Fonds 10-051 - Canadian Women's Health Network fonds

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Canadian Women's Health Network fonds

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CA ON0034 10-051

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  • 1976-2019 (Creation)
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    Canadian Women's Health Network

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7.55 meters of textual records
23 photographs
12 CD-ROMs

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(1993-2017)

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The Canadian Women’s Health Network (CWHN) was established by a group of women representing 70 organizations that worked within the women’s health movement. The CWHNN consisted of a network of individuals, groups and organizations working to address gender inequality in health systems–both within Canada and around the world. The organization aimed to provide women-centred health information through networking, resource-sharing, education, and advocacy.

The Canadian Women’s Health Network also addressed contemporary issues relating to women’s health, including inequitable health policies and practices. The organization disseminated health information online and established its ‘Clearinghouse,’ a centralized collection of women-centred health resources and networks. The CWHN’s branches of activities also included the production of “Network/Le Réseau,” a bilingual health magazine.

The CWHN conducted extended community outreach to speak to women’s health and health issues in diverse contexts. The organization also worked within the Women’s Health Contribution Program, Health Canada, and communicated the researching findings of its affiliated partners, such as the Centres of Excellence for Women’s Health and le Réseau québécois d’action pour la santé des femmes.

The CWHN consisted of a Coordinating Committee, as well as a Board of Directors. The CWHN suspended operations in 2014 due to lack of federal funding; the Board of Directors continued to operate for several years, before closing permanently in 2017.

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The fonds of the Canadian Women’s Health Network (CWHN) reflects the organization’s everyday operations as well as its programs, policies, meetings and publications promoting women’s health and equality.

The fonds focusses on the administrative activities of the CWHN, including its early establishment, in 1993, as well as correspondence and networking activities with affiliated organizations.

The fonds documents the CWHN’s meetings and its collaboration on projects furthering awareness on contemporary health issues and their impact on women . The fonds also includes publications and news clippings produced by, and pertaining to, the CWHN and affiliated researchers.

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CA

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ON0034

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