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Persons Day

October 18th annually

The Famous Five achieved not only the right for women to serve in the Senate, but they and their many contributions paved the way for women to participate in other aspects of public life.

Status of Women Canada
Status of Women Canada is a federal government agency promoting gender equality and the full participation of women in the economic, social, cultural, and political life of the country. SWC provides resources and an organizer’s handbook for Women’s History Month.

PAR-L Network
PAR-L (Policy, Action, Research List) is a bilingual, electronic network of individuals and organizations interested in women-centred policy issues in Canada. They have compiled a list of milestones in Canadian Women’s History.

The National Film Board of Canada
The National Film Board of Canada has an extensive catalogue of films/videos on women’s history.
A guide to Women in Canadian History This site was developed by Canadian historian Merna Forster. She features amazing women in Canadian history that most Canadians know nothing about.

The National Film Board of Canada
NFB has an extensive collection of films featuring women and Canadian history.

Canada’s History
This site features ‘Women of Worth’ from Viola Desmond, Ethel Smith, Elizabeth MacGill just to name but a few trail blazers.

Suffrage in Canada
A Curriculum resource guide that features Women’s suffrage in Canada.