Dates and Data: September 2003From the CFUW Ontario Council President
Call to Meeting
Be Sure to Join us on September 20th
Status of Women and Human Rights
2002-2003 Advocacy Award
Club Leadership Essentials
A New Club
Fellowships Committee Report
Events Past & Future
Ontario Council AGM 2003, Notice of Motions
Ontario Council Constitution and By-Laws
Women and Peacebuilding
From the CFUW Ontario Council PresidentAs I am writing this, 200 homes have been destroyed by wild fire in Kelowna, BC. With great disbelief we look at the scenes of total destruction. Our heart goes out to the residents, also to CFUW members who have lost their homes and possessions. This spring and summer, many Canadians have been seeing their lives and livelihoods endangered by crises that we normally associate with images on the 11 o'clock news and other far away countries.
In spite of these difficulties, CFUW members from coast to coast gathered at our CFUW AGM in Wolfville, N.S. It was wonderful to see Ontario CFUW members represented in such large numbers. Our voting delegates made their presence felt in passing CFUW policy on Legal Aid in Canada, Women- Essential to Peace, Public Funding of Public Elementary and Secondary Education, Stem Cell Research: Ethical Accountability, Federally Sentenced Women and Health Care Delivery Services with respect to the implementation of the Romanow Report. CFUW also forwarded its resolution on water to IFUW.
CFUW Ontario Council and many Clubs have been vigorously advocating with our Provincial Government for public funding of high quality public education accessible to all as well as publicly funded high quality public health care. We cannot let these issues drop regardless of which political party will win the next election. The current Ontario Government has endorsed many parts of the Rozanski Report, the Opposition Parties have demanded implementation of the recommendations. Let us hold the political parties to their promises. Let us monitor funding and progress in education and health care in our communities. Let us speak up about what we see. Our province's peaceful civility, its broad prosperity and our future depend on swift government action in the areas of education and health ... and also on us.We are sliding into a home care and geriatric nursing crunch. What will the pressures be when the baby boomers will be looking for care? How about our terminally ill? How will this manpower shortage affect the status of Canadian women? Will our daughters be able to continue their work and career when there are not enough nurses and caregivers for the sick and elderly? As women, are we ready to warehouse our aged?
The SARS crisis revealed a lack of human resources in other health care fields. It also made clear that a sustained epidemic can ruin an economy fairly quickly. It is important to have dedicated healthy and knowledgeable front line workers in such dangerous crises. I am sure that you will join CFUW Ontario Council in thanking the healthcare workers who selflessly continued to care for those stricken with SARS in spite of the systemic difficulties and under the ever imminent threat of becoming ill themselves with the deadly disease and who worked to prevented a much larger disaster. We are saddened by the shocking loss of life of Ontario health care professionals to SARS.
At our CFUW Ontario Council May Standing Committee Meetings we looked at "power politics", the politics of Ontario's electrical power generation, marketing and sales that is. No one suspected then that a couple of months later we would receive a province wide very hands on education on the importance of an uninterrupted supply of power and on what life is like when there is breakdown in such basic infrastructure. (Quebec and Eastern Ontario had learned that lesson earlier during the ice storm and -30 temperatures.) Experiencing the economic and human cost of the black-outs and the connected short supply of water and gasoline lets us relate to the people in countries where such conditions are "the old normal" be it because of war or because of bad management. What will the "new normal" be for us? This must be an area of public policy to be monitored closely.In our daily lives, we take the affordability of a safe food and water supply, our power and energy resources for granted. We give very little thought to the boring institutional underpinnings of our living basics. We do this at our own risk as the BSE incidence and Walkerton have taught us. CFUW members are immensely qualified to understand and assess the science, the ethics, as well as the systemic necessities - and the human and economic consequences of a breakdown in our safety systems. Let us be vigilant.
In Ontario, we can look at these public issues from a position of strength. In spite of this summer's crises we still live in a world of plenty. Our political and other institutions, while not perfect, are intact. We can help ourselves and we can still look to the future with confidence. Let us be grateful and enjoy the wealth of things and opportunities we have. Let us look forward to a new CFUW year full of learning, friends and good food.Are we not lucky to be free , empowered and able to make a difference in our lives and our communities? Come to Ottawa to our CFUW Ontario Council AGM on October 17/18 and find out just how fortunate and blessed we are when we look at "Women and Peace Building" and the challenges our sisters in war torn countries face.
