News and Announcements

  • 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.

  • 08 Jan 2013 9:29 AM | Deleted user

    The CFUW Ontario Council has once again recognized the advocacy efforts of our club by naming it for a Powerhouse Award.  Following are the activities specifically mentioned for acclaim: for its work with HIPPY (Home Instruction for Pre-School Youngsters); its continuing work to raise awareness about women and Afghanistan – the 2010 National CFUW AGM, its Afghan Study Group; its annual International Women’s Day conferences with other CFUW clubs and Ottawa Council of Women; its Environmental and Toxins Study Group that publishes a monthly column for the newsletter; its resolutions (three national and one proposed for 2013); its newsletter with monthly articles on issues.


    Fran Harding

    VP Communications

  • 06 Dec 2012 10:07 AM | Deleted user

    Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the
    Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  The formal inception of Human Rights Day dates from 1950, after the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V) inviting all States and interested organizations to adopt 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day.

    When the General Assembly adopted the Declaration, with 48 states in favor and eight abstentions, it was proclaimed as a "common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations", towards which individuals and societies should "strive by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance". Although the Declaration with its broad range of political, civil, social, cultural and economic rights is not a binding document, it inspired more than 60 human rights instruments which together constitute an international standard of human rights. Today the general consent of all United Nations Member States on the basic Human Rights laid down in the Declaration makes it even stronger and emphasizes the relevance of Human Rights in our daily lives.

    CFUW believes that education is a right as asserted in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UN - 1948) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (UN - 1966). We seek to strengthen equitable access to education on a national and global level by advocating for the removal of social, economic, and political barriers to education for all people. Over the years our advocacy efforts have focused on a wide range of educational concerns, such as: early learning and childcare, first nations education, gender balanced curricula, civic education, post-secondary education, English/French as a Second Language services, resources and supports for students with disabilities.

    Fran Harding
    VP Communications

  • 23 Nov 2012 11:32 AM | Deleted user

    CFUW has become a far more inclusive organization with the admission of women who do not hold degrees.  In a an excellent article, Susan Murphy, our National President,  describes the benefits to our organization of opening up our doors to a more diverse community of women.  The Ontario East Fall Gathering, which many of our members attended, is also highlighted.  To read more see


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