History & Overview

The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW)

CFUW Markham Unionville is one of over 100 CFUW Clubs, located in every province across Canada, which belong to The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW). Since its founding in 1919, CFUW has been working to improve the status of women, and to promote human rights, public education, social justice, and peace. CFUW is the largest affiliate of the Graduate Women International, the leading girls’ and women’s global organization run by and for women, advocating for women’s rights, equality and empowerment through access to quality education and training up to the highest level.

CFUW National:

  • Has special consultative status at the United Nations
  • Is represented at the Canadian Commission for UNESCO

Click here to read more about the History of CFUW National.

CFUW Markham Unionville

CFUW Markham Unionville’s first meeting was held on September 18, 1984, at the home of one of our inaugural members. There were 34 women in attendance.  From that first gathering, our club has evolved to become a thriving organization which offers over 100 women the opportunity to meet and socialize with others while working together toward our CFUW goals.  Members make new friends, broaden their knowledge and work to help others through: