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Alliance of Canadian Television and Radio Artists

The Alliance of Canadian Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) negotiates and administers collective agreements and sets minimum rates and basic conditions governing the English-language radio, television and film industry. ACTRA is composed of three guilds, and had its genesis in the Association of Radio Artists (1943), assuming the name Association of Canadian Television and Radio Artists in 1961. In 1984 ACTRA was reorganized and the first word in the title altered to 'Alliance'. The ACTRA Awards were first given in 1970 honouring Canadian writers, broadcast journalists and performers.

Art Gallery of York University

The collection of art at York University was established in 1959 when a decision was made to allocate.5% of all building budgets to the purchase of works of art for public display in the new buildings. An art selection committee headed by Mrs. J.D. Eaton was responsible for selection of works. The committee, formalized as the Art Advisory Committee in 1963, enjoyed a close relationship with the Faculty of Fine Arts. In 1968 Michael Greenwood was hired as Curator of the university collection. He remained in that position until 1984 when he was succeeded by Loretta Yarlow. Plans were made in the early 1970s to establish an art gallery at the university and it opened in the 1972/73 academic year. At the same time the University Art Committee was established as a successor to the Advisory Committee. In 1981 renovations doubled the size of the gallery. The gallery serves both an educational and exhibit purpose to the university and wider community. Its exhibitions (both curated and travelling) have included shows of works by Norval Morriseau, Claude Breeze, Ted Godwin, George Grosz, Max Ernst, contemporary American art, African art, German Expressionism, photography, sculpture and installation art. Its permanent collection includes Canadian, European and non-Western art, and is displayed throughout the university campus.

Artfocus

  • Corporate body

Artpost

  • Corporate body

Association of Canadian Film Craftspeople

  • Corporate body

Constituted in Toronto in 1979, the Association of Canadian Film Craftspeople was later recognized as a trade union in Ontario and operated as an unincorporated association representing the workplace interests of film technicians in sectors including lighting, hair and makeup, camera work, set decorating and transportation. In addition to negotiating improved pay and working conditions and promoting skills development workshops, the association provided its membership with health insurance and other benefits. The ACFC participated in Canadian industry committees, lobby groups and events and supported many organizations dedicated to the development of Canadian film production personnel. By 1989 the ACFC had opened locals in Winnipeg and Vancouver and including Toronto reached a membership peak of 800. By the early 1990's, a shifting marketplace and an intense rivalry with other unions resulted in a declining membership. The ACFC was dissolved in April of 1998 and many of its locals merged with the rival International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. One division of the former association, ACFC West, continues to operate in British Columbia.

Atkinson College

The Joseph E. Atkinson College was established in 1961 as the result of a donation from the Atkinson Foundation. The purpose of the college was to provide evening classes for adult learners. Originally located at Glendon Hall, the College offered its first programme of courses in the 1962-63 academic year and began offering course year-round in 1964-65, with the college building on the Keele Street campus opening in 1966. At this time the college offered courses leading to the Ordinary (three year) Bachelor of Arts degree in a restricted number of fields for both evening and part-time students. Atkinson College courses were generally taught by a full-time faculty appointed to the College. Thus the College, in effect, mirrored the academic development and structure of the larger university, with Divisions of Humanities, Natural Science and Social Science, as well as the several arts programme departments (English, History, Geography, Sociology, etc.).The C6llege had an enrollment of 300 in 1962-63, and this had increased to over 6000 by 1970. In addition to the Arts programme, a degree programme in Administrative Studies was instituted, an Honours degree was offered by 1970-71 and degree programmes leading to a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Social Welfare, first offered in 1973-74. By this date there was a Canadian Studies Programme and an Urban Studies Programme and students were permitted to define a programme of study leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. The physical extent of the College was enhanced in the early 1970s by the addition of a west wing to the main building, the construction of Elmina Elliott Atkinson Hall (both 1971), and a nine story residence building in 1973. By 1991 the College had a student population of 8,800, and departments or Programmes of Study in the following areas: Administrative Studies, Canadian Studies, Classical Studies, Computer Science and Mathematics, Economics, English, Fine Arts, Francaises et Langues modernes, Geography, History, Humanities, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Science Studies, Social Science, Social Work, Sociology and Urban Studies. The College is headed by a Dean assisted by two Associate Deans, and there is a Master of Atkinson College. The College Council serves as the senior deliberative body of the College, and the Atkinson College Students ' Association oversees the interests of students. The College has its own Counselling Service, Outreach Services, an Office of Student Programmes, an Alumni Association and a librarian within the York University Libraries. Please refer to the appropriate Fonds Group descriptions of this record for more details about these bodies.

Atkinson College

The Joseph E. Atkinson College was established in 1961 as the result of a donation from the Atkinson Foundation. The purpose of the college is to provide evening classes for adult learners. Originally located at Glendon Hall, the college offered its first programme of courses in the 1962-63 academic year and began offering courses year-round in 1964-65. The college building on the Keele Street campus opening in 1966. At this time the college offered courses leading to the ordinary (three year) Bachelor of Arts degree in a restricted number of fields for both evening and part-time students. Atkinson College courses were generally taught by a full-time faculty appointed to the college. Thus the college, in effect, mirrored the academic development and structure of the larger university, with Divisions of Humanities, Natural Science and Social Science, as well as the several arts programme departments (English, History, Geography, Sociology, etc.). The college had an enrollment of 300 in 1962-63, and this had increased to over 6000 by 1970. In addition to the Arts programme, a degree programme in Administrative Studies was instituted in the 1970s, an Honours degree was offered by 1970-71 and degree programmes leading to a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Social Welfare were first offered in 1973-74. By this date there was a Canadian Studies Programme and an Urban Studies Programme and students were permitted to define a course of study leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. The physical extent of the college was enhanced in the early 1970s by the addition of a west wing to the main building, the construction of Elm in a Elliott Atkinson Hall (both 1971), and a nine story residence building in 1973. By 1991 the college had a student population of 8,800, and departments or programmes of study in the following areas: Administrative Studies, Canadian Studies, Classical Studies, Computer Science and Mathematics, Economics, English, Fine Arts, Francaises et Langues modernes, Geography, History, Humanities, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Science Studies, Social Science, Social Work, Sociology and Urban Studies. The college is led by a Dean assisted by two Associate Deans, and there is a Master of Atkinson College. The College Council serves as the senior deliberative body, and the Atkinson College Students' Association oversees the interests of students. The college has its own Counselling Service, Outreach Services, an Office of Student Programmes, an Alumni Association and a librarian within the York University Libraries.

Atkinson College Council

  • Corporate body
  • 1962-

The Atkinson College Council (originally the Faculty Council, 1962-1964) was established in 1962 by the university Senate as the legislative and deliberative body of the college. It deals with all academic matters, including curriculum, examinations and petitions of grades. In addition, it has responsibility for policy and planning activities, hiring of faculty and awarding of research grants to faculty and student awards. College Council membership includes the Dean, full-time faculty, student advisers, part-time and cross-appointed faculty and a number of students as well as university officers. The council officers include a chair, elected at the October meeting of the council, vice-chair, which is reserved for the Dean, and a Secretary. The council meets monthly, October to June. The council has several standing committees: Nominating; Policy & Procedure; Curriculum; Examinations and Academic Standards; Awards and Petitions; Research, Grants and Sabbaticals.

Atkinson College. Assistant Dean

  • Corporate body
  • 1969-1971

Reporting to the College Dean, the Assistant Dean was charged with academic and administrative duties relating to the provision of services and courses at the college, a task that had previously been that of the Associate Dean of the College. The job was eventually re-defined, with an assistant dean (administration) and an assistant dean with academic responsibilities. By 1972, the assistant deans were replaced with associate deans. The office was filled by Professor Harold Adelman from 1969-1971.

Atkinson College. Associate Dean

  • Corporate body
  • 1966-1972

The position of Associate Dean was created in 1966, with responsibility for the overall academic programme of the College. This included responsibility for the development of the general education programme: through consultation with Divisional directors, he had administrative responsibility for development of the curriculum, hiring and promotion of faculty, the academic budget, the College calendar, the examination schedule, and related matters. The position was vacant from 1969-1972, with many of these responsibilities being assumed by the Assistant Dean. In 1972, new Associate Deans were appointed. For the period 1966-1969 Thomas Leith served as Associate Dean.

