The Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women (CACSW)/Conseil consultatif canadien sur la situation de la femme (CCCSF) was created by the Canadian government in 1973 based on the recommendation of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women. The CACSW was made up of a full-time president and 2 vice-presidents, as well as 15 part-time regional representatives appointed for 3-year terms. As an autonomous agency, its role was to advise the federal government on the impacts of public policy on women, and to inform the public about women’s issues. Over the years, CACSW publications and recommendations looked at a wide range of concerns including constitutional reform, pension, parental benefits, taxation, health care, employment practices, sexual assault, violence against women, and human rights. The CACSW was dismantled in 1995.