About cfuw Kanata


CFUW, Canadian Federation of University Women, is an international organization of women with national, provincial, and local chapters. Most members have graduated from post-secondary educational institutions, but it is not necessary to have a university degree to join a CFUW club.

CFUW/Kanata is a non-partisan, self-funded, non-profit group committed to

  • Promoting education and lifelong learning
  • Advocating for women's equality and human rights
  • Active participation in public affairs at all levels

Our local chapter includes 100 members who work together in a spirit of cooperation and friendship. We connect women in our community with each other to share friendship, knowledge, resources, and networks in order to strengthen communities locally and globally. We share our knowledge and friendship through our specialized Interest and service groups. Over twenty groups provide opportunities to develop bridge skills, learn mah-jongg, discuss books, sing, learn to play the guitar, advocate for social justice, go to new movies, become a gourmet cook, enhance artistic skills, visit local places of interest, and more.


We support a Scholarship Trust through special fund-raising events in the community. Many of our members enjoy serving on active committees to facilitate these initiatives. Each year, The Scholarship Trust disburses funds to local high school graduates who are moving on to post-secondary education.


Our general meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, from September through May. Meetings feature speakers on topical issues. Guests are welcome to attend our meetings and any woman who embraces our philosophy and goals is welcome to join us.

Please check our program calendar for specific dates and times of our main activities.

Community Service:

CFUW/Kanata continues to support our community through the following

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