Social Movements

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A brief description of various social movement organizations, suggestions for further reading, and, where possible, a reference to an archives if their materials have been deposited for research. This section of the website is regularly updated with new material.

The website also includes a brief history of the human rights movement in Canada.

State Funding for Social Movements

The State Funding for Social Movements project is a five-year study that examines (a) the history of state funding for social movements in Canada; and (b) how the relationship between state funding and social movements differs across movements, regions, and time periods. The research for this project was divided into three parts: (i) documenting the evolution of federal and provincial government policy towards NGOs (non-governmental organizations) in Canada; (ii) assessing the impact of state funding on NGOs’ strategies for social change; and (iii) creating a public database of public funding for NGOs in Canada.

The readings lists available on this site deal with a range of topics from human rights to biographies and specific events.

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