The Power of Women Working Together

The Canadian Federation of University Women-Northumberland (CFUW-N) is a branch of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW), a non-partisan, voluntary self-funded organization with over 100 clubs located in every province across Canada. Since its founding in 1919, CFUW has been working to improve the status of women and to promote human rights, public education, social justice and peace.

CFUW-N was founded in 1991. We seek to provide lifelong learning and promote education and advocacy for gender equality and the rights of women and girls. We are particularly active in supporting women who are pursuing further education/training. We raise funds annually for bursaries and scholarships for women across Northumberland County. Over $18,000 in scholarships and bursaries was awarded by CFUW-N in 2021-2022. Learn more about our scholarships here.

Membership in CFUW-N is open to all women who value lifelong learning.  We provide a safe, supportive and welcoming environment. Learn more about membership here.

Members meet regularly to hear speakers on a wide range of subjects such as health, the arts, current events, environment, local history, women’s issues and education.  Our meetings are a prime opportunity to promote fellowship, stay informed and learn about opportunities for advocacy in our communities, provincially and nationally.  They usually take place on the first Monday of the month, except July and August. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our meetings have been held virtually.  We look forward to being able to get together in person when conditions permit.

Through our many and varied interest groups, CFUW-N members have the opportunity to make lasting friendships and enjoy the benefits of learning, socializing and supporting one another. Learn more about interest groups here.

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We meet on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe Peoples. We respectfully acknowledge that Northumberland County is located on the traditional territory of the Mississauga. Northumberland County respectfully acknowledges that the Mississauga Nations are the stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters in perpetuity, and that they continue to maintain this responsibility to ensure their health and integrity for generations to come.