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National Action Committee on the Status of Women

Organization that sought to promote the equality rights of women in Canada through legal education, research and law reform advocacy. 

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This organization no longer exists. For information about NAC’s history, please see: http://web.archive.org/web/20070820010546/http://www.nac-cca.ca/about/his_e.htm

National Association of Women and the Law  
http://www.nawl.ca/

The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) is an incorporated not-for-profit feminist organization that promotes the equality rights of Canadian women through legal education, research, and law reform advocacy.

Created at a conference held at the University of Windsor law school in 1974. Since then NAWL has used its unique research and educational strategies to raise public awareness about legal issues affecting women.

Has played a major role in the following milestones towards Canadian women's equality:

  • inclusion of Sections 15 and 28 in the Charter of Rights & Freedoms,
  • amendments to sexual assault laws,
  • positive changes to family law and to the Divorce Act,
  • rape shield legislation, and
  • criminal harassment legislation.
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Chinese Canadian National Council  
http://www.ccnc.ca/
National Organization of Immigrant and Visible Minority Women of Canada

This is the website for a non-profit, non-partisan, and non-sectarian organization who's mission is to ensure equality for immigrant and visible minority women, within a bilingual Canada.

YMCA Canada  
http://www.ymca.ca/

The country’s oldest largest women's multi-service organization. With 33 Member Associations operating in more than 400 districts and communities across the country, their Turning Point Programs for Women™ - which address personal safety, economic security and well-being – reach out to 1 million women and girls in nine provinces and one territory. YWCA is the largest national provider of shelter to women, serving 25,000 women, children and teen girls including 6,000 fleeing domestic violence each year. They are the largest provider of literacy, life skills, employment and counselling programs in the country, and the second largest provider of childcare services. YWCA Canada is a member association of the World YWCA which unites 25 million women and girls worldwide and spans 125 countries.

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University Women's Club of Cranbrook & District  
http://www.cfuw-cranbrook.com/

Founded in 1919, the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) is a national, non-profit, non-governmental, women's equality-seeking organization of close to 10,000 women graduates, students and associate members in 112 Clubs across Canada. CFUW has special consultative status at the United Nations and is represented at the Sectoral Committee on Education at the Canadian Sub-Committee for UNESCO. CFUW is the largest of the 79 affiliates of the International Federation of University Women.

 

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Womanspace Resource Centre  
http://www.womanspace.ca/Welcome.html

For more than 20 years Womanspace has worked for women's political, social, and economic equality.  We inform, educate and advocate for women in Southern Alberta.

 

Our priorities include research, media awareness, education, information, community events, and advocacy.

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National Organization of Immigrant and Visible Minority Women of Canada  
http://www.noivmwc.org/

NOIVMWC is an umbrella national organization with a vision of creating equality for all women. It was created in 1986 with a focus on forming a united national voice to ensure equality for immigrant and visible minority women within bilingual Canada. NOIVMWC advocates for various issues affecting immigrant and visible minority women. We have made significant progress on many fronts and our activities are becoming more important, considering the increasing diversity of the Canadian population.

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Status of Women Canada  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/

Promotes gender equity and the full participation of women in Canada's economic, social, cultural, and political life.

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Status of Women Canada, Women's Program Regional Offices, Alberta and Northwest Territories
A women's program regional office. Promotes gender equity and the full participation of women in Canada's economic, social, cultural, and political life.