President is honoured and thanked for leadership in 2020-2021

Congratulations and thanks for keeping us focussed and busy with a great community and provincial program.

CFUW North Vancouver President is honoured for her service in this past year. Keeping an active program that serves our community and at the same time providing us with so many opportunities to pursue our interests in social groups was done with expertise and grace.

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  for 2021-2022 includes:

  • Early Learning and Childcare
  • Long Term Care and Elder Rights
  • Indigenous People’s Rights
  • Current Issues in Public Education
  • Climate Change
  • Gender Based Violence
  • Pay Equity


Prospective members and guests welcome at meetings ( For further information email: )

North Vancouver CFUW 2021-2022

September 9,  2021:  

Luncheon, Social Beginning to the Year
Northlands Golf Course
September 9,   12:30  pm

30 members enjoyed the Opening Luncheon at Northlands Golf Course in North Vancouver. Patricia Atkinson, guest speaker, overviewed the National, Provincial and local work of the women in North Vancouver. 

October Meeting: October 14, 2021

Dr . Frederick Voon: How  to be successful in the Hospital Emergency Department

His new book will be available for members at a reduced rate
Emergency Medicine Physician at Island Health – Vancouver Island Health Authority
Victoria, British Columbia
Author of “Your Inside Guide to the Emergency Department–And How to Prevent Having to Go!” How to stay out of the Emergency Department—and what to do if you end up there. 
This is a reference that belongs in every household and every waiting room. A non-fiction for the general public, this book helps you learn what to expect if you or a loved one suddenly becomes one of the 15 million visitors to the ED in Canada every year.
This handy reference guide will be available for sale to all members.
Zoom access provided
November 4, 7:00 pm
What can be done to Prevent Violence Against Women
A Panel of Provincial Women with expertise and recent experience in this crucial field will present a interactive program to give participants background of where we are and some ideas on how we can move forward.
This program will give some background as we move forward on December 6 to remember and honour the women engineers who were murdered December 6, 1969 at Ecole  Polytechnique in Montreal.
Contact for more information 
Zoom Access
December   9, 7:00 pm 
Night Inside the Theatre: Mitchell Mackay
Some light hearted fun and a look at what happens behind stage in the Theatre. 
In person/Zoom ( TBA re COVID)
January  13, 7:00 pm 
Pharmacare that Works 

 Dr. Steve Morgan is Canada’s leading expert on pharmacare systems. His research has sparked national debate about how universal pharmacare can provide all Canadians with access to appropriately prescribed, affordably priced, and equitably financed prescription drugs..Zoom Access on request.

Contact for more information 

February 10, 7:00  pm  
Susan Soloman: Seniors and Housing  MSW
Supervisor, Senior Housing program
Hollyburn Family Services
Susan will give us some insight into local Senior Housing Issues and concerns.  
Zoom Access only 
March  10, 7:00 pm 
National and Provincial Resolutions. 
In person/Zoom ( TBA re COVID)
April  14, 10:00-12:00 am
North Vancouver Museum 
A  tour and overview of the Programs at our new Museum. 
see  for an overview 
Meet at the Museum for a gallery tour and a presentation by the Curator
Barbara Hilden
May  12, 7:00 pm 
 The Environment 
In person/Zoom ( TBA re COVID)
June  9, 6:00 pm 
Annual Dinner Celebration ,
Programs   Gardens in Our Community 
My Parents: The Italian Gardener and the Canadian Artist
Presenter:  Nora Gambioli, West Vancouver
Venue TBA






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.



 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. Please watch for our month programs.

For more information contact:  email

The membership fee is $120.00 per year for a full membership. Dual and Student Memberships also available.
We welcome new members.  

To request  Membership Form:


EXECUTIVE OFFICERS: North Vancouver CFUW 2021-2022

Collaborative Leadership Team will guide this club for 2021-2022

 Wendy Affleck, Catherine Kierans, Linda Lehr and Leanne Roy  SECRETARY- Linda Lehr
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.

 BC Gaming Commission provides funds for Secondary Scholarships.a 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 $15,000 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 





A  time to catch-up and socialize 


CFUW North Vancouver Summer Picnic

Pat Atkinson, Regional Director , CFUW BC Council and CFUW National
Pat Atkinson, RD for BC West, BC Council , CFUW
Executive Planning
Enjoying a Summer Picnic with CFUW North Vancouver Colleagues

Leadership Team for 2021-2022

Leanne Roy, Linda Lehr, Catherine Kierans and Wendy Affleck

Program on Zoom