Series - Women's issues analysis and outreach programs records

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Women's issues analysis and outreach programs records

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    • 1962-1996 (Creation)

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    32.74 m of textual records

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    Administrative history

    The Women's Cultural and Information Bureau was established in 1966 by the Women's Cultural and Information Bureau Act (S.A. 1966, c. 109), but its name was changed to the Alberta Women's Bureau in 1970 (S.A. 1970, c. 115).

    The role of the Bureau was to:

    • collect and compile information, opinions and other material on matters of particular concern to women, including information, opinions and material on the cultural, social, legal, public and other rights, responsibilities, interests and privileges of women in Alberta;

    • make such information, opinions and other material available to women, women's organizations and others, and

    • provide such other services and perform such other functions as may be designated by the Minister responsible for the Bureau.

    The Bureau was replaced by the Women's Secretariat in 1986 (S.A. 1986, c. W-13.5).

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    The Women's Secretariat was established in 1986 by the Women's Secretariat Act (S.A. 1986, c. W-13.5). The role of the Secretariat was to:

    • identify, analyze and make recommendations about Government policy, programs and legislation that affect women;
    • maintain co-ordination and liaison with Government departments to ensure that women's concerns are reflected in legislation and policy and program development;
    • conduct research and collect data on women's issues;
    • promote public and Government awareness of issues of concern to women; and
    • undertake any activities that the Minister responsible for the Secretariat considers appropriate.

    The Secretariat disbanded in 1996 when its enabling legislation was repealed by the Individual’s Rights Protection Amendment Act (S.A. 1996, c. 25, s. 29).

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    The series consists of records related to the analysis of women's issues to provide input into government policy as well as develop public awareness through outreach and public awareness activities.

    The records include correspondence, minutes of meetings, briefs and reports, research materials, acts and legislation, publications created by the business unit, newsletters, and subject files pertaining to the status of women generally, employment and pay equity, divorce, education, health concerns including pregnancy and adoption decisions, concerns of rural and Indigenous women, aging, pensions, and other related issues. The series also includes files pertaining to liaison activities with the Alberta Advisory Council on Women's Issues as well as other stakeholder organizations.

    The series also includes administrative records related to the operations of the business unit as well as files related to mentorship and scholarship programs.

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    The records were acquired by direct transfer and through records schedules 1982/189, 1991/102 and 1992/078.


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        Subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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        Subject to the Copyright Act. Permission for use required.

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        Includes accessions GR1969.0099, GR1970.0008, GR1971.0005, GR1972.0029, GR1973.0018, GR1976.0085, GR1978.0090, GR1979.0004, GR1980.0347, GR1983.0090, GR1984.0004, GR1992.0093, GR1992.0386, GR1993.0598, GR1996.0076, GR1997.0166, GR1998.0431, GR1999.0287, GR1999.0288, GR1999.0315, GR1999.0323, GR1999.0569, GR2000.0144, GR2000.0146, GR2001.0269, GR2001.0335, GR2020.0837, GR2020.0838, GR2020.0839, GR2020.0840, GR2020.0844, and GR2020.0850.

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            The scope and content is based on items on 1991/102 and 1992/078.

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