Fonds 10-141 - Toby Brooks fonds

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Toby Brooks fonds

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  • Textual record

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CA ON0034 10-141

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  • 1974, [1978]-9 January 1992 (Creation)
    Creator
    Brooks, Toby

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7.7 cm of textual records

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(1936-)

Biographical history

Toby Brooks trained as a social worker and moved from U.S. to Ottawa in 1970 along with her husband, David Brooks. She was a staff member of the Ottawa Interval House, an early transition house for battered women in the 1970s and 1980s. She was involved in the Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses during the 1980s. She wrote a book about the poet Pat Lowther entitled "Pat Lowther's continent : her life and work" that was published in 2000.

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The fonds consists of records related to Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses (OAITH), and specifically to the Regional Coordinating Committee to end Violence Against Women. It includes records related to communication between Ottawa Interval House and Ottawa Police, and also communication between (OAITH) and the Ontario Police Commission. This fonds highlights the efforts made to advocate change in the legal process to end violence against women as well as police intervention regarding domestic violence in the 1980s.

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  • English
  • French

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  • Latin

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CA

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ON0034

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RAD

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Final

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Full

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Created in January 2017.

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