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Ontario Institute of Studies in Education (OISE) fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-037
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1996

The OISE fonds (1890-1996) reflects the research initiatives and resources of the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education. The fonds mainly consists of research material accrued by Pat Stanton for the book-length work: "Speak With Their Own Voices: A Documentary History of the Federation of Women Teachers’ Associations of Ontario and the Women Elementary Public School Teachers of Ontario." The material documents archival sources, as well as oral history interviews and questionnaires from retired teachers.

The fonds contains a limited amount of publications that were available within the OISE Women's Resource Centre. This material includes pamphlets and brochures for events and workshops, as well as educational kits that were developed for high school and college students.

Ontario Institute of Studies in Education

Branching Out fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-038
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1982
This fonds contains mostly textual documents but also some photographs and scrapbooks. It includes the administrative documents of the magazine such as minutes, reports, mailing lists, and guidelines for the organization. It also includes documents relating to editorial development, manuscript submissions and correspondence with authors, correspondence with other organizations and involvement in conferences and workshops. Sharon Batt, editor of Branching Out was also on the board of Canadian Periodical Publishers' Association and involved in the Writers' Guild of Alberta and so as a result some documents relating to these organizations are also included.

Branching Out

Victoria Rape Relief Society fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-040
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1989, predominant 1974-1983
The Victoria Rape Relief Society fonds offers insight into the structure and activities of the first Rape Crisis Centre in Victoria. The fonds contains only records from the original Victoria Rape Crisis Centre, also named the Victoria Rape Relief Society. It contains administrative records, correspondence, records related to education and telephone counselling activities, cooperation records with other external organisations, and regional rape crisis centres records.

Victoria Rape Relief Society

Elizabeth Shepherd fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-043
  • Fonds
  • [198-]-2002
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.

Shepherd, Elizabeth

Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women (CCLOW) Quebec fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-044
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1999
This fonds consists of material related to the Quebec chapter of CCLOW and includes administrative and financial records related to its program activities and conferences. This is comprised of meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, as well as material related to affiliated organizations.

Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women

British Columbia Federation of Women (BCFW) fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-045
  • Fonds
  • [1974]-[1992], predominant 1974-1984
This fonds is composed of textual records relating to British Columbia Federation of Women (BCFW). It includes administrative documents such as meeting minutes, reports, position papers as well as correspondence with member groups. This fonds offers a great insight into the structure and activities of an umbrella organization for women’s groups in British Columbia during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

British Columbia Federation of Women

Fireweed fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-047
  • Fonds
  • 1978-1999

This fonds consists of administrative documents such as policies, meeting notes, and transitional documents. It also includes financial documents, correspondence, and organizational documents. Also included are submissions, correspondence, and drafts for individual issues of the journal.

This fonds provides insight into the organization of a feminist collective in Toronto during the late 1970s until the early 1990s. It reflects the different stages of a feminist publication at this time, the cycle of securing funding and internal struggles in terms of creative direction and political aims.

Fireweed

Women's March Against Poverty 1996 and World March of Women 2000 fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-048
  • Fonds
  • 1996-2000
These records offer information relevant to the Women’s March Against Poverty in June 1996, and the World March of Women in 2000. Material in this collection dates from October 1995 through to 2000. The papers were compiled by the head office of the Canadian Labour Congress, as well as local offices throughout the region. The records reflect all organizing strategies which took place prior to the marches, as well as the organization of the marches, and organization of post-march activities and events. Records include print and non-print items, including textual records, photographs, and posters.

Canadian Labour Congress (CLC)

Canadian Women's Health Network fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-051
  • Fonds
  • 1976-2019

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.

Canadian Women's Health Network

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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