You don’t have to be a front line worker to take action on big issues important to women and Canadians. There are many ways that you can contribute to the wellbeing of Canadians and promote equality, social justice, fellowship and life-long learning for women and girls. You can become an advocate for women’s rights: in your community, by supporting organizations and campaigns, and urging leaders to take action!
CFUW demonstrates that women working together can be a powerful source of change. Our network of clubs across Canada are working within their local communities to help build a more equitable world for women and girls. Ultimately, we envision a world where poverty is reduced, discrimination and violence eliminated, where women and girls are fully able to realize their potential through equal opportunities for education, leadership and employment.
Our initiatives are wide-ranging from our vibrant network of creative, dynamic and committed women. We offer lifelong learning opportunities for our own members. We engage governments at the municipal, provincial and federal levels in Canada. Our advocacy campaigns focus on social and economic issues affecting women’s quality of life and career prospects.
CFUW Clubs work with local educational institutions, women’s shelters, harm and risk reduction organizations and other community groups on specific projects and fund-raising initiatives. Our clubs administer local scholarship and bursary programs to advance women and girls access to education. CFUW is committed to connecting women in their communities to advance gender equality.
CFUW Mission Statement
CFUW is a non-partisan, voluntary, self-funded organization with almost 100 CFUW Clubs, located in every province across Canada. 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, GWI, 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 levels.
Our vision is of a strong national organization working to ensure that all girls and women have equal opportunities and equal access to quality education within a peaceful and secure environment where their human rights are respected. Our vision includes a world where poverty is reduced, discrimination eliminated, where there are equal opportunities for leadership, employment, income, education, careers and the ability to maximize potential.
CFUW will continue to enhance its role as a national, bilingual, independent organization striving to promote equality, social justice, fellowship and life-long learning for women and girls.