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World Refugee Day 2024

June 20, 2024

This World Refugee Day, CFUW is raising awareness about the alarming number of refugees fleeing violence and persecution around the world-a number that has tripled in the last decade. Download our infographic on the global refugee population here (in French here).   But refugees are not just statistics. They are real people-many of whom are children-exercising their…


Elder Action Day 2024

May 1, 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…


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…




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