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STANDING COMMITTEES MEETING

March 25, 2017

Morning Plenary
EARLY LEARNING and CHILDCARE

Afternoon Sessions
Ed: Early Learning and Child Care
Legislation
: Municipal Politics
Status of Women: UNCSW

BRING A FRIEND!

Speaker info can be found here:
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
1585 Yonge Street

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NEWS


February 12, 2017

Toronto Caucus and surrounding clubs are invited to join us in attending a matinee of Me and My Girl  at the Shaw Festival  on Thursday, April 27. Tickets are $65 with a $15 receipt for tax purposes.  The proceeds are in support of the CFUW Charitable Trust post-graduate awards and fellowships. If interested contact annmce@sympatico.ca The deadline is  March 13.

January 31, 2017

In a flurry of Ontario government consultations, Ontario Council presented comments on:

January 21, 2017

CFUW Ontario Council Standing Committees meetings were held with speakers: Jan Borowy, Equal Pay Coalition; Doris Mae Oulton, Past President, CFUW for Linda Davis, Ontario Government’s Gender Wage Gap Strategy Steering Committee;  Dr. Lynne Taylor, University of Waterloothe Lead Negotiator for the Faculty Association (FAUW) and co-chair of the Salary Anomaly Working Group. 

January 21, 2017

GENDER WAGE GAP BACKGROUNDER

  • The gender wage gap is the difference between wages earned by men and wages earned by women.
  • The gap can be measured in various ways, but the most common method is to look at full–time, full year wages. It is also possible to measure the gender wage gap on the basis of hourly wages.
  • For 2011 – the gap was 26% for full–time, full–year workers, or the female worker earns 74 cents per $1.00 for men. Read more

January 19, 2017

Ontario Pre-Budget Consultations – submission sent to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs


December 8, 2016

HOLIDAY DREAMING FOR AN ACCESSIBLE, AFFORDABLE QUALITY CHILD CARE SYSTEM!

Ontario is currently having Child Care Consultations both on online and in person. Online deadline is Jan.15, 2017.
Link includes the discussion paper, Building a Better Future: A Discussion Paper for Transforming Early Years and Child Care in Ontario. Read More


With thanks to Carolyn Day, our Environment policy advisor from CFUW Southport, Ontario Council submitted three consultation briefs:

November 7, 2016

Ontario Council sent a submission concerning the review of the Environmental Bill of Rights. Our major concerns, among others, are: highlighting the need to protect the environment; highlighting the importance of water resources; using the precautionary principle; recognition of Environmental Justice; asking that all ministries be covered by this bill; and incorporating the principle of Precedence as was done with the Great Lakes Protection Act.

November 1, 2016

Ontario is consulting concerning a regulation to establish a moratorium on issuing new or increasing permits to take water for the purposes of water bottling. Ontario Council sent comments.

October 31, 2016

Ontario Council strongly supports the proposed changes outlined in the Co-ordinated Land Use Planning Review (a review of four major land use plans including the Greenbelt) and sent these comments to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs 

October 5, 2016

As a followup up to Ontario Council’s adoption of the resolution concerning the loss of employment benefits after the age of 65, Ontario Council sent comments to the Changing Workplace Review.

September 24, 2016

Ontario Council Standing Committees meetings were held with speakers: Professor Joan Simalchik, University of Toronto Mississauga; Jessica Oultran, Principal, Colborne Public School, Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board; Chantell Tunney, President, Impact Matters; Sheila Lacroix, Ontario Council Legislation Chair and Teri Shaw, Ontario Council Advocacy Coordinator.

August 31, 2016

As part of their Integrated Public Transportation project, Getting There, CFUW Stratford attended the Intercommunity Bus Modernization Engagement consultations, sending a letter to cover their concerns with bus transportation, the topic of the consultation.

August 8, 2016

An email was sent to Mitzie Hunter, the minister of Education acknowledging the new regulation concerning wait lists for child care centres.

June 29, 2016

Ontario Council joined others with the Canadian Environmental Law Association and Environmental Defence to endorse their submission concerning the Great Lakes, water quality and aquaculture.

June 7, 2016

Brenda Robertson, President, Anne Cordon, Status of Women Chair, Sandra Thomson, incoming President had the opportunity to meet with members of the Ontario Women’s Directorate discussing the Public Funded Campaigns such as violence prevention and family law.

May 14, 2016

The resolution proposed by CFUW Ottawa, on Age Discrimination in Ontario Employee Benefit Programs was adopted.

May 13-14, 2016

The Annual General Meeting of the Ontario Council of CFUW was held in Hockley Valley hosted by CFUW Orangeville & District with two plenary sessions and workshops.

April 13, 2016

Letter to to Premier Wynne regarding ECEC changes

March 16, 2016

Ontario Council joins other organizations, child care centres and individuals signing a letter to Premier Wynne about proposed changes to staff in child care centres.

February 23, 2016

Ontario Council along with the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) and other signatories submitted a letter to Premier Wynne outlining concerns regarding the process that Ontario has established to review the Waukesha water diversion.

February 2, 2016

CFUW Ontario Council Response to Pre-Budget Consultations

January 15, 2016

Ontario Council joined with Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) and other signatories to request a public consultation in Ontario on the City of Waukesha’s application to divert water from Lake Michigan.

January 4, 2016

CFUW Ontario Council Response to the consultation on the gender wage gap.

December 14, 2015

CFUW Ontario Council Response to A Blueprint for Change: A Proposal to modernize and strengthen the Aggregate Resources Act policy framework (EBR# 012-5444)

December 7, 2015

A thank you letter was sent to Minister Tracy MacCharles for the invitation to the 2015 Summit “It’s Never Okay” Sexual Violence and Harassment.

August 28, 2015

Ontario Council joined with Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) and other signatories to send comment concerning the Waukesha Water Diversion application

See Archives for activities from August 2015 - May 2009.

 

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May 12-13, 2017 (AGM)

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