Founded in 1919, the Canadian Federation of   University Women (CFUW) is a national, non-profit, non-partisan, women’s equality promoting organization of almost 10,000 women graduates in 120 clubs across Canada.   

     CFUW is a non-governmental organization with special consultative status at the United Nations (in particular at the UN Commission on the Status of Women), with a seat on the Education Committee of the Canadian Commission to UNESCO.

CFUW is committed to:

    -        Advancing the status of women and girls

   -        Promoting quality education in the public sector

   -        Active participation in public affairs in the spirit of cooperation and friendship

   CFUW has over 100 Clubs and is the largest affiliate of the GWI (formerly IFUW).




Date: Tuesday March 22, 2016

Place: Pierre Berton Resource Library 4921 Rutherford Rd. Woodbridge (east of Islington Ave.)

Time: 7:30 pm Program: ETA Vaughan Women's Shelter - Empowerment Through Achievement & YAE Youth Achieving Empowerment

Speaker: Marie Fiorellino-Di Poce

ETA is a privately funded emergency shelter located in the City of Vaughan, for women and children escaping abusive situations. The shelter is an oasis that provides supports and services to enable women to regroup, reconfigure, regenerate and restart brand new lives, with the assistance of the staff. Members are asked to invite interested friends and family to join us on the 22nd for this very important presentation.


      We are a local club which offers members the opportunity to meet other women in the community, to support our education initiatives, and to enjoy and learn from interesting guest speakers at our monthly meetings.

     Members of the club attend the Ontario Council Standing Committees, Regional Gatherings and AGM.

     CFUW National AGM:      The club's delegate is authorized to vote in accordance with the club's decisions on resolutions to the annual meeting. 

 General meetings:  Third Tuesday of each month, September –  May (except December), at  7:30 p.m.

 Location:  usually the Pierre Berton Resource Library, 4921 Rutherford Rd, 1st floor meeting room.

 Annual membership fee:  $90.00

New members are welcome to join CFUW Vaughan at any time of year.  It is not necessary to have a university degree in order to join.

Invitation to the 2016 CFUW Vaughan Spring Dinner –Tuesday April 19, 2016

You are invited to attend the 2016 Spring Dinner hosted by the Vaughan Chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women.

Date: Tuesday April 19, 2016 Place: Da Vinci Banquet Hall, 5732 Hwy 7 (1 block west of Martin Grove Road) 

Time: Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and bar will be open. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m.

Cost: $50.00 per person (a portion will go to the CFUW Vaughan Education Fund)

Guest Speaker: Dr. John Steckley

Topic: Aboriginal Languages John Steckley taught at Humber College in Toronto from 1983 to 2015, where he specialized in teaching Anthropology, Sociology and Aboriginal Studies. He had also taught the same subjects at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Laurentian University and Trent University. He has published 18 books, non-fiction, including six focussing on the Wendat (Huron) language. Although retired, he is currently working as tribal linguist for the Wyandotte of Oklahoma.

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