|Formation May 2011|
Key people CUUWA Council
|Type women's rights religious organization|
Purpose To be a Unitarian Universalist women’s organization with specific goals: to raise awareness about women’s history, rituals, and perspectives, through training, communication, celebration and many resources.
Canadian Unitarian Universalist Women's Association (CUUWA) (established in May 2011) is a Canadian Unitarian Universalist women's rights organization that is an associate member of the Canadian Unitarian Council. The organization's mission is to support women-centred projects that raise awareness about women’s history, rituals, and perspectives; to develop and distribute educational materials that highlight a women-centred lifespan curriculum; to grant awards to women based on merit, and to acknowledge the creative work of women; to maintain a monitoring group with two functions: 1) internal within our denomination to ensure that language is inclusive, that there is equitable representation on denominational committees, task forces, etc; and 2) external: to determine priority for issues such as economic equality, reproductive rights, and educational access; and To influence, educate or inform policy on issues relevant to women at all levels, local, national and international.