This fonds consists of material relating to the Women of Impact in the Canadian Materials, Metallurgy, and Mining Fields oral history research project. It contains audio and video interviews of 18 women pioneers and leaders in the fields of mining, metallurgy and materials. It also contains interview transcripts, and the Women of Impact book which profiles each of the interviewees.
Fonds contains records and interviews relating to the gathering of oral history interviews across Canada for the Second Wave Archival Project. Items include audio oral history interviews, transcripts for interviews conducted in Ontario, descriptive metadata spreadsheets and administrative documents.
The fonds consists of records related mainly to the organization and planning of the 2011 Women's World Congress held at the University of Ottawa, co-chaired by Professor Caroline Andrew. Records relate to funding and financial support, financial auditing, and planning and include meeting minutes, reports, correspondence etc. Included also are handouts from the congress, final reports and summary documents from after the congress was held. The fonds also contains some records related to prior and subsequent Women's World Congresses.
The Women’s Worlds congress was the first world-wide interdisciplinary gathering to focus on research pertaining to women’s issues and started in 1981. WW takes place every three years in a different part of the world.
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.
The fonds contains materials received by the Advocacy Centre of Nelson District Community Resources Society, form the local Nelson Violence Against Women in Relationships Committee (VAWIR). The Nelson Violence Against Women in Relationship Coordination Committee (VAWIR) is a committee of service providers and representatives from the sectors involved in preventing and responding to violence against women. The Advocacy Centre was a member of the committee. Their objectives were to improve collaboration, coordination and education around ending around ending violence against women in Nelson. This fonds contains the Advocacy Centre received materials from the Committee.