their local and international communities.
CFUW Saanich Peninsula is a member club in the national CFUW. CFUW is a non-partisan, voluntary, self-funded organization with 107 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), belongs to the Education Committee of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO as well as being the largest affiliate of the Graduate Women International (formerly known as International Federation of University Women).
Who are we?
We are women from many fields, in all stages of life, who find fellowship in contributing to their community while being a lifelong learner.
We value education and lifelong learning while creating opportunities for continuing learning in company of stimulating women within the club and internationally via webinars and conferences.
The total disbursements for the 2015-16 year was $13, 344. This amount included $8500 in scholarships to the secondary schools (students completing high school at Parkland, Stellys, Claremont, and the Individual Learning Centre), $1,844 to the Carl and Audrey Mawby University of Victoria scholarship, $1400 to the Camosun College Endowment awards and $1600 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. (resolutions here)
Join us, find fellowship, stimulation, monthly events, speaker's program, and opportunities to develop your passions with others.
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