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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.

Local educators taught about the perils of human trafficking

The Simcoe County District School Board and the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board have unveiled new anti sex-trafficking protocols, which provide resources for teachers and parents, as well as curriculum for students.

The program was based on direction from the Ministry of Education that all Ontario school boards develop protocols that are tailored to the needs of their specific communities to keep students safe from sexual exploitation.

Read the full article in Orillia Matters

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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 - 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.

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Single Use Plastic Challenge

Ruth Watt, speaking during a recent Zoom call discussing alternatives to single use plastics.

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16 Days of Activism

CFUW Orillia participated in a number of activities for the 2021 16 Days of Activism.


Local Advocacy

CFUW Orillia Advocacy members participate in the ONRoute Rally held July 30, 2019 to support efforts to end human trafficking.

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Networking Workshop

Why is balanced representation important?

What keeps women from becoming candidates in elections?

What are the solutions?

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