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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)

Helen Lenskyj fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-140
  • Fonds
  • 1979-[2000]
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.

Lenskyj, Helen

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

Emma Joy (Reeves) Crone fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-021
  • Fonds
  • 1980-2002
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.

Crone, Emma Joy

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

Montreal Health Press fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-093
  • Fonds
  • 1972-2003

The Montreal Health Press fonds reflects the operations of a small, volunteer-run feminist collective, focussed on disseminating information on health and sexuality. The fonds documents the steps involved in print book production: it includes authors’ draft chapters, interview schedules and author contracts.

The records also reflect the collective's extensive promotional activities, including fund-raising programs, reviews of handbooks, promotional articles and anniversary-year publicity. Letters of support from subscribers testify to the publications’ impact on individual lives and sexual health. The fonds also shows the extensive orders and invoices for handbooks from North American health clinics and organizations.

The photographs and drawings reflect the work of numerous artists. Medical drawings–in ink, pencil and graphite–provide detail on sexual health and anatomy. The photographs represent individuals, couples, and groups of different ethnicity, ages and sexual orientation.

Montreal Health Press

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

Lois Bédard fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-181
  • Fonds
  • 1949-2005

The Lois Bédard fonds reflects Bédard’s advocacy for women’s rights, as well as her professional involvement in the women’s union organization, Organized Working Women. The fonds focusses on administrative records from Organized Working Women, including Lois Bédard’s correspondence and executive reports from her time serving on the organization executive council in the early 1980s, until her resignation as president, in 1986.

The fonds reflects Lois Bédard’s efforts to lobby government and organizations to promote women’s equality. The fonds includes briefs, petitions, letters to government, and notices promoting equal pay for work of equal value, as well as women's reproductive rights, and their right to universal day care.

Bédard, Lois

Lucie Desjardins fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-174
  • Fonds
  • 2005
This fonds contains a conference kit from the "4e Congrès international des recherches féministes dans la francophonie plurielle" held at the University of Ottawa in July 5 to 10, 2005.

Desjardins, Lucie

Bold Print fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-019
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2005, predominant 1985-1995
This fonds consists of mostly textual and graphic records relating to Bold Print book store. The documents include administrative records of the book store, collaborations with authors, feminist book catalogues, photographs of author readings, T-shirts, and publicity material for other special events. This fonds provides insight into the daily activities of a feminist book store in Winnipeg, Manitoba in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Bold Print Inc.

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