advocacyCFUW Victoria members believe we can make the world a better place by developing partnerships and working together with like-minded organizations at the local, national, and international levels.

Our current foci are in three key areas:

  1. Poverty
  2. Violence against women and children
  3. Women’s equality

We advocate and initiate change in a number of ways:

  • Educating our members and the community about the issues that matter to women;
  • Supporting community organizations who support women and children;
  • Campaigning for change through policy development and resolutions, motivated by social justice matters.
 
In 2018, the Advocacy Committee chose the theme of Children & Youth as our focus. This theme includes issues such as youth homelessness, youth poverty, food security, education and child labour laws. 
 
The Committee meets the first Monday of every month at 7:00PM at the Vancity Community Room located at 3075 Douglas Street.
 
The Committee would like to organize and deliver events such as International Women's Day (IWD) and panel discussions on topics that are important to our members. However, in order to do this, we need more members to share the load of helping to organize. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Susan Shepherd / shepsue@yahoo.com / 778-350-4370

Educating Our Members

CFUW Victoria monthly meetings often feature a guest speaker who provides insights and information about issues of interest to CFUW women. In the last couple of years, we have heard from the PEERS Resource Society, Ocean Networks Canada, and the Representative for Children and Youth (just to name a few).

Through social media and our website we highlight opportunities for women to attend networking and social events around the region. The idea that women can learn from one another through interaction and thoughtful communication is strongly encouraged at CFUW Victoria. We emphasize the ideology of ‘it takes a village…’

Supporting Community Organizations

Resolutions

Every year CFUW Victoria collaborates with all 113 Clubs across Canada to adopt national policy initiatives. At the Annual General Meeting in June, resolutions are presented for discussion and adoption.

In 2015 our Club, through the hard work and thorough research of one of our Advocacy Committee members, has submitted a resolution on climate change and the implementation of a carbon tax for presentation at the 2015 AGM in Quebec City.