Both CFUW NV and CFUW WV recently received news that they had received funding for another year for post-secondary education awards. Each club applied to the BC Policy and Enforcement Branch and was successful in obtaining a Community Gaming Grant.
Click the link below for a report about the Forum on Children and Hypersexualization:Countering Exploitative Child Images held in November 2014
CFUW has been advocating for universal, quality, accessible, affordable early learning and childcare for years.
Here’s a link to a recent piece by the globe and mail on why affordable daycare is such a divisive issue in Canada.
Reina Lahtinen,a student in the Early Childhood Care and Education program at Capilano University, is our most recent Education Award winner. She is the recipient of a $200 award funded by money raised through our club’s participation in the Thrifty Foods Smile Fundraising Campaign. Thank you to Thrifty Foods for this addition to our Education Awards program.
Astrid Heyerdahl, Curator of the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art and Executive Director of the Gordon and Marion Smith Foundation for Young Artists, addresses participants of an afternoon event held by CFUW North Vancouver at the gallery on May 12, to raise funds for a scholarship to the Artists for Kids program. The event consisted of a tea and talk about the gallery’s current exhibition of Chinese-Canadian multimedia artist Gu Xiong’s work, followed by a guided tour of the exhibition. Event proceeds will fund a scholarship enabling a talented North Vancouver secondary school student to attend a five-day camp led by distinguished Canadian artists at the Paradise Valley Summer School of Art near Squamish, BC.
Both CFUW North Vancouver and CFUW West Vancouver have been successful in their applications for a BC Community Gaming Grant this year. The monies are used to provide educational awards.
Pictured below CFUW North Vancouver executive members receiving their club cheque from MLA Jane Thornthwaite at a recent club meeting.