CFUW North Vancouver – 7:00 pm Thursday, November 17, 2016, at Royal Canadian Legion, 123 West 15th Street, North Vancouver, BC. Note- change for this month only to 3rd Thursday
CFUW West Vancouver – 6.45 PM, Monday, November 21, 2016, at The Westerleigh PARC, 725 22nd Street, West Vancouver (corner of Marine and 22nd Street). You may park in the building’s underground parking (enter from 22nd Street) and enter directly into our large meeting room OR you may street park and enter at the main entrance using the entrance button on the left saying that you are here for the CFUW meeting.
CFUW North Vancouver and CFUW West Vancouver are clubs whose members are women who support the mission and ideals of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) in Canada – to “work and advocate for women’s equality, social justice, human rights, quality education, peace and the environment.” Our two clubs are independent of each other but we work together on outreach initiatives and in shared interest groups.
CFUW North Vancouver funds educational foundations at B.C.I.T ($2,685 in 2015), Capilano University and Simon Fraser University (both with on-going foundations), as well as UBC ($1,000 – this year to a 4th year Mechanical Engineering student) and others ($750), through fundraising events and donations from both members and the public. Our North Vancouver Secondary School graduate awards are funded through the BC Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch via application request by us ($9,700 last year).
CFUW West Vancouver funds 2 endowed bursaries at Capilano University. Special one time awards have been made at UBC, SFU , BCIT, and the VSO School of Music through fundraising events and donations from members and the public. Other awards at 5 high schools in the Sea to Sky corridor and at UBC, SFU, BCIT, and Douglas College are funded through a Community Gaming Grant which we apply for annually from the BC Policy and Enforcement Branch which this past year was $18,000.
Our clubs, two of the 23 clubs in the province, are members of the CFUW BC Council, the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW National) with 107 clubs across Canada, and are affiliated with the Graduate Women International (GWI) (formerly IFUW).
AGMs and Conferences
BC Council – Kelowna BC, May 26-28, 2017 -“Ahead of our Times-The Future is Now” hosted by CFUW Kelowna
CFUW National – Richmond, BC – June 22-25, 2017-“Gateways/Passerelles” hosted by CFUW Richmond
GWI Triennial – August 21-26, 2016, “At the Crossroads of Education, Gender and Human Rights” Capetown, South Africa