Kate Crozier, Community Justice Initatives’ Stride Program Coordinator, will talk about the history of women’s correctional services in Canada; the influence of indigenous practices in the development of holistic, women-based principles; reintegration support for women leaving prison through the Stride and Circles programs; Fresh Start Creations; and the educational opportunities of Walls to Bridges.

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Meetings 2015-2016

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All meetings start with Mix’n Mingle at 7:00pm and the meeting starts at 7:30pm

First United Church, Hilliard Hall, 16 William St. W. Waterloo, ON N2L 1J3 
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Sept 15, 2015

Start at 6:30pm


New Beginnings: an interactive group assembly.


General meeting and interest group sign-up


Oct 20, 2015

 “My father at Camp X” is the compelling tale of the mysterious top secret WWII spy training school on the shores of Lake Ontario.  Share the memories of past CFUWK-W president Jane Kramer when she accompanied her father to the camp. 

Nov 17, 2015

Is religious freedom a human right?  Dr. Melanie Adrian, professor in the Department of Law & Legal Studies at Carleton University, looks forward to an interactive discussion that focuses on the questions of rights of minorities in religiously, ethnically and culturally diverse societies. In her forthcoming book she argues that France, and Europe more generally, are heading down a dangerous path in their reluctance to live up to the spirit of international human rights conventions.



Dec 8, 2015 Sanctuary

Join us for a night of music by the KWCSS Quartet comprised of advanced string students who are members of the Kitchener-Waterloo Community String School.  Coached by Bruce Skelton, they perform a varied repertoire ranging from Bach and Vivaldi to Ben E. King and fiddle music.

Don't forget Donations for Out of the Cold (cash, mittens, warm socks, toiletries etc.)


Jan 19, 2016


Dr. Pearl Sullivan is Dean of Engineering at the University of Waterloo, head of the largest engineering school in the country.  We will be hearing her views about the importance of engineering in Canada and the role of women in it.  Dr, Sullivan believes that “engineering, and the reason people choose to become engineers, is intrinsically rooted in its goal of improving the human condition.”



Feb 16, 2016


Hiking Mount Kilimanjaro.  Laura Bender & Joanne Marchildon, two local women, share their experience in training for & climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in May 2015.  They undertook this challenge as a way to raise funds for Mom2Mom Africa.


Mar 15, 2016
Closed meeting

The Joy of Resolutions. Our Resolutions Committee presents the 2016 resolutions. Your vote helps create CFUW policy. 

Quorum is required.


  April 19, 2016

7:30 RARE Reserve


Join us for a real treat.  We will meet at the renovated Slit Barn on Blair Road to learn all about the RARE charitable nature reserve. This will be an enjoyable and informative evening where we will have the opportunity to hear from Gerritt Kaminga about the diverse programs being offered.


April 22-23, 2016

CFUW K-W 52nd Annual Used Book Sale.

All members participate in our only fundraiser.


May 17, 2016
 Start at 6:30pm
Closed meeting

AGM at Granite Club

Our closing banquet will feature Dana Shortt local entrepreneur and business owner of Dana Shortt Gourmet & Gifts.



Our General Meetings are held at (unless noted otherwise):
First United Church, Hilliard Hall
16 William St. W.
Waterloo, ON N2L 1J3

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