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Women in Trades (WIT) fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-076
  • Fonds
  • 1977-[199-]
This fonds provides insight into how women in non-traditional work were coping in the 1980s in the Toronto area. The records show how the women in this organization struggled to have their voice heard in the federal and provincial arena. There are significant federal and provincial correspondence that highlights the issues of pay equity, child care legislation and Canadian Human rights actions. The records include correspondence, membership and funding records as well as reports, conference material and newsletters. There are also photographs showing women working in trades.

Women in Trades (WIT)

Ashley Turner fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-073
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2000

Fonds consists of records documenting the work of Ashley Turner as an activist, front line worker, author and President of JEWELS, a sanctuary organization. Topics include domestic violence, sexual assault, sanctuaries for women and children escaping abuse, the criminal justice system, incest and child abuse among other topics. There are also records related to training for front line workers helping victims. Many of these records belonged to Lynn Hamilton.

The fonds has been divided into 4 series.

Turner, Ashley

Pamela Andrews collection

  • CA ON0034 10-067
  • Fonds
  • [198- ?]-2000
This collection consists of various documents collected by Pamela Andrews and related to the feminist movement. It contains pamphlets, a brochure, programs of a benefit concert, of a workshop theatre productions and other materials from various organizations including the Assaulted Women’s Hotline, the DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN) and the Midwifery Task Group. It also includes photocopied press clippings related to the Direct Action Group’s statements of resistance regarding the Litton bombing and 14 buttons from organizations pertaining mostly to women’s rights and issues such as health, birth control and abortion.

Andrews, Pamela

Broadside fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-066
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1992

This fonds consists of administrative and organizational documents, correspondence, galley proofs, financial records, original manuscripts and galley proofs, flyers, handbills, pamphlets, postcards, subscriber lists and information, planning documents from the Canadian Feminist Periodicals Conference 1986, two computer diskettes, and one metal telephone index pad. There are also separate files from several individual employees which include correspondence and items relating to their particular role in the collective.

These records offer significant information about feminist journalism in Canada, and about activities in the women’s movement, particularly in Toronto, during the 1980s.

Broadside

Women's Employment Centre (WEC) fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-065
  • Fonds
  • [1976]-1997
Fonds consists of a variety of material from the Women’s Employment Centre, which sheds light on their operations, plans and activities. Similarly, the fonds also includes records pertaining to affiliated projects, programs, associations, and committees.

Women's Employment Centre (WEC)

Service Office Retail Workers Union of Canada (SORWUC) Local 7

  • CA ON0034 10-062
  • Fonds
  • 1970-198-
This fonds consists of the administrative records of the conception of the Service Office Retail Workers Union of Canada (SORWUC) Local 7 in Ottawa from its beginnings in 1982 as part of reason for change particularly addressing inequality faced by women in the workplace in various aspects. It features correspondence, advertisements to join the union, pieces of bargaining and negotiation, member contact information. Also included are resources such as newspaper clippings, pamphlets, booklets, buttons, and articles on various subjects as used and promoted by members of SORWUC.

Service, Office and Retail Workers of Canada (SORWUC)

Women Plan Toronto fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-060
  • Fonds
  • 1983-1998
This fonds is composed mainly of textual records; administrative records of the collective, minutes, correspondence, newsletters, conference and workshop documents, documents related to special events and projects, photographs.

Women Plan Toronto

Women Working with Immigrant Women fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-058
  • Fonds
  • 1972-2005
This fonds is comprised of mostly textual records related to Women Working with Immigrant Women (WWIW) organization. They include administrative records such as meeting minutes, correspondence, financial records, and reports as well as objects such as banners and buttons. The records reflect WWIW's organizing and financial strategies, as well as its projects and events.

Women Working with Immigrant Women

Margaret Dwight-Spore fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-056
  • Fonds
  • 1964-1984, predominant 1977-1984
This fonds includes documents written and gathered by Margaret Dwight-Spore, mostly during her time as head of B.EA.V.E.R. and CASH. The records give an overview of the working and social conditions of women in prostitution, the pornography business and burlesque entertainment, and the fight to decriminalize prostitution in Canada. It consists of textual records and graphic material (drawings, a negative and posters).

Dwight-Spore, Margaret

Lisa Bengtsson fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-055
  • Fonds
  • [197-]-1999

The fonds consists of records collected by Lisa Bengtsson during her career as a social development officer with the Thunder Bay branch of The Secretary of State, Women's Programme, and with the Northwestern Ontario Decade Council.

The records document the evolution of women's groups within Northwestern Ontario, from funding applications to articles of incorporation and brochures and pamphlets on annual programming.

The fonds contains an extensive amount of administrative records demonstrating the everyday operations of committees, subcommittees, and women's organizations, including the Northwestern Ontario Regional Day Care committee.

Bengtsson, Lisa

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