Welcome to the CFUW Sudbury website!
CFUW Sudbury is a vibrant, active group of women with a broad range of professional backgrounds, interests, ages and life experiences. Monthly General Meetings provide an opportunity to connect with other members, participate in Club business and enjoy various guest speakers. Click on the main headings, and subheadings, listed on the left for information. Check out our Facebook site. Can't find what you're looking for? Check out the Site Map.
What We Offer
Our Club offers something for everyone - a chance to socialize, to develop personally, to contribute to the community and learn about advocacy and human rights. There are a wide variety of Interest Groups for members to join. One of our major initiatives is the annual disbursement of awards and bursaries in support of deserving women who are pursuing higher education in Sudbury.
A Big Thank You to everyone who helped make November's meeting a success
Thank you to our panelists, Sgt. Marc Guerin, Dr. Chris Nash, Sue Melville, Alyssa Lashbrook,and Sara Pidgen for their insightful and educational discussion after watching the documentary film 'Sext Up Kids'. Thank you to our community partners the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario Rainbow District Teacher Local and the Sudbury Teachers's Lions Club for their support and participation.
Listen to Susan Stuart's interview on CBC
A Special Gift
Are you looking for a special way to celebrate an occasion? Consider the gift of education, a donation to the CFUW Sudbury Charitable Trust. See 'Scholarships and Bursaries'
Women's Issues in the News
Women's activists implore policy-makers to look at the whole picture, not just the Jian Ghomeshi revelations. Read 'Time to look in the mirror on violence against women' by Carol Goar, the Toronto Star, November 6, 2014.
Read 'For Canada's Indigenous Women, Going Missing Is a Terrifying Possibility' by Hana Shafi, Huffington Post, November 4, 2014
Laurentian University researcher wants to hear from women
A researcher from Laurentian University's School of Rural and Northern Health wants to hear about women's experiences with their reproductive health care. Click here for more information.
The Equality Effect
In 2012 Samantha Nutt was the guest author at our annual Celebrate Women event. In her talk about her book "Damned Nations" one of the examples she spoke of was a group of young women (girls really) who had brought a lawsuit against the government of Kenya for failure to protect them from rape.
On May 27, 2013, the High Court at Meru, Kenya, determined that police inaction violated the girls' equality rights and ordered the police in Meru to investigate their complaints or face sanctions.
To read the CFUW Ontario Council Dates and Data newsletter, including 'How the Equality Effect and 160 Girls are making Human Rights "Real" in Africa' by Margaret Binek, click here. To read more about the Equality Effect, click here.