150 Fascinating Facts About Canadian Women

150 Fascinating Facts About Canadian Women



Compiled by Margie Wolfe with the help of women across the country


This informative, eye-opening assembly of facts is the perfect gift for anyone interested in Canada and women's history.

Did you know that... 

  • In 1875, Grace Annie Lockhart graduated from Mount Allison University as the first woman to receive a degree in any British Empire country...

  • The Women's Labour League was formed in 1920, calling for equal pay, maternity care, and birth control...

  • It wasn't until 1949 that all Black, Japanese, Chinese, and South Asian Canadian women had the right to vote federally...

  • In 2008, Shannon Koostachin, a 13-year-old girl from Attawapiskat First Nation, led a rally to Parliament Hill that galvanized the movement for safe schools for Indigenous communities across Canada?

These are only a few of the fascinating facts about Canadian women who have—for much longer than 150 years—helped to shape this country.

"... perfect for slipping out of your bag for moments that call for speedy gender affirmation." - Toronto Star

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Product Information

  • Release: August 15, 2017

  • $9.95 Paperback

  • 120 Pages

  • 4.5 x 6

  • ISBN: 9781772600520

About the Compiler

Margie Wolfe has worked in feminist book publishing for almost forty years. She has co-edited several book collections including Still Ain't Satisfied: Canadian Feminism Today, No Safe Place: Violence Against Women and Children, Found Treasures: Stories by Yiddish Women Writers, and From Memory to Transformation: Jewish Women’s Voices. She and three other women founded Second Story Feminist Press in 1988.