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Sub-series part of
1. Central registry files of the Public Affairs Directorate [textual record]
2. Central registry files of the Public Affairs Directorate [textual record] (117-000303-5)
3. Case files of the Therese Casgrain and Canada Volunteer (Lifestyle) Award Program [textual record] (121-000463-1)
4. Committee files of the Communications Directorate [textual record] (123-000215-4)
Place of creation
Scope and content
This is a preliminary description; please consult the linked accession records. Sub-series consists of central registry files maintained by the Communications Directorate or its precursors, the Communications Branch and the Public Affairs Directorate. The records were filed in the following record blocks: 1600 (administration), 7606 (administration - committees), 1630 (operational), 2634 (Casgrain awards), 1635 (lifestyle awards), and 2635 (volunteer awards).
Conditions of access
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Creator / Provenance
Biography / Administrative history
The Public Affairs Directorate (Corporate Management Branch) was re-named the Communications Directorate and moved to the Policy, Communications and Information Branch in 1986. Its responsibility was to inform the public of departmental programmes and activities through the coordination of media, publications, advertising and audio-visual production operations. In addition, the Communications Directorate provided advice and support to other branches for preparing communications plans and strategies.
In 1988 the Communications Directorate became the Communications Branch. The Communications Branch developed communication strategies to support departmental activities, conducted research and analysis and produced news releases, publications, surveys audio-visual presentations and advertising. The Branch was also responsible for the administration of the Thérèse Casgrain and Canada Volunteer (Lifestyle) Awards programs, which were created in 1979 to honour the contribution of Canadians from all provinces and territories to the improvement of the health and well-being of their fellow citizens.
Related control no.
1. 1985-86/616 GAD
2. 1989-90/303 GAD
3. 1993-94/463 GAD
4. 1995-96/215 GAD
5. OFRC#87-343 OFRC
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