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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

Claudette MacKay-Lassonde fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-184
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1995

This fonds documents Claudette MacKay-Lassonde's professional milestones in telecommunications and engineering, as well as her efforts to further women's career options in science, technology and engineering. The fonds contains administrative and publicity records from Claudette MacKay-Lassonde's organizing of Canada's First Canadian Convention of Women Engineers in Toronto, Ontario.

The fonds reflects Claudette MacKay-Lassonde's extensive efforts to promote engineering as a viable field for women. The fonds includes ephemera such as correspondence, photographs and scrapbooks representing Claudette MacKay-Lassonde's presidency of the Association of Professional Engineers Ontario and her bid for the Liberal Party seat of Mississauga South, Ontario.

MacKay-Lassonde, Claudette

Sylvia Spring Fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-182
  • Fonds
  • 1969-[201-]
The fonds consists of various materials related to Sylvia Spring's involvement as an activist, filmmaker, and conference speaker. It contains various types of textual, graphic, audio and video documents. It is divided into six series. The first series contains various material related to women’s issues. It includes posters, buttons, and stamps collections. The second series shows Sylvia Spring's various interventions in national and international conferences. The third series contains publications as comic books, dealing with topics related to women and the law, which texts were written by Sylvia Spring. The fourth series consists of records related to Sylvia Spring’s involvement to improve representation of women in the media. It reflects her implication in the MediaWatch organisation. The fifth series highlights Sylvia Spring’s films and productions as “Madeleine is…” (1969-1971), “Breaking the Silence. Stories from Aids Activists” (1996), “20th Century Gals (According to Babe)” (2000). It includes photographs of her meetings with different women filmmakers. The sixth series contains materials collected by Sylvia Spring on issues related to violence against women and includes Sylvia Spring’s documentaries on “Razor's Edge. The Controversy of Female Genital Mutilation” (2005) and “Our bodies… their battleground. Gender Based Violence During Conflict” (2004).

Sylvia Spring

Cecile Coderre fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-176
  • Fonds
  • 1980-2014
Le fonds Cécile Coderre témoigne de l’engagement de Cécile Coderre dans plusieurs associations vouées au développement communautaire et au bien-être des femmes, notamment des femmes francophones vivant en contexte minoritaire issues de la communauté franco-ontarienne. Le fonds contient des documents concernant le Réseau des chercheuses féministes de l’Ontario (RCFO) dont Cécile Coderre a été la présidente, la représentante à la Table Féministe Francophone de concertation provinciale de l’Ontario, et la gardienne des archives. Il contient des ressources documentaires sur la Fédération nationale des femmes canadiennes françaises (FNFCF) avec laquelle Cécile Coderre a beaucoup collaboré pour des projets de recherches. Le fonds comprend également des ressources documentaires sur des organismes tels que le Réseau national d’action éducation femmes (RNAÉF) dont Cécile Coderre a été la représentante provinciale pour l’Ontario. Le fonds offre également des ressources documentaires en liens avec différents organismes franco-ontariens visant à soutenir les femmes tels que l’Action ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes (AOcVF), l’Union culturelle des franco-ontarienne (UCFO), et le Réseau des femmes du sud de l’Ontario (RFSO).

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

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)

Nancy Ruth fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-112
  • Fonds
  • 1921-2019, predominant 1970-2019
This fonds contains documents relating the life and work of Senator Nancy Ruth. It includes personal correspondence, cards, and photographs. It also contains documents relating to her work as a social activist, and later as a Senator, such as speech drafts, conference documents, and documents showing participation in events. There are secondary sources of background material such as reports, briefings and newspaper clippings related to areas of concern for Nancy Ruth such as women’s equality and ending violence against women, among others. There are documents relating to charities and foundations that were either founded or supported by Nancy Ruth, including administrative documents such as correspondence and applications for funding. Finally, there are many artifacts such as t-shirts, banners, buttons, posters, stamps, a collection of VHS, and personal mementos.

Nancy Ruth

Second Wave Feminism Oral History collection

  • CA ON0034 10-106
  • Fonds
  • 2007-2012
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.

Second Wave Feminism Oral History Collection

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

Barbara M. Freeman fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-126
  • Fonds
  • 1992-2014
This fonds consists of interviews performed by Barbara M. Freeman with people from the Royal Commission on the Status of Women and with editors of feminist periodicals in Canada.

Freeman, Barbara M.

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