North Shore Search and Rescue present to CFUW North Vancouver Thursday, February 11, 2021 7:00 pm

Contact cfuw.nv2@gmail to secure Zoom Access

Thursday, February 11, 7:00 -8:00 -pm

The North Shore Rescue Team was founded in 1965 as a civil defence unit during the cold war and has evolved into the Rescue Team, well known to residents of the North Shore, as the busiest Search and Rescue team in the province, one of 79 such teams.  With up to 150 calls each year, the team responds to requests for their services within 5 minutes 24/7 with volunteers with a variety of skills and prepared to go out in any weather conditions.  The team has a tremendous amount of resources and experience to locate lost people in urban or mountain locations and to medically treat injured people with advanced skills. 

Maria Masiar and Peter Haigh will elaborate on all aspects of the team and be available for any questions pertaining to the team. Maria Masiar works full time for IBM as a graphic and user experience professional with over 25 years in I.T. She’s a mother to a bright energetic 10 years daughter, Bella. During her spare time (ha ha), she’s an active member of North Shore Rescue, sits on the executive as Social & Public Education commissioner, and has been with the team for 4 years. Maria has spent her entire life outdoors being a ski instructor, dive master, rock climbing accidianado, hiking, scrambling, and mountaineering. She’s a member of both the Alpine Club of Canada and BCMC and has led many mixed as well as all female trips. She’s proud to have incredible mentors like Bridget Milsom, who was a previous team leader and the first female life-time member of NSR. 

Born in England, but brought up, in Australia, Peter was involved in the Boy Scout movement throughout his early life and so gained an appreciation for the outdoors. With a push from his wife, he was happy to join the rescue team and its outdoor activities to balance his work life in the engineering field which was mostly office work. He is now retired and seems to spend more time on team activities.

North Shore Rescue Team presents program to CFUW North Vancouver

CFUW North Vancouver February Program

Peter Haigh: North Shore Rescue

Join CFUW North Vancouver on Thursday, February 11 as Peter Haigh along with a colleague will  bring us up to date on current events and work plans  for the  North Shore Rescue.

Peter Haigh, from North Shore Search and Rescue, (NSSR) will be our speaker on February 11, 2021. Peter and his colleague Maria will present a program  that will run from 7:00 -8:00 pm. Registration is available at cfuw.nv2@gmail.com.

Send an email to cfuwnv2@gmail.com with your name and ask for Access to North Shore Search and Rescue program, February 11, 7:00-8:00 pm.

In preparation for his talk, Peter has suggested that we watch the Knowledge Network documentary series showcasing NSSR, which was shown on November 10 – Dec 8, 2020. Because these documentaries are the property of Knowledge Network, Peter will not be able to show them, however, in his February Zoom presentation, he will address any potential questions that arise from the viewings. He will also provide us with stories from behind the scenes.

If you would like to join us, please email cfuw.nv2@gmail.com and you will be forwarded a Zoom Link for this program

https://peglegfilms.com/work/search-rescue-north-shoreI

CFUW North Vancouver February Program

Peter Haigh: North Shore Rescue

Join CFUW North Vancouver on Thursday, February 11, at 7:00 pm as Peter Haigh brings us up date current events in the work of North Shore Rescue.

Peter Haigh, from North Shore Search and Rescue, (NSSR) will be the North Vancouver speaker on February 11, 2021. This program will run from 7:00 -8:00 pm. Registration is available at cfuw.nv2@gmai.com. Send email with your name and ask for Access to North Shore Search and Rescue program, February 11, 7:00-8:00 pm.

In preparation for his program, Peter has suggested that we watch the Knowledge Network documentary series showcasing NSSR which was shown on November 10 – Dec 8, 2020. Because these documentaries are the property of Knowledge Network, Peter will not be able to show them, however, in his February Zoom presentation, he will address any potential questions that arise from the viewings. He will also provide us with stories from behind the scenes.

If you would like to join us, please email cfuw.nv2@gmail.com and you will be forwarded a Zoom Link for this program

Should you wish to preview some of the work, see the link below.

peglegfilms.com/work/search-rescue-north-shore

https://ca.video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-sz-001&hsimp=yhs-001&hspart=sz&p=youtube+videos+North+Shore+Rescue+2020#id=1&vid=b55217e0a28813634910203c30237a77&action=click

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

Child and Family Poverty Persists in British Columbia!

How can we Advocate for Change?

2020 Child Poverty Report Card

British Columbia

January 2020

With thanks and immense appreciation to the work of First Call: BC

Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition.

