Fonds F-235 - Canadian Women Voters Congress fonds

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Canadian Women Voters Congress fonds

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  • 1998-2009 (Creation)
    Canadian Women Voters Congress

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63 cm of textual records and other material

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The Canadian Women's Voters Congress (CWVC) was registered as a non-profit society in BC in 1998. The purposes of the Society, according to their Constitution, were to involve women in the process of societal change; convince women that they are responsible for, and have a major role in shaping the world in which they live; persuade women that they have a perspective and vision that may be different from the status quo; encourage women to act; and inspire women to use political and organizational systems with indivdiual efforts to shape a better world. The Congress is run by a Board of Directors consisting of a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer.

The Congress' main focus has been to operate the Women's Campaign School, after Yale University's Women's Campaign School invited a representative of the CWVC to attend their school. The Women's Campaign School in Canada has operated annually since 1999 with participation from prominent women politicians such as Penny Priddy, Darlene Marzari, Sen. Pat Carney, Alexa McDonough, Belinda Stronach, and Sheila Copps.

The CWVC is funded through membership and private fundraising ventures.

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Fonds consists of records relating to the administration of the Canadian Womens Voters Congress as well as to the operation of the Women's Campaign School. Records include correspondence, presentations, newsletters, reports, media releases, videocassettes, audiocassettes, photographs, and electronic files. The fonds is arranged in 3 series: Board Meeting Minutes, Administration, and the Women's Campaign School.

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The records were originally donated to the Simon Fraser University Archives by Bernice Davidson 2006 and by Jennifer Sweeney in 2011.


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Some files may contain personal or confidential information. Access to these files may be restricted as stipulated by Archives policy or the donor. Files marked "pending review" must be reviewed by an archivist prior to release and, as a result of the review, access restrictions may apply. Please see the file lists and consult the reference archivist for more details.

Copyright subsists in all or some of the records and the donor has assigned copyright ownership to the Archives. Generally, the donor can only assign copyright ownership to works s/he authored and not necessarily to all the records that comprise this fonds. Please consult the reference archivist for details about the use of copyrighted materials.

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Includes 9 cm of photographs, 4 sound recordings, 4 moving images

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Finding aid prepared by Kelly Stewart (February 2013).

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