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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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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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Response to the Recent Attack at Gender Studies Class at the University of Waterloo

June 30, 2023 / Comments Off on Response to the Recent Attack at Gender Studies Class at the University of Waterloo

STATEMENT JUNE 30, 2023 CFUW is deeply saddened to hear about the recent attack at the University of Waterloo. The attack happening in a gender studies class brings back painful memories of the 1989 Polytechnique Massacre, where gender and hate were a motivator for violence. Schools and campuses should be a place of safety, for…

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CFUW Submission of Canada’s 4th Universal Periodic Review

April 27, 2023 / Comments Off on CFUW Submission of Canada’s 4th Universal Periodic Review

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 28, 2023 – CFUW submission on the occasion of Canada’s 4th Universal Periodic Review to the United Nations (UN) Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) Every five years, civil society actors, states, and human rights monitoring-bodies contribute a report to the OHCHR on Canada’s performance on securing human…

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CFUW Statement on Budget 2023

March 30, 2023 / Comments Off on CFUW Statement on Budget 2023

March 30, 2023 – CFUW Statement on the 2023 Federal Budget In October 2022, CFUW submitted a written submission for the pre-budget consultations in advance of the upcoming federal budget. Our recommendations included: $500 million additional per year for a National Action Plan on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) $100 million annually of investment into climate initiatives,…

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Remembering the Victims of the Ecole Polytechnique Massacre and a Renewed Call for Action on Femicide

December 6, 2022 / Comments Off on Remembering the Victims of the Ecole Polytechnique Massacre and a Renewed Call for Action on Femicide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa | December 6th, 2022 Remembering the Victims of the Ecole Polytechnique Massacre and a Renewed Call for Action on Femicide Ottawa, December 6th, 2022 – Today is the 33rd anniversary of the mass shooting, femicide, and gender-based violence (GBV) that we remember as the Polytechnique Massacre in Montréal, Quebec. We remember…

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