Atkinson College. Atkinson College Student Association

The Atkinson College Students ' Association was instituted in 1963. All enrolled students are members of the Association which has as its main objective the fostering of activities and events that enhances the university experience of the membership. The Association has a General Assembly which is its deliberative body. The Assembly elects its own executive, the student members of the Atkinson College Council, and the student Senators of the York University Senate. In addition, the Association is responsible for the college newspaper, the college pub, and several events and activities (orientation, social events etc) throughout the school year.
The General Assembly of the Atkinson College Students' Association is a legislative and deliberative forum representative of the entire student body of the college. The Executive of the Assembly consists of a president, vice-president, treasurer and secretary
as well as five directors (Academic Affairs, Internal Affairs, External Affairs, Social and Cultural Affairs, Community Relations and a Director without Portfolio) elected by the assembly. In addition representatives are chosen from each class. The Assembly also appoints several committees to oversee college activities, publications, and operations.

Atkinson College. Counselling Centre

  • Corporate body

The Counselling Centre (formerly Counselling Services), operates as a service to students seeking personal, academic and career counselling within the college. It is staffed by professional counsellors and by peers.

Atkinson College. Counselling Services

  • Corporate body

Counselling Services operated as a service to students seeking personal, academic and career counselling within the college. It was succeeded by the Counselling Centre.

Atkinson College. Division of Humanities. Director

  • Corporate body
  • 1966-1972

The concept of using general divisions (Humanities, Social Science, Natural Science) was introduced at Atkinson College in the 1966-1967 academic year but the College reverted to the traditional departmental structure six years later. Division Directors were academic administrators who oversaw the introduction of courses and the appointment of faculty. They were elected by their divisional peers. The present records date from the period in which Walter B. Carter served as Director of the Humanities Division, 1969-1972.

Atkinson College. Faculty Council

  • Corporate body
  • 1962-1964

The Atkinson Faculty Council was established in 1962 by the university Senate as the legislative and deliberative body of the college. It dealt with all academic matters, including curriculum, examinations and petitions of grades. In addition, it has responsibility for policy and planning activities, hiring of faculty and awarding of research grants to faculty and student awards. In 1964 it was succeeded by the College Council.

Black Sparrow Press

"Black Sparrow Books, formerly known as Black Sparrow Press, is a book publisher originally founded in 1966 by John Martin of Santa Rosa, California. He founded this company in order to publish the works of Charles Bukowski and other avant-garde authors. He initially financed this company by selling his large collection of rare first editions. Typography and printing were the work of Graham Mackintosh of San Francisco, Noel Young and Edwards Brothers, Inc. Barbara Martin oversaw all of the title page and cover designs, which are still unique today.

Black Sparrow Press most prominently published the work of authors Charles Bukowski, John Fante, and Paul Bowles. A more complete list is shown below. These artists, now considered part of a contemporary 'alternative tradition,' were first established and nurtured under the auspices of Black Sparrow Press. Many of its titles are now highly collectible.

Black Sparrow Press sold the rights to publish Bukowski, Bowles and Fante to HarperCollins Publishers in 2002. At this point, John Martin retired. Martin then sold the remainder of his inventory for $1.00 to David R. Godine, Publisher who adopted the name Black Sparrow Books. Godine is now the exclusive licensed distributor of Black Sparrow Books while HarperCollins continues to print and reprint the books by Bukowski, Fante and Bowles, replicating the original designs. In 2010, Black Sparrow published Door to the River, a collection of essays by Aram Saroyan; Well Then There Now, a collection of poems by Juliana Spahr; and Cheyenne Madonna, a collection of linked short stories by Eddie Chuculate. Copies of all editions of Charles Bukowski's works published by the Black Sparrow Press are held at Western Michigan University, which purchased the archive of the publishing house after its closure in 2003."
-from Wikipedia entry available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Sparrow_Books .

British Canadian Trade Association

The British Canadian Trade Association (formerly Canadian Association of British Manufacturers and Agencies) was a British trade lobby group. Organized in 1951, the Association had offices in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. The organization was made up of approximately four hundred British firms operating in Canada. It sought to promote trade between the two countries, represent the interests of its members to the federal and provincial governments, to publicize the activities and products of its members and to foster good relations between all receiving or offering goods and services in either country. Forced to close its offices in the 1970s, BCTA was re-named British Canadian Trade Associates by 1980.

CHRY 105.5 FM

  • Corporate body
  • 1969-

Radio York was established in 1969 as a student-operated radio station that broadcast throughout York University. In 1987 the station received Canadian Radio and Television Commission approval to begin public broadcasting as radio station CHRY 105.5 FM. The station has limited revenues from advertising sales and receives the bulk of its operating monies from a levy on York University students. It has a Board of Directors made up of students, alumni, radio alumni and members of the external community. The Board is elected annually, and oversees the operations of the station. The daily decision-making power at the station rests with the Program Director.

Calumet College

  • Corporate body
  • 1971-

Calumet College (initially known as College 'F') was established in 1971. It was the only college on the campus without a building and without residential student members until 1991 when the Calumet College Building and Calumet College were opened. As of 1989, Calumet became the college of all Winter/Summer undergraduate students, and in 1992 it became affiliated with the Faculty of Administrative Studies.
Calumet is administered by a Master who is assisted by the College General Meeting which meets monthly, and is made up of all college students, Fellows and the Master. It sets the general policies and priorities of the college, including expenditures. The College General Meeting has adopted positions on several public issues including nuclear disarmament, wildlife conservation, and apartheid. The College' s unofficial name in 1970 was 'Peace College'. In addition to the General Meeting the co-curricular activities instigated by the Programme Committee and the Calumet Network Committee include seminars, art shows, electronic music workshops and activities related to the college curricular programme. There is a college newspaper, 'Calumetro ' and the On the Edge Pub (a successor to the Ainger Coffeeshop).
Calumet is home to the Bootstrap, a 24-hour computer lab, and Page Plus, a desktop publishing centre to assist students and faculty. Both of these facilities are evidence Calumet' s attention to computing sciences.

Canada Dance Festival

Based in Ottawa and Toronto, the Canada Dance Festival was first produced in 1987 as an initiative of the Dance in Canada Association, the National Arts Centre and Dance!, An Ottawa Summer Festival. Following the first festival, the Canada Dance Festival Society was formed with a separate administration and an official co-production arrangement with the National Arts Centre. Held biennially since 1988, the Canada Dance Festival aims to promote and produce a week long celebration of contemporary dance, featuring the newest artistic creations from a selection of the country's choreographers. It also attempts to support the creation, development and dissemination of these artists' work to a national and international audience. Another important goal of the festival is to foster the professional growth and development of participating artists. The festival has partnered with the National Gallery of Canada, Le Groupe Dance Lab, Arts Court, the University of Ottawa, and the National Capital Commission. The administrative structure of the festival consists of a 10 member Board of Directors made up of representatives from the artistic and business communities of Ottawa.

Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The Canadian Association of Latin American Studies (CALAS) was founded at York University on 12 June 1969. In 1976, CALAS became the Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS). The Association was the first Canadian organization to bring together scholars and activists from around the world engaged in teaching and research on on Latin America and the Caribbean, with a focus on expanding the study of Latin America and Caribbean in institutions of higher education. The Association holds an annual Congress and has published an interdisciplinary journal, the Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, since 1976.

Canadian Association for Women in Science

  • Corporate body
  • 1981-

The Canadian Association for Women in Science (CAWIS) was formed in 1981. It started as a chapter of the U.S. based Association for Women in Science (AWIS), but a decision was made at the chapter meeting in May, 1981 to from a wholly Canadian organization in order to better serve the needs of Canadians. CAWIS initiatives and activities include publishing a CAWIS newsletter; co-ordinating public seminars and lectures; promoting science education in high schools for girls; supporting, lobbying, informing organizations, ministries, associations on issues relevant to women and science; participating in conferences on women and science; establishing a CAWIS award to Canadian women in science; establishing a Canadian registry of women in science; and marketing the organization CAWIS to the general public and women involved/interested in scientific professions.

Canadian Association in Support of Native Peoples

(from Trent University Archives fonds-level description)
The Canadian Association in Support of Native Peoples is an association of natives and non-natives in support of natives. It was originally established in 1957 under the name of the National Commission on the Indian Canadian and was a non-native organization created to study the "Indian problem". The first chairman of the Commission was Mrs. W.H. Clark. By February 1958 it had become apparent that the problems of the native peoples were much more complex than first anticipated, and it was decided to involve aboriginal peoples in the Commission to help find viable solutions. In 1960, the Indian-Eskimo Association (I.E.A.) was incorporated, with Mrs. Clark as the first president. The I.E.A. had several functions which included encouraging native leaders to form organizations, fund-raising, organizing workshops to discuss native housing, community and economic development, and providing advice and support in legal matters. Also, provincial and regional divisions were created to help deal with specific native issues, not just native problems on a general level. By 1968, several national and provincial native organizations had come into being. In September of the same year, leaders of the native organizations met with representatives of the I.E.A. to discuss the future role of the Association. It was agreed that the native organizations still needed the I.E.A.'s support, but that they should begin to deal directly with governments, without the I.E.A. acting as the middleman. It was clear that the future of the I.E.A. was to provide only support and advice to the developing native organizations. In 1972, many of the recommendations made in 1968 had come into effect. The name was changed to the Canadian Association in Support of Native Peoples to reflect the new functions of the Association more accurately. At this time, regional offices of the Association were closed, and the head office moved from Toronto to Ottawa. The Association still continues to function in an advisory capacity.
For more information, see: http://www2.trentu.ca/library/archives/82-014.htm .

