Fonds 10-058 - Women Working with Immigrant Women fonds

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Women Working with Immigrant Women fonds

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CA ON0034 10-058

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  • 1972-2005 (Creation)
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    Women Working with Immigrant Women

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2.71 m of textual records
46 computer disks
1 CD ROM
10 objects : banners
5 photographs

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(1974-?)

Administrative history

Women Working with Immigrant Women (WWIW) was established in 1974, incorporated in 1985, with the goal of organizing workshops and sharing information to understand the problems and needs of Canada's growing immigrant population. WWIW sponsored workshops, courses, events, and programs, produced information kits, published books and articles, and produced a film. WWIW has also worked with other organizations to lobby the government for rights of immigrant women and women of colour, and to spread awareness about the issues encountered by immigrant communities in Canada.

In 1983, WWIW joined forces with the Coalition of Visible Minority Women to form the Ontario Immigrant and Visible Minority Women's Network. WWIW was also affiliated with the National Action Committee on the Status of Women and the National Organization of Immigrant and Visible Minority Women. In the 1990s, funding cuts caused WWIW to lose its core membership. By 1995, due to federal and provincial cutbacks, WWIW had lost so much of its funding that it could no longer support its staff. Although WWIW is no longer as active, it remains present in the Canadian women's movement, and was last seen in 2015 protesting discrimination against women wearing niqab.

Custodial history

These records relate to the Women Working with Immigrant Women (WWIW) organization and date from 1977 to 2005. They were donated to the Canadian Women's Movement Archives at the University of Ottawa Archives and Special Collections in 2005 by Carolyn Egan, a member of WWIW's Executive Committee.

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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.

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  • English
  • French

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https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q104177205

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CA

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ON0034

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Final

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Full

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Created in Janury 2019

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