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  • 16 Jan 2018 10:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Jeanne Sarson and Linda MacDonald, our excellent guest speakers at last year's Fall Gathering, have been working for over 20 years to have non-state torture recognized as a criminal offence in Canada. They have made presentations internationally in support of their work and they are sharing with us their recent  article that was published in a peer-reviewed  publication:

    No Longer Invisible: Families that Torture, Traffic and Exploit their Girl Child

    This is the follow-up to their presentation at the Institute in Spain.  It is free to download so Kanata members may be interested.
    Please do feel free to share far and wide.  

    Sarson, Jeanne and MacDonald, Linda, No Longer Invisible: Families that Torture, Traffic, and Exploit Their Girl Child (December 12, 2017). Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2018. Available at SSRN:

    To learn more about CFUW Kanata's Advocacy work, click here.

  • 03 Jan 2018 8:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Welcome to the new year. Although "the weather outside is frightful," we're warming up to busy season of interest group activities and the companionship of CFUW buddies. Watch this space for news about what is happening in the coming months..
    Please Note:

    • There is no general meeting in January. 
    • Our first general meeting will be at lunchtime on Feb 13th. Details will be available soon.
  • 04 Dec 2017 10:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On December 11,  Helen Humphreys will give a presentation on her new book: The Ghost Orchard

    Many of our members have greatly enjoyed her writing which has received several major awards. Beaverbrook library has partnered with us on previous author visits which have been very popular with CFUW members.

    Learn more about Helen Humphreys

  • 20 Nov 2017 10:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The quilt display was stunning; the silent auction items were wonderfully varied; and the performers and audiences who attended the show - in spite of freezing rain – created a joyful evening of song, dance, laughter and goodwill. We are so grateful for all the energy and effort that came together to create such a triumph.

    Our scholarship fund is replenished, and we are already planning for next year’s Enchanted Mosaic. Many thanks to all of you who made this event a wonderful success. (Click on the photo to enlarge it.) 

  • 18 Nov 2017 3:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are Canadian - we can cope with this weather. Although it's cold outside, the high school is a buzz of activity right now. The show will go on as planned. Do join us.

    The quilts are all up and on display and they are stunning. The colors, the designs and the intricate needlework are exquisite. The performers are all there taking part in the dress rehearsal.  Do please join us for a lovely evening of art and music.

  • 03 Nov 2017 12:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Tuesday, November 14, 7:00 p.m.
    The speaker at our next general meeting will be Elizabeth Rigley encouraging us to age with health and vigour. Click on the link for details about Elizabeth and her passion for staying active and healthy as the years rattle by. Elizabeth Rigley  
    Non-members are welcome to attend this meeting.

    Saturday, November 18, 6:00 p.m.
    Our fifth annual scholarship fundraiser "Enchanted Mosaic" takes place at the Earl of March  starting with an expansive exhibition of handcrafted quilts and a lively musical variety show beginning at 7:00 p.m. There will also be a silent auction. Follow this link for details about the show and how to buy tickets 2017 - Enchanted Mosaic 

  • 18 Oct 2017 8:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    We’re delighted to report that Linda MacDonald and Jeanne Sarson are being recognized by the Women’s Peacepower Foundation Inc. for their work on non-State torture (NST) and Human Trafficking.  The Women of Peace Award is given to “ordinary/extraordinary women around the world who work without funding or recognition for the universal goal of peace, fairness and true justice within the lives of women and their families. . . .  [It is given] to women and girls involved in grassroots projects . . . that fall into two broad categories: violence against women and waging peace.” 

    Linda and Jeanne’s nomination was submitted by Women Graduates-USA (WG-USA) and supported by CFUW National. They will travel to Florida in early November to receive their award. CFUW Kanata congratulates these two determined women for their persistent efforts to promote the human rights of women and girls, and to have Canada acknowledge and name that they have suffered and survived NST victimization.

    Linda and Jeanne were the inspirational keynote speakers at CFUW’s Ontario East Fall Gathering in Kanata, in October 2016.

  • 10 Oct 2017 12:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    • Tues, Oct 10 – Special guest speaker Chris Dornan will discuss fake news and how we are all affected by it. Read The Shattered Mirror online or download a free copy. 7:00 p.m.

  • 02 Oct 2017 1:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are busy getting everything ready for our fifth annual art show and concert event.
    More news and how to buy tickets will be posted very soon. Watch this space!!

    (Click on the poster to enlarge it)

  • 13 Sep 2017 10:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Well – our opening session created quite a buzz of energy and bustle as we signed up for interest groups and caught up with all the news:  A great start to our new season.

    Two dates you need to add to your calendars:
    (Click on the dates to see details)

    • Wed Oct 4 - Our special event with Beaverbrook library and author Frances Itani at 2:00 p.m. Free admission: Everyone welcome
    • Tues, Oct 10 – Special guest speaker Chris Dornan will discuss fake news and how we are all affected by it. Read The Shattered Mirror online or download a free copy. 7:00 p.m.

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