Canadian Association of Professional Dance Organizations

  • 130139580
  • Corporate body
  • 1978-

The Canadian Association of Professional Dance Organizations (CAPDO) is the only national service organization for dance in Canada. Established in 1978 and incorporated in 1981, CAPDO helps to serve the interests of dancers and dance organizations across Canada regardless of their stage of development and experience. It represents the collective interests of its members in seeking out public support for its initiative to expand opportunities for professional development and creativity within the discipline. Its members are the major professional dance companies and institutions in Canada with proven records of professional achievement and artistic merit. In 1990, CAPDO undertook a formal review of its structure, objectives and administration with the primary purpose of expanding its membership and better representing the needs of a broader spectrum of the dance community. The membership today consists of dance companies, training and re-training institutions and other agencies serving the professional dance community.

Canadian Creative Music Collective (CCMC)

  • 147681489
  • Corporate body
  • 1974-

Based on entry in The Canadian Encyclopedia:
"CCMC. 'Free music orchestra' formed in 1974 in Toronto as the Canadian Creative Music Collective. Only the abbreviation was in use by 1978. Defining itself as 'a composing ensemble... united by a desire to play music that is fluid, spontaneous, and self-regulating,' the CCMC, by its instrumentation, by the backgrounds of several of its founders, and by the improvised nature of its music, was initially aligned with the free jazz community.

Its original members were Peter Anson (guitar and later synthesizer); Graham Coughtry (trombone); Larry Dubin (percussion); Greg Gallagher (saxophones); Nobuo Kubota (saxophones); Allan Mattes (bass, bass guitar, electronics); Casey Sokol (piano); Bill Smith (saxophones); and Michael Snow (piano, trumpet, guitar, analogue synthesizer). Gallagher, Coughtry and Smith left 1976-7, Dubin died in 1978 and Anson departed in 1979. The remaining quartet was augmented by the drummer John Kamevaar in 1981. Sokol left in 1988, Kubota in 1991 and Damevaar and Mattes in 1994, and the vocalist Paul Dutton became a member in 1989 and John Oswald (alto sax) as of 1994. The CCMC began moving toward improvised electroacoustic music: instrumentation in 1990 comprised guitar-synthesizer and double bass (Mattes); wind synthesizer (Kubota); tapes and live electronic sampling (Kamevaar); voice (Dutton and Kubota); and piano (Snow).

After early performances in private, the CCMC established the Music Gallery in 1976, performing there on a twice-weekly basis until 1983, and later weekly. CCMC members were responsible for the gallery's operation until 1987 - Anson and Mattes 1976-80, Mattes alone thereafter - and established the Music Gallery Editions record label and Musicworks. After 2000, the CCMC's relationship with the Music Gallery ceased.

The CCMC has travelled widely, making four tours in Canada by 1982 and five in Europe 1978-85. It performed at the FIMAV (Festival international de musique actuelle de Victoriaville) in 1984 and again in 1997, at the 1984 summer Olympics in Los Angeles, at Expo 86, in Japan in 1988 and for New Music America, Montreal, in 1990. It later appeared in France (1998); Texas (1999); New York (2001); and in 2002 in England, the Netherlands, France and Germany. It has also played in various festivals in Canada, eg, Open Ears (Kitchener-Waterloo) and No Music Festival (London, Ont). The ensemble since 1995 has been a trio, consisting of Dutton (voice or soundsinging, harmonica); John Oswald (alto sax); and Snow (piano, analogue synthesizer).

Music Gallery Editions released six LPs recorded by the CCMC 1976-80: CCMC Vol 1 (MGE-1), CCMC Vol 2 (MGE-2), CCMC Vol 3 (MGE-6), Larry Dubin and the CCMC (3-MGE-15), Free Soap (MGE-22) and Without a Song (MGE-31). Two cassettes, CCMC 90, documenting the 1989-90 season at the Gallery, were issued in 1990. These were followed by the CDs Decisive Moments (TLR 02, 1994); Accomplices (VITOcd063, 1998) and CCMC + Christian Marclay (NMRx0003/ART MET CD004, 2002)."

Canadian Film Development Corporation

The Canadian Film Development Corporation (Telefilm Canada) was created by Act of Parliament in 1967 to foster and promote the development of a feature film industry in Canada. The plan called for direct investment in low-budget Canadian 'cultural films', but by 1973 the demands for a more commercial fare led the CFDC to promote international co-production, sometimes using foreign stars in the feature films. Many of the films produced under this arrangement were never released. In 1984 the CDFC was renamed Telefilm Canada.

Canadian Friends of Finland

  • 134795206
  • Corporate body
  • 1982-

The Canadian Friends of Finland (CFF) was founded in 1982 by a group of Finnish Canadian volunteers led by Professor Varpu Lindstrom of York University. The mandate of the CFF is to develop and promote friendly relations and cultural and educational connections between Canadians and Finns. Since its founding in Toronto, the CFF has established active branches in Montreal, Ottawa, and Vancouver. In 1990 the CFF established the CFF Education Foundation (CFFEF) to support the Finnish Studies Program at the University of Toronto.

Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association of Toronto

  • Corporate body

The Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association (CIBPA) of Toronto was founded in 1952 and incorporated on 21 December 1956 under its original name, the Canadian Italian Businessmen's Association (CIBA). The CIBA of Toronto began under the direction of a small group of Italian-Canadian businessmen and professionals, who included Anthony Andreoli, Sam Benedetto, Joseph D. Carrier, John de Toro, Remo de Carli, Eugenio Faludi, Neldo Lorenzetti, William Morrassutti, Vincent Paul, Sam Sorbara and Suilio Venchiarruti, who was the association's first president. Formed in response to the difficulties facing the large numbers of Italian Canadians in Toronto after World War II, the not-for-profit association assisted with the integration of new immigrants into Canadian society and raised funds for different causes. Throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, the CIBPA Toronto supported the formation and/or development of a number of charitable organizations, including the Italian Immigrant Aid Society (IIAS), the Centro Organizzativo Scuole Tecniche Italiane (COSTI), the Federazione di Associazioni e Club Italiani (FACI), the Italian Canadian Benevolent Corporation (ICBC), the Columbus Centre and the Villa Colombo Home for the Aged, as well as other charitable initiatives. In addition to its fundraising and charitable endeavours, as membership in the CIBPA Toronto grew, the association held monthly dinner meetings, business and professional networking events, and other special events with the aim of promoting business and social interaction between its members and with the wider community, which is the primary focus of the modern CIBPA Toronto.

The CIBPA Toronto is governed by a constitution and by-laws, which detail the association's objectives to "initiate and foster programs and activities for the welfare and betterment of the Italian and Canadian Italian communities, to promote and strengthen the image of the Canadian Italian community within Toronto and Canada, and to initiate and foster social and cultural interest and activities among its members and the Canadian Italian community." The CIBPA Toronto is managed by an elected board of directors comprised of an immediate past president, president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer and Ladies' Auxiliary representative. The board of directors oversees a number of permanent committees, including executive, legal, membership and nominating committees, and other rotating committees. CIBPA Toronto membership includes categories for full, youth, student, life, honorary and corporate members. In 1983, the CIBPA Toronto joined CIBPA Montreal to form the National Federation of Canadian Italian Business and Professional Associations, which now includes chapters in Hamilton, Niagara, Halifax, Ottawa, Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay, Windsor, Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary, Windsor and Vancouver.

Canadian Law and Society Association/l’Association canadienne droit et société

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  • Corporate body
  • 1982-

The Canadian Law and Society Association/l'Association canadienne droit et société is a group of scholars dedicated to the advancement of interdisciplinarity in legal and socio-legal scholarship in Canada and internationally. The association focuses on training in law, history, sociology, political science, criminology, psychology, anthropology, and economics as well as in other related areas. It awards prizes for socio-legal scholarship; holds a small midwinter meeting and a large annual conference and graduate student workshop; and publishes the "Canadian Journal of Law & Society/La revue canadienne droit et société." The CLSA/ACDS was formed in 1982 to provide a sense of intellectual community for a growing group of Canadian scholars interested in the relationship between law and society. In 1985 the association held a conference at the University of Montreal, where the decision to formally establish the association and journal was made. John McLaren was elected president with Peter Russell as vice-president, and the association obtained formal “learned society” status. The journal’s first issue appeared in 1986 under the editorship of Rainer Knopf. In recent years, the association has participated in independent and co-operative projects and conferences.

