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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 Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC)

National Action Committee on the Status of Women is an action-oriented organization made up of over 700 groups from all over Canada. In 1971 the NAC started with 30 groups that have expanded to become the largest umbrella organization of women's groups in Canada. Committed to equality and social justice for all women, it focuses mainly on advocating for changes that will improve the STATUS OF WOMEN, such as those in child care, violence against women, poverty and minority rights. In addition to supporting provincial and local issues, the NAC participates in conferences and actions to promote international solidarity between women and advocates for women's equality rights globally.

Once funded almost 100% by the federal government, NAC now raises all of its operating funds through membership fees, donations, project grants and special events. Priorities for each year are set at the annual general meeting. The executive is elected from the membership and, with the exception of the president, comprises voluntary positions.

Canadian Federation of University Women Victoria  
http://www.cfuwvictoria.org/

The Club, now known as CFUW Victoria, was founded in 1908 as the University Women’s Club of Victoria. In 1919 this Club was one of five founding members of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW). That same year CFUW became a founding member of the International Federation of University Women (IFUW). The Canadian Federation of University Women Victoria(CFUWV), is a voluntary, non partisan, non-profit, self-funded club of more than 250 members who meet together for learning, enjoyment, friendship and fun. We are active in supporting higher education for women and in advocating for women’s rights.

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Feminist Alliance for International Action/Alliance canadienne féministe pour l'action internationale (FAFIA)  
http://www.fafia-afai.org/

Forms an alliance of Canadian women's organizations with the specific goal of assisting Canadian women's organizations to intervene in international fora in order to improve the economic conditions of Canadian women. Forme un organisme féministe qui travaille pour promouvoir la participation des femmes et des groupes de femmes en quête d'égalité aux débats actuels et à venir sur la politique nationale étant donné qu'il s'agit de débats alimentés et influencés par les tendances touchant la mondialisation et la libéralisation du commerce.

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Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)  
http://www.awid.org

Works to cause policy, institutional and individual change that will improve the lives of women and girls everywhere.

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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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Sister Vision Educational Press

SISTER VISION is the first press for Black women and women of colour in Canada. Founded in 1984, it intends to encourage works by women of all cultures, sexual preferences and classes. A conscious political decision was made to distinguish between Black women and women of colour because Black women experienced slavery and its aftermath. However, commonaility and writings are shared with Native Sisters, Asian Sisters and others who define themselves as women of colour. The focus will be on:


- oral history of ordninary women often omitted from traditional history and comtemporary writing;
- books for children and young adults;
- theory and research to challenge the absence of their voices in Canada feminist theorgy and research.
A forum for theoretical works will analyze the political and social lives of Black and Third World women from
a feminist perspective.

 


SISTER VISION's traditions include Marie Joseph Angelique, a Black Montreal salve who launched the first documented act of defiance against slavery, and Mary Ann Shadd, the first woman editor in Canada and publisher of one of Canada's early Black newspapers - the Provincial Freeman - in the 1850's. They want to reforge the link between women and colour in Canada and in the Caribbean and Third World women the world over. Their vision is of a global femiinism,interconnecting and weaving women's histories.

 


SISTER VISION welcomes donations, manuscripts and ideas.

 

Nipissing Transition House  
http://www.nipissingtransitionhouse.com/

Nipissing Transition House is a shelter for women in crisis and their children, prioritizing the needs of women fleeing abuse

 

Shelter and Crisis Line (705)476-2429

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Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women  
http://www.arrow.org.my/
Works to ensure that development policies and plans influencing women’s health status, included women’s and gender perspectives. (See Details)
Centre for Women's Global Leadership  
http://www.cwgl.rutgers.edu