WHY JOIN

  • For fun and fellowship.
  • To be part of a community of women university graduates of 42 different universities in Canada, United States, England and Scotland: women who value education, yet are not affiliated with any one university.
  • To promote education by providing speakers to facilitate lifelong learning,
  • To participate in encouraging conversation and debate around books and issues,
  • To share ideas and interests in small groups,
  • To help fund university scholarships.

HOW TO JOIN

Click HERE to download a PDF Returning Membership Application form.

Click HERE to download a PDF New Membership Application form.

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

As a member of CFUW Calgary you can:

  • hear speakers at general meetings and at several social events from September to May
  • attend conferences at the provincial, prairie, national and international levels
  • become involved in advocacy at the provincial, national and international levels
  • network at interest groups and general meetings

Click HERE to download 2021-2022 CFUW Calgary Brochure

MEMBERSHIP QUALIFICATIONS

Women graduates with degrees, diplomas or equivalent qualifications from recognized universities/colleges throughout the world are eligible for full membership, as are women without these qualifications who aspire to the goals of CFUW.
New members are welcome throughout the year.
Fees: $130/year for full members
$ 50/year for full time student
$ 60/year for new graduates (first 2 years after graduation)
Cheques are payable to: CFUW / Calgary. eTransfer of membership payment can be done through the website – request this form of payment by email at membership@cfuwcalgary.ca and the Membership Convenor will facilitate.

Contact: mailto:membership@cfuwcalgary.ca

CFUW CALGARY
UPCOMING EVENTS


Unless otherwise indicated (**) all Monday meetings are at
Grace Presbyterian Church,
1009 -15th Avenue S.W.


Date:  Wednesday, October 20

Place:  ZOOM (**)

Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM

CFUW Calgary and CFUW Calgary North Joint Meeting - 'Student Enery - Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders to Trnsition to a Sustainable, Equitable Energy Future'
Speaker:  Sean Collins, Speaker from Student Energy


Date:  Monday, November 1

Place:  ZOOM (**)

Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM

CFUW General Meeting - 'Building your immunity - from an Integrative and Holistic Perspective'
Speaker:  Cianna Fayant,  Student of Traditional Chinese Medicine 

CFUW Calgary is a dynamic community of 100 women who explore our city in our Walking group and in Jaunters, (a group that visits interesting city and area sites). Two book discussion groups and a bridge group challenge our brains. Our book circles provide opportunity to read, discuss and own recently released books. We volunteer with Calgary Reads to introduce young children to the wonderful world of books. We golf and lawn bowl in summer. Women’s shelters receive our donations of toiletries. We fundraise to support 8 scholarships/bursaries at the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta. We quilt together making beautiful quilts that are often donated as fund raisers. And, last but not least, we eat together in Fun Cooking, Lunch Bunch and Saturday Night Dinners. We have a group for new University Women aimed at women aged 18-40 who are current students, recent graduates, or working in careers.

Our activities and groups are fluid and respond to the interests and concerns of our members.

VISION

CFUW-Calgary facilitates both social and intellectual pursuits among members in order to stimulate their interest and participation in public affairs in the political, social, and cultural fields. The club provides an opportunity for collective or individual action through its association with CFUW at the provincial, national and international levels.

MISSION

CFUW Calgary is an organization of women committed to: Promotion of the pursuit of knowledge and education, Provision of opportunity for fellowship, support and networking, Provision of the opportunity for challenging conversation and intellectual growth, Provision of scholarships to university students.

Strategic Plan

CFUW Calgary has a Strategic Plan in place to guide the Executive through 2017-2018. Click HERE to download the CFUW Strategic Plan.

HISTORY

  • Established in 1923 under the name University Women’s Club of Calgary.
  • The twentieth group to join the CFUW.
  • Encouraged the establishment of a Calgary University and pressed for it’s autonomy
  • Participated in the establishment of a model day-care centre; the first in Calgary
  • Worked to establish libraries in elementary schools
  • Support 6 awards at the University of Calgary contributing $155,413.00 since 1980

LIFE MEMBERS

6 women have been CFUW Calgary members for 50 years or more

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP

100 members are currently registered

CLUB GOVERNANCE

CONNECTIONS: NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL

The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW/FCFDU)
is an equality-seeking, national advocacy organization that works to advance the human rights of women and girls in 112 CFUW/FCDU Clubs across Canada. The Canadian Federation of University Women is the largest of the affiliates that belong to Graduate Women International (GWI).

Graduate Women International (GWI) formerly The International Federation of University Women
GWI is an international network linking women graduates from all cultures, all fields of study, all professions and all generations. We have national affiliates in 62 countries and individual members in more than 40 others. Women graduates who believed in the importance of working together for peace, international understanding and friendship founded IFUW in 1919 after World War I.

International Alliance of Women (IAW)
The International Alliance of Women (IAW) is an international NGO comprising 41 member organizations involved in the promotion of women’s human rights, of equality and of the empowerment of women . The IAW has general consultative status at the UN Economic and Social Council and is accredited to many specialized UN agencies, has participatory status with the Council of Europe and is represented at the Arab League, the African Union and other international organizations.

CFUW CALGARY
UPCOMING EVENTS


Unless otherwise indicated (**) all Monday meetings are at
Grace Presbyterian Church,
1009 -15th Avenue S.W.


Date:  Wednesday, October 20

Place:  ZOOM (**)

Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM

CFUW Calgary and CFUW Calgary North Joint Meeting - 'Student Enery - Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders to Trnsition to a Sustainable, Equitable Energy Future'
Speaker:  Sean Collins, Speaker from Student Energy


Date:  Monday, November 1

Place:  ZOOM (**)

Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM

CFUW General Meeting - 'Building your immunity - from an Integrative and Holistic Perspective'
Speaker:  Cianna Fayant,  Student of Traditional Chinese Medicine