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International Women’s Day Lunch

The University Women’s Clubs of Ontario Central
invite you to a luncheon
Celebrating International Women’s Day 2020


head shot of womanJanice Gross Stein is the Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management in the Department of Political Science and was the Founding Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy at the University of Toronto (serving from 1998 to the end of 2014).  She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario.  Her most recent publications include Networks of Knowledge:  Innovation in International Learning (2000); The Cult of Efficiency (2001); and Street Protests and Fantasy Parks (2001).  She is a contributor to Canada by Picasso (2006) and the co-author of The Unexpected War: Canada in Kandahar (2007). She was the Massey lecturer in 2001 and a Trudeau Fellow. She was awarded the Molson Prize by the Canada Council for an outstanding contribution by a social scientist to public debate.  She is an Honorary Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  She has been awarded Honorary Doctorate of Laws by the University of Alberta, the University of Cape Breton, McMaster University, and Hebrew University.

Tuesday March 10, 2020
11:30 am. – 3 pm.
University of Toronto Faculty Club
41 Willcocks, Toronto, Ontario

Tickets: $50.00 each
Cheques payable to “CFUW Special Event”
Choose chicken, salmon, vegetarian or GF entree
Helen-Sue Gorman will have tickets for sale at the January meeting

Recap – Oct Speaker

October 28, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

EDUCATION NIGHT Global Water Crisis

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Dr. Verma is an instructor at the School of the Environment and Department of Geography at the University of Toronto.

She expanded our knowledge of water, which is the engine of our planet. The health, political, and economic ramifications of our vanishing water supply are enormous. She went on to detail the repercussions on human life of having less water.

Success! Purple Scarf Sale

Four women standing wearing purple scarves

Second from the left: Executive Director of the Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses.

November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month. The purple scarf symbolizes the courage it takes a woman to leave an abusive situation. We sold out all 80 of the purple scarves on hand at the club’s October meeting. The money made from the sale of these scarves goes to the Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses.

If you missed out on getting one of these scarves, click here to see where to buy one.

Wrapped in Courage Campaign

purple scarf logo

The Wrapped in Courage Campaign brings attention to the issue of violence against women in Ontario. 

The purple scarf is a symbol of the courage it takes a woman to leave her abuser. Because November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month  Ontarians are asked to wear a purple scarf in November to show women and their children that their community supports them and they are not alone.

At our October General Meeting, our members can purchase lovely purple scarves. The money raised from the sale of the scarves goes to shelters and transition houses in our community. 

Learn more at our Outreach page.


It’s Shoebox Time!

gift box

Our club has participated in the Shoebox Project for several years by filling a decorated shoebox with small gifts. Monetary donations are also welcome.

Our plan is to brighten the life of a woman who may be spending the holidays alone in a shelter, for example. This year our gifts will be going to the Toronto Pregnancy Care Centre.

Please bring your shoeboxes and gifts to the November meeting. 

Find more details here.

Recap September Speaker

September 23 2019

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Dr. Bashevkin, a political science professor at the University of Toronto, gave us an eye-opening look at some of the research she has been conducting surrounding women in top political roles at the provincial level.

Dr. Bashevkin shared some of the difficulties faced by our female leaders including inheriting a political party that had been rocked by scandal,  criticism by insiders in their own party ranks, and threats from members of the public against their own personal safety.

with thanks to a club member.