So for this coming CFUW Ontario Council year let us celebrate that we are alive. Let us not complain. Let us not be apathetic. Let us roll up our sleeves and get involved. Let us get our brains and our computers fired up. There are elections coming. And we do live in wonderful times. I am looking forward to seeing you at the September 20th Standing Committee Meetings at the Toronto Club House.Edeltraud Neal
Call to Meeting!The Executive of CFUW Ontario Council wishes to notify you that the Annual General Meeting of Ontario Council will take place at the Lord Elgin Hotel, Ottawa on October 17th & 18th, 2003 . Registration forms are available from Club presidents and at www.cfuw-ottawa.org
Be Sure to Join Us on September 20th!
Joint Standing Committees Event Legislation, Education Status of Women & Human RightsElection fever is in the air--at at all three levels of government. The final date for municipal nominations is Friday Sept. 26th and by the time you read this perhaps the provincial election will have been called.
Public policy affects us all and we as women, as the traditional caregivers, are called upon to pick up the slack. The female voice is needed in the decision-making process.At the next meeting of the Ontario Council Standing Committees to be held on Saturday, Sept. 20th, the topic will be Women in Politics. To help us consider this topic as candidates, supporters and voters, at the morning session, will be Dr. Carolyn Bennett, MP St.Paul's, Dr. Sylvia Bashevkin, University of Toronto and Carol Price, campaign manager for the Halton riding for the Ontario Liberals.
Dr. Carolyn Bennett, MP St. Paul'sCarolyn Bennett, a family physician, educated at Havergal College and the University of Toronto, was first elected the Member of Parliament for the midtown Toronto riding of St. Paul's on June 2nd, 1997.
She has been very concerned about the involvement of women in the political process. Carolyn Bennett served as the Chair of the National Liberal Women's Caucus beginning October of 1999 and completed her mandate in February of 2002.Within the Liberal Caucus she serves as a member of Children's Caucus, Social Policy Caucus and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Caucus. Dr. Bennett has also been at the forefront of the growing movement towards Parliamentary Reform and as such is a member of the Caucus Sub-Committee on Future Directions of Parliament. She is currently pursuing her newest initiative, an All-Party Women's Caucus.
Dr. Bennett is also chair or a member of at least 8 other committees, including Chair of the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament and a member of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health.Her chief concerns, among others, lie with the issues of improving the relationship between the MP and the citizen, human rights, parliamentary reform, government accountability, and health care reform.
Dr. Sylvia BashevkinSylvia Bashevkin is director of the Canadian Studies Program at the University of Toronto. A professor in the Department of Political Science and senior fellow at Massey College, she is a specialist in the fields of women and politics, public policy and comparative politics. She is a former president of the Canadian Political Science Association, is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and is president-elect of the women and politics research section of the American Political Science Association.
Dr. Bashevkin's books include: Welfare Hot Buttons: Women, Work, and Social Policy Reform; Women's Work is Never Done: Comparative Studies in Care-Giving, Employment, and Social Policy Reform and Women on the Defensive: Living Through Conservative Times. She is currently working on a project titled City Women and the Challenge of Governance Reform.
Carol PriceCarol Price is the treasure that all politicians need - an experienced, professional campaign manager. Trained as a nurse, Ms. Price left the restrictions of shift work when she had children, staying at home, doing volunteer work and becoming a "community activist". This involvement led her to work on the provincial Liberal campaign in the Halton riding, and from there to become Executive Assistant of the winning candidate, Barbara Sullivan. She has worked on numerable municipal, provincial and federal campaigns, being manager of at least 7 of them. One of her most interesting jobs was actually at Queen's Park being the Legislative Assistant to the Chief Opposition Whip and watching the development of legislation.
Currently she is immersed, as manger, in the campaign for Barbara Sullivan who is again running in Halton for the provincial Liberals.
The afternoon sessionDuring the afternoon session, the Committees will be working on questions that can be used during the upcoming election campaigns. Wouldn't it be nice if we could create a small Election Kit that could be used by the Clubs and our members.
Legislation CommitteeChair: Teri Shaw
At the May 10th meeting, our guest was Kathy Greiner, member of the Ottawa Transition Board, past Chair of the of the Nepean Hydro Commission and a member of the CFUW-Ottawa and CFUW-Nepean Clubs.
