CFUW North Toronto is a welcoming club

Our membership has been near 100 for several years, and 2022 is our 45th anniversary year.

Our Club’s General Meetings, which include a guest speaker, are held on the 2nd Tuesday evening of the month at 7:15, from September to May. Guests are welcome to attend. We are currently meeting via Zoom, and plan to return to our usual location at Glenview Presbyterian Church (1 Glenview Ave.) when public health regulations allow.

Our program also incudes a variety of stimulating Interest Groups that meet regularly, an active Advocacy Committee, and interesting, fun events to raise money for our Scholarship Fund. Past fundraisers have included a fashion show, attending plays, day trips to historic sites, and an Afternoon Tea Tasting.

CFUW North Toronto members supporting Sistering

In the community, we support the work of Sistering, a service agency for women and trans people who are homeless or precariously housed. We have donated used and new clothing, and funds for their Holiday Hamper program. Some of our members have participated in the Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser on behalf of Sistering.  

We have also provided support for three women Afghan refugees and their families. Our members have organized donations of furniture, household items, and technological equipment. Now three members are supporting the families in their efforts to obtain much needed government documents and helping them to connect with community resources such as health care.

Both initiatives have been led by members of our Advocacy Committee.

Our excellent Newsletter keeps members informed of Club news and activities. Keeping connected is important to our Club; we care about the well-being of our members. Our Fellowship Committee keeps in touch at a time of loss, illness or personal difficulty. They facilitate providing practical and emotional support when needed.

For the smooth running of our Club, each year we rely on the commitment of members who volunteer to serve on the Executive and in other leadership positions. We offer mentorship in these roles, which also provides a great opportunity to get to know other members.

A group of CFUW North Toronto members enjoy a luncheon

Although it has been disappointing and challenging not meeting in-person, we are encouraged by the continuing support of the women in our Club. While we celebrate the dedication of our long-term members, we are always interested in having new members join us. We recognize that women’s educational and employment opportunities and experience are diverse. All women who support the goals of CFUW are welcome, a university degree is not required. Please go to our Membership page for more information and the registration form.