1. Stephen M. Rose “Reflections on Community Organization Theory”, dans Armand Lauffer et Edward Newman eds. “Community Organization for the 1980s" Social Development Issues, Vol.5 nos 2-3, p.152.
  2. 11 s'agit d'organisations non-mixtes offrant des services ou regroupant exclusivement des femmes: les maisons d'hébergement pour les femmes victimes de violence familiale, les cliniques de santé des femmes, les associations féministes et féminines en sont des exemples.
  3. "Until recently, mankind's understandings have been the only understanding generally available to us. As other perceptions arise - precisely those perceptions that men, because of their dominant position, could NOT perceive - the total vision of human possibilities enlarges and is transformed. The old is severely challenged." Jean Bakes Miller, Toward a New Psychology of Women, 1977, Boston, Beacon Press, p.1.
  4. À ce sujet, l'Institut canadien d'éducation des adultes a mené une recherche-action sur la place des femmes dans les groupes populaires, a laquelle à participé activement l'auteure de cet article.
  5. Les problèmes spécifiques des femmes comme locataires ou comme assistées sociales en sont un exemple.
  6. Diane Elson et Ruth Pearson, "The Subordination of Women and the Internationalization of Factory Production" dans Young, Wolkowitz et McCullagh, Of Marriage and the Market, 1984 London, CSE Books, p.152.
  7. Il n'existe pas de modèle unique d'action et d'intervention pour les femmes. Notre propos ne vise pas a créer ou à défendre l'existence d'un tel modèle. Au contraire, nous croyons que les actions et les insertions des femmes dans le secteur de l'action communautaire sont multiples et variées, mais influencées et produites par les rapports entre les sexes.
  8. La définition que je propose se rapproche sensiblement des celée proposée dans l' editorial de Women: A Journal of Liberation, vol. 7, no.2, p.68. On y parle de mother work: "the labour of birthing, raising, tending, guiding, and caring for children within the home and the extension of this work into the community and labour market... Mother work is one of the most intense and sophisticated forms of choreography in which one must plan and co-ordinate a series of often simultaneous or disparate movements in both a daily and lifelong pattern."

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of a trade union. If an employer does interfere, such action may constitute "unfair labour practices" and a complaint can be made to the provincial Labour Relations Board.

There may be an established union which would be willing to organize in your workplace. The advantage of affiliating with an existing union is that they have expertise with organizational campaigns and collective bargaining. Unionization is a long and sometimes complicated process that usually requires expert help. You must realize that employers have vast resources at their disposal and that employees should be careful not to allow technicalities to scuttle their unionization.

If you wish to find out information about existing unions, phone the provincial Federation of Labour or the District Labour Council in your area. It might be helpful to talk to members of the women's committees of different unions, which may be located by looking in phone directory yellow pages under “labour organizations”.

Funding for the research and publication of the handbook was received from the Secretary of State, Women's Program. For copies, contact Edmonton Working Women at Suite 30, 9930 - 106 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5K lC7, 403-429-3370. EWW is asking for donations of at least $1.00 per handbook, where possible, in order to recover their costs.

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