Since its founding in 1893, the National Council of Women of Canada, one of Canada's oldest women's organizations, has played a leading role in reaching many of the milestones in Canadian social history. The Council has always been concerned with the welfare of women, children, the family, and the community. Key Achievements Instructions: Click [...]
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Where there are not sufficient numbers of Organizations to form a Council, Study Groups may be formed. A Study Group is a group of individual women, who may or may not be affiliated with other community organizations. If you would like information on how to reach the group closest to you, or if you are [...]
Emily Ferguson Murphy Emily was a best-seller author under the name Janey Canuck. She served on many local boards and committees and was especially interested in women and children's causes. She was very instrumental in the passing of the Dower Act and the Married Women's Protection Act 1910 - 1911. Before that [...]
Henrietta Muir Edwards Henrietta was born in 1849 to a privileged Montreal family. She was an evangelical Christian who believed in practicing what was preached. After " finishing" school and the obligatory tour of Europe, she talked her father into buying a big house in downtown Montreal where she established the Working [...]
Girls/Young Women and Violence Project An initiative of the National Council of Women of Canada Funded by Status of Women Canada Prepared by the Core Advisory Committee: Ruth Brown, Joyce Ireland, Annette Werk, Helen Saravanamuttoo (Chair) The Forum, generously sponsored by Status of Women Canada, occurred on 5 June 1999 in Winnipeg, in conjunction with [...]
Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) and National Council of Women Canada (NCWC) Joint Submission on the Occasion of Canada’s Universal Periodic Review Submitted October 5, 2012 About CFUW: Founded in 1919, CFUW is a national, non-profit, self-funded, non-governmental, women's equality-seeking organization of close to 9, 000 women graduates, students and associate members in [...]
Submission to the Pay Equity Task Force National Council of Women of Canada June 21, 2002 Introduction The National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC) is pleased to participate in the Pay Equity Task Force's review of the federal pay equity legislative provisions. Founded in 1893, NCWC is a non-partisan, non-profit organization of women representing [...]
The Way We See It: A Discussion Paper which examines Perspectives of Families and Clients within the Current Mental Health System in Manitoba November, 2006 Acknowledgements This discussion paper is respectfully submitted by the Ad-hoc Committee on Mental Health to the Provincial Council of Women of Manitoba, Inc. Co-chairs: Beverley Goodwin spearheaded, in 1997, [...]
Popular Culture’s Influence on the Mental Health and Body Image of Girls and Women The following is a summary of the panel presentation given by Lori Peters at the NCWC on June 4, 2011 Every day we are inundated with information that has the potential to influence our thoughts, opinions, and beliefs. Within minutes we [...]
Comments on the proposed Bill S-2 - An Act respecting family homes situated on First Nation reserves and matrimonial interests or rights in or to structures and lands situated on those reserves Prepared by Mary Scott, on behalf of the National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC), and the Provincial Council of Women of Manitoba, [...]