Her topic was electricity. At that point our greatest concerns were the rapid rise in rates, and the subsequent freeze. Since the August blackout, the concern has been the supply.
Kathy Greiner's overview of the situation was detailed and comprehensive. For that reason, we are going to prepare her notes that will be available at the September 20th meeting.
THINGS WE NEED TO FIX
Status of WomenJoan Dunn, Chair
I would like to introduce myself to you. I recently accepted the appointment as the Chair for Status of Women and Human Rights for Ontario Council. Marilyn Letts, who served so ably over the past year, has moved to the Abu Dabi.
As a member of CFUW-Oakville for the past seven years, I have served on the executive as president, secretary, and program and hospitality co-chair. I retired two and half years ago from the Ontario Public Service after a 28-year career, mainly in human resources.
My husband and I have one daughter, who is studying at Queen's University. We enjoy travel and when visiting Australia and New Zealand this fall, I hope to explore issues around the status of women and human rights with AFUW and NZFGW members.
I look forward to working with you on ongoing advocacy on issues relating to women and human rights.
Education CommitteeChair: Elizabeth Haynes
What's Been HappeningIn May we heard from Mary Cunningham of the Ontario Coalition for Mandatory Parenting Education (OCMPE). She related to us the benefits of parenting education in our public schools, they include:
After Mary Cunningham's presentation, the education committee drafted a template letter for Clubs to use to encourage inclusion of parenting education as a mandatory component of the Ontario Curriculum. However, our policy states that parenting education should be mandatory at the elementary and intermediate levels and present at all levels, and the template letter was framed to be consistent with CFUW policy. (Copies of the template letter will be available at the September Standing Committee Meetings.)
Our public funding of public education resolution was passed at the AGM in Wolfville, with minor amendments that clarified meaning and or improved the flow. Now CFUW Clubs across Canada, Regional Councils and CFUW as a whole will be able to address to all levels of government our common belief that our public education should
In Wolfville, I helped Mary Hall and Janet Goldack with the education workshop. We highlighted issues of concern and use of the policy book to advocate for improvements in education. Of course the resolution was discussed, as were university fees and E/FSL. Members were also given the opportunity to discuss issues that they have noted. These will be used by the National Education Committee for future discussion and possible Communicator articles.
I have been asked by Mary Hall to take the lead in writing a resolution that will address the issue of rising tuition and ancillary fees at our universities as well as access to higher education. We currently have IFUW policy that allows us to speak on the topic, but a Canadian focus will strengthen our voice.
2002-2003 Advocacy AwardAt the 2002 AGM CFUW Ontario Council instituted its Advocacy Award to recognize Clubs who have made it a matter of their yearly business to be active in public affairs, working to raise the social, economic and legal status of women, as well as to improve education, the environment, peace, justice and human rights.
Clubs have found many different ways of making their voices heard with the governments and school boards as well as educating their communities about specific issues. Thank you for all Clubs' efforts and congratulations to the following Clubs which have earned the ADVOCACY AWARD CERTIFICATE for carrying out the prescribed kind and number of activities:
In September we shall start the 2003/04 Advocacy Award round. We hope that your Club will join in. This time your Club may freely choose among the proposed activities. The awards criteria and the awards tracking sheet are enclosed with this newsletter.
Regional RoundupsONTARIO WEST: Regional Director, Ardith Toogood
"Fields, Feathers and Forests - an Environmental Event" was the fitting theme for the Ontario West Regional Gathering held on May 3, 2003 at the Wheels Inn in Chatham. Marian Stranak, Superintendent of Point Pelee National Park, and Emily Slavik, a naturalist from Rondeau Provincial Park, spoke of the unique environmental features and challenges of these two Carolinian treasures. Marian had checked out our web site and focused on the similarities between the mission statements of CFUW and Parks Canada, even offering to act as a liaison with us.
The day began with a Leadership Workshop, open to all 68 delegates, dealing with issues ranging from recruitment to member responsibilities. There is an article about this workshop elsewhere in Dates and Data.
Greetings were extended to the delegates by Ontario Council President, Edeltraud Neal; Ontario West /National Board members Mary McEwen, Director of Development and Membership Services, and Sheila Clarke, Director of Legislation; and the President of the Northville-Novae AAUW Club in Michigan, Jane Kearns.
