Ontario Federation of Labour sets up its first women’s committee.

In 1965 the Ontario Federation of Labour establishes its first women’s committee, chaired by Grace Hartman, then a Vice-President of Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and, later the National President. Hartman also serves as President of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women in 1974-75.  The committee lapses after several years but in 1975 (International Women’s Year), a motion was brought to the Ontario Federation of Labour Convention to form a new OFL Women’s Committee. Although the motion did not come to a vote at Convention, it did receive approval at the Executive Board and the Committee was set up in 1976.

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