Fonds PR1078 - Fédération des femmes canadiennes-françaises, la régionale de l’Alberta fonds

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Fédération des femmes canadiennes-françaises, la régionale de l’Alberta fonds

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    • 1973-1987 (Creation)

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    1.34 m of textual records and other material

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    The Fédération des femmes canadiennes-françaises was founded in Ottawa, Ontario in 1914 by Almanda Walker-Marchand and received its official charter in 1918. The Fédération aimed to bring together women in francophone communities outside of Quebec. The Fédération's goals were to preserve French-Canadian culture, to work towards enhancing women's knowledge in all areas, such as education, the economy, and politics, and to defend the rights and well-being of women and families.

    The Régionale de l'Alberta was formed in January 1976 by previously established Edmonton branches, the Section Jean Patoine and Section Sainte-Anne, from Edmonton; sections in Calgary and Falher were contacted. Thérèse Lapierre-Laplante was the first regional president. In 1979, the Régionale de l'Alberta consisted of three branches: Jean Patoine (Edmonton, founded 1973), Lac Froid (Cold Lake, Grand Centre, Medley, founded 1978), and Saint-Isidore (Saint-Isidore, founded 1976), with Les Dames Chrétiennes de Girouxville as an affiliate from 1980. The second Edmonton branch, Sainte-Anne, existed from 1973 until 1978.

    Following major restructuring of the Fédération des femmes canadiennes-françaises into the Fédération nationale des femmes canadiennes-françaises in 1985, the Régionale de l'Alberta was dissolved April 4, 1987.

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    The fonds consists of records tracing the life of the Federation from 1975 to its dissolution in 1987. Included is material from the Section Régionale Jean-Patoine d'Edmonton and the Section Sainte-Anne d'Edmonton. The record are composed of correspondence, minutes, reports, financial statements, agendas, president biographies, conference information, newspaper clippings, biographies of Alberta francophone women, the national newsletter Femmes D'Action and copies of grant applications. It includes some minutes and reports from the branches of Lac Froid and Saint-Isidore, as well as material pertaining to the national-level organization.

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    Gabrielle Baillargeon (PR1981.0343, PR1982.0103), Thérèse Laplante (PR1984.0212), and Eglande Mercier (PR1988.0110), representatives of the Fédération des femmes canadiennes-françaises, La Régionale de L'Alberta, deposited the records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1981, 1982, 1984 and 1988.


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        The material is in French and English.

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Also see the Églande Mercier fonds (PR3728) available at the Provincial Archives of Alberta, and the fonds Fédération nationale des femmes canadiennes-françaises at the University of Ottawa, Centre for Research on French Canadian Culture and at the Library and Archives Canada.


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        Includes accessions PR1988.0110, PR1975.0516, PR1981.0291, PR1981.0343, PR1982.0103, and PR1984.0212.

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        Includes 40 photographs, 35 diapositive slides, 4 audio cassettes, 1 negative.

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