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Nancy's Very Own Foundation

Archive-It Partner Since: Oct, 2019

Organization Type: NGOs

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Nancy’s Very Own Foundation is a Canadian private foundation established by the Honourable Nancy Ruth, CM in 1984. Nancy Ruth, who served as a member of the Senate of Canada from 2005 to 2017, is a feminist, activist and philanthropist. She has campaigned for increasing charitable giving to women and girls. The Foundation has used the Internet to make the history of women, and women’s activism, in Canada visible and lively, to teach about the value and importance of women’s lived experiences, and to illustrate the use of a women’s lens in public and private spheres and choices.

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Canadian National Anthem Campaigns

Archived since: May, 2020

Description:

Canada has two national anthems. The original French song is sung today just as it was composed in 1884. The English song uses the same melody, but it has different words, originally written in 1908 and subsequently changed a number of times. When the national anthems were officially adopted by Parliament in 1980, the same year that Canada adopted the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the English version of the anthem referred to “all thy sons.” This web site records the campaign, successful in 2018, to change the English national anthem to be inclusive of women, of “all of us.”

Subject:   Women's Representation Canadian Anthem Canadian Politics

Canadian Women of World War 1 (WWI)

Archived since: May, 2020

Description:

This web site offers open access to an illustrated book for general readers on what women in Canada did during World War I. They served in many essential ways, supporting the war effort, their communities and organizations, and their families. They served at home and overseas as drivers, nurses and doctors. They campaigned for peace. They campaigned hard, and successfully for the right to vote, another key step in the journey to full personhood for all women in Canada.

Subject:   World War 1 Workforce Women's Vote

Mary Coyne Rowell Jackman

Archived since: May, 2020

Description:

This web site offers open access to a documentary exploring the life of Mary Coyne Rowell Jackman (1904-1994). Spanning a century of enormous change and development for Canada, Mary’s story has both universal and unique elements, framed by acclaimed Canadian director Laura Sky. Most importantly, how did she navigate and make choices as a daughter, wife, mother, and citizen of Canada and the world? Of particular interest may be her engagement with Canadian art and craft, including the Group of Seven painters.

Subject:   Women's Rights

Women in Sport

Archived since: May, 2020

Description:

PLAY FAIR is a compelling, unflinching and visually rich documentary that questions the assumption that women’s fight for full rights in the world of sports is over. The film explores five decades of activism and legal challenges that women fought to ensure they would have equal access and rights to compete in sports on elite and community levels. There have been many victories but has equity really been achieved?

Subject:   Canadian Women in Sport

Women's History and Activism

Archived since: May, 2020

Description:

Women’s rights in Canada are enshrined in section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which came into force on April 17, 1985. The struggles for women’s rights, in public or in private, big or small, started much earlier, and they will extend into the future. The features on this web site tell the stories of women, as individuals or in groups, who saw something that needed to be done, and got it done. Those stories connect, encourage and teach us to continue to make change that addresses the historical and systemic discrimination experienced by women and girls.

Subject:   Section 15 Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms Women's Rights in Canada

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