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Campaign for Equal Families fonds
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CA ON00047 F0098
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1994 - 1995 (Creation)
- Campaign for Equal Families
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52 cm of textual records
1 video cassette
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Name of creator
The Campaign for Equal Families was founded at a community meeting in Toronto on May 24, 1994. Its original focus was lobbying for the passage of the Ontario provincial government’s Bill 167, The Equality Rights Statute Amendment Act, 1994. The organization undertook similar lobbying campaigns for Bill 45 and Bill C-41. The Campaign closed its Church Street office in December 1995.
The records in this fonds were donated to the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives by Laurie Arron, Chairman, Campaign for Equal Families in December 1995.
Scope and content
The fonds consist of records and artifacts maintained and accumulated by the Campaign for Equal Families. The fonds has been arranged into seven series: administrative files, campaign files, provincial meetings files, subject files, videocassettes, artifacts, and photographs. Included in the fonds are correspondence, memoranda, press releases, reports, essays and papers, forms, lists, agendas, newsletters, flyers, pamphlets, texts of legislative debates and bills, petitions, programmes, cards, newspaper clippings, financial records, notes, meeting minutes, invoices, an educational kit, offers to lease, grant application packages, an insurance policy, a speech, a videocassette, magnets, plaques, and photographs.
Immediate source of acquisition
The accession was extensively culled, which consisted of removing duplicate copies of records and transferring newspaper clippings to the vertical files of the CLGA. Several files within this fonds were artificially constructed by the archivist.
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Restrictions on access
The collection is open to researchers.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Researchers wishing to publish materials must obtain permission in writing from the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives as the physical owner. Researchers must also obtain clearance from the holder(s) of any copyrights in the materials. Note that the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold the copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials directly from the copyright holder(s).
Preferred citation: Campaign for Equal Families fonds, 1995-244, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.