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Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter fonds
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- Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter
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12.5 cm of textual records
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The Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter opened in Calgary, Alberta in 1972 under the name "Oasis" as a service providing temporary accommodation for women and families in crisis situations. A board of directors was formed and the shelter was established as a permanent service due to the positive response. The name was changed to CWES. The shelter provides temporary shelter and food, counselling and referral to other supportive social agencies. Concerns of the shelter have been fund raising in order to provide free services, and expand facilities.
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The fonds consists of minutes, fund raising records, reports, correspondence, staff development records, staff policy manual, agreements, and newsclippings. RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS: Calgary Crisis Co-ordinating Committee, Calgary Hostels Division, Calgary Local Council of Women, Calgary Status of Women Action Committee, Executive Women International, Kinette Club of Calgary, Kinsmen Club of Calgary, Senior Citizen's Central Council of Calgary and the University of Calgary.
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Gift of Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter, 1981.
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- The material is in English.
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Further additions expected.
Record No. M-5976<br><br>
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- Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter (Subject)