CFUW North Vancouver

CFUW MEMBERSHIP FORM 2020-2021 ANorth Vancouver

This CFUW local  club provides opportunities for members to put their education at the service of the community, advocate for women, children and families, complete worthwhile projects, and gather to pursue common interest.

Our members are active in the community with projects involve local, provincial, national and  global issues.   We participate in community outreach initiatives and many of our interest groups consider community issues. Each year we suggest and/or review resolutions which will be put forward to appropriate provincial and national governments.

Our club also provides opportunities to form contact and friendships around our smaller interest groups. These groups along with the Program Committee’s work to  engage speakers on a monthly basis allow for continuing intellectual growth and stimulation  through conversation and dialogue among members.

Local Projects

CFUW North Vancouver, collecting good used household goods and furniture, is a community outreach participant in the Highlands United Church Shelter to Home Outreach rehousing the homeless program which always needs more help from the community. Other initiatives and community projects include work  over the year with local programs that include North Shore Community Resources and Hollyburn Family Services.   In addition  members of the NV CFUW Advocacy Committee will focus on  the following social and education issues provincially and how these issues affect our local community. This list includes:

  • Early Learning and Childcare
  • Effects of Family and Child Poverty
  • Current Health Issues including a study of Quality Long Term Care for Seniors
  • Current Issues in Public Education


  September to December 2020

Special Message 

Please note due to COVID-19  all meetings will be conducted virtually until further notice.  In addition to virtual meeting, where possible there will be outdoor venues where all COVID protocols are in place. 

For further information and contacts  for Interest group, committee meetings and club meetings please contact


Prospective members and guests welcome.

Contact to attend  or be part of of our programs.

Most programs and meeting will be  conducted on a Virtual Platform

Should face to face meeting become possible, the venue(s) will be announced.

Program Schedule for 2020/2021 


 As we navigate our way through a pandemic, we are all aware that our lives have been modified. As a consequence, your new Program Committee recognizes that we need to make changes to our programming structure in order to accommodate these unusual times.

October : North Shore Stream Keepers

An outdoor, interesting and informative tour with members of the North Shore Stream Keepers (NSSK) Society took place on October 7. Starting in Bridgeman Park, we had an opportunity to visit a once polluted stream that this group has been successful in restoring. Fish have now returned. The group has done significant restoration along Mosquito Creek in collaboration with the Squamish Nation, City of North Vancouver and others. The tour was attended by 19 people, properly distanced, as we toured the off- channel habitat of Keith Creek, Bridgman Park and 2 projects in the estuary. The positive feedback from the group included appreciate that in a time when the new construction of the Lynn Creek Interchange took place, conservation of the water and land was taken care of at the same time. Thanks and congratulations to our local Steam Keepers group.

October:  A Webinar: Building Knowledge and Understanding of Indigenous People

  • 1600-1960  -Building Relationships from Positive to Toxic
  • 1970 –  2020 and beyond

Session 1:  October 8 Based on a University of Alberta course, this webinar that will give members historical information through variety of perspectives and resources.



Land Acknowledgements

Session  2



Discussion questions for both sessions.

How do we build positive relationships as we move into the future?    Do we have the mindset and tools to do this?

November: Gary Little via Zoom. Rescheduled from the Spring   Virtual Meeting:  November 19, 2020

 To Hell and Back

 Speaker: Gary Little, retired Vancouver School District Administrator

Gary Little, a retired Vancouver School District administrator, will discuss the story of Joe Calendino who transitioned from Hell’s Angel to a community leader. Gary will speak about the impact Joe has had on youth in the greater Vancouver area and beyond and talk about the shifting landscape involving gang recruitment, drug use and preventative initiatives that are underway to deal with this growing problem in our society.

 December:  Christmas Social Event in planning stages!


Programs for September – December are  planned within the context of COVID-19 and the health conditions that govern our work.   

For more information contact:  email

The membership fee is $140 per year for a full membership. Dual and Student Memberships also available.
We welcome new members.  

* Dues are required by September 1st in order to have your details included in the membership booklet and to participate in interest groups. Post dated cheques will be accepted but must have a date prior to September 1st.

Click here to access membership form.



Please print, complete and mail form and cheque

to CFUW NV Box 37062, Lonsdale PO, 2032 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7M 2K0


EXECUTIVE OFFICERS: North Vancouver CFUW 2020-2021

PRESIDENT-  Wendy Affleck
VICE-PRESIDENT-  Leadership Team Pat Beaton, Wendy Mickelson
TREASURERS- Leanne Roy, Gwenda Louis
MEMBERSHIP -Catherine Kierans
PAST PRESIDENT- Barbara MacLennan


Through our Educational Trust Fund we fund bursaries to women graduates of the seven  North Vancouver School District 44 secondary schools,  as well as to undergraduate women students at the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, Capilano University and the British Columbia Institute of Technology, having established permanent foundations in the name of CFUW North Vancouver at the latter three. A student should apply for an award through her academic institution’s Student Services Offices or School Offices.

Jane Thorntwaite presents BC Gaming $12,000 cheque for education awards

Jane Thornthwaite, MLA North Vancouver-Seymour, presents CFUW North Vancouver Table Officers with a BC Gaming Commission cheque for $12,000 at our general meeting.  All the grant money will be used to fund post-secondary scholarships for a female graduate at each of the North Vancouver secondary schools this year, chosen by the school counselors based on club-specific criteria. Since 2003 when the current BC Gaming rules were enacted, CFUW North Vancouver has received a grant almost annually. The grants have enabled the club to increase dramatically the size of its scholarships to between totals of $7,000 in the early years to $12,000 most recently. The club’s cumulative awards to North Vancouver secondary schools since the club’s inception in 1980 exceed $130,000. The gaming grants are based partly on the annual amounts raised by the club independently which fund additional annual scholarships of about $1,000 each at BCIT, CAP U, SFU and UBC.


Members are involved in a variety of  local, provincial and national projects that include among others:

  • Early Learning and Child Care
  • National Initiative on Violence Against Women
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Child and Family Poverty in British Columbia

Our Fund Raisers