The Canadian Committee on Women’s and Gender History was organized at the 1975 meeting of the Learned Societies and is currently affiliated with the Canadian Historical Association. With over 200 active members, it is the largest committee affiliated with the CHA. Its goals include promoting teaching and research in the field of women’s history; disseminating information about sources, current research and publications; encouraging the preservation of archival sources in women’s history; linking researchers, professors, teachers and students with each other and with other similar organizations in other countries; monitoring the status of women in the historical profession and working to raise that status.
To fulfill its mandate the CCWH engages in a wide range of activities. They include the following: compiling, publishing and distributing our Newsletter and Directory; adjudicating the Hilda Neatby Prize; promoting meetings and conferences at local and regional levels; and sponsoring various sessions on women’s history during the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association.