Approximately 18 B.C. Women attended the conference many of them as presenters and the informal meetings we held during the conference have helped to generate some ideas and energy for provincial CCLOW activity.
CCLOW B.C. is working hard to increase their provincial membership. In July, a mailing was directed primarily to women educators, administrators, and students in the post- secondary educational system. Members are being encouraged to promote CCLOW; Sheila McFadzean is submitting articles on CCLOW to relevant newsletters; and promotional material is being distributed for conference information tables. B.C. MEMBERSHIP HAS DOUBLED SINCE JUNE: We are compiling mailing lists that will reach out to women working in other environments and plan another large promotional mailing before the end of 1984.
The Lower mainland CCLOW members met for a potluck supper in early November; we are trying to stimulate local networks through meetings and by establishing a B.C. newsletter.
Greta Nemiroff, Quebec Director, participated in various study groups on pornography, and helped organize NAC's mid-year conference in Montreal. Secretary of State, Women's Programs, Quebec, has rejected a sizeable grant application from CCLOW members. The proposed study would research and pilot a community approach to the treatment of incest victims. We will be approaching alternate sources of funding after the Christmas season.