News and Announcements

  • 01 Feb 2014 6:43 PM | Sue Hurtubise

    UNCSW - the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) is scheduled from March 10 - 24th in New York City. We will have a CFUW delegation of about fourteen attendees, both CFUW members and several members of Women Graduates-USA who will join us. The theme for this 58th Session of the CSW is "Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls." CFUW will be presenting a workshop or parallel session with Women Graduates-USA, titled "Universal Primary Education by 2020: In Peril for Afghan Girls?" led by Hally Siddons and Leila Metcalf of CFUW Ottawa. CFUW is also preparing to submit an oral statement on the theme to read into the record at UNCSW. The delegate team will be working with other Canadian women's groups, the IFUW delegation, and others, on the advocacy front, attending as many formal sessions, side events, and parallel sessions as possible, and we will be reporting back to Clubs on the experience.

          Susan Murphy, CFUW National Newsletter, Jan.30 2014


  • 20 Dec 2013 9:31 AM | Sue Hurtubise
     Information is now available about the June 19-22 AGM in Kitchener-Waterloo, 2014. Click on the coloured date.
  • 19 Sep 2013 11:40 AM | Sue Hurtubise

    To read all about the IFUW Conference in Istanbul, please see the special edition newsletter put out by CFUW National.

  • 30 Jul 2013 4:11 PM | Sue Hurtubise
    Expedia Cruise Lines is proud to offer an unique travel opportunity for CFUW members: the CFUW Literary Legends Cruise. In May of 2014, those of our members who wish to, can embark on a trans-Atlantic crossing from New York to Southampton, UK aboard the Cunard ship the Queen Mary 2. Upon arrival in England, a guest speaker will take you to explore the most famous sites of England's rich literary history. For further information click here.
  • 17 Apr 2013 10:44 PM | Deleted user

    CFUW-Ottawa and UWHAW member Dianne Rummery has written an excellent article for Diplomat and International Canada entitled "Helping Afghan Women find their place in Civil Society".  It appears in the Spring Edition.

    Hard copies will be available at Chapters and Mags and Fags around April 26th.

  • 03 Mar 2013 7:40 PM | Deleted user

    Proposed changes to the membership sections of the CFUW-Ottawa Constitution and Bylaws to bring them into conformity with recent changes to the Articles and Bylaws of CFUW were approved by the CFUW-Ottawa board in January.  These proposed amendments were presented to the membership for information purposes at the February General Meeting.  These amendments will be on the agenda at the AGM in May.

    To see more details about these changes, please see theMarch issue of the Carillon.

  • 03 Mar 2013 7:19 PM | Deleted user

    There are five proposed resolutions that will be presented for adoption at the 2013 AGM in Saskatoon on July 11-14, 2013 including one proposed by CFUW-Ottawa on the reduction of dietary sodium.   These proposed resolutions were sent to all clubs in February for comment and amendment.  To view the complete text of each resolution, click here.

    If you are interested in discussing and learning more about these issues, please consider joining one of the review committees.  Contact Charlotte Rigby at for more information.

  • 03 Mar 2013 7:04 PM | Deleted user
    CFUW-Ottawa is now forming a team to compete for the first time in the Dragon Boat Festival in Ottawa June 22nd-24th, 2013.  If you are interested in joining the team, please contact Jean Chapman at
  • 20 Feb 2013 12:15 PM | Deleted user

    In an effort to provide benefits that increase the value of your membership in CFUW, CFUW has signed an agreement with The Personal Insurance Company so that our members can buy home and auto insurance at preferred group rates.

    In addition to CFUW preferred pricing, The Personal offers you and your dependents further discounts, customized coverage and other advantages like 24/7 Call from the Scene emergency assistance and Identity Theft Assistance. With The Personal, you also benefit by dealing directly with non-commissioned, licensed insurance professionals.

    No matter who you are insured with now for your home or auto, we encourage you to get a quote with The Personal and compare rates and services - you may be pleasantly surprised!

    For more information about accident-free protection, loyalty savings, identity theft, click here.

    You can contact The Personal for a quote by calling 1-888-476-8737 or by going online at:

  • 20 Feb 2013 11:54 AM | Deleted user

    CARP is offering CFUW members a special rate for Membership, including a subscription to Zoomer magazine!

    To learn more about CARP, please click here.   

    CARP is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to advocating for a New Vision of Aging for Canada, promoting social change that will bring financial security, equitable access to health care and freedom from age discrimination. CARP seeks to ensure that the marketplace serves the needs and expectations of Canadians as they age and provides value-added benefits, products and services to its members. CARP is dedicated to building a sense of community and shared values among its members in support of CARP’s mission.

    If you are interested in joining, please click here, and choose “Canadian Federation of University of Women” from the drop down menu on the right ("Choose Your Group"). Alternatively, you can call 1-800-363-9736 and quote “GDCFUW” to access your discounted rate.


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