Community Outreach

Working Together

CFUW North Vancouver and CFUW West Vancouver have a history of working together on community outreach initiatives of mutual interest and concern.

2017 – CFUW National Challenge “16 Days, 16 Actions” working to prevent Violence Against Women (See 16 actions – 16 days)

2016 – ongoing – Aging Out of Foster Care – a Provincial Program with CFUW BC Council:

CFUW North Vancouver participated in an action plan for the Resolution passed at the 2016 BC Council AGM in support of young people “aging out” of government-sponsored foster care:

  • Initiated the conversation after the presentation made by Rachel Malek and a team of young people at our general meeting.
  • Established the “Study Circle” project in the fall of 2016 and the follow-up Provincial Action Forum in December 2016.
  • Our former Regional Director leads an active committee studying the North Shore community’s current situation on services for this group of marginalized youth.
  • Updated clubs at the BC Council AGM provide one model for the action across the province.

CFUW West Vancouver worked with Hollyburn Family Services Society to give Aging Out of Care education awards  totaling $2,600.

2015– Hosted a public meeting Prevention of Violence Canada (POVC). CFUW North Vancouver and CFUW West Vancouver, followed the national CFUW initiative to prevent violence against women in society. POVC’s goal is to engage all Canadians at all levels, including government, to build a Canada that is violence free.

2014 – CFUW North Vancouver and CFUW West Vancouver hosted a Forum on Children and Hypersexualization – Countering Exploitative Child Images.

2011 – The Joint Community Issues Action Group has completed; a workshop series on Focus on Your Future.

2011 – Hosted BC Council AGM Conference.

2010 – Forum – Why Child Care Matters: Myth vs. Facts – a discussion of child care on the North Shore.

2009 – North Shore Housing Forum which CFUW NV and CFUW WV co-ordinated.

2008 – Daphne Bramham, Vancouver Sun Columnist presented The Secret Lives of Saints, her debut book about the polygamous, fundamentalist sect in Bountiful, B.C. at Capilano University IKON speaker series – Is it possible to have both religious freedom and individual rights?

2008 – Published Power of One brochures reminding people to vote.

2004 – As part of the North Shore Women’s Forum Coalition sponsored a public information luncheon titled “Women and Children Last?” The forum was a response to the provincial government policy changes and funding cuts on agencies which provided sanctuary, counselling, job training, and child care support for abused and marginalised women with young children. Keynote speaker: Shelagh Day, a Human Rights Consultant. Moderator: City of North Vancouver Mayor Barbara Sharp. Ralph Sultan, MLA, spoke on behalf of the provincial government.

2003 – Hosted a public presentation by Dr Charles Ungerleider on the topic “Is public education threatened?

2002 – Community Affairs arranged for the provincial commission on public education to visit North Vancouver and listen to the concerns of the community.

2001 – Participated in the August 2001 International Federation of University Women’s Triennial meeting hosted by Ottawa, Canada.

2000 – Co-hosted the provincial CFUW conference here on the North Shore. Part of the program was a community forum “Fostering a Youth Friendly Community”.

2000 – Worked cooperatively on a joint resolution for CFUW on the subject of drug and alcohol counselling.

1998 – Held a community workshop with the theme Today’s Girl Child-Tomorrow’s Woman.

1997 – Forum on Women and Health.

1996 – Forum on Canadian Unity.

1994 – With the Soroptimist Club, we co-sponsored a mini-conference entitled Community Solutions to Violence as part of this annual event in November.

1993 – Sponsored a forum entitled Where Do We Go From Here?

1992 – Public forum titled Women & Violence: Federal, Provincial and Local Initiatives. This was a springboard to the development of the North Shore’s Together Against Violence month which has been held each November since 1993.