Series GR-3527 - Violence against women files

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Violence against women files

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  • 1996-2004 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Women's, Seniors', and Community Services

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15 cm textual records

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The Women’s, Seniors’ and Community Services department was within the Ministry of Community Services and was comprised of three policy and program areas. These areas included the Seniors’ and Women’s Partnerships and Information Branch, the Community Programs Branch, and the Community Partnerships Branch. The division helped the Ministry of Community Services contribute to community health and safety by providing leadership and resources for services for women who experienced abuse, as well as by providing expert advice and policy analysis. The department also provided policy analysis and expert advice for a number of Ministry initiatives.

In the 2007-2008 fiscal year, the Women’s, Seniors’ and Community Services had a budget of $55.8 million and a staff of 37 full-time equivalents.

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The series consists of reports, correspondence, and memoranda documenting the province’s efforts at combating and eliminating violence against women. The records relate to physical, emotional, mental, and sexual abuse of women at the hands of partners, family members, and individuals sexually exploiting them. The records were created and received by the Women’s, Senior’s and Community Services division of the Ministry of Community Services between 1996 and 2004. It is unclear whether the records were created by the Stopping the Violence branch or whether they were created elsewhere in the division. The series also includes records on transitional housing.

The records are organized numerically by file code and then alphabetically by file title. The records are covered by ORCS 30000-20 and 31000-20 of schedule 117476 (Women’s Equality).

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Transferred from Ministry of Health in May 2016.


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Records restricted. Please contact BC Archives staff for further information and to arrange access.

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Accession number(s) : 95-5147

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