May 12th and 13th, 2017
Hosted by CFUW Stratford

The CFUW Ontario Council 2017 AGM at a Glance

Friday, May 12, 2017

  • 6:00 pm - Leadership Workshop, “Leisure, Volunteerism and Membership Retention” with Dr. Madeline Kalbach, CFUW National Membership Chair
  • 8:00 pm - Welcome Reception

Saturday, May 13, 2017

  • 7:30 am - Registration
  • 8:30 am - CFUW OC Business Meeting
  • 10:45 am - Keynote Speaker Anita Gaffney
  • 12:00 pm - Lunch
  • 1:20 pm - Workshop 1
  • 2:20 pm - Workshop 2

    A) From Art to Artisan: The Restorative Power of Social Enterprise Patricia O’Connell is Executive Director of Sistering, a not-for-profit agency serving Toronto’s most marginalized women - homeless or precariously housed, often with mental health and substance use challenges.

    B) The Impact of Art in Indigenous Communities: Tamara Podemski is an Anishnaabe artist born and raised in Toronto. For 25 years, her work has spanned across all mediums. In addition to her work in the arts, Tamara intends to complete her degree in Aboriginal Studies and Hebrew Literature at the University of Toronto.

    C) Women in Media: Karen Powell is a senior executive in the film and television industry, and has over 25 years of extensive industry experience as an executive producer, producer, business affairs and production executive.

  • 3:20 pm - Wrap-up of Business (if required) and Appreciations & Announcements
  • 4:30 pm - Optional Stratford Festival Theatre Costume Warehouse Tour

CFUW Ontario Council 2017 AGM
Complete Registration Package


Festival Inn, 1144 Ontario St., Stratford, ON
Local Phone: 519-273–1150 Toll Free: 1-800-463-3581
Rate: $105.00 per room per night based on single or double occupancy.
Book by April 27, 2017 to get the conference rate.
Must phone and refer to CFUW OC AGM to get this rate.
Rooms may be booked at this rate for Thursday to Sunday inclusive.
Accessible facility, Free Parking, Full Breakfast Buffet included for registered hotel guests.

Area Restaurants

Stratford Festival Theatre Offer: Discounted tickets for Friday and Saturday performances are available until April 14, 2017 at or by calling 1-800-567-1600 and use promo code # 71790.