National Day of Rememberance


École Polytechnique
December 6th


Ontario Clubs recognize and commemorate
Ending Violence Against Women

Here in Ontario it is Women Abuse Prevention Month, internationally it is Orange the World, Say NO – UniTE to End Violence Against Women and nationally on December 6th we commemorate the tragic loss of 14 young women in 1989.

Our clubs in action:

  • Toronto Caucus – The December 6th Memorial Luncheon
    December 6th @ 11:30 @ The Faculty Club of the University of Toronto
  • CFUW Southport – December 6th Vigil
    Many thanks to Jan Sanagan's art students from Saugeen District Secondary School for their contributions to promoting the December 6 Vigil. Five young female artists were able to capture the importance of this event.
  • CFUW Guelph, Guelph Wellington Women in Crisis, Zonta Guelph, YMCA-YWCA of Guelph, ARCH, Student Wellness Services, Uof Guelph. December 6th Vigil, National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
  • CFUW Kitchener-Waterloo - December 6th Vigil.
    6 PM, Rotunda, Kitchener City Hall.
  • FUW Stratford, with the Zonta Club of Stratford, have designed a Public Education Display Board to commemorate the December 6 National Day of Remembrance and Action Against Violence Against Women, within the 16 Days of Activism to End Gender-based Violence.  Our focus for this year is Ending Violence in Educational Settings.  This focus is  congruent with CFUW Stratford’s program focus for 2016-17:  Gender Equity:  Have We Progressed in STEM Professions?  The City of Stratford issued a Public Proclamation re: December 6.  The Public Education Board will be on display at the Stratford Public Library from December 5 to 9.

If your club has an upcoming event to commemorate December 6th, please send information to: web manager

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.


January 21, 2017


Speaker info can be found here:

Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
1585 Yonge Street


(Catering requires pre-registration prior to Monday, January 16, 2017)

March 25, 2017
May 12-13, 2017 (AGM)

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