The Regional Roundup was divided into morning and afternoon sessions in order to accommodate presenters from the twelve Clubs that were represented. Many Club events were described including a public forum on Corporate Ethics, a brief on Cosmetic Pesticides and the resulting book Green Garden Remedies, and fund raising for Afghan teachers.
Many thanks to Judith Brisbin, Trish MacFarlane, Lynn McGeachy and the members of CFUW Chatham-Kent for their meticulous planning and teamwork which made the Gathering a great success.
ONTARIO SOUTH: Lynn Franklin, Regional Director
Ontario South was well represented at the AGM in Wolfville. In total, twenty-two members enjoyed the ‘down-east’ welcome. Nine of our thirteen Clubs sent representatives; six of these representatives were incoming presidents. The annual report showed that six Clubs in Ontario South had increased their membership. CFUW Mississauga welcomed twenty new members and was presented with a Membership Award by the CFUW National Executive. Two Clubs received Special Project Awards. CFUW Niagara Falls was recognized for "organizing a Teen Esteem Lunch Program - Mentoring girls in grades 6,7, and 8 with six workshop topics," while CFUW Mississauga was honoured for their involvement in "setting up and running book groups for seniors, a community service and fund-raising project." Both of these projects are written up in The CFUW Chronicle - Summer 2003 edition.
A late winter storm caused the cancellation of Ontario South's Regional Gathering. The executive workshops, successful projects sharing and member networking will be missed, however, our Clubs are fortunate to have experienced mentors still in residence and will continue to look to these ladies when guidance is required. Club presidents will have an opportunity, in early fall, to meet each other and to share their successes and issues. I look forward to working with these keen and talented women as they lead their Clubs this year.
ONTARIO NORTH : Joan Gentle, Regional Director
I was pleased to represent Ontario North at the AGM in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Joining me were Sudbury President Marion Harbin, and Eleanor Milliken, a former Ontario North RD, and VP Ontario, also from Sudbury.
Some of the success of Thunder Bay's public forum on organ and tissue donation was due to President Jeannie Arthurs' interview on Thunder Bay TV. Jeannie's interview included the history and scope of CFUW, CFUW's mission and mandate, and the Thunder Bay Club's activities.
Muskoka will sponsor a Fall Lecture Series open to the community,
proceeds to the Club's charitable trust.
September 23, 2003
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October 14, 2003
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Ontario North looks forward to our biennial Regional Gathering in the spring of 2004 in North Bay. The theme is Les Compagnions - A Gathering of Friends.
We welcome the new Club executives and applaud the ingenuity of the programme committees, and interest group conveners.
ONTARIO CENTRAL: Regional Director, Linda MacGregor
"Energy! Let's Make it Renewable" provided the focus for the annual Ontario Central Spring Gathering last April 12th. Over 60 members of the central region Clubs attended workshops on water conservation, renewable energy resources, and aboriginal life in the Humber Valley 400 years ago. By the conclusion of the President's workshop, the Club Presidents came away with some essential "tools" with which to lead their Club through a busy and productive year; "tools" that will allow them to deal more effectively with Club business, interest group activities, advocacy and community involvement. Members of CFUW Vaughan and Barrie, led by co-hosts Lynn Dobson and Gillian MacLean Wagter, are to be congratulated for their skill in planning, organizing and ensuring that all those who attended came away with a greater degree of knowledge on how other Clubs in the Central region operate, what their successes have been, what problems they have dealt with, and what challenges they see facing them in this coming year as a member of a Club in CFUW Ontario Council.
Another CFUW National Annual General Meeting, held from August 14th to 17th in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, is now an event of our past. All Central Clubs will be pleased to know that the "Increase in Membership Award" was presented to three of our Clubs: CFUW Aurora-Newmarket, CFUW Northumberland and CFUW Oshawa and District. Congratulations to these three Clubs from your Regional Director and all 1729 central members!! Your accomplishment serves as an important incentive for each Club to "reach for their own".
Four days of continuous, non-stop CFUW business, a reception, banquet and tours of the beautiful Nova Scotia countryside left our 27 Central representatives and delegates from 13 of our Clubs, with a greater sense of their national federation and how it operates. More importantly, it is hoped that they became aware of the essential "grass roots" role that they and all members of the 122 Clubs across Canada play in maintaining the credibility, respect, and success of our federation as a leading non-governmental organization that continuously advocates on behalf of equal access to health, education, and the protection of human rights and justice for women and girls as well as the necessary measures to effectively manage the environment within which we all live. On the Sunday, all were exhausted in a pleasant and satisfying way and ready to return home for some much needed rest and relaxation!
