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.
Celebrate Women 2015
2015 marks the 20th year for this annual event. This year's author is Kate Lines, FBI-trained Criminal Profiler, Former Chief Superintendent of the OPP, Author, and Consultant. For more information on this event click here.
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
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.
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.
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.