Advocacy Designed by Sharon Tobin

Advocacy involves thinking about issues and problems that we face as a society, and acting in ways to influence meaningful change.

CFUW encourages its members to use their expertise to bring about change, with particular reference to women’s issues such as violence against women, early learning and child care, education, economic prosperity and the empowerment of women as leaders and decision-makers.

CFUW/Kanata has identified four key areas of focus for the current year's activities:

1- Inuit Advocacy Group

This is a new initiative for CFUW/Kanata. The purpose of this group is to educate and inform our members about the history of Canada’s Inuit peoples; to study the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission; to get to know some members of Ottawa’s Inuit community, the largest community outside the North, and to share our stories; to support their dreams and aspirations.

2 - Partner with CARE Canada

CFUW/Kanata has agreed to partner with CARE Canada’s Walk in her Shoes Challenge to be held on International Women’s Day, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. Women and girls in developing countries must walk an average of 10,000 steps every day to collect water, food and firewood for the survival of their families. We shall walk in solidarity with these women to raise awareness and to help break the cycle of poverty.

3 - Support for Bill C-242 An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (Inflicting torture)

CFUW/Kanata has sent a letter of support for this Bill to each of the members on the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. A letter was also sent to Karen McCrimmon, MP for Kanata-Carleton. A meeting was held with her on June 30, 2016 to discuss the Bill.

4 - Support for Local Organizations

CFUW/Kanata continues to support 

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