Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women (CCLOW)

A feminist voice for women's education and training in Canada

1986 Aisla Thomson hired as the new Executive Director and additional staff recruited
CCLOW concluded the Decade for Women project by publishing several documents including the research study Decade of promise: An Assessment of Canadian women's status in education, training, and employment 1976-1985
Policy and procedures manual developed to guide CCLOW Board and staff
1987 OASIS Policy Research Group was hired by CCLOW to conduct an organizational review and develop plan of action
First issue of CCLOW newsletter, Minerva, was published
1980 CCLOW hired Susan Wismer to conduct a major study, Women's education and training in Canada: A policy analysis
CCLOW initiated Literacy Materials for Women project
WISE (Women Interested in Successful Employment) program launched in Newfoundland, an innovative bridging program for women
CCLOW-Quebec produced and distributed in French and English a resource booklet for women who were sexually abused in childhood
1989 CCLOW celebrated its 10th anniversary at a conference hosted by CCLOW-Nova Scotia, Celebrating our History: Women's Groups in Nova Scotia since 1978.
Mairi St. John Macdonald Scholarship initiated, to be awarded annually to a Canadian woman in each province and territory who is returning to school to complete her high school education
Volunteer Network Co-ordinators appointed in each province/territory
CCLOW experiences significant decrease in federal funding as a result of funding reductions at Women's Program
Budget cuts lead to a reduction in financial support for CCLOW networks
Budget cuts lead to a reduction in financial support for CCLOW networks
Minerva ceased publication due to reduction in federal funding
CCLOW-New Brunswick co-sponsors Charlotte Bunch lecture, Feminist perspectives on diversity
New Brunswick Network published Breaking the Barriers: Women and Continuing Education

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