Updates From Our November Meeting: Telling Tales Supports Literacy and the Love of Reading

Susan Jasper, Telling Tales Festival Chair & Founder, was the guest speaker at CFUW-Hamilton’s November 17, 2015, meeting. There was considerable excitement and enthusiasm from the audience about Hamilton’s own free, one-day, family-friendly, outdoor festival (annually in September) and the association’s year-round commitment to promoting literacy and inspiring a love of reading. See the wonderful photo gallery of children, families, authors, and musicians at http://www.tellingtales.org/photo-gallery-2/

Part of Telling Tales commitment involves donating back to local literacy organizations. This week, Telling Tales donated $12,000 to three worthy recipients. See the full announcement at the following website: http://www.tellingtales.org/supporting-literacy-a-love-of-reading/       Be sure to look for CFUW-Hamilton member, Rosemary Knechtel, who was on hand to present one of the cheques.


Resolutions 2016

The CFUW 2016 Proposed Resolution package has been released. Our Action and Advocacy Committee is preparing to review the following proposed resolutions;

  1. Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls-Ending the Marginalization of Indigenous Women in Canadian Society
  2. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder-Diagnosis, Intervention and Support Plan for children,adults and families affected by FASD
  3. Strengthening the Pest Management Regulatory Agency in Order to Protect the Environment
  4. Electoral Reform: Adding Proportionality to the Electoral System in Canada
  5. Sustainable Development Goals

For your review , you will find the complete Proposed Resolution Package on the link located at the bottom of this posting or on our Resolution 2016 page.

Please contact our Action and Advocacy Committee if you would like to help with the review process.

2015-2016 Proposed Resolutions for Amendment


Nov 17- “Telling Tales”

Please join us

Tues., Nov 17, 2015 , 7:30pm @ 1020 Upper James St., The Cresmont
Guest Speaker:
   Susan Jasper, Founder & CEO, Telling Tales

Susan is the Chair and Founder of the Telling Tales Festival held in September at Westfield Heritage Village. This is the largest children’s literary festival in Ontario. Going into its 7th year, it is a model for cooperation and partnerships with many community partners. In September 2014 the attendance topped 6,000. The CBC has recognized this festival as one of the best in Canada.