Canadian Native Friendship Centre (Edmonton, Alta.)

(from ANFC website)
The Friendship Centre Movement began in the mid-1950s when groups were formed in most urban areas across Canada to represent the interests of the increasing number of Indigenous peoples migrating from outlying reserves. These early Friendship Centres existed mainly as referral agencies between established social service organizations and urban Indigenous residents. Funding of these early centres was dependent on individual volunteers and their ability to raise operating funds though various fundraising events and private donations.

As the stream of new arrivals continued to grow throughout the 1960s, Friendship Centre staff became increasingly aware of the need to extend their services beyond a referral mandate. For this to be possible, increased organization and adequate funding for each Centre was necessary. To support this transition, in the late 1960s, Friendship Centres began organizing into Provincial/Territorial Associations (PTAs): unifying bodies aimed at providing administrative support to each of the local Friendship Centres within their specified region.

With the increased organization and supportive network that ensued from the creation of the PTAs, local Friendship Centres were able to expand their services beyond their referral mandate to concentrate on proactively encouraging and assisting Indigenous peoples to adjust and thrive more successfully in their new urban environment. With this refocus, both the public at large as well as Provincial and Federal governments began to recognize the viability and importance of the Friendship Centre Indigenous Self-Reliance Movement.

In 1972, the government of Canada’s support of the movement was formally recognized with her implementation of the Migrating Native Peoples Program (MNPP); providing operational funding to each of the then 40 Centres across Canada. The MNPP was renamed the Aboriginal Friendship Centre Program (AFCP) in 1988. The federal government’s commitment to supporting Friendship Centres has been ongoing with the renewal of the Aboriginal Friendship Centres Program. The AFCP program now provides core operational funding to 115 local Friendship Centres across Canada— 20 of which are located in communities throughout Alberta.

Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association

The Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association was established in 1980 to promote an interest in the scientific and technological heritage of Canada, through production of a scholarly journal, Scientia Canadensis, and the sponsoring of biennial conferences. Its membership is largely drawn from the fields of academe and government.

Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science

The Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science/Société canadienne pour l'histoire et philosophie des sciences (CSHPS/SCHPS) has a mandate to connect scholars in the interdisciplinary study of all aspects of science. It publishes a newsletter, Communiqué, and its annual conference takes place within the Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Canadian Speakers' and Writers' Service Ltd.

  • F0280
  • Corporate body
  • 1950-2012

Canadian Speakers' and Writers' Service Ltd. was begun by Matie Molinaro in 1950 as Canada's first literary agency. Since that time it has represented the interests of several leading Canadian authors, performers and speakers including Marshall McLuhan, Harry Boyle, Mavor Moore, Celia Franca, Lister Sinclair, Don Harron, and several others. The Service also ran a writer's retreat north of Toronto until the late 1980s. Molinaro has also acted as a ghost-writer, written publicity, and translated material in her career as president of CSWS.

Canadian Theatre Review

The Canadian Theatre Review was Canada's first quarterly theatre journal and was established at York University in 1974 as a publishing project of the Faculty of Fine Arts and the Department of Theatre. It grew out of a Theatre Department publication called the York Theatre Journal which began in about 1970. Both publications were initially edited by faculty members Don Rubin and Ross Stuart.

The first issue of CTR appeared in January 1974 and it set the model for the journal's issues thereafter: themed issues, a full-length playscript, short essays on a variety of subjects and book reviews. Within 24 months, the journal expanded into theatre book publishing and began using the more comprehensive designation CTR Publications. In addition to the journal,

CTR Publications, under Rubin's general editorship, published some two dozen separate volumes including the archival series "Canada on Stage" (1974-1988), the four-volume "Canada's Lost Plays" series and historical volumes such as Toby Gordon Ryan's "Stage Left: Canadian Theatre in the Thirties". In 1982, Rubin turned the editorship over to Robert Wallace of Glendon College and its production to the University of Toronto Press.

When Wallace left as editor, the publication was taken over by the University of Guelph and edited by Alan Filewod, a Guelph Theatre professor and a graduate of the York Theatre Department when the journal first began.

Cartographica

  • Corporate body

'Cartographica' is considered to be the foremost journal in its field, publishing articles on latest developments of in cartography. It was formed by the union of 'Canadian cartographer,' and 'Cartographica,' and has long been associated with the Geography Department of York University.

Centre for Experimental Art and Communication (Toronto, Ont.)

The Centre for Experimental Art and Communication (CEAC) was created in Toronto in 1975 by the Kensington Arts Association, an avant-garde artists collective. The Centre acted as a studio, resource centre, museum, gallery and performance space for the collective. It also acted as the host for visiting acts and artists in the areas of performance art, behaviour workshops, contextualism, visual arts (especially video art) and other post-modern art forms. The CEAC collective also produced events which were showcased in Europe, the United States, South America and, to a lesser extent, Canada. The Centre was the sight of 'Crash and burn,' a punk-rock musical venue in the mid-1970s. The Centre alienated funding bodies in the late 1970s when a copy of 'Strike', a journal associated with CEAC, was charged with promoting violent overthrow of authority, and CEAC was forced to close in 1980.

City Art

  • Corporate body

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

  • Corporate body

The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation was created in 1932 at Calgary. With the signing of the Regina Manifesto (1933), the movement became an electoral political party and enjoyed great success in the province of Saskatchewan where it formed the provincial government for several years The CCF also enjoyed limited success in Ontario (Official Opposition in 1943), as well as on the federal scene. The party changed its name to New Democratic Party in 1960.

Committee for an Independent Canada

The Committee for an Independent Canada was established in 1970 by Walter Gordon, Peter Newman and Abraham Rotstein to promote Canadian economic and cultural independence. Many of the proposals offered by the Committee were eventually made into government policy including the establishment of the Foreign Investment Review Committee, the Canadian Development Corporation, and Petro Canada. The Committee was disbanded in 1981.

Communist party of Canada

The Communist Party of Canada was founded in 1921 as a secret society and became a public party in 1924. Banned in 1940, it re-surfaced as the Labour-Progressive Party, returning to its proper designation in the latter part of the decade. Influential in trade unions, the Communist Party has had its greatest electoral successes in municipal politics, particularly in Winnipeg. It has suffered setbacks in the 1950s with the denunciation of Stalin and again in the 1980s with the decline of Communist parties in Russia and former Soviet-bloc countries.

Council of the York Student Federation

The Council of the York Student Federation began in 1968 as the York Student Council, changing its name in 1969 to Council of the York Student Federation. In 1990 its name was changed again, this time to the York Federation of Students. Prior to 1968, the York Student Representative Council had served the interests of students at the university. Originally made up of students from the three colleges (Founders, Vanier, Winters) and the two faculties (Graduate Studies, Administrative Studies), with an invitation of membership to faculty, the Federation is currently comprised of all students in the Faculties of Arts, Fine Arts, Education, and Pure and Applied Science and the undergraduate students in the Faculty of Administrative Studies. Associate members include students in Osgoode Hall Law School, Glendon and Atkinson colleges. The Federation is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of an elected President, Secretary and Treasurer, and representatives of the constituent members. In addition there are vice presidents for external relations, finance, internal relations, equality and social affairs, and commissioners for health care and clubs.
The purpose of the Federation is to represent the interests of the student members within the university community and with various external bodies (Ontario Federation of Students, etc), to serve as a communications and information service for the student body, and to administer social, cultural, athletic and business operations of the Federation on behalf of students.

Danny Grossman Dance Company

Founded in 1975 by Danny Grossman, the Danny Grossman Dance Company (DGDC) is a modern dance company that was legally incorporated as the Danny Williams Grossman Dance Company in 1977. Considered as one of Canada’s most popular modern-dance troupes, the company toured extensively in Canada and performed globally across Europe, Israel, South America, and the United States. It toured in more than seventeen countries and has appeared at major dance festivals including Jacob’s Pillow. Its mission is to provide the environment, opportunity and support for the creation, performance and preservation of works by Danny Grossman. The company’s artistic statement is to present dance that is about humanity: clear, concise, daring, and universal – not afraid of subject matter. The company’s repertoire of 30 original works reflects Danny Grossman’s personal values of equality, pacificism, honesty courage, social responsibility, sympathy for the underdog and a willingness to reveal demons.

