Powerful Women Working Together

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What is CFUW?

CFUW is a non-partisan, voluntary, self-funded organization with about 100 CFUW Clubs 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. Every year, CFUW and its Clubs award close to $1 million to women to help them pursue post-secondary studies. CFUW Clubs provide lifelong learning opportunities and fellowship to its members. CFUW Clubs are involved in community outreach on such initiatives as working to prevent violence against women, child poverty, early learning and child care.

CFUW holds special consultative status with the United Nations (ECOSOC) and belongs to the Education Committee of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. CFUW regularly sends a delegation to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. CFUW is the largest affiliate of Graduate Women International which represents women worldwide

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Canadian Federation of University Women

CFUW Provincial Organization

CFUW Ontario Council


Graduate Women International


University Women's Club of North York

CFUW 100th Anniversary History Video