Welcome from our President 

Thank you for visiting our website. I am honored to be president of CFUW/Kanata and looking forward to another action-packed year of thought-provoking meetings and lively interest-group activities. You do not need to be a university graduate to join a CFUW club. If you subscribe to the philosophy of our club, you are eligible to become a member. Our non-partisan, inclusive, self-funded organization welcomes new members.

Please learn more about us by looking through our website and feel free to contact me or our membership secretary if you would like to join us.

Starting Out:

CFUW/Kanata started in 1995. Since then, we have worked with the more than one hundred CFUW clubs in Canada to improve the status of women and to promote human rights, public education, and social justice. Currently, CFUW/Kanata has approximately 125 members. We meet each month on the second Tuesday from September to April (excluding January). Meetings are held at 70A Stonehaven Drive, in Kanata and usually start at 7:00 p.m. You are welcome to attend one of our meetings as a guest to get to know us better. At most meetings, you will enjoy a presentation by a dynamic speaker on a current topic.

Benefits of Membership:

While striving to improve the status of women in society, we also provide excellent opportunities for members to network, develop new friendships, and engage in a wide range of social activities. These include various arts, current issues, physical fitness, challenging card games, visits to places of interest, book clubs, and gourmet dining. In addition, throughout the year we organize special events such as Enchanted Mosaic...an evening with the Arts.  This is an exciting evening where we showcase talented community performers and artists. Our spring Coffee House is where friends and family join us for lively entertainment with gourmet coffee and home-baked sweet treats. At our Annual General Meeting, we bring the year to a close over dinner with a guest speaker and special recognition or awards for some of our club members.


We are extremely grateful to all our members who volunteer their time and talents, and make it possible for us to support local youth with scholarships to colleges and universities.

Upcoming Events: 

Mark the date: October 4, 2017. Celebrated Canadian author Frances Itani will join us at the Beaverbrook Branch of the Ottawa Public Library to discuss her life as a writer and introduce her latest book “That’s My Baby” a story about adoption, belonging and identity. Ms. Itani is an award-winning author of seventeen books. All are welcome to attend and admission is free of charge.

Stay in touch:

This website is your information center for everything that is going on or will happen in the coming months. So, we encourage you to check it out frequently and stay up-to-date with our activities, information, and stories.

We are CFUW Kanata - a club of some pretty wonderful women who seem to always find time to do incredible acts of kindness in our community and in our nation.

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Betty Bertrand
President, CFUW/Kanata

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