Social Change and the Future

Further Readings

Clément, D. (2008). Canada’s Rights Revolution: Social Movements and Social Change, 1937–82. Vancouver, UBC Press.

This book looks at the history of social movements in Canada and their contribution to social change.

Narushima, M. (2004). A gaggle of raging grannies: the empowerment of older Canadian women through social activism. International Journal of Lifelong Education 23(1): 23–42.

This article discusses social activism in relation to aging women in Canada.

Steenbergen, C. (2001). Feminism and young women: Alive and well and still kicking. Canadian Woman Studies 20/21(4/1): 6–14.

This short article examines feminism as a social movement and its relevance for young Canadian women.

Helpful Websites

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives: https://www.policyalternatives.ca/

This website provides resources on a range of policy areas, such as poverty, education, the criminal justice system, labour relations, etc.

Government of Canada, Status of Women Canada

http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/rc-cr/roycom/index-en.html

The Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada was founded in 1967 in response to the women’s rights movement.

Billy Crane Moves Away: https://www.nfb.ca/film/billy_crane_moves_away/

This short documentary tells the story of Billy Crane, who moves to Toronto to find work after the inshore fishery in Newfoundland is flailing.

We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice

https://www.nfb.ca/film/we_can_t_make_the_same_mistake_twice/

This documentary chronicles the long legal battle between the Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and the Assembly of First Nations and the Government of Canada. It explores the law as a vehicle for social change.