CFUW Ontario Council, affiliated with Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) and Graduate Women International (GWI), is composed of 54 clubs, with over 5,000 members, located across Ontario. The Council is a non-partisan, voluntary, self-funded, non-governmental organization. Our mandate is to enhance the status of women and girls, promote education and encourage the participation of members in their communities.

2016 Regional Gatherings

Enjoy a day of learning, lunch and discussion.
All CFUW members are invited


For more information and registration

Regional Gatherings


October 5, 2016

As a followup up to Ontario Council’s adoption of the resolution concerning the loss of employment benefits after the age of 65, Ontario Council sent comments to the Changing Workplace Review.

September 24, 2016
Ontario Council Standing Committees meetings were held with speakers: Professor Joan Simalchik, University of Toronto Mississauga; Jessica Oultran, Principal, Colborne Public School, Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board; Chantell Tunney, President, Impact Matters; Sheila Lacroix, Ontario Council Legislation Chair and Teri Shaw, Ontario Council Advocacy Coordinator.

August 31, 2016
As part of their Integrated Public Transportation project, Getting There, CFUW Stratford attended the Intercommunity Bus Modernization Engagement consultations, sending a letter to cover their concerns with bus transportation, the topic of the consultation.

August 15, 2016
Ontario Council Standing Committees meeting September 24th speaker list announced: Morning Plenary: Professor Joan Simalchik, University of Toronto Mississauga, Women on campus & beyond: engendering solidarity…What is the status of women today? Education: Jessica Oultran and Chantell Tunney, It Takes a Village Legislation: Sheila Lacroix and Teri Shaw, Law and Policy 101 Status of Women: Joan Simalchik, Women on Campus

August 8, 2016
An email was sent to Mitzie Hunter, the minister of Education acknowledging the new regulation concerning wait lists for child care centres.

June 29, 2016
Ontario Council joined others with the Canadian Environmental Law Association and Environmental Defence to endorse their submission concerning the Great Lakes, water quality and aquaculture.

June 7, 2016
Brenda Robertson, President, Anne Cordon, Status of Women Chair, Sandra Thomson, incoming President had the opportunity to meet with members of the Ontario Women’s Directorate discussing the Public Funded Campaigns such as violence prevention and family law.

M a y 14, 2 0 1 6
The resolution proposed by CFUW Ottawa, on Age Discrimination in Ontario Employee Benefit Programs was adopted.

M a y 13-14, 2 0 1 6
The Annual General Meeting of the Ontario Council of CFUW was held in Hockley Valley hosted by CFUW Orangeville & District with two plenary sessions and workshops.

The annual Advocacy Awards were presented.

The new Board was elected.

April 13, 2016
Letter to to Premier Wynne regarding ECEC changes

March 16, 2016
Ontario Council joins other organizations, child care centres and individuals signing a letter to Premier Wynne about proposed changes to staff in child care centres.

February 23, 2016
Ontario Council along with the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) and other signatories submitted a letter to Premier Wynne outlining concerns regarding the process that Ontario has established to review the Waukesha water diversion.

February 2, 2016
CFUW Ontario Council Response to Pre-Budget Consultations

January 15, 2016
Ontario Council joined with Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) and other signatories to request a public consultation in Ontario on the City of Waukesha’s application to divert water from Lake Michigan.

January 3, 2016
CFUW Ontario Council Response to the consultation on the gender wage gap.

December 14, 2015
CFUW Ontario Council Response to A Blueprint for Change: A Proposal to modernize and strengthen the Aggregate Resources Act policy framework (EBR# 012-5444)

December 7, 2015
A thank you letter was sent to Minister Tracy MacCharles for the invitation to the 2015 Summit “It’s Never Okay” Sexual Violence and Harassment.

August 28, 2015
Ontario Council joined with Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) and other signatories to send comment concerning the Waukesha Water Diversion application

See Archives for activities from August 2015 - May 2009.


January 21, 2017

Gender Wage Gap –
what’s happening?

More info to come

Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
1585 Yonge Street


(Catering requires pre-registration prior to Monday, January 16, 2017)

March 25, 2017
May 12-13, 2017 (AGM)