Here is a listing of upcoming CFUW-Ottawa, CFUW Ontario Council, CFUW National and IFUW Events along with select other events.          

Upcoming events

    • 09 Sep 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • Hally and Hugh Siddons' Home

                                         SOLD OUT EVENT

    On Sunday, September 9th at 6:30 pm, Hally and Hugh Siddons are hosting a Sunday Supper to support the UWHAW scholarships for young women at the Gawharshad Institute of Higher Education in Kabul, Afghanistan.

    The evening will begin with a glass of punch and nibbles, followed by a short programme and then a sit down Sunday Supper

    Special Guest Speaker

    The tickets are $50 per person. 

    Contact Alice Bolt at or at 613-731-5221 if you'd like your name on the waiting list.

    The money raised from this event will be combined with the funds raised this past year and sent by wire transfer to the Gawharshad Institute. 

    • 17 Sep 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Jean Pigott Place, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave W.

    Welcome and Welcome Back!

    2018-2019 CFUW-Ottawa

    Season Opener

    Come and sign up for your favourite activity and interest groups, or find new ones that inspire you. Catch up with friends and fellow members. Bring a friend! 

    If you are new to CFUW, come and see what we are all aboutCFUW-Ottawa has something for all women, of all ages, and all backgrounds. (a university degree is not required).

    DATE:     Monday, 17h of September, 2018

    TIME:     7:00 - 8:30 PM

    PLACE:  Jean Pigott Place,  Ottawa City Hall   110 Laurier Avenue

    (Parking garage is $2.00 after 6:00 pm, enter off Laurier or Elgin)

    Bring a friend, socialize with old friends and enjoy refreshments while selecting from a wide variety of activities for the upcoming season.  There are many opportunities for involvement.  Whatever interest you may have, CFUW-Ottawa probably has something for you: Study and Interest GroupsExternal Outreach GroupsGeneral Meetings with terrific speakers; Opportunities to support women's education through the Scholarship Trust Fund and a myriad of other choices.   

    Come and register if you haven’t already registered online meet Activity Convenors and join us for a season of fun, friendship and learning.  We look forward to seeing you there! For more information call 613-569-9351.  

    Photos from Season Opener 2017-2018:

    • 01 Oct 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • Riverside United/Church of the Resurrection Anglican, 3191 Riverside Drive

    Speakers Series and General Meeting on Oct. 1, 2018.

    BROCK GODFREY, Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre



    On the whole Canadians are trusting folks.  They assume good intentions on the part of the businesses and individuals they encounter.  This is a good thing.  Unfortunately, it also makes us easy marks for those who do not have good intentions.  Quickly we can become victims if we are not careful.

    When the Canada Revenue Agency calls we listen.  If Microsoft sends us an email saying that they have detected suspicious activity on our computer and offers to fix it, we are likely to let them.  The problem is, we are setting ourselves up to be taken advantage of.

    Modern, sophisticated fraud is on the rise in Canada.  It has gone well beyond the letters and emails advising us that long-lost relatives have left us a fortune, or door-to-door people soliciting for a non-existent charity.  Our identities can be stolen, we can have demands for ransom money to get our data back.  Major institutions and businesses can be robbed of millions.  And when it happens to us, we are often too ashamed to admit it or report it.

    CFUW-Ottawa is very fortunate to have an expert speaker on fraud and fraud awareness from the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre for our October 1 General Meeting.  Brock Godfrey, a retired teacher and volunteer with the Centre, makes presentations on this topic across the country and has received the Superintendent’s Award of Distinction from the RCMP for his work educating Canadians about the dangers of fraud.  It will be a special extended presentation and members are encouraged to attend and bring a friend.


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