The materials contained in this fonds give an insight of Toronto women’s movement activities in the 1970 to the 1990s. Since the 1970s, Helen Jefferson Lenskyj was involved in several community activist groups. The fonds reflects her commitment to the Feminist Party of Canada at the end of the 1970s and beginning of the 1980s. She taught at the University of Toronto between 1986 and 2007. This fonds emphasizes her work on sexual harassment prevention at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (O.I.S.E.), and her involvement with the Centre for Women’s Studies in Education (CWSE), mostly with the subcommittee that she coordinated, which investigated a free-standing women’s studies program. This fonds is also composed of a collection of various posters on women’s issues in the 1970s to the 1990s.
The fonds consists of documents relating to the Canadian Feminist Periodicals Association's activities. It mainly contains records produced to prepare the annual conferences and from meetings with Federal government representatives. It includes reference material concerning the budget cuts, and related to the difficulties of feminist publishing.
Le fonds RIFAS documente les activités de l’association de 1985 à 1992. Il contient également des ressources documentaires sur les thématiques de l’abus sexuel, de l’inceste, du viol et de la violence envers les femmes.
Le fonds Cécile Coderre témoigne de l’engagement de Cécile Coderre dans plusieurs associations vouées au développement communautaire et au bien-être des femmes, notamment des femmes francophones vivant en contexte minoritaire issues de la communauté franco-ontarienne. Le fonds contient des documents concernant le Réseau des chercheuses féministes de l’Ontario (RCFO) dont Cécile Coderre a été la présidente, la représentante à la Table Féministe Francophone de concertation provinciale de l’Ontario, et la gardienne des archives. Il contient des ressources documentaires sur la Fédération nationale des femmes canadiennes françaises (FNFCF) avec laquelle Cécile Coderre a beaucoup collaboré pour des projets de recherches. Le fonds comprend également des ressources documentaires sur des organismes tels que le Réseau national d’action éducation femmes (RNAÉF) dont Cécile Coderre a été la représentante provinciale pour l’Ontario. Le fonds offre également des ressources documentaires en liens avec différents organismes franco-ontariens visant à soutenir les femmes tels que l’Action ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes (AOcVF), l’Union culturelle des franco-ontarienne (UCFO), et le Réseau des femmes du sud de l’Ontario (RFSO).
The fonds consists of documents related to the friendship between Emma Joy Crone and the writer and feminist Gert Beadle, whom Crone considered as a mentor. It contains poetry and draft texts by Gert Beadle, personal correspondence, and photographs.
This fonds consists of records related to Elizabeth Shepherd's involvement in organizations and groups who advocated for the prevention of violence against women. It contains records related to her activities as part of Women's Action Coalition, in particular, her actions with other groups to obtain justice for Gabriela Montans and her children. She was involved with METRAC and the records illustrate the interest she had in legal actions for women. The fonds contains records related to her political engagement against APEC (Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation), her commitment to the UNIFEM's International Campaign in 1993, the "Women Building Peace: From Village Council to the Negotiating Table" campaign in 1999, and her participation in the Voice of Women's Conference "Moving Forward: Women, Peace and Human Rights" held in 1992. It also contains her collection of articles, pamphlets and newspaper clippings on women's issues, mostly about legal actions and events in Canada, and violence against women.
This fonds contains records related to Beverley Baines' participation in the 1981 Ad Hoc Conference about Women and the Constitution. It consists also of records on the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL)'s dilemma about women's equality during the Meech Lake debates. It also includes records on the Charlottetown Accord and women's issues.
This fonds is composed mainly of textual records; the administrative records of Mothers Are Women and documents relating to policy issues such as child care, parental leave, and recognition of the value of stay at home mothers. There are also documents relating to each of the mother's support groups and also the group's newsletter, Homebase. There are two audio cassettes featuring interviews with Maureen Kellerman on radio programs.
The fonds consists of administrative records for the Midwifery Task Force of Ontario including minutes, member’s lists, newsletters and correspondence. It also contains, legal briefs, lobbying strategies, and testimony in support of midwifery. Newspaper clippings and reports on midwifery and childbirth in Canada and internationally are also included.
This fonds is composed of textual records. It contains documents relating to women in international development groups. It also contains documents relating to feminist theatre groups performing in Canada and Jamaica. The documents include publicity material, project proposals, reports, and correspondence.