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Alia Hogben transcript

Transcript for oral history interview with Alia Hogben the Executive Director of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women. Topics include: immigration, inter-cultural marriage, Muslim women, culture, religion, women in politics, media

Anne Cole Transcript

Transcript for oral history interview with Anne Cole one of the first female land surveyors in Canada. Topics include: Non-traditional jobs, Sudbury, LEAF, motherhood, person's day breakfast.

Behind the Scenes in a Pandemic

This pdf with text and images describes the experience of Gail Lasiuk during the pandemic in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan working at the Health Sciences Supply Center (HSSC) at the University of Saskatchewan and as a member of the CUPE 1975 union. Dated September 2020. Gail Lasiuk's story reads "I am a 65 year old woman. I will continue to draw a pay cheque as long as I can, because like many Canadian workers, I cannot afford to retire. I am very grateful that I have a union looking out for me. I know that many Canadian women do not have unions. I know firsthand, that we need better income protections, work and training opportunities, higher wages, guaranteed sick days and other benefits for working people."

Brigid O'Reilly transcript

Transcript for the oral history interview with Brigid O'Reilly former member of the Ontario Committee on the Status of Women. Topics include: Ontario Committee on the Status of Women, LEAF, NAC, pay equity, women in teaching, Royal Commission on the Status of Women.

Complicated feelings: My COVID-19 her-story

1 PDF submitted anonymously with text and redacted email. The PDF describes the experience of a woman in Canada navigating the complex emotional landscape of life and friendship during the COVID-19 pandemic after receiving an unwanted email. Dated 2020-10-15. Her story reads "Even the smallest of events, such as an email message, can crush one's fragile spirit. This personal reflection illustrates the complicated feelings of stress and shame and fear that accompany life in the pandemic, how men and women cope differently, and how important it is to strive to have faith in one another."

Crocheted Strands Substitute for Elastic for Masks

1 image and essay submitted by Christine Caletti describing her experience making PPE masks for vulnerable community members during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa. Her story reads: "In the very early days of the Pandemic, when many people began sewing PPE, there became a shortage of elastic for making masks. A group of women in Ottawa put out a request for elastic and fabric to support their work in making PPE for vulnerable people in the Ottawa community. In the very early days of the Pandemic, when many people began sewing PPE, there became a shortage of elastic for making masks. A group of women in Ottawa put out a request for elastic and fabric to support their work in making PPE for vulnerable people in the Ottawa community. [...]"
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