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Telling the story of Canadian Women from Exceptional to Everyday Life

Canadian Museum of History 
Gatineau, QC
Thursday, October 15, 2015

Just under 100 years ago Canadian women achieved a significant milestone. In January 1916, the province of Manitoba granted women the right to vote in provincial elections. Women in Saskatchewan and Alberta followed shortly afterwards.

Gaining the vote was just one moment in a long history of women’s achievements. And while their stories didn’t often appear in the history books their contributions range from the daily struggle for life as early settlers to the fight to have women recognized as persons under the law.

The anniversary of women’s suffrage in Canada provides an opportunity to look back on the lives of these exceptional women and, by sharing their stories of perseverance and determination, inspire young Canadian women today.

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Preliminary Program

Canada’s History Forum
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Canadian Museum of History
Telling Canadian Women’s Stories

13:00 — Opening Remarks and Welcome

                            MCs – Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail and Maude Couturier

13:15 — 100 years of women’s suffrage

13:30 — Keynote: 2015 Pierre Berton Award Recipient

14:00 — Roundtable: Telling women’s stories

                      Moderator: Mark Reid

                      Panelists: Charlotte Gray, Joan Sangster, Pierre Berton Award Recipient.

15:00  Break

15:30 — Researching the lives of women
                       – Special presentation with CHA

                     Moderator: Ruby Heap

                     Panelists: Jean Barman, Dominique Deslandres, and Rose Fine-Meyer

16:30 — Concluding Remarks




About the Canada's History Forum

Established in 2007, the Canada’s History Forum brings together over 150 of Canada’s leading historians, educators, museum curators, community leaders and content producers in an annual discussion of issues and opportunities facing the Canadian history community.

The event is free and open to the public. Students of media production, history and education in the Ottawa area are encouraged to participate.

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