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
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.
In this presentation, Charlotte Gray speaks about her experiences of telling women's stories.
In this presentation, Professor Jean Barman discusses her life’s work of researching women’s stories.
Dominique Deslandres presents at the 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.