We are the Etobicoke chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW).
Our club is over 100 clubs across Canada. We are committed to pursuing knowledge, promoting education, improving the status of women and girls and actively participating in public issues.
Every year, the Etobicoke Club sends a member of the Executive to attend the CFUW Annual General Meeting at which national policies and strategies are discussed and annual reports are presented.
The Etobicoke Club sets aside the March General Meeting to debate resolutions sent from CFUW to fulfill our advocacy role. If you would like to be involved in the process, please contact the Chair of the Issues Group.
Ontario Council has Standing Committees in Legislation, Education, and Status of Women and Human Rights, which were developed to keep members aware of current issues in Ontario. The Committees meet three times a year – in September, January, and March in downtown Toronto – for a day with speakers, workshops and discussion.
Our Club participates at the Standing Committees, representing the views of our Club’s members, and at the regional gatherings. We encourage our Club members to attend Ontario Council events. If you would like more information, please contact the Etobicoke Club’s President.
Our newsletter is published nine times annually.
General meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month from September to May. There is a social time with refreshments beginning at 7:00, a speaker at 7:45 p.m. and then the business portion of the meeting. The meetings are held at Fairfield Centre, 80 Lothian Ave. (south of Bloor, east of Islington). There is ample parking, the building is easily accessed. The wind-up meeting in May is our annual banquet.
Our interest groups mostly meet on a monthly basis, some meet weekly. They are smaller groups and provide opportunity for learning, activity and friendship.
The members of the Executive Committee meet the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at Fairfield Centre from September to June.
CFUW Etobicoke has a Charitable Trust which provides bursaries to University of Toronto, York University, Ryerson and Humber College/University of Guelph. An endowment has been established at York University. Our club also supports Etobicoke’s two women’s shelters, the Daily Bread Food Bank and other community organizations.
The 263 members of CFUW Etobicoke have found this club to be friendly, fun and interesting. You are invited to join us. For more information, please click Join on the top menu.
The Executive meets 10 times a year (first Thursday of every month) to review the Club’s operations and plan for the year. It consists of
- Past President
- Club Treasurer
- Recording Secretary
Convenors of the following Committees:
- Interest Groups – liaise with Interest Group Convenors and provide support as needed
- Membership – help new members to join the Club
- Communications –coordinate communications with Club members and the broader community including overseeing the work of teams responsible for the website, the newsletter, emails sent to members, and the database
- Program – plan and provide support for speakers for the monthly General Meetings
- Hospitality – organize catering for monthly meetings, the New Member Reception in the fall
Each Committee has members who meet as needed during the year.
Our club’s achievements are tabled every year at the Annual General Meeting (April). Please consider joining one of the Committees or putting your name in for next year’s Executive. Contact the Club’s President.