Throughout Adelaide Hoodless's life she has made many contributions to Canada. One of the major ones was that she organized the first school for women, Household Science School, which opened in September 1895 (Adelaide Hunter Hoodless 1875-1910, n.d. pg.1). She believed that it was unfair only boys could go on to higher standards while girls had to stay home and do household work all day. So with this, Adelaide also became the co-founder of many organizations such as the National Council of Women (NCW), Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) (Stamp, 03/25/08, pg.1). She also nationalized the Young Women’s Christian Association also known as Y.W.C.A and was the founder of Women’s Institutes (ibib).
At a time when social conditions limited the experience of women in Canada, the Famous 5 came forward as examples of women's that were willing to pursue justice. In 1929, these women fought for the recognition of women as people under the British North America Act and won. And from then on, women could vote, go to work or learn at school, and all because of these five persons. In 1928, the Supreme Court of Canada decided women were not "people" that could hold office as Canadian
Nellie McClung: a Canadian feminist, politician, author, and social activist who was one of the “Famous Five” Alberta women who initiated and won the person’s case to have women recognized as persons under the BNA Act. Beyoncé: is considered world’s most famous female artist and a great role model for young women today. She believes women should be considered equal and treated with fairness, empowers females through her actions and music and believes in equality and respect for
“We ask you in justice to those noble women who have already answered the call by giving their sons, husbands, or sweethearts to the cause—is it reasonable or fair that you should keep your men-folk from doing their duty?”....  The women are basically trying to convince the women to send their beloved to war. __________ Janet Lunn, Christopher Moore, “The Story of Canada” (1994): 222-225 City of Toronto, “I
The peaceful campaigning of the suffragists’ was a key factor in women receiving the vote. The suffragists’ started the whole route of women gaining the vote; they were the ever moving force behind the movement. However historian Martin Pugh suggests that “Suffragists would probably have done better to have made common cause with all unenfranchised men and women from the start and thereby they might have extended their appeal” because all men had not yet received the vote it was argued that women should not receive the franchise when it was not fully given to all men. However there were other contributing factors leading up to 1918 and women gaining the vote. They include the work of the suffragettes’ who caused chaos and grabbed the spotlight away from the suffragists’ after a group of women decided it was time to make a militant stand.
The Backwoods of Canada by Catherine Parr Traill is a collection of letters that tells of Mrs. Traill’s immigration from Scotland to Canada in the 1830s. Mrs. Traill leaves Scotland with her husband, a former British Army officer, to find freedom and a new life. These letters written to her mother tell of the hardships she comes across as well as the hopes and dreams she has for the future. The Backwoods of Canada shows that immigration changes Catherine from a privileged middle class woman to a hard working Canadian. This book also tells us that although Canada has changed from the 1830s, it still remains a place of freedom and hard workers.
Canadian Women have the Right to Vote By: Jason Xu 9-2 Many culture and regions believe that women must be housewives and those believe give women limited rights. One of those rights is being able to vote. Women are as smart as men and work just like men in different positions. So they should have the choice to determine who runs their country and who is in charge of their world. In 1867, a Canadian woman calls Emily Howard Stowe and her Toronto Women’s Literary Club started a fight for women’s suffrage.
“Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily this is not difficult” Charlotte Whitton, First Female Mayor of Ottawa. From 1914 to the current day, women’s status has drastically changed and shaped Canada. Women’s status has changed the economy, the overall perspective of women and the family life. Before world war one, women had little to no rights and were owned by men however, today women are more empowered than ever.
Alice Wilson: Female Geologic Pioneer Quoted as being the “first female geologist in Canada” , Alice Wilson has made her mark on this world in more ways than one. From 1881 until her death in 1964, Alice Wilson fought her way through an immense number of difficulties. As a women trapped in a male dominated society, Alice defied the odds when she became a geologist in 1945. Like most women in the early 1900’s, Alice worked very hard through many feminist struggles, even earning a place as Canada’s first female geologist. Born on August 26, 1881 in Cobourg Ontario, Alice developed a passion for fossils, but unlike most girls, this love for rocks and fossils did not diminish, and instead, Alice turned her fascination into a famous career that continued well into her 80’s.
Susan Brownell Anthony Women have come a long way in society and much of the thanks go to Susan B. Anthony, who spent her life fighting for the rights of women. Susan B. Anthony was born February 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts. She was brought up in a Quaker family with long activist traditions. Early in her life she developed a sense of justice. Although most girls did not receive a formal education in the early 1800's, Susan B. Anthony's father, Daniel, a 6th generation Quaker, believed in equal treatment for boys and girls.