During the first two years, four company dancers (Danny Grossman, Judy Hendon, Erik Bobrow, Greg Parks,) were also members of the Toronto Dance Theatre as dancers, apprentices, and students. Working under the umbrella of TDT, DGDC practised after hours and undertook extended residencies and performances at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. Follow the success of Higher on tour to Miami and New York in 1976, the company was invited to perform at the New York Dance Festival, the Dance in Canada Conference in Halifax, and in the cultural festivities of the 21st Olympiad in Montreal in 1976.

By 1978 the company was established on a fulltime basis and would rehearse in the evenings at the National Ballet School studios. The six members DGDC (with Randy Glynn and Judith Miller joining the founding dancers) embarked on its first tour of Western Canada with Peter Sever as manager and Germain Pierce as wardrobe supervisor. Afterwards, the company moved to its own studio space on King Street, Hendon left and Pamela Grundy (who would later become Co-Artistic Director) and Trish Armstrong joined by audition.

In the 1980s, the company entered into an extended period of creative work to build a new repertoire in preparation for upcoming tours in North America and Europe. In 1988, the company expanded its repertoire to remount 15 revivals from Canadian artists (Patricia Beatty, Paula Ross, Lawrence Gradus, Judy Jarvis, Anna Blewchamp) and some American choreographers (Charles Weidman and Paul Taylor). Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, the company would performance and tour primarily in Canada.

The company has also collaborated and co-produced with artists of different techniques, cultures, and disciplines including Judy Jarvis, Lawrence Gradus, Rina Singha, and Brainerd Blyden-Taylor. Collaborations also assisted the company to maximise resources through initiatives such as For Dance and Opera (a joint booking project to meet tour management needs) and 509 Parliament St (joint studio space for Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre and independent artists). The company also belonged to Dance 2020 (workgroup of members of Toronto dance community to set priorities and visions for the future), Arts 4 Change (a program designed to create positive change for and by arts professionals in Toronto), and Artsvote (a campaign to educate local voters and politicians about issues in the cultural sector). The company also engaged in educational initiatives with local school groups, community groups, and undertook residency programs on tour.

With shrinking grants to fund operations, the company stopped performing in 2008 and shifted its focus on teaching and preserving Grossman’s choreography. The company travels to schools and teaches works to students at institutions such as Adelphi University.

Desh Pardesh

  • Corporate body
  • 1988-2001

Desh Pardesh was a multidisciplinary arts festival dedicated to providing a venue for underrepresented and marginalized voices within the South Asian diasporic community, particularly left wing and queer South Asian artists and academics. It operated from 1988 to 2001. The organization's mandate states: "Desh Pardesh is lesbian and gay positive, feminist, anti-racist, anti-imperialist and anti caste/classist. Desh exists to ensure that the voices and expressions of those constituencies in the South Asian community which are systematically silenced are provided with a community forum. In particular: independent artists, cultural producers and activists who are women, lesbians and gays, people with disabilities, working class people and seniors." Founded in the late 1989, the festival was originally conceived as "Salaam Toronto!" and administered by Khush, an association of South Asian gay men in Toronto. This day-long festival was held at 519 Community Centre in May, 1988. The Khush committee later developed into a coalition-based organizing committee to administer the newly named Desh Pardesh, which was held in March 1990, and was co-sponsored by Khush and The Euclid Theatre. Desh Pardesh was incorporated as a non-profit organization on April 7, 1994. In addition to organizing an annual summer conference and arts festival (featuring film screenings, workshops, issue-driven seminars, spoken work and literary readings, music, dance and performance art pieces), Desh Pardesh also hosted periodic arts development workshops, community outreach seminars, mini-festivals, art exhibits, and film retrospectives. It also served as a resource centre and referral service to various South Asian community groups and artists, cultural organizations and activists. In later years, Desh Pardesh worked in close collaboration with SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Collective). The Desh Pardesh festival and its administrative body closed in 2001 due to a financial crisis.

Federation of Women Teachers' Associations of Ontario

The Federation of Women Teachers' Associations of Ontario was established 3 April 1918, as a result of a meeting called by several local women elementary teachers' associations wishing to form a provincial organization. The FWTAO's original mandate included the promotion of the professional and financial status of women teachers in Ontario through the fostering of local associations and campaigning for a minimum annual salary. In addition to representing the financial and everyday workplace concerns of its membership, the FWTAO's mandate was extended to include curriculum reform, employment equity, and other issues related to sexual discrimination. As a consequence of a long series of legal challenges that began in 1985, based on the gender-exclusive nature of the Association, the FWTAO amalgamated with the Ontario Public School Men Teachers' Federation (OPSMTF) in 1998 to form the new Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO).

Founders College

  • Corporate body
  • 1965-

Founders was the first college established on the main campus of York University, opening in September 1965. The College is affiliated with the Faculty of Arts with special attention paid to the disciplines of Anthropology, French Studies, History, Psychology and Women 's Studies. In addition, the college offers a number of course in the college tutorial programme and is part of the Inter-College Curriculum programme. The college contains the Arthur Haberman Art Gallery, the Nellie Langford Rowell Library and the Office of the University Advisor on the Status of Women. It has a residence building made up of seven houses, each named after a member of the Group of Seven.

Founders College Senior Common Room

  • Corporate body
  • 1966-

The Founders College Senior Common Room opened on the Keele Street campus in 1966. This establishment was renamed the York University College Faculty Common Room in 1968.

Founders College. Master

  • Corporate body
  • 1965-

The Master is the senior administrative officer of the College, and sits on the several councils and committees that make up the governance of the college (College Council, the Fellows, Council of Masters, Inter-College Curriculum Committee). In addition, the Master is responsible for the residential life of the College together with the Residence Tutor and Dons and the Residence Council. In the period covered by these records the following men served as Master: John J. Conway (1970-1975) and Hugh Parry (1970-1975).

Founders College. Student Council

  • Corporate body

The Student Council of Founders College is the main voice of students in the College and for Founders students within the York Federation of Students and in the Senate of the university. In addition to its governing function, the Council is responsible for the student pub, the Cock and Bull, and social and athletic activities at the College.

Glendon College

Glendon Hall was the site of the first classes of the new York University in 1961. When the university took up its present Downsview, Ontario location, Glendon College was established as the university 's bilingual, undergraduate college, an affiliated autonomous faculty. In the late 1960s a proposal to relocate the College to the main campus was defeated and it remains a small, liberal arts college within York University. In addition to traditional liberal arts departments, Glendon also has departments in International Studies, Canadian Studies, Multidisciplinary Studies and Women 's Studies. In addition, there is a School of Translation at the College which offers an undergraduate degree in translation as well as a Certificate Programme in Technical and Professional Writing (in English only).
The College is headed by a principal assisted by a Senior Administrator. It has its own Faculty Council and a Dean of Students. The College has its own student-run radio station (Radio Glendon), art gallery (Glendon Gallery) and theatre (Theatre Glendon). The Glendon campus is served by the Frost Library. Students enrolled at the College must demonstrate proficiency in both Official Languages and take instruction offered in English and French.

Glendon College Planning Committee

  • Corporate body

The Committee (also known as the President' s Planning Committee for Glendon College), was established to advise the President on the establishment of Glendon College as a small, liberal arts college within York University once that institution had been established on its main, Keele Street, location. The needs of the College programme in administrative terms, its academic structure, faculty and hiring were are part of the committee' s mandate.

Glendon College Senior Common Room

  • Corporate body
  • 1963-

The York University Senior Common Room was established at Glendon Hall in 1963. This Senior Common Room became the Glendon College Common Room in 1966 when the Founders College Senior Common Room opened on the Keele Street campus in that year.

Glendon College. Dean of Students

  • Corporate body

The Dean of Students, who also served as the Master of Residence was responsible for most student matters relating to cultural affairs, social events, graduate fellowships, and all matters pertaining to residence life at the College.

Glendon College. Faculty Council

  • Corporate body

The Faculty Council of Glendon College is the highest legislative body of the College. It makes decisions regarding curriculum, faculty appointments and tenure, and general academic policy. The Council is composed of all full-time faculty and student representatives. In addition, members of the College administration have ex-officio status on the Council.
The Council also has several standing committees dealing with aspects of the academic and College activities of Glendon: these include, Executive, Nominating, Academic Policy and Planning, Curriculum, Academic Standards, Teaching and Learning, Petitions and Library committees.

