CFUW North Vancouver 7:00 pm Thursday, September 12, 2019, at the Royal Canadian Legion, 123 West 15th, North Vancouver.
CFUW West Vancouver – 6:45 pm Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at Westerleigh Parc , 725- 22nd Street, West Vancouver, BC
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.
Through our Educational Trust Fund CFUW NV provides bursaries to women graduates both in high school and in the lower mainland’s post secondary institutions. From BC Gaming grants we provide CFUW NV criteria-based awards for graduating female students from the seven North Vancouver School District 44 secondary schools. We have permanent endowments in excess of $25,000 each providing awards, using criteria established by CFUW NV, at Simon Fraser University, Capilano University and the British Columbia Institute of Technology. As well we give a $1,000 yearly award at UBC. We are in the process of funding an endowment at UBC. In 2016-17, we gave $16,450 provided by gaming, fundraising, generous members and some community donations.
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. In celebration of our 60th Anniversary fundraising proceeds were used to fund three Aging Out of Foster Care education awards.
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 over 100 clubs across Canada, and are affiliated with the Graduate Women International (GWI) (formerly IFUW).