Telling the Story of Canadian Women from Exceptional to Everyday Life

Watch the recordings of the 2015 Canada’s History Forum.

Hosted by Canada’s History Society.

Posted October 16, 2015
2015 Canada's History Forum

Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau, QC

Over 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 one hundredth anniversary of women’s suffrage in Canada provided 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.

Watch The Presentations

Lawrence Hill Keynote Presentation - Canada's History Forum 2015

In this presentation Lawrence Hill speaks about his experiences telling women's stories. Lawrence Hill is the recipient of the 2015 Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media – The Pierre Berton Award.

Charlotte Gray panel presentation - 2015 Canada's History Forum

In this presentation, Charlotte Gray speaks about her experiences of telling women's stories. 

Jean Barman - Researching the lives of women

In this presentation, Professor Jean Barman discusses her life’s work of researching women’s stories.

Dominique Deslandres - 2015 Canada's History Forum

Dominique Deslandres presents at the 2015 Canada’s History Forum.

Rose Fine-Meyer - 2015 Canada's History Forum

In this presentation, Rose Fine-Meyer discusses her studies of the relationship between curricula, pedagogical practices, and place-based learning experiences as it relates to women’s history.

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