Next on the Central Clubs' busy agenda for this year is our own provincial Ontario Council Annual General Meeting (OC AGM). In my next RD letter, I will "speak" more about this AGM which will be held in Ottawa on October 17th and 18th. Until then, I respectfully "sign off" as your Regional Director
ONTARIO EAST: Regional Director, Marylea Burtt
The Eastern Ontario Spring Gathering was hosted by CFUW/Kingston on Saturday May 3rd, 2003 with the theme CFUW & The Community
Outreach programs were offered to CFUW members and the community. The purpose was to promote leadership training and development for future executive positions and to learn how to manage volunteer commitment as a part of your active lifestyle The cost was $30.00. There were four workshops:
At the luncheon Clubs highlighted their Club activities. The afternoon speaker was Louise Chatterton Luchuk who operates a consulting service for the volunteer sector in Kingston. She showed how our " member-based "organization fits in the volunteer sector. She talked about recruiting. retaining and recognizing members. A tour of the fort was also provided in conclusion to the very positive day for those who attended. Thanks again to those who made it a success and to those who participated so wholeheartedly in the days activities.
Club Leadership Essentials(prepared by Ardith Toogood for the Ontario West Spring Gathering)
FOSTERING Club LEADERSHIP
SUPPORTING OUR LEADERS
A New Club!Do you know anyone who lives in the Haliburton area who would like to join a CFUW Club or do you have a cottage there and would like to attend Club meetings during the Summer? For more information contact: Joan Gentle firstname.lastname@example.org
Fellowships Committee ReportJoanne Jamieson - CFUW National Fellowships Chair
I attended the AGM 2003 in beautiful Wolfville Nova Scotia and with Rosemary Mallory, Director of Finance, presented a workshop on Finance and Fellowships.
Our national Fellowships Programme every year awards over $40,000 in awards to Canadian women who are pursuing graduate studies in many diverse areas of study.
This year, six of the ten winners were studying at Ontario universities and we were very fortunate to have the winner of the 2003-2004 CFUW Memorial Fellowship, Marianne Ariganello (2002 Bachelor Engineering Lakehead University) as our Charitable Trust Breakfast speaker.
Marianne Ariganello has completed her first year of a two year Master in Biomedical Engineering at Dalhousie University, Halifax. Her topic was artificial heart valves, which she made most interesting with her "power-point" presentation that was quite easy for the early morning audience to follow. The Breakfast attracted 135 attendees and the proceeds from this event were donated to the Charitable Trust which funds the Fellowships Programme. Other events and activities which raised money for the Charitable Trust were: the selling of Herstory 2004 calendars, the AGM Boutique sale items and raffle and the Sunday morning interfaith service.
Finally, I encourage Clubs to use the information on the 2003-2004 winners, to spread the word on this Programme and to perhaps have a winner speak to your Club.
Please contact me for more info: Joanne Jamieson - CFUW National Fellowships Chair email@example.com
EVENTS PAST & FUTURE
December 6th Luncheons!The Toronto Caucus Event>
This year the luncheon will be on Saturday and we hope that those previously unable to attend during the week will join us. This is a very pleasant and satisfying event. In the past three years we have raised a total of $4200 for the CFUW Polytechnique Memorial Award.
This year our speaker will be Dr. Nancy Olivieri, a professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at the University of Toronto and a founding member of Doctors for Research Integrity, an organization dedicated to scientific integrity and the protection of patients in clinical trials. Dr. Olivieri follows the principle that "when safety is in doubt, ethics dictate that we err on the side of caution". She will speak about her commitment to this principle and how it has effected her life.
Tickets are $40 and are available through Toronto Caucus presidents or Ann McElhinney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guelph Area Luncheon
ANNIVERSARIESThe University Women's Club of Toronto
Turning 100 is something to celebrate! On April 23 at the University Women's Club of Toronto almost 100 people crowded the elegant dining room as President, Judith Lewis, proclaimed our 100th year and paid tribute to the 13 past presidents there. She read greetings from Premier Eves praising our work for women. President-elect Elisabeth Sachs introduced the mystery guest, Kirby Chown, a descendent of Mabel Chown, president in 1903.
