Fonds MS-630 - Edmonton Women's Health Collective fonds

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Edmonton Women's Health Collective fonds

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CA EDM MS-630

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20 cm of textual records

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(1984 - [199-?])

Administrative history

The Edmonton Women’s Health Collective began on June 24, 1984 when the Vancouver Women's Health Collective contacted the Alberta Status of Women Action Committee and arranged an information night. Alison Logan wrote a general letter on June 25, 1984 reporting on the first meeting of the Edmonton Women's Health Centre. The organization now known as Edmonton Women's Health Collective (EWHC) had its inaugural meeting August 15, 1984. The EWHC had eight core members who aimed to empower women regarding their own health and improve women’s health care in Edmonton. In order to meet their objectives the EWHC created educational women’s health workshops, developed an information sharing network, provided referral services, and published and disseminated women’s health related documents. As of 2022, the EWHC was no longer in operation

Custodial history

Susan Boychuk of the Women's Program & Resource Centre, Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta received the contents of the fonds from Val Gervais, former member of the Edmonton Women's Health Collective and the A.I.D.S. Network of Edmonton.

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The fonds consists of records pertaining to the Edmonton Women's Health Collective from 1984 to 1989 and reflect some of the health care concerns facing women in the Edmonton area. Records include correspondence, administrative records, reports, minutes, newsletters, invoices, contact information and business cards from affiliated women's groups and organizations, brochures, and pamphlets. Also included in the fonds are clippings, a copy of the report Confronting the Problems of Homelessness in Edmonton, and issues of the Edmonton women's newsletter Movement.

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The fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Susan Boychuk in 1994.

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Alberta Status of Women Action Committee fonds (PR0307) at the Provincial Archives of Alberta.
Susan Moger fonds (10-035) at the University of Ottawa Archives and Special Collections.

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Accession number: A94-86

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Copies made of newspaper clippings and post it notes.

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City of Edmonton Archives

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