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16 Days of Action November 25 – December 10

16 Days of Action November 25 – December 10

CFUW 16 Days of Activism Against Gender based Violence Toolkit

CFUW has prepared a 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Toolkit with tips on how to get involved in the campaign. From November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to December 10th, International Human Rights Day, let’s help put an end to violence against women and girls. The toolkit includes an article on the 30th Anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre. It discusses key themes on the topic of gender-based violence. 01 | Take Action To End Gender-based Violence Introduction From November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to December 10th, International Human Rights Day, let’s help put an end to violence against women and girls. CFUW clubs and members can be trailblazers in their communities and across the country, contributing positively to end genderbased violence (GBV). Unequal power relations, biased social norms and practices, and discriminatory legal dispositions have a profound impact on the prevalence of violence against women and girls in our society. Preventing and addressing violence against women requires a broad spectrum of actions that starts with our inner circle of friends and family and goes all the way to our national and international governing institutions. CFUW has created a toolkit to help members get involved in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. This toolkit aims to increase awareness and advise club members of practical actions to help end GBV. 02| Take Action To End Gender-based Violence.

WV COVID Koffee Klatch

Come join your CFUW WV friends
for coffee and conversation

Mondays at 10:00 am (except Thanksgiving Day)

  • Sept. 28th Boat Shed at Ambleside Park (by the Concession Stand building, 1200 Argyle)
  • Oct. 5th John Lawson Park Picnic Shelter (17th Street)
  • Oct. 13th (Tuesday) West Vancouver Library Readers’ Rooftop
  • Oct. 19th Seniors’ Activity Centre (patio area on south side of the building)
  • Oct. 26th John Richardson Park (west of the Westerleigh at Fulton and Marine)

Bring your coffee, your mask and your lawn chair to ensure physical distancing
If it’s raining, forget it!!
See you there.

Print copy of details: here

NV – 100 Years of Song – Jun 9 2019


We’re Celebrating and You’re Invited to the CFUW North Vancouver Ukulele Singalong celebrating the 100th anniversaries of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) and Graduate Women International (GWI)

When: Sunday, June 9th 2019

Where: Community Meeting Room

Royal Canadian Legion Branch No 118

123 15th Avenue East, North Vancouver

Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm. (Please arrive about 1:45)

Cost: FREE

  • We will be playing and singing a sampling of 100 years of songs from WWI to 2019.
  • Everyone welcome but please register at so that we have an idea of numbers.
  • Ukulele players should bring their own music stands and songbook if possible.
  • The songbook list available at: CLICK HERE
  • Songbook available at: CLICK HERE – if you find you cannot access the link, use your browser to connect to:
  • And YES! There will be cake!
  • We ask for a small donation from everyone to defray costs. Any surplus to go to our scholarship fund.


NV – May 9 – On-going Support to the Women of Bountiful

Speakers:  Cathy Leugner and Alison Hutchison

Cathy Leugner and Alison Hutchison from the CFUW Nelson club will present the work they have been doing meeting with and supporting, several ex-FLDS (Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints) women.  These women have organized a group called “SafetyNet in the Kootenays” (SNK).

The intent of the group is to help others who have left Bountiful and are navigating the world beyond the FLDS closed community. Nelson Club members have been working with these former Bountiful residents, and helping SNK to arrange face-to-face meetings with politicians and community support agencies.

At the 2018 CFUW AGM, Cathy and Alison did an inspiring presentation. The May 9 North Vancouver  session will include stories told by ladies who have come from Bountiful as well as a short video clip featuring one SNK lady talking about her background and experiences. This presentation will focus on how CFUW Nelson can provide on-going support and represents a unique perspective on how women can receive support to become independent within the context of their communities.

NV Theatre Night – May 8 – Duets

Image result for duets peter quilter

CFUW North Vancouver’s major scholarship fundraising event of the year is coming soon.  Reserve Wednesday, May 8h, 2019 for our annual FUNDRAISING PLAY NIGHT at Deep Cove’s Shaw Theatre.

First Impressions Theatre Group will present  “DUETS” by PETER QUILTER—-a thought provoking four part comedy. “A gloriously funny examination of the chaotic world of love, relationships and why the grass is never greener. Duets is a hilarious tribute to the strength and madness of the human heart.”

TIME: Doors open at 7pm, theatre doors open at 7:30 pm and play begins at 8pm.

TICKET PRICE: $27.00 each. Tickets available from members or, if any left, at the door.

Light refreshments will be served and wine is available for purchase from the theatre volunteers.

Please help support our scholarship fund which helps at least one young graduating female student from each North Vancouver secondary school pursue her chosen post-secondary education and our similarly-intended endowment funds at Capilano University, BCIT, Simon Fraser University and UBC, where we are currently trying to raise $50,000 for its endowment.

WV Event – Mar 11 – Shelagh Stevens


West Vancouver, BC – Shelaagh Stevens, a retired Canadian Forces logistics officer, former peacekeeper and civilian Logistics Officer with the UN, will speak on ‘Women and Peacekeeping’ in West Vancouver on Monday, March 11. This program, presented by the West Vancouver chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW), will be held at St. Stephens Anglican Church, 885 22nd Street, West Vancouver, at 7pm on March 11 (doors open at 6:30). The admission fee will be $10.

Although peacekeeping is an important mission of the UN, it was not until 2000 that the UN Security Council began to acknowledge that women could play a vital role in preventing conflict, resolving conflict, and building peace. In her talk, Lt.-Col. Stevens will draw on her experiences in Cote d’Ivoire, Namibia, Croatia, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, and the UN Headquarters in New York City.

CFUW is hosting this program to celebrate International Women’s Day. Groups throughout the world hold programs in March to recognize the progress that women have made and promote plans to accomplish more.

In addition, this year CFUW is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its parent organization. In 1919, three women – two British and one American – established the International Federation of University Women, whose goals were to promote women’s education and ‘to prevent any future wars’. Today that organization, now called Graduate Women International (GWI), has 56 member countries. GWI will celebrate its 100th anniversary later this year in Geneva, with the theme ‘Peace through Education’.

Poster and Background

NV – Lolehawk Laura Buker – Jan 10 Speaker

Lolehawk Laura Buker (seated) with longtime friend, Faye Hudson

Dr. Lolehawk Laura Buker,  a Lake Babine Nation and Stó: lō Nation Elder, retired indigenous professor (Lakehead University), fisherwoman, and storyteller walked us through the indigenous world view that she walks every day. Sharing stories of the land Dr. Buker opened a sharing circle of respectful and safe conversation with us all, with time for reflection in our era of truth and reconciliation.