In June1974, Margaret Birch, Provincial Secretary for Social Development, delivered a proposal to change Ontario’s day care licensing requirements. The entire day care community across the province of Ontario rose up in opposition. People thought that the policy would result in much reduced quality in day care centres. Julie Mathien and Susan Caldwell, members of […]
In 1975, in response to the recognition that a lot of immigrant women were marginalized either because they were unemployed or underemployed,
In the 1970s, lesbians in Canada were speaking up about issues important to them more than ever before, mobilizing for change. Newfound visibility, and opportunities to come together, come out, and develop community, led not only to new services and support, but also to political action.
This interview focuses the 1978 landmark strike against Fleck Manufacturing, an auto-wiring plant located outside London ON, and the support that Organized Working Women mobilized on behalf of the women strikers.
Jeannette Corbiere Lavell describes to Rise Up her long struggle to regain her status under the Indian Act
In this interview Monique Mojica (Guna and Rappahannock nations), tells her stories of being an Indigenous playwright, performer and theatre creator in Toronto.
The Disabled Women’s Network (DAWN) was founded in Winnipeg in 1987 by women from across Canada.
The focus of this interview is the founding in 1976 of Organized Working Women, an independent feminist labour organization of unionized women.