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Elder Action Day 2024

May 1, 2024 / Comments Off on Elder Action Day 2024

May 1 is CFUW’s Elder Action Day! Today is all about combatting ageism and advocating for better services and support for older people. This demographic is the fastest-growing age group in the country, yet is often disregarded and ignored. Together, we can make a more age-friendly society, where old people are able to age in…

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Statement on Budget 2024

April 23, 2024 / Comments Off on Statement on Budget 2024

CFUW-FCFDU welcomes the many investments announced in Budget 2024 that will improve the lives of women, girls, and gender-diverse people and advance gender equality. In July 2023, CFUW-FCFDU submitted a written submission for pre-budget consultations in advance of the 2024 Federal Budget. Our recommendations included: Implement Bill C-226 to address environmental justice and racism. Publish…

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Statement on the CSW68 Agreed Conclusions

April 2, 2024 / Comments Off on Statement on the CSW68 Agreed Conclusions

The 68th UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68) was held in New York from March 11 to 22, 2024. On its final day, a set of Agreed Conclusions were adopted, centering on CSW68’s theme: “Accelerating the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls by addressing poverty and strengthening…

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International Women’s Day 2024

March 8, 2024 / Comments Off on International Women’s Day 2024

Happy International Women’s Day! International Women’s Day (IWD) is a day to celebrate women in all of their diversity and the enormous strides we’ve made in the movement to achieve gender equality. It’s an opportunity to honour the strength and resilience of the women who have touched our lives-our sisters, mothers, grandmothers, friends, teachers, fellow…

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Statement on National Pharmacare Plan

March 1, 2024 / Comments Off on Statement on National Pharmacare Plan

Statement on National Pharmacare Plan CFUW-FCFDU joins Canadians across the country in celebrating the introduction of legislation for a national pharmacare program. In 2017, CFUW-FCFDU resolved as a national body to urge the federal, provincial, and territorial governments to deliver universal pharmacare, a publicly funded and financially sustainable drug plan that would cover medically necessary…

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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 6, 2023 / Comments Off on National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

On this National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women…  CFUW-FCFDU remembers the 14 women who were murdered 34 years ago at the École Polytechnique simply because they were women: Geneviève Bergeron, Hélène Colgan, Nathalie Croteau, Barbara Daigneault, Anne-Marie Edward, Maud Haviernick, Maryse Laganière, Maryse Leclair, Anne -Marie Lemay, Sonia Pelletier, Michèle Richard,…

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Letter on COP28

November 21, 2023 / Comments Off on Letter on COP28

The 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP28, was held from November 30 to December 13 in United Arab Emirates. Canada sent an official delegation to the conference, including Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault. Ahead of COP28 on November 21, CFUW sent a letter to Minister Guilbeault encouraging the…

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Brief on Bill C-35 (Early Learning and Child Care)

October 31, 2023 / Comments Off on Brief on Bill C-35 (Early Learning and Child Care)

Parliamentary Brief Submitted to the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology, Regarding Bill C-35, An Act Respecting Early Learning and Child Care in Canada CFUW-FCFDU is a national, non-partisan, self-funded organization with 94 clubs across Canada and over 6,600 members. Our mission is to achieve educational and economic equality and social justice…

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2023 Fall Advocacy Package

October 6, 2023 / Comments Off on 2023 Fall Advocacy Package

Take a look at the resolutions adopted at CFUW’s 2023 Policy Session in this year’s 2023 Fall Advocacy Package (in French here). Each resolution has a backgrounder, take action page, and template advocacy letter to guide CFUW clubs in their advocacy work this fall. We encourage CFUW members to review the “Who Does What?” guidelines…

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