Who We Are

CFUW is a self-funded, non partisan, non-profit organization with over 100 member clubs across Canada, including 6 in Toronto, which make up ‘The Toronto Caucus’. CFUW is divided into regional councils. Our club is a member of the CFUW Ontario Council. CFUW advocates on behalf of women’s issues and for social justice at all levels of government and has consultative status at the United Nations.

CFUW is also an affiliate of GWI, Graduate women International.

Our Club: CFUW Leaside – East York

We are a local CFUW Club that formed in 1955 when Leaside and East York were separate jurisdictions. Later, the town of Leaside joined East York, but we maintained our Club name, which reflects our heritage. Our Club Banner portrays the Leaside Bridge which spans the Don River Valley, representing the connection of our local communities.

We have a membership of approximately 90 women, including members living beyond East York. New members are always welcome. We support CFUW’s aims and objectives of advocacy for education, the rights of women and the participation of women in public affairs.

We offer opportunities for our members to learn and socialize. Monthly meetings include a Program of invited guest speakers and covers a range of topics. Interest Groups and other activities keep members engaged.

Supporting girls’ education has always been a core mission of CFUW. Visit the Scholarship page for details.

Through CFUW National and CFUW Ontario Council, our Club participates in developing national and provincial policy and we advocate for issues affecting women and promoting social justice based on our policy. We also work directly within our own community to support local initiatives. The Issues and Actions interest group handles our current advocacy activities.

2015/2016 marked our 60th Anniversary!

Our Club Banners over the years