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.
Our June Dinner and Book Sale is quickly approaching: June 1st at Bryston's on the Park. Our speaker will be Tracy Oost, speaking on Titanic's Unknown Child. Guests are welcome.If you haven't done so already please purchase your tickets at Gloria's Restaurant before next Thursday (May 28th). Remember to bring books for the book sale!
CFUW Sudbury Makes Submission to Select Committee on Sexual Violence and Harassment
April 21, 2015 - CFUW Sudbury made a submission to the Ontario government Select Committee on Sexual Violence and Harassment. The Select Committee met in Sudbury on April 8, 2015.
The submission focussed on the hypersexualization of children, particularly girls. "This is the process of inappropriately imposing sexuality on children, through media, marketing, products or other means, which encourages them to act in adult sexual ways."
Judge Patricia Hennessey who read our submission thought that it was ‘excellent’ and urged us to submit it to the local Sudbury media for distribution. Click here to read the submission.
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'
Thanks to all who contributed
Thanks to groups like ours, CFUW member and PhD student Lisa Morgan, from the Laurentian University Midwifery Education Program was able to exceed her required numbers for survey on the Perception of Women in Northern Ontario About Their Reproductive Health Care.
If you are interested in receiving an executive summary of her findings, please visit her website at www.reproductivehealthcare.ca.
Women's Issues in the News
Review prompts McMaster University to increase female faculty's pay
Female faculty at McMaster University will be getting a raise after a two-year study showed differences in salary between the sexes at the Hamilton school. The analysis found that women faculty members earned on average $3,515 less than their male counterparts in 2012 and 2013 - even after adjustments were made based on seniority, tenure, faculty and age. Read the full Global News article here. April 29, 2015.
Sexual violence and harassment are “rooted in misogyny,” Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said on Friday as she unveiled a plan to fight such behaviours through legislation, increased funding and a provocative ad campaign. Read 'Wynne unveils action plan to halt sexual violence, harassment in Ontario' by Allison Jones, Globe and Mail, March 6, 2015.
Read 'Wynne meets with teen students over adding consent to sex-ed' by Christine Chubb, City News Toronto, January 26, 2015.
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.