Courses of soup, salmon, and cake with ice cream were interspersed with skits. We recalled how the Club was established, first in rented rooms before taking the plunge in November1929, (depression time) to purchase for $45,000 the grand old house at 162 St. George Street.
One vignette acted out our activity of rolling bandages for World War I, soldiers using the actual moss and including a humorous letter sent home on the tooth-breaking job of eating the army biscuits.
Another vignette compared the reasons for joining the Club in 1903 and 2003 - many the same. Two women, a ghost from 1903 and a 2003 student, pursuing medicine, illustrated the divide in clothing and enrolment. Another skit used the archives to illustrate profound changes at the U of T in attitudes towards women.
Then in came a huge 100th birthday cake and Happy Birthday to us. The final skit was a pink tea meeting of the Famous 5 who won the Persons Case and are now immortalized on Parliament Hill in a statue. Posters around the room also told our story.
The evening ended with "For we are jolly good women, which nobody can deny" and sparklers. We hated to end our once-in-a-lifetime party where we
celebrated our past and where friendships continue to blossom.
Our three scholarship winners from the previous year expressed their great
appreciation of our support. We hope they will become CFUW members.
HONOURS RECEIVEDCFUW Ajax-Pickering is pleased to report that Cindy Adams the dynamic force behind the very successful Scientists in School programme was one of the winners of the Durham Women of Distinction Award for 2003. Congratulations Cindy!
Ontario Council AGM 2003
NOTICE OF MOTIONS
TO THANK THE HEALTH CARE WORKERS OF THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIOResolved, that the Ontario Council of the Canadian Federation of University Women wish to express their deep thanks and extreme appreciation to the health care workers of the Province of Ontario, especially those in the most affected areas, who, during the SARS epidemic, showed professionalism, determination and courage, and
Resolved, that this appreciation be expressed through the associations of the various health professionals
Background On a fateful day in February, a tourist from Toronto was enjoying the last few days of her holiday in Hong Kong with a visit to the Hotel Metropole. At the same time, an elderly doctor from China, was taking a restful vacation after attending to so many patients ill with a virus he did not understand - an innocent passing of travellers which led to a health crisis on both sides of the Pacific.
The doctor died shortly after and Sui-chu Kwan, returning to Toronto, died on March 5th, starting a lethal series of events. As this is written, one patient is still in hospital with SARS and recuperating - 44 people have died, including one doctor, Dr. Nestor Yanga and two nurses, Nelia Laroza and Tecla Lin. A total of 247 probable and 128 suspected cases became ill, and thousands were quarantined. While statistically this might not be high as far as epidemics go, it is because of the dedication and work of the health care professionals, from the researchers to the medical staff, that SARS was stopped. Working conditions were extreme for those dealing directly with the illness, from the paramedics who delivered the patients to the hospitals, to the nurses and doctors working in the isolation wards, also including all of those who were dealing with the constant stress that the illness created in the medical world, from the closed hospitals to surgeries not done to the lingering fear that you might be next. While Toronto was the centre of the epidemic, much of the rest of the province felt the constraint and the fear. The courage to heal and the professionalism shown through such stress must be acknowledged and thanked.
http://thestar.com Special Report: SARS, accessed Aug. 25th, 2003
"Last SARS patient improving" www.globeandmail.com, Aug. 25th, 2003 online edition.
CFUW ONTARIO COUNCIL CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS, dated October 2002Proposed Changes Rationale:
Ontario Council is proposing to have its year finish with a Spring Annual General Meeting instead of the current October AGM so that the provincial yearly cycle of activities runs parallel to that of the Clubs. This switch from Fall to Spring is being recommended because we feel that it will make CFUW Ontario Council communication and co-operation with the Club leadership easier.
By-Law III - Fiscal Year
By-law XI - Ontario Resolutions
By-law XII - Amendments
Moved by Teri Shaw, CFUW OC Legislation Chair, seconded Elizabeth Haynes, CFUW OC Education Chair
*Note: According to the CFUW Ontario Council Constitution and By- Law
"Women and Peacebuilding"
Find out about what it takes to re-build a society after war. How do women obtain peace and personal security? What is women's role in setting up government, institutions and infrastructure, schools and hospitals, and civil society maintaining human rights? What are the barriers?
Senator Lois Wilson
AGM Registration Form - www.cfuw-ottawa.org