Message from our President, Adell Hay
Welcome to our website
If you are interested in hot topics, lively meetings and conversation with dynamic women engaged in a wide range of activities, you must check out our program for 2019 – 2020 and explore the many interest groups that we offer our members.
We invite women from all backgrounds who support education and the rights of women and children to join us. (A university degree is not required.)
Our Club is particularly proud of its scholarship program that distributes awards to local grade 12 graduates who are entering university. Recent fundraisers included the community concert “Enchanted Mosaic” and the "Coffee House." We also offer over 20 interest groups that meet in members’ homes for cuisine, book clubs, Bridge, Mah-Jongg to mention a few. Our club also has an advocacy group for those members who have a passion for social change. Please contact our Membership Director and she will invite you to a monthly meeting so that you can meet us and see what we are about.
CFUW Kanata is part of the Canadian Federation of University Women and we have chapters across Canada. This is a special year as we celebrate our 100th year of activity. CFUW was instrumental in having women designated as persons (early 1900’s) and advocated for women’s right to vote. We are proud of our history and achievements and continue to support our communities locally and nationally. CFUW is affiliated with Graduate Women International (GWI). Together our organizations advocate for women and children globally with scholarships, specific community-based projects, and representation at the United Nations.
I invite you to attend a meeting, or visit an interest group, or explore this website to learn more about our club. Our Kanata Chapter has wonderful women who care about each other and our community. We welcome new members who share our goals and values, and we encourage you to contact us.