The Canadian Unitarian Universalist Women’s Association (CUUWA) is a UU women’s organization with specific goals: to raise awareness about women’s history, rituals, and perspectives, through training, communication, celebration and many resources. The full mission statement and vision can be found on our About page.
We have two major events each year. The first is International Women’s Day, and the second is the CUUWA Annual Tea and General Meeting. All interested are welcome to attend both. We also organize a variety of other activities.
The Canadian Unitarian and Universalist Women’s Association (CUUWA) invites all congregations across Canada to celebrate International Women’s Day on one of the Sundays close to March 8, IWD, each year. It is our goal to have IWD services in all congregations. Will you help us achieve this goal of promoting awareness of gender equality and women’s issues? We offer IWD theme packages and other service resources on our website.
This year we will be providing a small study package on “The Five Waves of Feminism.” It will be available in the resources section of our website later in 2022.
The 2021 theme was Sacred Space. We compiled a package of worship, study, and creative materials to encourage you to reflect on shelter, safety, and power. We held a special International Women’s Day Service and the recording is available for use.
The 2020 International Women’s Day Worship and Study Package on “Wisdom” is still available, as are other packages and service materials. They can be found under Resources.
Every two years, when the CUC Conference is held, we hold a Tea and Annual General Meeting during Conference weekend. In the other years, we meet online by Zoom for a structured conversation and AGM. Since Covid-19 has affected travel, we have met on Zoom only, for a virtual “Cuppa and Conversation” on June 27, 2020 and our 2021 Tea and AGM. In 2021, we decided to strive to provide electronic access to all our activities, even when in-person activities are held, to increase accessibility and affordability.
Our last in-person gathering was the 2018 Annual Gathering in Hamilton on May 20th was a superb event. Check out the details.
Want to learn more about the CUUWA?
Visit the CUUWA Facebook page – it is public so there is no need to be a Facebook User. Feel free to post articles of interest to all.
The CUUWA brochure is now posted under About Us.
The CUUWA is associated with the Canadian Unitarian Council.