Fonds MSS 244 (A2006-074) - Evelyn Shapiro fonds

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Evelyn Shapiro fonds

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CA UMASC MSS 244 (A2006-074)

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  • 1974-2006 (Creation)
    Shapiro, Evelyn

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0.87 m of textual records

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Evelyn Shapiro, C.M. was an internationally respected speaker, researcher, educator, an expert on aging and health care issues in Manitoba, and a passionate advocate for geriatric care in Canada. She was a professor for more than 20 years, and later a senior scholar, in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba. Shapiro was well-known for developing and implementing Manitoba's provincial home care program -- the first such program in Canada. She was the author of many articles dealing with aging populations, universal home care, and health care reforms. As a senior policy adviser to the Minister of Health, in the Manitoba provincial government, she was a consultant with health care professional organizations and served on health advisory committees. Her research was instrumental in developing similar programs in other parts of Canada. Shapiro received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree, University of Manitoba (2000), the Medal of Honour from the Canadian Medical Association (2001), the Order of Canada (2007), and the Order of Manitoba (2008). She died in Winnipeg on November 10, 2010.

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The fonds was donated to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Evelyn Shapiro in 2006.

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The fonds consists of Evelyn Shapiro's articles, speeches, correspondence, the history of the implementation of Universal Home Care Program in Manitoba and her involvement in the Civic Reform Coalition.

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This collection is arranged into seven series:

  1. Curriculum Vitae, Awards
  2. Civil Reform Coalition, 1974-76
  3. Reprints - articles by Evelyn Shapiro and Associates
  4. Chapters - written by Evelyn Shapiro
  5. Speeches, 1977-2005
  6. Universal Home Care Program, 1977-2001
  7. Logan Area Expropriation Inquiry, 1981-82

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Box 7, Folder 4 is confidential. Please consult the archives for further information.
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The finding aid was created and encoded by Vladimira Zvonik (2007). Revised by N. Courrier (July 2019).

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