Annual Gathering, Tea and Speaker

May 22 Sunday afternoon at 1:30 in Vancouver.

We are very happy to have Audrey Seigl, an outspoken member of the Musqueam Nation. Her talk is entitled:
“Carrying on the Work of my Ancestors. How to be good Stewards of the Land”. You will find Audrey passionate, eloquent and also an excellent chanter of her nation’s songs and prayers.

More info under ‘Events’ menu.

New Brunswick abortion restriction lifted by Premier Brian Gallant

Premier Brian Gallant is removing a key regulation that has restricted access to abortion services in New Brunswick for two decades.

Gallant made the announcement at a news conference Wednesday morning in Fredericton.

The premier promised in the election campaign to review Regulation 84-20, which requires women seeking a hospital abortion to have two doctors certify it as medically necessary.The review identified barriers to abortion services, according to Gallant.   more here .  . .

Updated Resolution on Abortion Rights

The CUUWA Council and Reproductive Justice Committee proposes an updated resolution on Abortion Rights which we are pleased to present to you for approval and support.  We plan to ask the CUC to approve at the AGM in 2015 and would appreciate your support of it in your congregations, and as delegates to the AGM. Please go to Reproductive Justice under the Issues menu item

Ontario Now Ranks Second for the Percentage of Women Elected to its Provincial Legislature

Ottawa: Apart from electing its first female Premier, Ontarians achieved something else in last Thursday’s provincial election in Ontario. The Ontario legislature will now rank second in the country for its representation of women at a provincial level after electing a historic high of 35.5 percent women.

This percentage is only second to British Columbia which leads the country for women’s representation at just over 36 percent.

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Our presence at the ACM 2014 in Montreal

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Many thanks to Caroline Jondahl who hosted the CUUWA table in Montreal – inviting people to the teleconference AGM on June 1 and letting them know of the face to face meeting next year in Ottawa.

Rev. Kathy Sage provided a copy of Invisible Influence: Claiming Canadian Unitarian Universalist Women’s History that  she coauthored, for people to browse. The book can be ordered with this form Invisible Influence- order form 2014

Women-Centred Services in 2014 – at least 12 across Canada

One initiative that has captured the imagination of many Unitarians is the request to develop a woman-centred service in early March.  Last year CUUWA reported 6 such services scattered across the country. This year we met a goal of doubling the participating numbers of Congregations and Fellowships. We know of 12 services in March that had woman-centred content but we don’t know many of the details! Therefore, I’m summarizing what we do know with the hope that others might let us know of their special program.

MARCH 9 2014 Service Summary