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Subjects term Scope note Archival description count Authority record count
  • Clubs, societies, organizations specifically related to women
  • Historical, social, political and cultural circumstances of women
  • Individuals
  • Records created by women
  • Women-only facilities and activities
  • Women’s issues
6 4
Transportation and utilities
  • Accidents (i.e. highway crashes, derailments, air crashes, shipwrecks, etc.)
  • Act or means of providing water, power, sewage etc. to communities
  • Act or means of transporting from one place to another
  • Businesses and corporations (i.e. towing and repair services, motor associations)
  • Facilities and infrastructures (i.e. harbours, highways, airports, sewage treatment plants, electric systems, hydro-electric projects)
  • Professional organizations, unions specifically related to transportation or utilities
  • Rescue transportation services (i.e. towing, coast guard, search & rescue)
  • Vehicles, rolling stock (i.e. locomotives, carriages, wagons, or other vehicles used on a railroad), aircraft, ships and boats, ferries
156 0
Sports, recreation, and leisure
  • Businesses related to sports, recreation, and leisure (i.e. bike rental shop, tour guiding, sports coaching, etc.)
  • Education and training
  • Individuals, organizations, clubs specifically related to sports, recreation and/or leisure
  • Physical activity, occupations or amusements carried out by humans for the purpose of wellness, socializing, relaxation, entertainment or competition
  • Professional and amateur competitors / teams
  • Sports, outdoor recreation, hobbies, games, travel, etc.
54 0
Science and technology
  • Clubs, user groups, professional organizations specifically dedicated to science and/or technology
  • Research / research foundations, institutes
  • Scientists, researchers, etc.
  • Study and application of science
  • Technology schools / programs
20 0
  • For specific "School Names"
3 27
Religion (1)
  • Churches and denominations
  • Individuals (i.e. ministers, missionaries, members of religious orders, etc.)
  • Non-traditional groups and organizations (sometimes referred to as cults)
  • Personal, institutional and organizational relationships between humans and what they regard as holy, sacred or divine
  • Religious orders, groups and organizations
  • Religious theory and study
  • Schools, charities, missions and hospitals operated by religious groups
15 2
  • Individuals (i.e. politicians, campaigners, party members)
  • Political parties, campaigns and organizations
  • Political theory and study
0 0
  • Clubs, societies, associations - all types, except official (government) functions (i.e. agricultural, business, charitable, community, cultural, ethnic, fraternal, labour, military, political, professional, recreational, social, sports)
78 61
Natural resources
  • Energy (i.e. hydro-electric, thermal, solar)
  • Game management
  • Individuals
  • Land, water, minerals, forests, fisheries, soil, oil and gas
  • Regulatory and professional organizations
23 0
  • Equipment, weapons, uniforms, artifacts
  • Individuals and organizations (i.e. veterans, military personnel, militia, cadets)
  • Legislation
  • Military institutions, bases, sites
  • Military service, training and activities
  • Military vehicles and ships
9 0
Law and justice
  • Activities / structures for administration of law and justice
  • Administrative and support organizations (i.e. police boards)
  • Community service programs
  • Courts, prisons, remand centres
  • Individuals (i.e. lawyers, judges, police officers, bylaw officers, criminals)
  • Law enforcement (i.e. police forces, RCMP, coast guard)
  • Legislation
  • Litigation, arbitration, mediation, restorative justice, reconciliation, settlements
  • Professional organizations (established specifically for the administration and enforcement of law and justice)
0 0
Land, settlement, and immigration
  • Claiming, settling and moving to a new land
  • Community and regional settlement patterns
  • Land settlement companies
  • Land surveys / surveyors
  • Land titles, distribution, grants etc.
  • Organizations involved in sponsoring / supporting immigrants
  • Real estate companies and activities
4 1
  • Arbitration boards
  • Events (eg. strikes)
  • Individuals
  • Labour and union organizations
  • Professional associations with labour focus (eg. teachers, nurses)
  • Union-associated social groups
25 1
  • Construction, ship building
  • Processing, packing and shipping industries
  • Resource industries (i.e. mining, forestry, fishing, etc.)
