CFUW NORTHUMBERLAND. Canadian Federation of University Women



Scholarship Fundraising Luncheon Wednesday May 8, 2019

At our annual scholarship fundraising event, we look forward to welcoming Anne Sado, President of George Brown College since 2004. Anne’s impact on the vision, direction and culture of the college has seen an almost doubling of enrolment and a significant increase in its physical footprint in the heart of Canada’s largest city. She has also led a critical public discussion on the value of college education in Ontario’s economic development.


The Next Meeting:

Monday, January 7, 7 PM

at HTM, 1185 Elgin St., Cobourg

Doors open at 6:45 PM

Our speaker will be Linda Davis, CEO of Northumberland Hills Hospital.


Meetings for 2018/19 begin at 7 PM

Monday, September 10, 2018 at PHHS*

Monday, October 1, 2018 at PHHS

Monday, November 5, 2018 at PHHS

Monday, January 7, 2019 at HTM**

Monday, February 4, 2019 at HTM

Monday, March 4, 2019 at HTM

Monday, April 1, 2019 at HTM

Monday, June 3, 2019 Annual General Meeting, Location TBA

* Port Hope High School – 130 Highland Drive, Port Hope                                                                                                              

** Hamilton Township Mutual Ins. Co – 1185 Elgin Street W. Cobourg 


Scholarship Fundraising Luncheon 2018

Joy Kogawa, Photo by Raymond Lum

Joy Kogawa was the speaker at our very successful Fundraiser Luncheon, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. 

Joy Kogawa was born in Vancouver in 1935 to Japanese-Canadian parents. During WWII, Kogawa and her family were forced to move to Slocan, British Columbia, an injustice Kogawa addresses in her 1981 novel, Obasan, one of the handful of Canadian  novels that have become essential reading for a nation. Interned with her Japanese-Canadian family during WW2, she has worked tirelessly to educate and help redress a dark moment in our history. 
 In 1986, Kogawa was made a Member of the Order of Canada; in 2006, she was made a Member of the Order of British Columbia. In 2010, the Japanese government honored Kogawa with the Order of the Rising Sun “for her contribution to the understanding and preservation of Japanese Canadian history.” Her recent book is called Gently to Nagasaki.

Gently to Nagasaki 



The 2017 Fundraising Luncheon with speaker, Helga Stephenson, was a great success! 

Fundraising Luncheon, May 10, 2017 at Cobourg Lions' Centre

Helga Stephenson will talk about Women in Film and Television and the dramatic changes over the years. Helga is a multi-award-winning film and media arts leader having served as Executive Director of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and Chair of Viacom Canada, the Canada Council and the National Arts Centre.

Helga Stephenson, photo courtesy of Academy G Pimental Photography 2016