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Edmonton Working Women fonds
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- Source of title proper: Title based on contents of fonds.
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- Edmonton Working Women
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1.15 m of textual records
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Edmonton Working Women (EWW) was formed in 1982 to protest the undervaluing of all work women do, whether in the home or in the workforce. The EWW was a non-profit, feminist organization dedicated to providing woman-to-woman support. EWW was an advocacy group and served as a link among women, both unionized and non-unionized, and the labour movement. The objectives of the organization were:;To campaign in an ongoing manner for the concerns of working women. To support efforts to organize unorganized women workers. To build links with organizations working for the interests of working women. To act as advocates for working women. To stimulate research on working women's issues. To work toward socio-economic equality for women. The EWW operated a hotline for women seeking advice and support when they encountered unfair treatment at work. The EWW researched and published booklets to help women select the best course of action to resolve a workplace issue including legal advice. The EWW also held free forums and workshops, film nights, walked picket lines, initiated public protests, organized conferences with participants from other provinces, and joined forces with other political groups.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of operational and administrative records for the Edmonton Working Women as well as programme files. Also included are annual reports, evaluation and planning, policies, incorporation and meeting minutes. Fonds also consists of project files for resource guides on sexual harassment and workplace rights including low literacy and foreign language versions. Also included are financial statements, grant applications, and fund raising files as well as submissions on a variety of city and provincial policies or legislation including health care, poverty, and wages. Fonds also consists of subject files on a number of issues like social justice, employment equity, and sexual harassment. Also includes transcripts of hotline calls and monthly summaries.
Immediate source of acquisition
A member of the organization deposited the records at the Provincial Archives of Alberta in August 2002 on behalf of the Edmonton Working Women.
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- The material is in English.
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Access Conditions: All hotline call material closed until 2073. Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.
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File list available.
Further accruals are not expected
Information in the Administrative History sourced from the fonds.<br><br>Record No. Fonds consists of the following accessions: PR2002.252<br><br>
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- Edmonton Working Women (Subject)