President’s Message

Marcia Armstrong

The Canadian Federation of University Women welcomes all women who support equality, social justice, fellowship and lifelong learning for girls and women. We meet the first Tuesday of each month except in June, July and August. Visitors and guests are always welcome. Due to the uncertainty of health restrictions imposed by Public Health in these times of Covid-19, we are going to try hybrid meetings for part of the year and virtual meetings during the winter months.

CFUW Nepean, established in 1991, is a very active club and each month we invite guest speakers to address various issues which confront Canadians locally, nationally, and internationally. We also have a number of interest groups, including a book club, bridge, armchair travel, movie matinees, art appreciation, Friday chat, environmental action, and lunching out. Again, meeting virtually or in person will be determined by public health restrictions.

CFUW Nepean is dedicated to improving the lives of girls and women. We award six $1000 scholarships to students at Algonquin College in the STEM program and in Nursing. The Club also provides a $500 award to a woman at Cornerstone Housing for Women to assist in furthering her education. To date, we have awarded over $54,000 in awards.

This past year we provided personal items to Interval House, a local women’s shelter, to Cornerstone Housing for Women, and to the Elizabeth Fry Society.

The CFUW, established in 1919, is a national organization with 95 clubs across the country and over 7,500 members. You will find interesting, well-informed, like-minded women who continue on this lifelong journey of learning and empowering women locally, nationally, and internationally. You will have the opportunity to network with the provincial, national, and the Graduate Women International groups to advocate for women’s rights, education, justice, and equality through education and training. Graduate Women International has members in 60 countries world-wide.

Our first meeting of the new Club year is on Tuesday, September 14th, 2021. I hope to see many of you joining us to start the year! If you are browsing the website and are not yet a member, I hope you will seriously consider joining us. It is always a learning experience!

Please advise if you are not a member and plan to attend a meeting by emailing

Marcia Armstrong
President, CFUW Nepean