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CFUW to unite in Richmond this week for our Annual General Meeting and Conference

CFUW Richmond club is the host of this year`s AGM from June 22-24th at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel. The theme of this year’s conference is “Gateways” with CFUW — which is a non-partisan, voluntary, self-funded organization with more than 100 clubs across the country — acknowledging Richmond’s significance as Canada’s gateway to the Pacific and to the organization’s role as a gateway to education for many girls and women through scholarships and advocacy. This year’s keynote speaker is Daphne Bramham, who will speak from her experience as an award-winning journalist and the work that led to her being named Champion of Child and Youth Rights by the BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition in 2011. Stay updated on all the action by following us on our twitter page (@CFUWFCFDU) and on facebook (@cfuw.fcfdu).

 


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CFUW Joins Canadian Civil Society Organizations in Calling for Access to Information Law Reform

The Canadian Federation of University Women joined over 50 Canadian civil society organisations and citizens sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, on April 4t, asking him to renew the commitment of his government to reform Canada’s woefully outdated Access to Information Act. Notwithstanding strong pledges to amend the Act during the election campaign and afterwards, including in its 2016-2018 Open Government Partnership (OGP) action plan, the government announced two weeks ago that it was delaying the promised reforms. The letter calls on the government to make a clear and formal commitment to move forward with the reform process and to pass amendments at the very latest by the end of 2018. You can read the statement here.

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CFUW Responds to the 2017 Federal Budget

On Wednesday March 22, 2017, Trudeau’s government unveiled its second federal budget, which included a much anticipated gender-based analysis. Investments in social infrastructure and affordable housing and commitments to childcare and continuing education were some of the cornerstones of this budget and mark a welcomed step towards addressing gender inequalities in Canada. CFUW remains committed to working with the Government to further the advances made in this gender-based analysis budget. Read full press release here.

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