Executive Director of the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust, Susan Walmer, with Issues and Advocacy Committee Members
The Issues and Advocacy Committee:
- Helps to shape policy for the national organization and advocates on the basis of these policies
- Works to inform the membership about issues concerning the environment, health, equality and social justice
- Takes action on issues in the surrounding community
Our Committee is an integral part of CFUW and the chair of the committee sits on the CFUW executive.
Members of the Issues and Advocacy Committee are interested in understanding local and international issues and in helping to effect positive change. We fulfill this mandate through our work on Resolutions sent to us by CFUW’s Ontario and National Councils. We also take action on issues within our surrounding community.
Our work on the Issues and Advocacy Committee involves research and continuous learning while at the same time, we find ourselves developing a bond with an interesting and caring group of women.
Speakers at the club’s monthly general meetings are often chosen to reflect Resolution issues and/or our concerns locally. For a list of speakers for this club year, consult the Meeting and Events Schedule.
We meet on the fourth Thursday of every month.
Please join us, or come for a visit to see what we’re all about.
In addition to the election readiness information disseminated to members by CFUW National, members of our committee have solicited answers to a set of questions related to 4 priority issues from all local candidates. To see the cover letters and questions click here and to see the responses click here.
CFUW Ontario Council was incorporated under the laws of Ontario, March 2009. As a legal corporate entity, CFUW Ontario Council must abide by the Ontario Corporation Act including all the provisions that are set out to protect its Members.
The Bylaws of the Corporation was recently comprehensively revised and now reflects the updated standards in Not-For-Profit governance.
Read more about the Proposed CFUW Ontario Council Articles and Bylaws.
CFUW Canada advocates for gender equality, access to public services, and social justice!
Find out more how Clubs across the country Advance women’s rights, equal access to education and promote social justice
Yellow Brick House
In addition to our work on CFUW Resolutions, we take action on issues within the greater community. In support of Yellow Brick House and the work that’s done there for women and children who are fleeing violence, we collect member donations of needed items.
Donations from the Yellow Brick House Wish List are collected at the October, November, January, February, March and April general meetings.
The Issues and Advocacy Committee recently submitted its response to the Provincial Consultation on Education.
We have also been focused on creating awareness of:
- The ongoing presence in our community (and others) of violence against women and children.
- The importance of protecting not only the nearby Oak Ridges Moraine but also the entire Ontario Greenbelt of which the Moraine is a part.