Telling the story of Canadian Women from Exceptional to Everyday Life
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.
The 2015 History Forum occurred October 15th at the Canadian Museum of History. View the 2015 History Forum programme and watch panel presentations.
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.