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Membership - Eligibility of Individuals

CFUW membership is open to women interested in furthering the purposes of CFUW. CFUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or class. 


  • Promote high standards of public education, advanced study and research by women, and a sound concept of lifelong learning locally and nationally.
  • Advocate for the advancement of the status of women, human rights and the common good locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Promote cooperation, networking, support and understanding among women.
  • Encourage and enable women to apply their knowledge and skills in leadership and decision-making in all aspects of the political, social, cultural, educational and scientific fields.

CFUW is an organization that wants to change the world and is emerging as a leader amongst women’s groups in Canada and Internationally. We have the ability to reach government representatives of all parties which is a feature that few women’s organizations possess.  We respond to many opportunities for advocacy.   Equality; Poverty and Food Security; Housing and Homelessness; Violence against Women; Rights of the Child, Child care and early learning; Advocating for a better world for women and girls and Environmental issues such as Anti Idling, The Power of Local Food; Treasuring the Tay; Youth and Opiate Addiction.
What are the results of the advocacy efforts?

  • Many MPs know who we are and what we stand for.  CFUW is nationally recognized
  • The media has recognized CFUW leadership on environmental and educational issues.
  • CFUW is recognized by Ministers in the current Government.  They know that we contact them and that we keep following up on issues.  We are not going to go away

Another Result of our efforts is recognition!  Advocacy Power House Award
“Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we will change the world  (Jack Layton)