The Canadian Federation of University Women is celebrating a century of service to women and girls in Canada this year.
Since its founding in 1919, the organization has been working to improve the status of women and to promote human rights, public education, social justice and peace. All women who support those values are welcome as members; a university degree is not required.
A non-partisan, voluntary, self-funded organization with close to 100 clubs located in every province across Canada, it’s part of Graduate Women International, a global organization of 60 countries and has special consultative status at the United Nations.
Canadian Federation of University Women South Delta, which is celebrating over 50 years of service to the community this year, will award a special $4,000 bursary in honour of past member Phoebe Hamilton, who was one of the 10 founding members of the club.
Canadian Federation of University Women and its clubs across Canada award $1 million in bursaries and scholarships to women to help them pursue post-secondary studies every year.
Over the years the South Delta club has sponsored lecture and travel series, book sales, art and jewelry sales, and concerts for the community. The club was instrumental in creating a social planner position at city hall in 2016 and in establishing Delta’s first transition house in 2017 for women and children fleeing family violence.
The club is always looking for new members to come together with other like-minded women to engage in advocacy on important current issues, hear a variety of speakers and join special interest groups within the club.
For further information, contact Cheryl 604-943-4634 or Paula 778-434-2227 or visit cfuwsouthdelta.com.