Advocacy is a fundamental part of the work of CFUW, advocating for the advancement of the status of women, human rights and the common good. For CFUW, advocacy has always included social and community action. Below are some of the projects we have been working on.
Thanks for Signing The Petition!
CFUW Orillia, with the support of our Member of Parliament, Adam Chambers, created an online petition in support of a CFUW National Resolution - Strengthening Bail Laws to Protect Victims of Intimate Partner Violence.
We received almost 1000 signatures on the petition. The next step is that the petition will be presented in the House of Commons by Adam Chambers.
Thank you for your support of this important Petition.
Intimate Partner Violence
In 2022, the Advocacy Committee of CFUW Orillia will focus on educating our members about Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and advocating to diminish domestic violence.
The Video "Walk Through That Door" is an impactful music video produced by Chilliwack’s Ann Davis Transition Society. The video won a Purple Ribbon Award through DomesticShelters.org - the first and largest online directory of domestic violence programs and shelters across the U.S. and Canada.
Trigger Warning for Intimate Partner Violence
We acknowledge that this content may be difficult to watch and encourage you to care for your safety and well-being.
Single Use Plastic Challenge
Ruth Watt, speaking during a recent Zoom call discussing alternatives to single use plastics.
16 Days of Activism
CFUW Orillia participated in a number of activities for the 2021 16 Days of Activism.
CFUW Orillia Advocacy members participate in the ONRoute Rally held July 30, 2019 to support efforts to end human trafficking.
Why is balanced representation important?
What keeps women from becoming candidates in elections?
What are the solutions?