Glendon College. Principal

  • Corporate body

The Principal is appointed by the Board of Governors on the advice of the President and s/he is ultimately accountable to the Board. As the chief academic and administrative officer of the College, the Principal has responsibility for overseeing the implementation of Senate and Faculty legislation. The Principal promotes and facilitates the academic programme, both in the planning and execution stages, and encourages the extra-curricular programs within the College. In addition, the Principal is charged with the responsibility for personnel matters, including the recruitment tenure and promotion of faculty, the promotion of research activity amongst the faculty, and the maintenance of all personnel policies in line with collective agreements. In addition to these academic and personnel responsibilities, the Principal is the chief financial officer of the College, and therefore must strike the annual budget. The Principal also represents the College within the university and to external bodies. During the period covered by these records the following men served as Principal of Glendon College: Escott Reid (1966-1970) and Albert V. Tucker (1970-1976).

Glendon College. Senior Administrator

  • Corporate body

The Senior Administrator was responsible for the daily operations of the College including membership on most of the College committees, financial and budgetary matters (including personnel and salaries), food services, handling minor research grants, as well as mundane matters of an administrative nature, such as controlling allotment of parking spaces, safety measures, and telephone requirements. During the period covered by these records Victor Berg served in this office.

Glendon College. Student Union

  • Corporate body

The Student Union is the political and social voice of all students enrolled in the College and represents students on various College and University committees. Its executive consists of a President and Vice-President and Directors of Cultural Affairs, Bilingual Affairs, Academic Affairs, Clubs & Services, Communications and External Affairs. The body of the union is made up of annually elected councillors, first year representatives and representatives of each department and programme at the College. In addition, the Alumni Association is represented.

Goldfarb Consultants

Goldfarb Consultants was established in 1965. Its primary activities focus on marketing, polling and advertising. Its customers have included a diverse group of private-sector companies, as well as the federal and provincial Liberal parties of Canada. Goldfarb Consultants provides both corporate and political clients with a reading of the public mood and a prescription for how best to optimize it. Martin Goldfarb, the founder of Goldfarb Consultants, was the first Canadian pollster to expand on traditional research methods by de-emphasizing the use of quantitative research (the gathering and compilation of numbers), and emphasizing qualitative research analysis. The qualitative research approach involves intensive questioning of specific focus groups about specific issues. By interpreting the focus groups' answers, a set of assumptions is made about the probable behaviour of the people, either as voters or consumers.

Greek Canadian History Project

  • Corporate body
  • 2012

"The Greek Canadian History Project (GCHP) is an initiative designed and committed to identifying, acquiring, digitizing, preserving, and providing access to primary source materials that reflect the experiences of Canada’s Greek immigrants and their descendants. [...] The Project’s stewards are Dr. Athanasios (Sakis) Gekas, HHF Chair in Modern Greek History at York University, and Christopher Grafos, Ph.D. in History, York University."

Greek Community of Toronto

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  • Corporate body
  • 1909-

The Greek Community of Toronto (GCT) is a communal institution established in 1909, incorporated in 1965 and is a registered non-profit charitable organization.

Representing over 150,000 Canadians of Hellenic descent in the Greater Toronto Area, the GCT and its members share a common desire to serve and promote the objectives of our organization. They are committed to providing an environment for Greek culture and heritage to flourish, thus enriching the unique social and cultural fabric within a vibrant and diverse Canada.

The Greek Community of Toronto is governed by a hierarchy of decision-making bodies, principal among them the Board of Directors and The General Assembly.

Green Bush Inn Incorporated (Toronto, Ont.)

  • Corporate body
  • 1969-1975

The Green Bush Inn was created in 1969 as the first student pub on the York University campus. At one point, the corporation hoped to restore the historic Green Bush Inn which had been built in 1847, and was located at the corners of Steeles Avenue and Yonge Street, but the plan was abandoned once the costs became known.
In addition to providing management services to College pubs, the Green Bush Inn operated a weekly pub in one of the College dining halls. When the university acquired a canteen license from the Liquor Licensing Commission of Ontario in 1974, the Green Bush Inn lost its management role and also became redundant as a weekly pub. It ceased operations in 1975.

Harbinger Community Services

  • Corporate body
  • 1971-[198-]

Harbinger Community Services was a health clinic and referral service established at York in 1971. It was formerly called the York Student Clinic which itself was a merger of 1 Road 1 and the Birth Control Centre. Harbinger offered counselling and referral services in the area of drug awareness and intervention, birth control, sexuality problems, suicide and women 1 s self- help. Funded by the York Student Federation, it ceased to exist in the early 1980s.

Hepatitis C Society of Canada

  • Corporate body
  • 1994-

The Hepatitis C Society of Canada (HeCSC) is a non-profit, national voluntary health organization. Its mission is to fight hepatitis C through prevention, early detection, support, appropriate treatment and comfort. It does this through 40 chapters across Canada that offer support groups, local peer counseling, publications and seminars. In addition, mainly through its intervenor status at the Krever Commission, the society advocated for just compensation for those who developed hepatitis C through tainted blood transfusions. HeCSC was founded in May of 1994 by Dr. Alan T.R. Powell of Toronto. The first volunteers started working with the organization in June 1994. By October, chapters were established in Victoria, Edmonton, Regina, Hamilton, Toronto and Ottawa. With the national office open in Toronto and the 1-800 number up and running, HeCSC was providing support and resources for hepatitis C carriers all across Canada and became registered as a charitable organization in January of 1995 and incorporated by Industry Canada as a non-profit group in April of the same year. HeCSC is funded by Health Canada’s National Voluntary Health Organizations and Hepatitis C Division, Ontario Ministry of Health’s Healthy Communities, and donors.

Information York

  • Corporate body
  • 1975-1981

Information York was an internal information service to members of the York community on services, faculties departments and activities in the university, that operated from 1975 to 1981.

International Theatre Institute

"The International Theatre Institute ITI is the world’s largest performing arts organization founded in 1948 by theatre and dance experts and UNESCO. Dedicated to performing arts, ITI advances UNESCO’s goals of mutual understanding and peace and advocates for the protection and promotion of cultural expressions, regardless of age, gender, creed or ethnicity. It works to these ends internationally and nationally in the areas of arts education, international exchange and collaboration, and youth training.[2] ITI organizes the International Dance Day and World Theatre Day every year at the UNESCO, Paris.[3][4]" (Wikipedia)

Joint Centre for Asia Pacific Studies

The Centre was organized in 1974 (as the Joint Centre for Modern East Asia Studies), as a joint venture of the University of Toronto and York University to promote research, in the Toronto region, at the faculty and graduate level, on modern China, Japan and Korea. The Centre is involved in several on-going research projects including Canada and Hong Kong, the North Pacific Cooperative Security Dialogue and Women in Development in Thailand. In 1986 the Centre' s name was changed to Joint Centre for Asia Pacific Studies.

Joint Centre on Modern East Asia

The Centre was organized in 1974 as a joint venture of the University of Toronto and York University to promote research, in the Toronto region, at the faculty and graduate level, on modern China, Japan and Korea. The Centre is involved in several on-going research projects including Canada and Hong Kong, the North Pacific Cooperative Security Dialogue and Women in Development in Thailand. In 1986 the Centre' s name was changed to Joint Centre for Asia Pacific Studies.

Joint Program in Transportation

The Joint Programme in Transportation was operated jointly by the York University Transportation Centre and the University of Toronto Department of Urban Studies. Established in 1970 with a grant from the Canadian Transport Commission, it promoted and coordinated interdisciplinary research and teaching in the field of transportation studies. Its goals were to promote and co-ordinate research interests and a comprehensive teaching program through support for research projects, publications and sponsored seminars.

Khush : South Asian Gay Men of Toronto

Khush: South Asian Gay Men of Toronto was founded in 1987. The group organized meetings for queer South Asians, and later broadened their membership to include women, becoming Khush: South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association. Remaining active until 1998 the organization ran a variety of queer South Asian community events, one being the annual Desh Pardesh (until 2001), spotlighting South Asian culture, art, and politics. In 1989 Khush founded the first South Asian gay and lesbian newspaper in Toronto, and Avec Pyar, a quarterly zine.

For more information see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khush:_South_Asian_Lesbian_and_Gay_Association .

LaMarsh Research Program on Violence and Conflict Resolution

  • Corporate body
  • 1980-

The LaMarsh Research Program on Violence and Conflict Resolution was established at York University in 1980 with the assistance of the Ontario Government. The Programme is dedicated to encouraging research which explores the themes of violence and conflict resolution in Canadian society. The Program has an administrative staff and cross-appointed York faculty serve as core members of the Program. Faculty and external experts are engaged to conduct original research in these two areas, and the Program acts as a sponsor of research, conferences and seminars and is an active
publisher of the research results of those it sponsors. The Program developed a strong interest in family violence in the 1980s.

