YORK UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS














Inventory of the
Hepatitis C Society of Canada fonds











Inventory #F0212






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FONDS LEVEL DESCRIPTION



Fonds/Collection Number:F0212
Title:Hepatitis C Society of Canada fonds
Dates:1983-2000, predominant 1994-1997
Extent:1.62 m of textual records
14 micro cassettes
1 video cassette
1 t-shirt
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
The Hepatitis C Society of Canada (HeCSC) is a non-profit, national voluntary health organization. Its mission is to fight hepatitis C through prevention, early detection, support, appropriate treatment and comfort. It does this through 40 chapters across Canada that offer support groups, local peer counseling, publications and seminars. In addition, mainly through its intervenor status at the Krever Commission, the society advocated for just compensation for those who developed hepatitis C through tainted blood transfusions. HeCSC was founded in May of 1994 by Dr. Alan T.R. Powell of Toronto. The first volunteers started working with the organization in June 1994. By October, chapters were established in Victoria, Edmonton, Regina, Hamilton, Toronto and Ottawa. With the national office open in Toronto and the 1-800 number up and running, HeCSC was providing support and resources for hepatitis C carriers all across Canada and became registered as a charitable organization in January of 1995 and incorporated by Industry Canada as a non-profit group in April of the same year. HeCSC is funded by Health Canada's National Voluntary Health Organizations and Hepatitis C Division, Ontario Ministry of Health's Healthy Communities, and donors.
Scope and Content:

The fonds consists of press releases, clippings, legal files including briefs and exhibits, reports, correspondence, reference materials, Board of Directors meeting minutes and documents, and copies of the society's submission to the Krever Commission.

Restrictions on
Access and Use:
To be determined.
Finding Aid: File list available.
URL of Finding Aid:http://archivesfa.library.yorku.ca/fonds/ON00370-f0000212.pdf
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accession: 2000-056. Further accruals may be expected.
2000-056
Related Records: See the Alan T.R. Powell fonds (F0111) for related material.
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by the Hepatitus C Society of Canada in 2000.
Subject Access Points:Hepatitis C Society of Canada
Powell, Alan, 1938-2002
Provenance Access Points:Hepatitis C Society of Canada

Date of creation: 2003/01/21
Date of last revision: 2003/01/28
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