Child and Family Poverty Persists in British Columbia!

30 years ago in November of 1989, the all-party House of Commons resolution to end child poverty by the year 2000 was passed unanimously.

In 2017, one in five children in B.C> were still growing up in poverty. 19.1% of children in BC lived in poverty representing 163,730.

First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition released the 23rd annual BC Child Poverty Report Card finding that not much has changed for poor children and their families.

The following is a summary of the report presented in January 2020:

In 2017, the year this report covers, there were 163,730 children and youth living in poor households with many living in deep poverty.

“Once again our report finds one in five children in BC were living in poverty in 2017,” commented Adrienne Montani, First Call’s Provincial Coordinator. “And for the first time we saw children in lone-parent families make up over half BC’s poor children.”

2017 Findings:

  • 163,730 children and youth were living in poor households in 2017.
  • 51,760 poor children were under the age of six.
  • Overall, BC had the 8th highest child poverty rate out of all the provinces and territories.
  • BC child poverty rate at 19.1% was slightly higher than the national child poverty rate of 18.6%.
  • The poverty rate for children living in lone-parent families is 51.4%.

For the first time since 2009, the number of poor children in lone-parent families increased, from 81,960 in 2016 to 86,690 in 2017.

Indigenous children, new immigrant children, children in visible or racialized minority groups and those with disabilities all have much higher poverty rates than the BC average.

The gender inequality gap persisted with the median income for female lone parent households at $44,960, just 72% of the $62,550 median income for male lone parent households.

While there are poor children growing up in all areas of BC, poverty rates are varied from 15.3% in the East Kootenay Regional District to 42.5% in the Central Coast Regional District. Many of the regional districts with the highest child poverty rates were located in coastal areas, particularly along the north and central coastal areas.

First Call’s recommendations to government include better income supports and universal programs like affordable housing and child care investments; targeting efforts to help those who have a higher risk of living in poverty; moving more quickly to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour; and significantly raising income and disability assistance rates to bring them in line with actual living expenses and index them to inflation.

What needs to happen next? What actions need to be taken and how do we begin to advocate with all levels of government?

Read the recommendations;

CAPILANO UNIVERSITY SPONSORS AN INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY EVENT AT the CAP U LOWER LONSDALE CAMPUS



We Believe
In Recognition of International Women’s Day
Women in Politics Panel & Reception 

AN INVITATION

Women in Politics Panel

In Recognition of International Women’s Day

Women in Politics Panel & Reception 

Libby Davies, Member of Parliament, 1997-2015; Panel moderator
Bowinn Ma, MLA, North Vancouver-Lonsdale; Panelist
Jane Thornthwaite, MLA, North Vancouver-Seymour; Panelist
3rd panelist to be announced

Friday, March 6, 2020
Reception starts at 5 p.m. followed by the panel at 6 p.m.
Location:  CapU Lonsdale at the Shipyards
125 Victory Ship Way #250, North Vancouver

Please RSVP to Zoran Stjepanovic at zoranstjepanovic@capilanou.ca

A message for Capilano University Foundation

It’s been a few months since our early morning breakfast event, and I’d like to thank you once again, for your support of women’s education at CapU.

In connection with International Women’s Day, please join us, March 6th, at CapU Lonsdale for a special panel forum.  In partnership with the Capilano University Students Union, we are hosting a panel of female political leaders to discuss the challenges, intricacies and opportunities of being a woman in BC politics.  

It’s also a great opportunity to see our new CapU Lonsdale satellite campus in the Shipyards!  

Refreshments will be served before the panel kicks off.  This engaging panel is our way of acknowledging your support of women’s education at CapU.
If you would like to attend, please respond directly to 

Please RSVP to Zoran Stjepanovic at zoranstjepanovic@capilanou.ca

Zoran Stjepanovic (he/him)

Development Officer, Annual Giving

604.983.7507 |c: 604.928.1322 | e:  zoranstjepanovic@capilanou.ca

North Vancouver Campus  |  2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver

British Columbia, Canada  V7J 3H5  |  capilanou.ca

Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh), Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations

CFUW Resolutions Research to be discussed at CFUW North Vancouver March 12 meeting

March 12

7:00 pm -8:30 pm

Meeting agenda for CFUW North Vancouver members.

Here are the 6 Resolutions for discussion. Our Club will have an opportunity to provide detailed feedback. After national feedback, these 6 Resolutions will be presented to the 2020 AGM to to be held in Ottawa June 18-20.

