One of the aims of CFUW is to improve the status of women and promote human rights and it does so primarily through advocacy. Clubs are encouraged to research and propose resolutions on issues of national importance to CFUW National annually. Resolutions may be in areas concerning the environment, health, equality or social justice. These resolutions are then sent to clubs for review.
The Advocacy Committee of Markham CFUW, invites our members to join them at a meeting, usually in April, to review and discuss these resolutions.
The Markham Unionville 2020 Resolution references the Canada Health Act and the need for a standardized application of the term “medically necessary care” when applying federal transfer payments to our provinces and territories. Details of this, as well as the resolutions proposed by several other chapters may be viewed by clicking the link below.
Once approved, clubs may petition their federal (MP), provincial (MPP) and municipal governments to advance the CFUW agenda.
In preparation for the Federal election in 2019, our club put forward questions to candidates on the following topics:
- Environment and Climate Change
- Housing and homelessness (with a focus on youth and the disabled)
- Addressing Poverty
- Universal Pharmacare
The answers were distributed to our members.