CFUW Resolutions

CFUW encourages its members to use their expertise to bring about change with reference to women’s issues and the empowerment of women as leaders and decision-makers. The Club’s current national priorities focus on violence against women and girls, Indigenous peoples’ rights, early learning and childcare, long term care, and climate change.

What are CFUW Resolutions?
A CFUW Resolution is a formal motion proposing positive change about a current issue of provincial, national and/or international importance that CFUW wishes to pursue. If passed by the CFUW Clubs, the proposed resolution becomes CFUW policy and provides direction for advocacy, serves to educate the membership, and increases CFUW’s visibility as a leading Canadian women’s organization.

Resolution Process
CFUW Clubs can research and propose resolutions. Clubs review proposed resolutions and suggest amendments to the proposing clubs. The finalized resolutions are then voted on at the club’s AGM. A similar process occurs at the provincial council level.

Issues & Advocacy is the committee in our club that reviews the resolutions and proposes amendments. They provide recommendations to the Executive for acceptance or rejection of the final resolutions. The Committee informs the general membership of the new resolutions and invites them to participate in our review and discussions.

2022 Proposed Resolutions
Resolutions for CFUW National 2022 include initiatives regarding strengthening employment equity, tightening bail laws to protect victims of intimate partner violence, violence against women in politics, and a clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a human right. There are no Ontario only focused proposed resolutions for 2022.
Click for details of CFUW National 2022 Resolutions.

Action on 2021 Resolutions
In the fall and winter of 2021-22, we selected three new 2021 policies for further action by writing to politicians at the federal, provincial, and municipal level. The topics were single use plastics and plastic packaging, Canada’s opioid crisis, and post pandemic recovery for women in Canada and abroad.

Click to see samples of our letters and responses.

Our Accomplishments
Our committee is proud to have initiated a resolution which passed at the 2020 CFUW AGM and is now in the Policy Book at CFUW National. The resolution was on application of the term “medically necessary care” when applying federal transfer payments to our provinces and territories.