Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women (CACSW) was established in 1973 by the federal government on the recommendation of the Royal Commission on the STATUS OF WOMEN. It was dismantled 1 April 1995. The CACSW advised the federal government and informed and educated the public about women's concerns. As an autonomous agency, the CACSW reported to Parliament through the minister responsible for the status of women, and retained the right to publish its views without ministerial consent. The CACSW was composed of 3 full-time members (a president and 2 vice-presidents), 15 regionally representative part-time members appointed for 3-year terms, and an office staff of approximately 30 employees. It had been a leading publisher of research on women, and its recommendations prompted legislative change concerning constitutional reform, PENSION, parental benefits, TAXATION, health care, employment practices, SEXUAL ASSAULT, violence against women and HUMAN RIGHTS.
See STATUS OF WOMEN IN CANADA, ROYAL COMMISSION ON THE and Doris ANDERSON.