1868-1949; moved to Ottawa in 1890.
Born in Québec city.
In 1914, at the start of World War I, volunteer Almanda Walker-Marchand organized an initial meeting of French-Canadian women in Ottawa to raise funds to charter a hospital ship. More than 400 women answered her call and quickly grew into a formal association.
In 1918, the Fédération des femmes canadiennes-françaises was officially founded with Almanda as its first President. The group worked to expand the participation of French-speaking Canadian women in the fields of education, economics, culture and politics and has now branched out to reflect the needs of francophone women living in minority communities.