Aurora Newmarket
At the Canadian Federation of University Women, we are proud to have the following events available to our members as well as some open events.  
Upcoming Events for Canadian Federation of 
University Women Aurora Newmarket
General Monthly Meeting
Tuesday March 26, 2019
Come at 7:00 p.m. for 7:30 p.m. start
Featuring Speaker, Jill Hewlett, Brain Fitness Expert
“BRAIN FITNESS: Use it, don’t lose it.


Jill Hewlett
Join us to learn easy and effective tools and strategies to elevate your energy levels, enhance your memory, reduce stress and support your mental health and well-being. 

In this educational, entertaining and interactive session delivered by Brain Fitness Expert, Jill Hewlett; participants will laugh, be inspired and learn tangible, use-friendly ways to optimize their brain power, prevent decline, address current issues and support long term health. These tools and approaches are simple, fun and easy. You can implement them on your own,
any time of the day. Results are immediate and noticeable.

A Fit Brain and Fit Life is wired in you, all you need to do is activate it.

Jill Hewlett: Nationally recognized Speaker, Author, Wellness Authority and Brain Fitness Expert, is a licensed Educational Kinesiologist and Brain Gym® consultant of almost two decades. Jill has the skillful capacity to draw out the natural leadership in individuals and organizations to support them in reducing stress and achieving greater levels of efficiency, work life balance and success. For a decade Jill hosted and produced Wellness TV segments that have been seen by hundreds of thousands of viewers. Fourteen years ago, Jill began a Women’s Wellness Circle in York Region that has grown into multiple locations that she mentors in Toronto, the GTA and beyond. 

Author of “Common Sense, Uncommonly Practised” and “Common Sense…Put into Practise”, Jill has a passion and talent for making life change and improvements attainable for all those who want it. By sharing user-friendly neuroscience tools that can be implemented in just minutes to change and
strengthen your cognitive pathways and reserve, participants and audiences feel an immediate difference. You will be inspired and empowered to achieve greater results with the message she shares with you and put it to use in your daily life, right away.

The essence of her message: everyone, at every age can proactively build a Fit Brain and a Fit Life!

General Monthly Meeting
Tuesday April 23, 2019
Come at 7:00 p.m. for 7:30 p.m. start
Featuring Speaker, Marie Adams,  Author
“What went wrong? Our experience with adoption in the 60s Scoop


What is the 60s Scoop? What was the objective? What was the fall out? What went wrong? These questions led to Marie Adams’ doctoral thesis and six troubled stories of adoptive parents who wanted to help. What happened? Why? Where are we today? Are we part of the problem? Are we to blame? Am I to blame for my son’s passive suicide? Where are we in the investigation/inquiry? These are questions that have plagued Marie Adams for over 40 years – since she and her husband took that deliberate step to adopt a child who, like many others, was in foster care, advertised on TV, in the papers, and in marketing presentations with videos and photos. They were told ‘all they need is love’ and they had plenty of that!

Based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Marie Adams ~ authored a nonfiction book about adoption disruption. In Our Son, a Stranger: Adoption Breakdown and Its Effects on Parents, published by McGill Queens, she narrates experiences of couples who adopted native children in the late 1960s to early 1970s. During that time, government agencies strongly encouraged white families to adopt aboriginal children. Together with her husband Rod and their two biological children, they adopted a young Cree boy named Tim. They eventually experienced problems with their son who left home when he was 12, abused alcohol and became ‘the most popular male prostitute in Boy’s Town before his death in 1992. This tragic series of events brought them to Dr. Harvey Armstrong and the Family Court Clinic.

Marie earned a Doctorate of Education in Applied Psychology at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, University of Toronto, (1996), a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Psychology (1982), from York University, and a Bachelor of Education Degree, University of Saskatchewan (1963).

From 1982 to 2007, she was a professor at Centennial College. She was a coordinator and served as a researcher when Centennial College. While there, Marie presented at conferences and served on college committees.

She continues to follow the events today which expose the government’s misguided objectives of what has become known as the 60s Scoop. Marie and her husband now enjoy traveling and spending time with their children and grandchildren.

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