Change Her World

Speaker Program

Meetings are held monthly September to May, and include guest speaker presentations. Virtual Meetigs using the Zoom platform are scheduled for September, October and November 2020.  The location and format of subsequent meetings is to be determined.

Topics are diverse, current, educational and thought-provoking.

Topics from previous years include: 

  • Lady Medicos: Dr. Jennie Kidd Trout and the Audacious Feats of Women in Medicine
  • Women’s Place: The Bench. Women and the Law in Canada
  • The Impact of Textile Waste
  • The Stratford Chef’s School: Then & Now
  • Success Strategies from Women in STEM

2020-21 Speaker Programme

Pathways to Enrichment


SEPTEMBER 22, 2020

Zoom Meet & Greet: “Cannabis: A Public Health Perspective”
Courtney Feeney, Public Health Promotor, Huron Perth Public Health

OCTOBER 27, 2020

Zoom “Expressive Arts Therapy
Lorrie Gallant, Professor for Mohawk College’s Expressive Arts Program, and Assistant Clinical Professor for the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University  

NOVEMBER 24, 2020

Zoom “Chronic Inflamation: Panel Presentation” 

Benefits of Yoga: Linda Mackay, Registered Social Worker and Certified Yoga Instructor

Anti-Inflamatory Foods: Diana Sutherland, Registered Dietician, Zehrs

Therapeutic Touch: Jennifer Brion, Registered Nurse and Registered Practitioner: Therapeutic Touch Ontario, Wellspring Volunteer


Special Seasonal Social Event: To be determined

JANUARY 26, 2021

Zoom “Business as a Force for Good
Sandi Hester, Senior Director Natural and Organic, Tree of Life, Canada 

FEBRUARY 23, 2021

Zoom “The Local Community Food Centre: A Cultural Perspective
Debra Swan, Executive Director


MARCH 23, 2021

Zoom Resolutions: Discussion of proposals for provincial and national CFUW policy and advocacy

APRIL 27, 2021

Zoom “Injichaag: Storytelling and the Soul of an Indigenous Artist
Rene Meshake, Anishinaabe Elder, multi-faceted artist, recipient of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal  Kim Anderson, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Relations and Univeristy of Guelph

June 1, 2021

7:00 p.m. “Reflections on the Pandemic
Skylar Franke, Executive Director, London Enviromental Network and Dr. Hilary Bergseiker, Psychology Department, University of Waterloo
7:45 p.m. CFUW Stratford AGM

Updated 2020-2021 Programme

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