Lakeshore Teachers ' College (Toronto, Ont.)

  • Corporate body
  • 1959-1975

Lakeshore Teachers' College was established by the Ministry of Education in 1959 and became affiliated with York University in 1971. The college was administered by a principal. Most of the teaching staff joined York's Faculty of Education in 1971. The Lakeshore name continued to be used until 1975.

Latin American Working Group

The Latin American Working Group (LAWG) was an independent, grassroots organization in Toronto, Canada, which carried out Canadian-Latin American solidarity activities from 1966-1997. Formed in response to the military coup and invasion of the Dominican Republic by the United States of America in 1965, LAWG's mission was to educate Canadians, develop solidarity links between Canadians and the peoples of Latin America, and advocate for an independent Canadian foreign policy. LAWG carried out activist research regarding the roles played by Canadian corporations and government aid policies in Latin America by working closely with union, churches, non-governmental organizations and academics in the North and the South hemispheres committed to human rights and social justice. It contributed to the creation and work of the Taskforce on Churches and Corporate Responsibility, the Inter-Church Committee on Human Rights in Latin America (ICCHRLA), the Central American Policy Alternatives (CAPA), the Roundtable for Peace, Mission for Peace, Canada-Chile Solidarity, Tools for Peace, Linking Ontario and Central American in Labour Solidarity (LOCALS), Common Frontiers, and other initiatives aimed at changing Canadian foreign policy. LAWG worked with several Canadian trade union humanity and social justice funds to facilitate north-south educational tours involving workers, teachers, Christians, health workers, and those from other sectors, as a way of deepening Canadians' understanding of, and mutual solidarity with, others living in this hemisphere. LAWG worked to provide insights into the reality of Latin America that it felt was not being provided by either the Canadian government nor mainstream media. Its first-hand information and primary research was published in its newsletter "the LAWG letter," "the Central America update," "LAWG labour report," and several books critically examining the role of Canadian corporations such as Falconbridge and INCO in Latin America. Over its 30 year existence, LAWG played a significant role in influencing Canadian public opinion, and that of churches, trade unions, and government policy-makers in relationship to Latin America. There is no connection between this group and the group with the same name in the United States.

Los Companeros

  • Corporate body
  • 1978-1982

Compañeros, according to Vancouver Folk Festival founder Gary Cristall, was considered the first Canadian world music band. Offering a variety of fused rhythms from the Afro-Latin tradition of the Americas, native sounds from the Andes and the rhythms, vocalizations and instrumentation from the Greek and Mediterranean traditions, Compañeros uses a variety of instruments, including guitar, Greek Bouzouki and Baglama, Colombian tiple, Venezuelan cuatro, quenas, zampoñas, Bass, keyboards, flutes and saxophones.
The original members of Compañeros were: Marcelo Puente, Juan Opitz, Dimitri Apoustolou, Nikos Tsingos, Adam Konstantakis, Ricardo Rivas, Juan Salvatierra, Javier Garcia and Zacharias Polatos. Compañeros performed its 1st concert to a sold out house at the Titania Music Hall, now know as The Music Hall, on April 28th, 1978.
Compañeros and The Trojan Horse Coffee House became an important contributor to the cultural scene of the 70’s and early 80’s. Toronto, and more specifically Danforth Ave. near Broadview was the first place refugees from Latin America would congregate and continue work in solidarity with various human rights organizations, including Amnesty International. The band found itself participating in numerous solidarity and fundraising events.

Mariposa Folk Foundation

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  • Corporate body
  • 1961-

The Mariposa Folk Festival was conceived and realized by Ruth Jones and her husband Dr. Casey Jones, two folk music enthusiasts. Pete McGarvey a local radio broadcaster and Orillia town councillor suggested the name "Mariposa" in honour of local author Stephen Leacock's fictional name for Orillia in his work Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town.
The first festival was held in August 1961 and featured Jacques Labreque, Bonny Dobson, The Travelers, Alan Mills and Ian Tyson and Sylvia Fricker. Mariposa has hosted many up-and-coming stars in Canadian folk and popular music. From Leonard Cohen, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Joni Mitchell, and Gordon Lightfoot, all have performed in the early stages of their musical careers on the Mariposa stage.
The festival grew in popularity, size and rowdiness until the popularity of the 1963 festival (with over 8000 advance tickets sold), and the lack of sufficient security, led to a backlash from town locals. The city of Orillia secured a court injunction to prevent the festival from continuing in the town limits.
The festival moved to Maple Leaf Stadium in Toronto, Innis Lake near Caledon until settling at the Toronto Islands in the 1970s. In the 1980s, the festival was moved to Harbourfront and Bathurst Quay and later Molson Park in Barrie. The 1990s also saw a shifting roster of venues. Toronto Island, Queen Street West, Parkdale, Ontario Place, as well as Bracebridge and Coburg all played host to Mariposa performers and workshops. In 2000, the Mariposa Folk Festival was invited back to Orillia by city councillors Tim Lauer and Don Evans.
In 2010, the Mariposa Folk Festival will celebrate its' 50th Anniversary.
(Material below from history written by Mariposa Folk Foundation)
Mariposa is Founded
On a cold January afternoon in 1961, radio personality John Fisher gave a short but enthusiastic speech to the Orillia Chamber of Commerce where he suggested that Orillia needed something such as an arts festival to promote the town as a tourist destination. In the audience that day was Dr. 'Casey' Jones and his wife Ruth, folk music enthusiasts, and within days the idea of starting a folk festival in Orillia had taken root. Ruth called upon Pete McGarvey, a local broadcaster and town councillor, who jumped aboard enthusiastically. He suggested the name "Mariposa" in honour of Stephen Leacock's thinly disguised fictional name for Orillia in his novella titled Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town.
On August 18, 1961 the very first Mariposa Folk Festival saw two thousand enthusiastic and generally well-behaved attendees set up their lawn chairs in front of a medieval-themed stage at the Orillia Community Centre. Double that number showed up on Saturday night to hear such artists as The Travellers, Bonnie Dobson, Jacques Labreque, Alan Mills and of course, Ian Tyson and his beautiful partner Sylvia Fricker.
One interesting story from that first festival was the fact that home town boy, Gordon Lightfoot, was deemed to be "not of high enough caliber" to perform. He and then-partner, Terry Whelan, were told that they sounded "too much like the Everly Brothers."
In 1962, virtually the same lineup appeared -- this time including Gordon and Terry, then billed as The Tu-Tones. 1963 was a different story and a turning point in the history of the festival. Over 8000 tickets sold in advance and, by the festival weekend, festival goers nearly outnumbered the townsfolk. Restaurants ran out of food, the roads and highways were jammed, and crowding and confusion reigned. The small police force was overwhelmed as it struggled to cope with the crowds, the drunkenness, and the petty vandalism. The backlash from the townsfolk and their elected officials was quick and unkind. The days of Mariposa Folk Festival in Orillia were, so it seemed, done. The folkies and their rowdy behaviour were no longer welcome.
Mariposa on the Move
In 1964, the Town of Orillia got a court injunction and the festival was forced to go somewhere else. It moved to Maple Leaf stadium in Toronto, later to Innis Lake near Caledon, and finally to Toronto Island where it made its home for the 1970s. While not always a financial success, Mariposa built a reputation as the place to be among both audiences and performers. Artistic director Estelle Klein pioneered the idea of workshop performances and the idea was quickly adopted by nearly every festival in North America. Estelle also had an eye for talent. Among those she hired were Buffy Sainte-Marie, Gordon Lightfoot, Phil Ochs, John Hammond, Joni (Mitchell) Anderson, Tom Paxton, Pete Seeger, Doc Watson, James, Taylor, Tom Rush, Leonard Cohen, Murray McLauchlan, Taj Mahal, John Prine, Richie Havens, Buddy Guy and Bruce Cockburn. Neil Young made a surprise guest appearance in 1972 as did Bob Dylan.
It was during the time at Toronto Island that the festival blossomed with its workshops, its artisans area and its "native people's area." Dance, craft and music were consistently of such high standards that audiences returned year after year despite changes in the popular music mainstream.
By 1980, the festival had moved to Harbourfront in Toronto and then over to Bathurst Quay in 1981. That year the rain made the festival site a quagmire and, despite a good artistic lineup, the festival lost a lot of money. In fact, things were so bad financially that no festival was held at all in 1982.
In 1984, Molson Breweries approached Mariposa organizers about moving the event to Molson Park in Barrie. A few meters off the main highway to Toronto, and with lots of trees and open spaces, it seemed a good fit for a folk music festival. A modest crowd of 2000 people attended that year and established a home for the festival for the next several years. By the time 1989 rolled around, crowds of 25,000 were commonplace. The next year though, unseasonable cold and rain all spoiled the fun, and the festival was in debt once again. To make matters worse, Mariposa and Molsons parted company, and the festival found itself on the road once again.
Ontario Place became the next home for Mariposa and for two years served that purpose. In 1993 it was back to the Toronto Island for daytime workshops and to Queen Street West for evening concerts. James Keelaghan, Colin Linden, the Irish Descendents, Holmes Hooke and Ann Lederman were among the widely recognized performers to appear that year. For the next couple of years, the festival followed that format, but poor weather and weak attendance put the festival into serious debt, yet again.
The Doldrum Years
By 1996, there were threatening noises that the festival would fold, just like in 1987 when last minute heroics by Lynne Hurry and Mariposa founder, Ruth Jones McVeigh, helped save the festival from extinction.
In 1996, there were two Mariposa festivals: one in Bracebridge and one in Cobourg. Mariposa in Bracebridge was a success but the one in Cobourg lost money. By the end of the 1990s, the festival had become a small, one-day festival in the Parkdale neighbourhood of Toronto.
The Rising Phoenix
The City of Orillia had more than doubled in size since the festival was ignominiously given the boot in the early sixties. As was the case forty years earlier, there were individuals with foresight and imagination. City councillors Tim Lauer and Don Evans were like-minded individuals with an interest in folk music. Joined by fellow roots enthusiast Gord Ball, they cooked up a plan to approach Mariposa Folk Foundation about the chances of re-locating the festival to where it all began. It was a case of fortuitous good timing. With Mariposa scouting for a new location, the Foundation's board of directors was receptive to the request from the small party from Orillia.
Within weeks, a loose band of volunteers pulled together to form a not-for-profit organization, Festival Orillia Inc. (FestO), to stage the festival in Orillia, and to complete negotiations with Mariposa Folk Foundation.
Late in 1999, a three-year agreement to stage Mariposa Folk Festival in Orillia was signed and the re-building began. In the ensuing months of intensive meetings, discussions and planning sessions, a strong bond and mutual trust developed between FestO Charter President, Gerry Hawes, and Mariposa Folk Foundation President, Lynne Hurry. By the time of Mariposa's triumphant return to Orillia in July 2000, the two had already cooked up a plan to make Orillia its permanent home. Less than a year into the three-year agreement, a Harmonization Committee was struck, leading to the eventual disbandment of FestO with Mariposa Folk Foundation continuing on, not only as the predecessor organization, but as the successor organization as well. To this day, the Mariposa Folk Foundation board of directors is comprised of people from Toronto, Orillia and elsewhere across Southern Ontario.
At the first festival back in Orillia in 2000 nearly 400 volunteers signed up, and a stellar cast of performers played to the delight of a large appreciative audience. Of course, it helped that hometown boy Gordon Lightfoot headlined the Sunday night finale. Since then, Mariposa Folk Festival has flourished in Orillia.
During past decade, the Mariposa Folk Foundation launched a Hall of Fame to recognize leaders and classic performers from its past. Mariposa has also entered into a Partnership with York University to protect, catalogue and digitize its nationally significant archive of folk music and materials.
In 2010, Mariposa Folk Festival celebrated its 50th anniversary, cementing its place internationally as one of the 'Grande Dames' of folk festivals.

