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Annual Book Sale – March 26


Our book sale will be at the March general meeting; the sale is from 7:00 – 7:30 pm and after the meeting.

If you have books to donate, please bring them at 6:45 pm.
We’d like recent (less than 5 or 6 years old), gently used books.
We accept fiction or non-fiction, hardcover or paperback.

We sell them at $5 each so they must be in good shape. Cash sales only.

Proceeds go to the UWCNY Scholarship Fund.


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2018 winners of Seneca scholarships with our club members

The UWCNY Scholarship Fund is a registered charitable foundation. By the end of June 2017 our Scholarship Foundation distributed $17,000 in scholarships and bursaries to students selected by the educational institutions listed below.  

  • York University 
  • Seneca College      
  • Earl Haig Collegiate      
  • Claude Watson School for the Arts

Plus this year we provided scholarships for an additional two high schools – C W Jefferys Collegiate and Downsview Secondary School.

We’re proud to say that through its scholarship programs, the club has a 60 year history of encouraging local students. We also contribute to the CFUW scholarship projects.

To apply for scholarships available through the Canadian Federation of University Women, please go to the CFUW Fellowships and Awards page.

$5.50 of our annual membership fee goes to the Scholarship Fund; we also raise money with extra member donations, our annual book sale, and In Memoriam donations. This year our annual book sale raised $720.

To donate at any time, please make your cheque out to UWCNY Scholarship Fund and send to the address below. Receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more.

  • UWCNY Scholarship Fund
  • #803 10 Kenneth Ave
  • Toronto, On, M2N 6K6
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Three of our 2017 Scholarship winners


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April Speaker Dr Jenny Kay Dupuis
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Quebec Parliament
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Protesting violence against women

Are you interested in joining a thriving Toronto women’s club that offers opportunities to make new friends and that provides intellectual stimulation and fellowship? Then you have found the right place.

About Us
The University Women’s Club of North York was founded in 1951. We have over 230 members. Our members represent a wide variety of interests, disciplines, and professional achievements.

The North York club is a member  of the Canadian Federation of University Women. Through CFUW our club is linked to Graduate Women Internationalworld-wide network of women who bring different perspectives to concerns similar to ours.    

What we do
Our objectives are to promote the education of women and girls and to improve the status of women, human rights and the quality of life.

  • Advocate for the improvement of the status of women, early learning and child care
  • Participate in public and community affairs
  • Raise funds for local, national and international charities
  • Raise funds for scholarships for local women students
  • Network with members at local, provincial, national and international meetings

 How will you benefit?

  • Make new friends
  • Enjoy lively speakers at our monthly General Meetings. Our Speakers Programme runs from September to May.
  • Join any of our more than twenty Study and Interest groups such as Art Appreciation, Book Groups, Bridge Groups, Global Concerns, Movies, Table Hoppers, Walk and Talk
  • Develop leadership skills by becoming involved in the many activities or social concerns the club supports
  • Be part of a group of women making a difference locally, nationally and internationally in the lives of women and girls

Want to join?
You are eligible if you are a woman of any age (no university degree is necessary) who agrees with our objectives as stated above. We wholeheartedly welcome new members; they enrich our club.

See what our club is like before you join by being a guest at one of our monthly meetings.

For club brochure click this link. UWCNY brochure 2017 2018