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CFUW Meets with Minister of Status of Women Patty Hajdu

On Monday, March 21 2016, CFUW President Doris Mae Oulton and Advocacy Coordinator Maddie Webb met with Status of Women Minister Patty Hajdu, for the first meeting between the two offices in ten years. Having interacted with Minister Hajdu at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women the week previous, CFUW has been impressed with the increased openness and communication between the Government and civil society since October.

At this meeting CFUW brought forward some of our most pressing policy, including the need for a federally-funded child care system. We were encouraged by the Minister’s response, and further energized by yesterday’s Budget announcement, in which $500 million has been pledged to develop a National Early Learning and Childcare Framework with the provinces and territories. CFUW has been pushing for a better childcare system for years, and it finally seems like it might be on the horizon.

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Navigating the New CFUW Websites

There are now two fully redesigned CFUW Websites, the Public Website - www.cfuw.org and the Member Resources Website www.cfuwadmin.org. Download this help sheet to orient yourself to the new layout, purpose, and content of each website.

It is important to note that many items you are used to finding here, such as: internal governance procedures, communications tools, or AGM information will now only be located on the Member Resources website.

If you encounter any issues in navigating the website please do not hesitate to contact Elizabeth Whyte, Member Services Coordinator at cfuwgen@rogers.com or call 1-888-220-9606 ext. 101.

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2016 Proposed Resolutions and Amendment Guidelines

Attention CFUW Club Members: the 2016 Proposed Resolutions and Amendment kit are available for download on the CFUW Member Website, www.cfuwadmin.org. If you have difficulty accessing the site, please contact Elizabeth Whyte at cfuwgen@rogers.com or call the toll free telephone at 1-888-220-9606.

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