Thursday, October 20, 2011

Women's History Month

October is Women's History Month in Canada. Proclaimed in 1992 by the Government of Canada, Women's History Month provides an opportunity for Canadians to learn about the important contributions of women and girls to our society.

Beginning in 1998, a theme was assigned each year.

1998: Canadian Women – Making an Impact
1999: Yesterday and Today – Francophone Women in Canada
2000: Making History, Building Futures – Women of the 20th Century
2001: In Praise of Canadian Women Volunteers
2002: Women and Sports – Champions Forever!
2003: What do you mean, women couldn’t vote?
2004: Yes, Women Are Persons!
2005: Women and War – Contributions and Consequences
2006: Aboriginal Women – The Journey Forward
2007: Celebrating Immigrant Women in Canada
2008: Women in the Lead – Past and Present
2009: Women in the Lead – Winter Sports
2010: Recognizing Canadian Women in Business
2011: Women’s Invaluable Contributions to the Military

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