Women’s History Educational Package

There are so many amazing women who have helped shape our country. Often their stories have been ignored, or more importance has been given to the men they may have worked alongside. But this issue of Kayak is all about these women who made Canada what it is today.

Well, some of them. The hardest part about producing this issue is that we couldn’t possibly fit all of the notable women from the past into these pages. We had to leave many fabulous females out of this issue, but never fear! Your students can always search them out themselves, and we’ll continue to include women and their achievements in every magazine we put together.

Please note that this issue is only available in digital format.


Our Thanks

We are grateful to the Department of Canadian Heritage for their support of this educational initiative.

Lesson Plans

Exploring the Life of Thanadelthur

In this lesson, students will be introduced to Thanadelthur, an Indigenous woman known for her bravery, leadership, and forethought.

No Votes for Men!

In this lesson students encounter an important step towards the full enfranchisement of Canadian citizens.

Thérèse Casgrain: Canadian Political and Peace Activist

Students will work in groups to explore the historical experiences of Thérèse Casgrain and the women activists who created political, cultural, and social change in Quebec and Canada.

Canadian Women Who Made a Difference

In this lesson, students will be introduced to the important role women had in Canadian society.