Announcing our 2018-19 Speaker Program!

Our national organization is also gearing up for its 100th year anniversary in 2019, and this year we are reflecting on a century of change. One of the greatest changes is the availably of just about anything at our fingertips – fast food, fast fashion, instant information and an app for everything have significantly improved the efficiency and convenience of our lives. But at what cost? Let’s Talk About Convenience: The Pros and Cons of 21st Century Ease and Efficiency is the title of this year’s wonderful, thought-provoking program.


  • Sept 25  – CFUW Stratford Meet & Greet; “Safe Routes to School: Stratford Perspective” Kathy Vassilakos , Coordinator, School Travel Plan, City of Stratford
  • Oct  23  – “Waste Not, Want Not?” Dr. Karen Houle, Philosophy Department, University of Guelph
  • Nov 27 – “Are Screens Taking Over Our Lives?” Sarah Merkel, Perth District  Health Unit; Meeting location: Stratford Public Library
  • Jan 22 – “Stratford  Trashion Week” Jessika Guy, Green Hair Spa, Stratford; “Fabric Recycling “ Kate Simpson, Waste Reduction Coordinator, City of Stratford
  • Feb 26 – “The Future of Work” Dr. Ana Ferrer, Assoc. Dean Research, Department Economics, University of Waterloo
  • March 26 – Resolutions: Discussion of proposals for provincial and national CFUW policy
  • April  23  – “Toxins in Our Homes” Cassie Barker, E.D., Women’s Healthy Environments Network (WHEN)
  • May 28 – CFUW Stratford AGM; “Public Discourse and Democracy: The Impact of Algorithms” Nicole Blanchett Nehei, Professor, Journalism, Sheridan College; Dinner at 6pm, location TBD
Unless otherwise indicated, meetings will be held at Avondale United Church, 194 Avondale Avenue, Stratford. Our September Meet & Greet starts at 7pm. Regular meetings commence at 7:30 p.m. with a short break at 8:30 p.m. followed by our business meeting with updates on CFUW activities.
Admission is free. Guests are welcome to two meetings before joining as CFUW members.