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Statement on Budget 2024

April 23, 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…


Statement on the CSW68 Agreed Conclusions

April 2, 2024

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…


International Women’s Day 2024

March 8, 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…


Statement on National Pharmacare Plan

March 1, 2024

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…


National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 6, 2023

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,…


Letter on COP28

November 21, 2023

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…


Call to Action: The Right to a Healthy Environment

November 16, 2023

In 2022, CFUW passed a Resolution urging the federal government to enable constitutional recognition that a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment is a human right. CFUW recognizes that without a healthy environment, all other human rights are compromised-the preservation of the environment is central to the improvement of the status of women. We also know…


16 Days of Activism 2023

November 3, 2023

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign, and one of the largest organizing strategies in the prevention and elimination of gender-based violence around the world. It begins on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and ends on December 10, Human Rights Day. CFUW…


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

October 31, 2023

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…


Letter on the War and Humanitarian Crisis in Israel and Gaza

October 27, 2023

On October 27, 2023, CFUW National sent a letter on the war and humanitarian crisis in Israel and Gaza to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, as well as Ministers Mélanie Joly, Ahmed Hussen, Bill Blair, and Marci Ien, and Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations Robert Rae. Read the letter here.




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