  • Resource industry cooperatives (i.e. agriculture, housing, retail)
  • Salvage companies and operations
24 0
Indus 0 0
Indigenous Peoples

Use for: Aboriginal, First Nations, Indian, Inuit, Metis, Native, Native American

  • Government agencies and treaties
  • Indigenous organizations and businesses
  • Indigenous schools and education
  • Individuals / communities of Indigenous ancestry
  • Issues pertaining to Indigenous Peoples or history
  • Records pertaining to / created by Indigenous individuals, families, bands, agencies
7 1
Health and social services
  • Activities / systems for maintaining and preserving individual / community health and wellness (provided by public, private or community agencies or individuals)
  • Businesses
  • Fire and emergency services, disaster relief
  • Health and wellness services offered by charitable groups (i.e. meditation, retreats)
  • Individuals (i.e. doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, counselors, clinicians)
  • Medical services, hospitals, clinics
  • Professional and support organizations
  • Protective services and emergency support (i.e. community watch) - NOT police
  • Safety and community health programs and training
  • Social programs and services (i.e. youth, seniors, mental illness, maternity, counseling, support, etc.)
311 1
health and 0 0
health 0 0
  • Hospital districts, improvement districts, land districts, school boards, health boards, library boards, police boards, etc.
  • Indigenous Peoples and tribal governments
  • Local, municipal, regional, provincial, federal, jurisdictional
  • Officials (i.e. mayors, premiers, MLAs, ministers, civil servants)
  • Organizations in direct response to government (i.e. ratepayers associations)
  • Protest against government
  • Support organizations (i.e. municipal associations)
  • Taxes
5 0
Geographic features
  • For items mainly but not exclusively pertaining to photgraphic and cartographic records
  • Boundaries, districts, reserves, parks, sanctuaries, towns, etc.
  • Includes both natural and artificial features
  • Physical landscape, built landscape
  • Site plans
  • Topography
  • Urban and industrial landscapes
  • Viewscapes (i.e. panoramas, scenery)
92 1
  • Photos related to flooding
  • 1894 Flood
  • 1948 Flood
91 0
Family and personal life
  • Friendships, personal relationships, home life
  • Genealogical records
  • Generational records
  • Individuals (all ages), families
  • Sexuality
  • Support and charitable organizations for assisting families and individuals
341 6
family and 0 0
Exploration, discovery, and travel
  • Early contact with Indigenous Peoples
  • Expeditions, exploration, adventure, prospecting, guiding
  • Individuals and groups (i.e. explorers, adventurers, prospectors, guides, outfitters)
  • Personal, geographical, scientific, mapping, etc.
  • Personal travels accounts (i.e. journals / diaries, blogs, vlogs)
27 0
Events and celebrations
  • Campaigns (i.e. political, fundraising)
  • Centennials, parades, festivals, fairs, exhibitions, concerts
  • Ceremonies (i.e. openings, graduations, sod-turnings, etc.) Parties (i.e. community, birthday, anniversary, etc.)
  • Organizations, public agencies and businesses that ONLY do event(s) planning
  • Protests and demonstrations
  • Specific cultural, arts, political, sports, holiday and community events; also personal events
  • VIP visits (i.e. royalty, celebrity)
  • Weddings, funerals, baptisms, etc.
63 1
Ev 0 0
  • Climate, weather
  • Conservation movement / activities
  • Environmental issues (i.e. air quality, pollution, habitat destruction, endangered species, recycling)
  • Habitat and species protection / recovery
  • Individuals, organizations, businesses
  • Nature, wilderness, scenery
  • Parks, natural areas, wildlife management
97 0
Education (1)
  • Activities / structures relating to educational activities
  • Individual teachers / educators
  • Educational related professional, regulatory, and support organizations
  • Public and private schools / agencies offering training or education
  • Students (all ages)
  • Vocational training and continuing education
116 32
Cultural groups
  • Activities / events promoting life / values of cultural group(s)
  • Individuals / groups working towards preservation of heritage, a particular cultural group, or cultural community
  • Movements, initiatives, legislation etc. that promotes the existence and participation of diverse ethnic, racial, religious or social groups within the larger community
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