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Baby Hats

​We will continue to collect knitted baby hats for Southlake Regional Health Centre throughout the year. A donation box, patterns and the Southlake newsletters are available at the community table at our monthly meetings.  

Thank you to all our members who knit for this program. If there are members or friends of members who no longer knit and wish to donate any wool they have accumulated, we would gladly accept it and pass it on to those who continue with this pastime.  

International Women’s Day Event, Friday, March 8, 2019

Everyone is welcome to join us in celebrating at
Trinity United Church, 461 Park Avenue, Newmarket. 

Our theme for 2019 is “International Aid”. Our speaker, Lynn Bird, will inform us about her project in Tanzania. She has set up a co-operative of women who make pads for girls so that they can continue to attend school while menstruating. She is inviting us to support this endeavour by donating material, sewing skills, and/or monetarily.(tax receipt provided for donations of $15+)

Jan Jones, CAS volunteer and Carolynn Schiller prepare for one of our Stay In School events.

There are no resolutions submitted for consideration in 2019.

Stay in School Awards Day

On May 2, 2019, 10:00 a.m. at Trinity United Church, 461 Park Ave. Newmarket we will join York Region Children's Aid Society staff and students to recognize their school achievements. Again this year this event will include both genders. Our Trust provides scholarships for young women pursuing higher education. A private donation, the Lions Club and the Optimist Club are providing funds for our young men.
Inn From the Cold Community Meal

We have chosen two dates

  • Friday, December 13,2019
  • Friday, October 16, 2020

to prepare and serve a meal to those members of our community who need support. 

Mark your calendars and join us for a heart warming experience.

Charlotte Owen, Myra Hurst, Carolynn Schiller, Joy Hughes, Irene Pollard at our 2018 Community Meal
CFUW encourages its members to use their interest and expertise to bring about change, with particular reference to women’s issues such as violence against women, early learning and child care, education, economic prosperity and the empowerment of women as leaders and decision-makers.

CFUW holds special consultative status with the United Nations (ECOSOC) and belongs to the Education Committee of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. CFUW regularly sends a delegation to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. 

Members of CFUW Aurora/Newmarket continue to work on a number of issues through letter writing, meetings with legislators, special events and attendance at public meetings.

Advocacy Committee Goals 
To continue to promote and enable diverse partnership-building with other community organizations in York Region such as: York Region Children’s Aid Society, groups whose mandate it is to better the role and life of Aboriginal women and girls, and with internationally trained professional women.

To foster and enable education and or awareness of key women’s issues for our own members and those less able in our community: International Women’s Day event, investigating possible new partnerships: e.g., support concept of prison book clubs, Belinda’s Place, the national club’s efforts re: childcare, The Welcome Centre.

To keep the website up-to-date regarding our committee’s activities.

To lead our local club through the National club’s procedures for reviewing the annual Resolutions.  
  • 10:00 a.m. - coffee
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - presentation on period kits for girls
  • 11:30 a.m. - March to Fairy Lake to sing O’Canada
  • 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m. - pot luck lunch
On February 5, 2019 Bob Thieverge and Rhonda St. John (R) representing the Community Service Committee of the Newmarket Optimist Club presented a $1000 cheque to Aneta Stecher, (L) York Region Children’s Aid Society and Carolynn Schiller, Advocacy Co-Chair, Canadian Federation of University Women Aurora/Newmarket.  

The Newmarket Optimist club is a community service organization dedicated to "Bringing out the best in children" and this generous gift will be used by CFUW Aurora/Newmarket and York Region Children’s Aid Society to support their Stay in School program which works to encourage children in the care of York Region Children’s Aid Society to continue their education.