Fonds 10-065 - Women's Employment Centre (WEC) fonds

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Women's Employment Centre (WEC) fonds

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CA ON0034 10-065

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  • [Reproduced after 1985 (originals between 1981 and 1996)] (Reproduction)
  • [1976]-1997 (Creation)
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    Women's Employment Centre (WEC)

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1.09 m of textual records
1 poster : col. ; 43.5 x 30.5 cm
85 photographs : col. ; 10.1 x 14.9 cm and 10.1 x 15.2 cm
275 photographs : col. slides ; 35 mm (Pakon)
10 videocassettes : VHS
4 audio cassettes
4 objects : buttons

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(1981-1997)

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The Women's Employment Centre (WEC), located in Toronto, operated as part of the Canada Employment and immigration Commission (CEIC) and began under the launch of the Women's Employment Counselling Centre (WECC) Pilot Program in 1981. In this pilot program, seven employment centres with a particular focus on women's employment were opened in seven different cities across Canada as part of regular Canada Employment Centres in each city—Halifax, Chicoutimi, Toronto, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Winnipeg and Calgary. WEC was created to assist women in entering the labour market and/or making major occupational changes, especially in non-traditional occupations (occupations that are predominantly male), such as trades, technology and operations (TTO).
The Women's Employment Counselling Centre (WECC) Pilot Program was evaluated in 1984 by Employment and Immigration Canada (the Program Evaluation Branch) and continued to operate throughout the 1990's. Many women who received advice and guidance from the WEC in Toronto were subsequently hired at various companies and organizations throughout Ontario including CP Rail, the Ministry of Transportation, CN, Toronto Transit Commission, the Toronto Star, and more. WEC eventually closed down in 1997 due to minimal support and a difficult political and economic climate within the Human Resource Development Canada (HRDC).

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Fonds consists of a variety of material from the Women’s Employment Centre, which sheds light on their operations, plans and activities. Similarly, the fonds also includes records pertaining to affiliated projects, programs, associations, and committees.

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  • English
  • French
  • Ojibwa

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CA

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ON0034

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RAD

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Final

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