CFUW Muskoka, in partnership with Lakehead University, is hosting an interactive lecture series on how we'll engage with each other and the world post-pandemic. You can sign up for the series by sending an e-mail to The series fee is $49 plus HST. For more information go to Third Age Learning Lakehead - Muskoka Lecture Series.

October 29, 2020 9:30 to 11AM
One Health/One Welfare - Moving Towards a More Humane Nation in the Wake of COVID

A leader in animal welfare, conservation and education, Barbara Cartwright will speak about the critical links between animal welfare and human welfare. This is especially important today as the relationships between animal and human health are considered in disease transmission and the origins of COVID-19.

November 5, 2020 9:30 to 11AM
Leading with Purpose in Tourism: The Quest for a More Sustainable Future

Dr. Karla Boluk is an Associate Professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of Waterloo. She will speak about the unsustainable nature of tourism pre-pandemic and how we must think radically about the purpose of tourism for a more sustainable future.

November 12, 2020 9:30 to 11AM
Post-COVID 'Teardown': Creating and Engaging with a Better Democracy

Dave Meslin is an activist, organizer and author, and feels that the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed that "our democracy is a train wreck" with fierce partisanship, distorted election results and growing cynicism. He will speak about how we can shift our mindsets and change our systems to enable the better normal we seek to create in a post-pandemic world.

CFUW Stratford November 4, 2020 @ 7PM ET
Why Basic Income YouTube Virtual Forum

CFUW Stratford is working with United Way Perth-Huron, the Social Planning and Research Council, and Huron Perth Public Health on promoting a universal basic income (UBI), a policy that CFUW has had on the books since 2013. The present focus of their work is the presentation of a panel through the Stratford Festival Forum on “Why Basic Income”. The panel will feature Senator Kim Pate, Ron Hikel, Mincome Project on Basic Income, Floyd Marinescu, CEO of UBIWorks, and Tracy Smith-Carrier, Chair of Basic Income London Ontario. For more information go to The-Forum-Basic-Income.


UWC Toronto November 16, 2020 @ 4PM ET 
“Lunacy: Life Begins At the End of Your Comfort Zone”

UWC Toronto welcomes all interested Ontario Council members to register for this ZOOM talk. Ian Evans, adventurer and inspirational speaker, will share lessons he has learned in some of the world’s most extreme and challenging environments, from the South Pole to the Australian outback. You can register by sending an e-mail to


COVID Cancellations

Notice to members of CFUW Ontario Central: Due to COVID 19, the Memorial Luncheon, that was scheduled for December 4, 2020 at the University of Toronto Faculty Club, is cancelled. A Memorial Luncheon will be planned for December 2021 if all goes well.