Annual Symposium and Annual General Meeting
Each Fall members and staff from Canada and Afghanistan gather for the CW4WAfghan Annual Symposium and Annual General Meeting (AGM). This event, held in a different Canadian location each year, brings together volunteers, Chapter members, community partners and anyone with a passion for women's rights and education for girls and women in Afghanistan. The Symposium is a forum to connect and shareideas and to hear from expert speakers that help us explore and learn more about the importance of universal human rights in Afghanistan and what we can do as global citizens to support education.
The Sympsoium and AGM has been held in Calgary, AB (2004-2007 and 2018); Kingston, ON (2008); Vancouver, BC (2009); Kelowna, BC (2010); Oakville, ON (2011); Pictou, NS (2012); Victoria, BC (2013); Winnipeg, Manitoba (2014); Banff, Alberta (2015); Ottawa, ON (2016); and Toronto, ON (2018).
In 2018, delegates gathered in Toronto, Ontario for Flicker To Flame: Teaching and Learning in Afghanistan and our 20th Anniversary. This moving, two-day event celebrated the incredible contributions and impact of our work over the past two decades and looked toward the future of education for women and girls in Afghanistan. Volunteers from across Canada shared their experiences and plans in their local chapters, and a distinguished list of presenters from Afghanistan and Canada inspired us with their expertise, their convictions, their passion and their overwhelming support for the work ahead. A special thanks to our Halton Chapter hosts, whose attention to every detail brought it all together so beautifully.