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  • 27 Apr 2021 9:50 PM | Ruth Levkoe (Administrator)

    Join CFUW for a panel discussion on the key issue of long-term care with Pat Armstrong(CCPA) , Phyllis Hymmen(UWCNY LTC Working Group), Bill VanGorder (CARP) Mary Connell (Butterfly Program for Seniors Care) and Karen Henderson (LTC Planning Network)

    on Thursday April 29, at 7:00pm EDT

    Register for this webinar at:

    http://cutt.ly/LTC-panel


  • 24 Mar 2021 9:02 PM | Gail Nichol (Administrator)

    A Tapestry of Canadian Talent

    April 15, 2021 - 7:30 pm EDT

    Available for viewing for 72 hours (ends April 18)

    Hosted by Canadian Grandmothers

    FREE 90-minute Concert and Donations are appreciated - all proceeds are raised for the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

    More information on the concert website.

    More information about the Burlington chapter.

  • 05 Mar 2021 10:52 PM | Gail Nichol (Administrator)

    Monday March 8 2021 7:30 - 9:00 am

    The Honourable Paddy Torsney presents her 25th Annual International Women's Day Breakfast with Ava Hill.

    Ava is a Mohawk, Wolf Clan and has extensive experience working with Indigenous organizations nationally and internationally.  She is Co-Chair of the Working Group on a Declaration on Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples Through Sports.

    Zoom Meeting Guests asked to register to attend using this link.

    What about breakfast?

    Usually this breakfast costs about $15 per person.

    Consider going out and supporting a local store buying coffee or breakfast. You might also consider donating the $15 to Food4Kids.  Food4Kids in Halton provides packages of healthy food for children aged 4-14 years with limited or no access to food each weekend.  The food packages are delivered to schools every Friday by volunteers.  There are more than 800 children in Halton struggling through each weekend without food.

    You can donate at www.food4kidshalton.ca/make-a-donation and make a difference.

  • 21 Feb 2021 10:09 PM | Ruth Levkoe (Administrator)

    The Uncrafty Crafter group is looking for knitters to help make soft, washable, cotton prosthetics as an alternative to heavy, expensive latex models. We are knitting these Knitted Knockers for our March/April project.  See the attached letter in the Craft Forum for more details on this very worthwhile project of Women Helping women. Contact Irene Hayworth or Ruth Levkoe for more information

  • 16 Dec 2020 11:58 AM | Belinda Zylstra (Administrator)

    An excellent conversation about the release of the Report on the Status of Women 50 years ago.  What has been accomplished, what needs to be done.

    This is hosted by the Ontario Lieutenant Governor, Elizabeth Dowdeswell; guided by Lisa LaFlamme, chief anchor and senior editor of CTV; panelists The Honourable Monique Begin, The Honourable Lorna Marsden, The Honourable Jean Augustine, Ms. Maureen O'Neil, Ms. Roberta Jamieson.

    https://mailchi.mp/eb6fe4f276cb/thank-you-merci-the-50th-anniversary-of-the-royal-commission-on-the-status-of-women-in-canada-report?e=3d28087258


  • 09 Nov 2020 7:36 PM | Gail Nichol (Administrator)

    CFUW 16 Days of Activism Against Gender based Violence Toolkit

    CFUW has prepared a 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Toolkit with tips on how to get involved in the campaign. From November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to December 10th, International Human Rights Day, let’s help put an end to violence against women and girls. The toolkit includes an article on the 30th Anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre. It discusses key themes on the topic of gender-based violence.

    Click here to access the toolkit.

  • 29 Oct 2020 10:03 PM | Ruth Levkoe (Administrator)

    Help CFUW Burlington Support our Local Community



    Please help with your generous donation by Nov 30. Donors will receive a charitable tax receipt.

    For further information on how to donate, please contact president@cfuwburlington.ca.



  • 28 Oct 2020 7:57 PM | Gail Nichol (Administrator)

    November 21, 2020 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    Women in the COVID Economy

    Please register by 5 p.m. on November 19th, 2020

    On Nov 21st, the ZOOM meeting waiting room will be open at 9:45 AM. 

    The Plenary will begin at 10 AM sharp.

    For more information click here.

  • 09 Oct 2020 10:05 PM | Gail Nichol (Administrator)

    Welcome to the 2020/2021 season of CFUW Burlington.  Because we were unable to meet in person for our September General Meeting, where we would normally sign up for Interest Groups, we have provided information online.

    To join an Interest Group for the 2020/2021 season see the instructions on our website.  Click here.

  • 09 Oct 2020 10:01 PM | Gail Nichol (Administrator)

    October 11 is International Day of the Girl (IDOG). This year is generating many challenges for girls worldwide as they struggle to adapt to new norms and the increased violence and inequalities brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.   

    This year we encourage you to join GWI as we celebrate girls and also increase awareness about the gender inequalities faced by girls worldwide. GWI prepared a comprehensive My Voice, Our Equal Future IDOG Toolkit full of interesting, ready-to-go social media graphics and posts, relevant facts, a wide range of advocacy ideas easily adaptable to your local and national levels.  Social media can be a good means to reach a wide and diverse audience and promote our work and values globally.

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