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Histories of Women
Lee Mong Kow family, 1911 (British Columbia Archives, F-08202)

Family Life
by Bettina Bradbury

Women cleaning exteriors of railway passenger cars while men supervise, Montreal, 1946 (Canadian Pacific Archives, NS.3378)

Work Life
by Linda Kealey

Nellie McClung, in a group taken on the day the women's sufferage bill was passed, January 1917.(British Columbia Archives, B-06791)

Politics & Law
by Lorna R. McLean

Women's liberation group in Winnipeg, abortion rights protest, Aug. 8, 1970 (Department of Archives and Special Collections, The University of Manitoba, UM 58)

Reform & Activism
by Lisa Gaudet

Timeline of Women's History

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Check back for Women's History Case Studies

Check back as we publish these case studies on women's history in the months leading up to Canada's 150th anniversary on July 1, 2017.

  • Interwar Feminism: The Case of the Ontario Women's Institutes, by Linda Ambrose
  • Domestic Servants: Confederation to the First World War, by Marilyn Barber
  • Women in the Quebec Cotton Industry in the Interwar Period, by Gail Cuthbert Brandt
  • Canadian Women's Bureau: Leading the Fight for Justice and Fair Play, by Catherine Briggs and Sandra Burt
  • Women and Party Politics in the Post-war Years, by Janine Brodie
  • Women and Religion on Canada, by Ruth Compton Brouwer
  • Immigration of Caribbean Nurses and Domestic Workers to Canada, 1955-1951, by Agnes Calliste
  • Ellen Fairclough, Canada's First Female Federal Cabinet Minister, by Margaret Conrad
  • Canadian Women's Christian Temperance Union, by Sharon Cook
  • Agnes MacPhail: The Individual and the Collectivity in Canadian History, by Terry Crowley
  • Female Job Ghetto or a new Professional Opportunity for Women? Clerical Work in Canada between 1900 and 1918, by Michèle Dagenais
  • Elderly Women in Late Victorian Canada, by Lisa Dillon
  • Ontario Mennonite Women and Dress, by Marlene Epp
  • Causes of the Great Depression in Canada, by Alan G. Green
  • Playing House: Gender Roles in the Chatelaine Ranch Bungalow, by Valerie Korinek
  • The Brothel As Workplace in Montreal in the Interwar Years, by Andrée Lévesque
  • The Radicalization of Finnish Farm Women in Northwestern Ontario, by Varpu Lindstrom
  • Married Women and Property Law in Canada, by Margaret McCallum
  • The Reproductive World of Women, by Wendy Mitchinson
  • Courtship and Weddings in the Interwar Period, by Suzanne Morton
  • The Women's Suffrage Movement in Canada, by Patricia Roome
  • Bitter Pill: Second Wave Feminist Critiques of Oral Contraception, by Christabelle Sethna
  • The "Girl Problem" in Late-Nineteenth and Early-Twentieth-Century Canada, by Carolyn Strange