CFUW Orillia celebrated its 65th anniversary in the fall of 2019. We are a diverse group of women from the area, representing a dynamic range of experiences, ages, and interests. Our inspiring speakers arranged for our monthly General Meetings and our Interest Groups encourage active involvement by all members.


As a non-partisan, voluntary, self-funded organization, CFUW is open to women of all educational backgrounds who believe in our goals and value lifelong learning.


CFUW Orillia is a member of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW), which celebrated its centennial in 2019. CFUW has special consultative status at the United Nations and belongs to the Education Committee of the Canadian Commission to UNESCO. CFUW is also a member of Graduate Women International (GWI). 

COVID-19 introduced us to new ways of gathering. We learned Zoom, meeting outside, social distancing, mask etiquette, Trickster, and how to evolve as CFUW Orillia. The power of women working together!

We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.

Our Mission

We are committed to:

Improving the status of women and girls worldwide

Advancing human rights, justice and peace

Pursuing knowledge

Promoting education

Making new friendships

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Our Vision

CFUW Orillia offers amazing social connections, life-long learning opportunities, a commitment to advocacy, new friendships, and is dedicated to promoting education.

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