CFUW works to ensure that all women and girls have equal opportunities and have equal access to quality education within a peaceful and secure environment where their human rights are respected.
CFUW is involved in many different initiatives in the support of education. Some CFUW Clubs provide funding for student scholarships and other funding for schools at the primary, elementary and high school levels. Some clubs are involved in school projects such as reading programs and give scholarships to graduating students entering post-secondary institutions. Internationally, a few Clubs work with schools as well and give bursaries to children to pay their tuitions. Other Clubs provide local bursaries and scholarship for women preparing for careers in non-traditional areas. The national Education committee is involved in the area of early learning and childcare. The Indigenous Persons Study Group focuses currently on educating CFUW members on learning about Indigenous peoples. The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Mentorship program will be expanding to involve school students.
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As part of CFUW’s mission to support lifelong learning, we offer a series of webinars to our members each year. The topics cover a variety of subjects. This year, we will be offering webinars on strengthening gun control in Canada; how to work with social media; what is Beijing +25? and a webinar on addressing gender based violence against Indigenous women and girls. Please check back for details and dates.