Resolutions to be discussed:

Resolution Number Name of the Proposer Title
Resolution 1 CFUW
Markham-Unionville
Canada Health Act and Common Application of Medically Necessary Services
Resolution 2 CFUW
Ottawa
Payday Loans
Resolution 3 CFUW Stratford Achieving the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action
Resolution 4 CFUW Stratford Climate Emergency – Declarations and Action Plans
Resolution 5 UWC Vancouver Protecting Children from Exposure and Access to Pornography and Sexual Violence on the Internet
Resolution 6 UWC Vancouver Enforcement of the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act



Proposed Resolutions – AGM 2020 February 14, 2020
The proposed resolutions for consideration at the CFUW Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held next June 18 – 20, 2020 in Ottawa, are now available! 
Clubs can access the details of the proposed resolutions here or go to the membership website here.
Reminder: Amendments Guidelines Amendments should be designed to make a better resolution.The Amendment Form may be completed and returned to the resolution’s designated email address as attachments.

See link for detailed research.

https://mailchi.mp/rogers/proposed-resolutions-agm2018-963315?e=75f6befde9

CFUW North Vancouver welcomes Seniors Advocate to speak in North Vancouver

 Please join us to hear

Isobel Mackenzie, BC Seniors Advocate

Thursday, February 13, 2020, 7:30 pm

Doors open at 7:00 pm; presentation begins at 7:30 pm

Royal Canadian Legion, Community Room
123 West 15th,
North Vancouver

Who is the Seniors Advocate in BC?

How is this organization structured to meet the needs of BC Seniors?

How does the office of Senior Advocate  (OSA) affect our community?

On March 19, 2014, the Government of British Columbia announced the appointment of Isobel Mackenzie as Canada’s first Seniors Advocate. The Office of Seniors Advocate was the first office of its kind in Canada

As the voice of seniors in B.C., Ms. Mackenzie has a broad mandate to monitor and review system-wide issues affecting the well being of seniors and raise awareness about resources available to them. The Advocate also makes recommendations to government and those who deliver seniors’ services related to health care, personal care, housing, transportation and income support.

The yearly reports, Monitoring Seniors Services, focus on key services in the province that fall under the Advocate’s legislated mandate. It highlights where seniors’ needs are being met and where improvements are most needed.  Access to health care, appropriate housing, adequate transportation, enough income to meet basic needs such as food, shelter and medicines and protection from abuse and neglect are key to the health and well being of seniors. 

 Ms. Mackenzie has over 20 years experience working in the provincial and community context with seniors in home care to community services with paid and volunteer staff.  Her work in implementation of a new model of dementia care has become national best practice.

Join us Thursday, February 13 at 7:30 pm

(Doors open at 7:00 pm, presentation begins at 7:30 pm)

Following a presentation, time will be given for audience discussion about local and provincial issues.

Presentation takes place at:

Royal Canadian Legion, Community Room
123 West 15th,
North Vancouver

For more information or to attend this program contact Cfuwnv2@gmail.com

A Thank You to CFUW North Vancouver!

Thank you CFUW North  Vancouver , your work in the community makes a difference.

As part of our Christmas Celebrations in December, CFUW North Vancouver ‘s Program Committee Chair , Wendy Mickleson organized a campaign at Christmas to donate suitable gifts for the  Hollyburn Family Services Society  and the Youth Safe House.  We donated 28 pairs of pajamas, 50 pairs of socks, 14 pairs of underwear, 10 pairs of gloves and assorted hats and scarves. This is a direct service project that our makes a real difference for Youth in our community. 

Stay tuned for more opportunities to contribute to our community here in North Vancouver.

Please see Paul Butler’s thank you below. 

A message from Paul Butler

To North Van University Women’s Club,

On behalf of Hollyburn Family Services Society, and the Youth Safe House the staff and clients would like to express appreciation for the very generous donations. With your donations, we were able to provide every youth with gifts this year. Many of the clients we serve were so thankful and emotional for what you have all done. Thanks to you, there were smiles on many faces!

One of our youth did not think they would have a Christmas this year but once she received her gifts, she commented, “This has made my Christmas”. One of the other youth at the Safe House commented, “This is the best Christmas I’ve had in a long time”. The youth asked were all the gifts came from, when told, she commented “I didn’t think anyone would care about us”. Attached in this email is some pictures of the staff working hard in Santa’s workshop.

So again, from all of us thank you!

Paul Butler, Director of Youth Services,

Hollyburn Family Services Society

North Vancouver