Mariposa In The Schools (M.I.T.S.)

  • F0511
  • Corporate body
  • 1969-

Mariposa In The Schools (MITS) introduces Ontario young people to world oral cultural traditions, reaching 50 school communities each year with a repertoire of world music, dance, storytelling, spoken word and puppetry.

We believe that oral traditions and world performing arts, celebrate, critique and share knowledge and lead to cross-cultural understanding and inter-generational continuity, ultimately building more caring and joyful communities.

Our artists connect with children and youth in meaningful creative learning that challenges perceived abilities and racial and cultural stereotypes, as well as inspire us all to reflect, cooperate and build something that’s bigger than ourselves.

Since 1969 MITS has been committed to the principle of equity of access for all children. We invest our fundraising revenues in this cause, bringing affordable programs to under-resourced inner city, rural and First Nations communities across Ontario.
(from MITS website: http://www.mariposaintheschools.ca/)

McLaughlin College

McLaughlin College was established in 1968, the fourth college on the York University campus. It is associated with the Faculty of Arts on campus and several student associations representing students in academic departments (Economics, Labour Studies, Political Science, Public Policy) are located at McLaughlin. The College emphasizes public policy is its broadest sense as an area of interest. To this end symposia, guest lectures and conferences on public policy themes are sponsored by the College through the Public Policy Programme. The College is also host to several research centres and external bodies including the Refugee Documentation Centre, the Canadian Council for Social Development and the Research Programme in International and Strategic Studies. The College is administered by a Master assisted by a Senior Tutor and a Resident Tutor. Fellows of the College include University faculty members as well as representatives of business,government, politics and the arts. The College Council is an elected student body which provides social activities and administers student recreational services in the College. The College residence is named Tatham Hall after a former Master, George Tathum. It is co-educational and has an active student Residence Council.

McLaughlin College (Toronto, Ont.). Student Council

  • Corporate body
  • 1968-1982

The McLaughlin Student Council was instituted in 1968, the year the College opened, as the elected voice of the student body. It was made up of all registered students with non-voting status given to Fellows, Alumni and College officers. The elected members of Council include the President, Directors of External Affairs, Business Affairs, Cultural Affairs, Social Affairs, Communications, a representative to the York Federation of Students, general councillors and a first year councillor. The Council appoints a Speaker, Secretary and Treasurer, the last two being paid, non-voting members. The Council was responsible for the appointment of the Orientation Co-ordinator(s), the editor of the McLaughlin 'Mirror ' and the managers of the Games Room, the ARGH [coffee shop] and the Mac Pub. In addition, the Council elected an Athletic Council. In 1982 the Student Council was dissolved and was reconvened as the College Council in 1983.

McLaughlin College. College Council

  • Corporate body
  • 1968-

The McLaughlin College Council (formerly the Student Council) was instituted in 1968, the year the College opened, as the elected voice of the student body. It is made up of all registered students with non-voting status given to Fellows, Alumni and College officers. The elected members of Council include the President, Directors of External Affairs, Business Affairs, Cultural Affairs, Social Affairs, Communications, a representative to the York Federation of Students, general councillors and a first year councillor. The Council appoints a Speaker, Secretary and Treasurer, the last two being paid, non-voting members. In addition, the Council elects an Athletic Council. The Council must meet at least twenty times during the Fall/Winter Academic year. In 1982 the Student Council was dissolved and was reconvened as the College Council in 1983. The Council represents the interests of the student body to the administration of the College and to the wider university community. Within the College the Council is responsible for the appointment of the Orientation Co-ordinator( s), the editor of the McLaughlin 'Mirror' and the managers of the Games Room, the ARGH [coffee shop] and the Mac Pub.

McLaughlin College. Residence Council

  • Corporate body
  • 1986-

The Residence Council represented the interests of the residential students of McLaughlin College, to the College administration and assumed the responsibility of ensuring discipline through the application of residence regulations with recourse to a discipline tribunal with power to enforce fines and punishments. The Residence was divided into six houses, each having an elected House Committee consisting of a House President, Vice-President and Treasurer and other officers as it sees fit. The Council was made up of the Presidents and Vice-Presidents of the Houses together with a Student Council representative and College officers who all sit as ex-officio members. The Council Executive consisted of an elected Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary, Social Convener and Chair of Complaints.

McLaughlin College. Tatham Hall Council

  • Corporate body

The Tatham Hall Council (formerly Residence Council) represents the interests of the residential students of McLaughlin College, to the College administration and assumes the responsibility of ensuring discipline through the application of residence regulations with recourse to a discipline tribunal with power to enforce fines and punishments. The Residence is divided into six houses, each having an elected House Committee consisting of a House President, Vice-President and Treasurer and other officers as it sees fit. The Tatham Hall Council is made up of the Presidents and Vice-Presidents of the Houses together with a Student Council representative and College officers who all sit as ex-officio members. The Council Executive consists of an elected Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary, Social Convener and Chair of Complaints.

Memorial Society Association of Canada.

  • Corporate body

The Memorial Society Association of Canada received its letters patent in 1971 although some of the chapters were established as early as 1957 (Edmonton). The purpose of the society was to promote the formation of non-profit memorial societies in Canada and to promote dignity and simplicity in funeral rites. Individuals joined local chapters which then subscribed to the national association. There were local chapters in most provinces. At its height in 1987 the Association had 200,000 paying members. It was disbanded in 1990, and dissolved in 1992.

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