Fonds 10-084 - Feminist Party of Canada fonds

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Feminist Party of Canada fonds

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  • Textual record

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Parti Féministe du Canada fonds

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CA ON0034 10-084

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  • [1970]-1982, 1984 (Creation)
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    Feminist Party of Canada
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    Toronto, Ontario

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31.31 cm of textual records
3 stickers
3 buttons
2 rubber stamps

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(1979-1982)

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The Feminist Party of Canada (FPC) developed during the feminist movement in response to a lack of representation of women in government and to the many injustices women and minorities continued to face. The party began on June 10, 1979 at an event held by a number of feminists at the Ontario Institute for the Study of Education (OISE), which attracted over 600 people. The event included readings and songs, as well as speeches delivered by Marg Evans, Angela Miles, Mary O'Brien and Laura Sabia.

The primary objective of the FPC was to have an impact on the political system by providing a feminist perspective, and in turn, tackle many of the neglected issues concerning women. The party quickly received attention from the media and was very active while it existed—holding events, sending out newsletters and flyers, communicating with politicians and fighting for official party status. Though the Feminist Party of Canada never became an official party, ending only three years after it began, the party influenced many women to become politically active and brought attention to numerous social, economic, political and educational issues affecting not only women, but all of society.

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Fonds consists of a variety of records pertaining the Feminist Party of Canada, along with affiliated groups and events, such as flyers, pamphlets, applications for funds, correspondence, newsletters, published materials, reports, and other textual records. The fonds also consists of stickers, buttons and rubber stamps featuring the Party's name. The fonds is divided into eleven series, including: Women’s Centres and Educational Material, Women and the Law, Correspondence and Announcements, Status of Women, Redlight Theatre Records, Records relating to the Establishment and Principles of the Feminist Party of Canada, Conference on Canadian Women and the Constitution, Outreach and Promotional Material, Newsletters, Publications and Miscellaneous.

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  • Dutch
  • English
  • French

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CA

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ON0034

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RAD

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Complete

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